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Transit-Oriented Communities (Subways)

City of Toronto & York Region
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Infrastructure Type:
Transit-Oriented Community
Ministry of Infrastructure

About the Project

Transit-oriented communities (TOC) are part of the government’s plan to build new, sustainable transit. TOC will enhance Ontario’s " New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA” by placing more housing and jobs near or at transit stations along the routes of the province’s four priority subway projects, including the Ontario Line, the Yonge North Subway Extension, the Scarborough Subway Extension, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

The TOC approach provides real opportunities to build vibrant, higher density, mixed-use communities that are connected to transit stations. By working with third-parties to integrate transit and community development, TOC will make commuting easier and faster – bringing more jobs and more housing closer to transit. TOCs will also reduce traffic congestion, reduce emissions and build integrated, accessible communities that will benefit future and current residents.

To create opportunities to get even more housing built around GO and LRT, municipal and developer engagement and transactions at GO/LRT TOC sites will be led by IO wherever there is an opportunity to create more housing supply.

This shift builds on the excellent foundation Metrolinx has created on the GO and Light-Rail Transit TOC program and will help the province get more homes built faster by leveraging Infrastructure Ontario’s expertise and leadership in the area of development and municipal engagement. The two agencies will continue to work closely together, while ensuring the appropriate agency takes responsibility for the components they are best suited to support.

This webpage will be updated once the transfer of responsibilities is complete.

Learn more about the government’s plan for Transit-oriented communities.

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