February 2020
Government Moving Forward with Transit-Oriented Communities Strategy

2020-02-10 11:20:36 AM


Through the development of four new rapid transit lines, the government is working through its ‘transit-oriented communities’ strategy that will intensify development around major transit station areas in the Greater Toronto Area.

Minister Clark has described the development to include affordable housing and potentially extending to student housing, long-term care, libraries, parks and recreation centres.  

The four new rapid transit lines are The Ontario Line, the Scarborough Subway Extension, the Yonge Street Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

According to QP Briefing, Associate Minister of Transportation Kinga Surma has been working on the strategy for several months with discussions with the City of Toronto and York Region to determine how to proceed on implementing the strategy.

Since this government came into power in 2018, improving infrastructure and housing affordability has been a priority. In its 2019 provincial budget, $66 billion in transit infrastructure was pledged to be invested over ten years and $28.5 billion for the four rapid transit lines, which are all projected to be completed by 2031.

For more information, please see below:

QP Briefing (Paywalled): Province working on ‘transit-oriented communities’ housing strategy with Toronto, ministers say


 


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