We want your input on the transit hub.
We would like your input on the transit hub.
The Region of Waterloo is building a transit hub at the corner of King and Victoria Streets. At the transit hub, you will feel like you have arrived at the centre of something different – a place that is in motion. The hub will give travellers their first and last impression of Waterloo Region and will be a place where journeys start, continue and end.
The hub will promote all commuting options by connecting people to work, retail and living space through ION light rail transit, Grand River Transit, expanded GO train and bus, VIA Rail, Greyhound and CarShare. Both a place to live and a destination, the hub will promote all commuting options. It will be accessible by bike or foot, private vehicle or public transit. It will link to trails and paths, creating a transit culture that will promote the region’s continued growth and evolution in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor.
You can also share your input at one of the public information centres that are being done in collaboration with Grand River Transit about the 2018 planned Transit Network:
Wednesday, March 21, 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wilfrid Laurier University, Concourse - Fred Nichols Campus Centre
Thursday, March 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Conestoga College, Doon (Kitchener) Campus - Lower Atrium
Wednesday, April 4, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Region of Waterloo Administrative Headquarters, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener
Thursday, April 5, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Shops Uptown Waterloo, 75 King St. S., Waterloo
Tuesday, April 10, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Albert McCormick Community Centre, Beaupre Room, 500 Parkside Dr., Waterloo
Wednesday, April 11, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lions Arena, Lions Hall, 20 Rittenhouse Rd., Kitchener
Your input from the spring 2016 public meeting about the transit hub and Waterloo Street pedestrian access were used by the project team to understand the community’s top priorities for this public space.
We continue to work with Metrolinx, the City of Kitchener, VIA Rail and Greyhound to define their needs at the transit hub and to decide how we can improve walking and cycling connections, which you told us should be attractive, comfortable, accessible, safe and green. A few examples of how the transit hub design has evolved include:
- a second train platform to serve more GO trains and the potential for high-speed trains
- a new MobilityPLUS platform in the bus loop for convenient and accessible access to the transit hall
- a cycling ramp connecting the planned Iron Horse Trail link directly to King Street
These design concepts continue to evolve as we work with our partners to bring the transit hub vision to reality.
This project is multi-phased.
- Developer to be selected in 2017-2018.
- Construction may begin as early 2019.
- All transit features, that allow buses and trains to arrive and depart from the transit hub, are anticipated to be completed by 2021- 2022.
- Mixed- use development with space for retail, office and residential uses are anticipated to be completed between 2023 – 2028.