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Transit Oriented Communities

Connecting communities to transit

The Province of Ontario has committed to a multibillion-dollar expansion of the transit network across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

As part of this historic opportunity, Metrolinx is creating partnerships to deliver Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) at new and existing transit stations.

TOC is higher density, mixed-use development that is connected, next to or within a short walk of transit stations and stops. This type of development is designed to increase transit ridership and reduce traffic congestion, increase housing supply and jobs with access to transit, catalyze complete communities based on good planning principles, and provide positive value capture for the Province to maximize transit investment while reducing tax payer burden.

The TOC program will leverage the experience of third-party partners to make it easier and faster for our customers to get to the places that matter most -- bringing jobs, destinations, and housing closer to transit.

See how TOC is already working at Mimico and Woodbine GO stations. On June 11, 2020, Metrolinx published the Updated Business Case for the delivery of a new Park Lawn GO Station through the TOC program.

For development projects outside of TOC, review our guidelines and permits for building near Metrolinx rail corridors.


Intake process

GO/LRT TOC Intake Process

Read about the intake process for third parties who are interested in working with Metrolinx on a future GO or LRT TOC.

FAQs

Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) are higher density, mixed-use development that is connected, next to or within a short walk of transit stations and transit stops. Metrolinx has always envisioned TOC as a key part of the region’s growth. The 2041 Regional Transportation Plan Strategy #4, supports TOC as Mobility Hubs, achieved through public and private collaboration, as a vital opportunity to maximize transit investment.

In the news

Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Dream Kilmer will re-zone and redevelop Metrolinx land for future home of Spadina- Front GO Station. [Read more]


Mimico GO Station to be transformed as part of Metrolinx and Vandyk Properties signed agreement

April 13, 2022

Through the Province’s Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) program, Vandyk Properties, has agreed to deliver and construct a new station building and other key improvements to Mimico GO Station that will create a better customer experience riders have been waiting for. [Read more]


Initial Business Case for proposed Beamsville GO Station released

March 15, 2022

A potential new GO station in Beamsville could attract as many as 48,000 net new trips by 2041. [Read more]

Find more updates on Metrolinx News.

Contact us

Third parties interested in working with Metrolinx on a future TOC project can reach out at TOC@Metrolinx.com for more information.