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How can Ontario deliver true value for communities from Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and encourage investment in quality assets from the private sector? 

Transit Oriented Development has become a key part of the Government of Ontario’s transit and urban development strategy. It aims to help offset some of the costs of developing transit infrastructure, provides a better end-user experience, and helps to provide more housing and office space within walking distance from transit.

Transit Oriented Development is well-established around the world, although the idea is more common in locations with high density and high land value. The GTHA has a combination of high density/high value, and smaller density/lower value station sites.

There are also other factors that need to be considered including land ownership, site space constraints, site-specific factors, land-use designations, local stakeholder issues. This variety of factors presents unique challenges and opportunities at each site across the Metrolinx and TTC network.

Key Questions to Address:

  1. How is the interface in both development time and physical space managed between both the development and infrastructure communities?
  2. How will proponents resolve issues around municipal development with specific regard to scheduling?
  3. What does the financing package look like for a TOD?
  4. What is the most effective way to add competitive tension or get fair value?

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