2.07.03 - “In close partnership with municipalities, a re-elected PC government will […] [continue] to advance the transit-oriented community program”
The Ford government committed to continuing the Transit-Oriented Community (TOC) program in their 2022 Budget and 2023 Fall Economic statement. Furthermore, plans are already underway to deliver TOCs in eight locations along new transit lines. This promise is considered in progress.
“To keep people connected to jobs, services and their communities, part of Ontario’s plan is to build at least 1.5 million homes by 2031, including building mixed‐use communities at or around transit stations. Transit‐Oriented Communities will help increase transit ridership, create sustainable communities and build more homes, including affordable and attainable housing around GO Transit, light rail transit (LRT) and subways. Work is already underway to deliver on the Transit‐Oriented Communities at eight future stations along the new Ontario Line and Yonge North Subway Extension”
“The government is leading the Transit‐Oriented Communities (TOC) program in the Greater Golden Horseshoe to build vibrant, complete communities within walking distance to GO Transit, light rail transit (LRT) and priority transit lines. […] The Ontario government has signed an agreement with a private partner to build a TOC at the future East Harbour Transit Hub. […] In York Region, Ontario is moving forward with building a TOC at the future Bridge and High Tech Stations creating tens of thousands of new jobs, approximately 40,000 housing units and bringing community amenities closer to transit. Transit‐Oriented Communities are also proceeding at the future Corktown, Queen‐Spadina, King‐Bathurst and Exhibition Stations”
““[T]ransit-oriented community project” means a development project of any nature or kind and for any usage in connection with the construction or operation of a station that is part of a priority transit project, and includes a development project located on transit corridor land within the meaning of the Building Transit Faster Act, 2020. (“projet communautaire axé sur le transport en commun”) 2020, c. 18, Sched. 20, s. 1; 2020, c. 35, Sched. 3, s. 1 (1, 2).”