What are Transit-oriented communities?

Transit-oriented communities (TOC) are part of the government’s plan to build new, sustainable transit. TOC will enhance Ontario’s “New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA” by placing more housing and jobs near or at transit stations along the routes of the province’s four priority subway projects, including the Ontario Line, the Yonge North Subway Extension, the Scarborough Subway Extension, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension.

The TOC approach provides real opportunities to build vibrant, higher density, mixed-use communities that are connected to transit stations. By working with third-parties to integrate transit and community development, TOC will make commuting easier and faster – bringing more jobs and more housing closer to transit. TOCs will also reduce traffic congestion, reduce emissions and build integrated, accessible communities that will benefit future and current residents.

Infrastructure Ontario is leading the development of TOC’s related to the priority subway projects while Metrolinx is leading TOC on GO Rail and Light Rail Transit Stations.

Learn more about the government’s plan for Transit-oriented communities.

Why engage?

Community input is a key component of Infrastructure Ontario’s TOC program for subways. We look forward to meaningful engagement and feedback from communities throughout the consultation process. Visit your community project to view and participate in open engagements related to TOC developments.

Current Projects

Corktown

The transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal for Corktown Station offers a dynamic community with housing, jobs, commercial uses, and community spaces, such as a library, connected to the Ontario Line subway and TTC bus and streetcar services. The Corktown station site consists of both the First Parliament site (South site) and the block directly to the north of Front Street (North site).

Exhibition

The transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal would transform Exhibition Station into a connected transit hub with new housing, office and retail space. Transit riders will be able to connect to GO Transit, the TTC and the Ontario Line subway, making it more convenient to get to this popular destination for sporting events, concerts and other attractions, as well as the growing Liberty Village community.

Queen-Spadina

The transit-oriented community (TOC) proposal at the future Queen-Spadina Station would provide more housing, retail space for businesses and convenient access to transit, including the TTC streetcar and Ontario Line subway.