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Transit-supportive development and city-building

In this series of three papers, we look at transit-supportive development in the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and beyond. Ontario’s cities are growing fast — in the GGH, it is anticipated that the population will grow by 50% in 2041.

We see the impacts of growth around us in our daily lives: in rapid urban development and renewal, in busy highways and transit lines, and in rising housing prices. Growth is a challenge, but it’s also a big opportunity. We can harness the investment and people that growth brings to build better, more connected cities.

Brief 1: Building a framework

In Brief 1, we propose a shared framework that can help municipal planners and other authorities diagnose the interventions needed to improve the local conditions for transit-supportive development to ensure best outcomes.

Brief 2: Building the right economic conditions

Brief 2 includes a list of approaches and tools for building the economic conditions for residential and employment development along major transit lines, drawing from past and ongoing examples.

Building the policy and infrastructure conditions

Brief 3 looks at the tools necessary for building the infrastructure and policy conditions along major transit lines, drawing from past and ongoing examples.