Community Benefits & SupportsLeaving communities better than we found them.
- Four-Pillar Program
Metrolinx Community Benefits & Supports will be implemented across our transit projects region-wide and delivered in a consistent way to mitigate impacts on local communities and businesses.
Pillar 1: Employment Opportunities
This pillar promotes apprenticeship training and workforce development opportunities for local communities and equity seeking groups including 10% hiring targets for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), women, apprentices and requirements for an anti-racism policy.
Pillar 2: Local Business Supports
This pillar builds and fosters relationships with local businesses to minimize and alleviate business disruptions & reduce the economic impacts as a result of construction, for example through shop local initiatives & procurement from local businesses.
Pillar 3: Public Realm Improvements
During the design and development phase of our projects, we are finding ways to leave the surroundings in an improved state when construction of the project creates temporary disruptions.
Pillar 4: Community Improvement Supports
We are working with communities as a connector to the right decision-makers to make improvements to public spaces surrounding transit project construction, where no funding is available.
A multibillion-dollar expansion of the transit network across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
We're working towards a consistent approach to transit fares in the region.