Transit Oriented Development has become a key part of the Government of Ontario’s transit and urban development strategy as it is also well-established around the world. This working group aims to help governments understand how to drive competitive tension to get fair value, help stakeholders design a better end-user experience, resolve issues around municipal development, and examine what financing packages look like for TOD.
Provide a clear sense of what the community and transit users value. An overall vision that aligns everyone’s interests and ensures the station area attracts people is key.
There must be alignment between different levels of government working together with the private sector to build a strong community.
With clearly defined values within each station location, it is easier for qualified developers to present strong proposals who can successfully deliver the proposed project.
The Urban Land Institute and the Future of Infrastructure Group worked together to organize workshops based on transit-oriented communities in Ontario and Quebec. This report provides a summary of the insights gathered.