Rouge River bridge complete - Brian Main photo

Environmental, Social & Governance at Metrolinx

Moving Towards a Sustainable Future

Metrolinx, as the regional transportation agency for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH), plays a crucial role in shaping the region's mobility. By its very nature, providing reliable, safe and accessible public transportation brings environmental and social benefits. These benefits include reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved air quality, less traffic congestion, and broader access to jobs, markets, education, healthcare, and social opportunities.

Metrolinx is committed to shaping a sustainable transit system that will serve communities for the next century and beyond by integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles into decision-making processes and operational activities. These principles guide the agency in minimizing its environmental footprint, promoting social equity and inclusion, and ensuring transparent governance and accountability. By embedding ESG values at the heart of its mission, Metrolinx strives to deliver sustainable transportation solutions that benefit both the community and the planet.

A woman walks with a service dog on a train platform

2022/23 Environmental Highlights

Using new technologies, techniques and best practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience, and make transit even more sustainable.

  • +2 New

    LEED Silver Buildings in 2023

  • 11%

    Improvement in Energy Intensity (Giga Joules / Million Revenue Seat Kilometer) from 2021-22 levels

  • 5%

    Improvement in GHG Intensity (gCO2e/Revenue Seat Kilometer) from 2021-22 levels.

2022/23 Social Highlights

Metrolinx is building a culture of belonging. For riders and neighbours, Metrolinx is welcoming, inclusive and finding ways to benefit communities.

  • 40%

    Women as a % of Senior Managers and Above

  • 830

    Community Pop Ups

  • 81%

    Employee Engagement

2022/23 Governance Highlights

Transparency, community input, ethics, business case planning and innovation direct how Metrolinx makes decisions, builds and operates.

  • 4

    Public Board Sessions

  • 55

    Board Reports Published

  • 27

    Community Meetings

Awards we received

Canada's Greenest Employers Award Recipient

Canada's Greenest Employers Award Recipient

Canada's Safest Public Transportation Employers Award Recipient

Canada's Safest Public Transportation Employers Award Recipient

railwayy award

Canada Rail Safety Award Recipient