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.
ESG at the Core of our Business
Metrolinx champions sustainable transit by reducing emissions and enabling a low carbon transition, while striving to preserve the natural environment
Metrolinx invests in communities by building trusted connections through safe, secure, equitable and accessible transit for all.
Transparency, community input, ethics, business case planning and innovation direct how Metrolinx makes decisions, builds, and operates.
2022/23 Environmental Highlights
Using new technologies, techniques and best practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, build resilience, and make transit even more sustainable.
LEED Silver Buildings in 2023
Improvement in Energy Intensity (Giga Joules / Million Revenue Seat Kilometer) from 2021-22 levels
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.
Women as a % of Senior Managers and Above
Community Pop Ups
2022/23 Governance Highlights
Transparency, community input, ethics, business case planning and innovation direct how Metrolinx makes decisions, builds and operates.
Public Board Sessions
Board Reports Published
Awards we received
Canada's Greenest Employers Award Recipient
Canada's Safest Public Transportation Employers Award Recipient
Canada Rail Safety Award Recipient
Metrolinx is joining the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower program. New accessibility initiative supports and raises awareness of those with non-visible disabilities.
First 12-metre battery electric bus joint procurement contract recently awarded by Metrolinx.
Metrolinx works to keep kids safe with school visits, patrols along rail lines and new technology.