The Big Move is a bold and visionary plan that outlines a common
vision for transportation for one of the largest and fastest-growing
urban regions in North America. The plan introduces a new way of moving
around the region.
Effective transit and transportation solutions can bolster our global
competitiveness, protect our environment, and improve our quality of life.
Expanding transportation can help create thousands of new green and
well-paid jobs, and save billions of dollars in time, energy and other
The Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Transportation committed $11.5
billion to begin the implementation of The Big Move and to get shovels in
the ground on key transit projects.
The Big Move, adopted in 2008 by the Metrolinx Board, was developed
through intensive public consultation and collaboration with key
stakeholders, municipal leaders and professionals throughout the region.
Metrolinx is now working collaboratively across the region to deliver The
Read The Big Move.
Proposed Updates to The Big Move
At the October 29, 2012 meeting of the Metrolinx Board, staff were directed to update The Big Move on the basis that, it is timely to refine certain elements of the plan and fully integrate the GO2020 ten-year plan within the longer term transportation goals and objectives of existing version of The Big Move. Visit bigmove.ca to learn more about the proposed updates.
Next Wave Projects
Join the #BIGmove conversation and visit bigmove.ca to learn more about projects underway and the next wave of projects that will help bring 713 km of rapid transit enhancements to the GTHA.
The Big Move First Progress Report
Metrolinx is currently working on The Big Move First Progress Report,
which will summarize the progress made towards the goals of The Big Move
The Big Move First Progress Report is a snapshot of the work underway
to implement the twenty-five year plan, and a framework for longer-term
assessment of the 25-year plan. It is being developed with support from
municipal, provincial, transit and community stakeholders. Metrolinx
anticipates that the Progress Report will be complete by early 2013.
Metrolinx is required by legislation to undertake a full, comprehensive review of The
Big Move by 2016.