Corktown – Transit-Oriented Community

Location:
City of Toronto
Project Type:
Development
Infrastructure Type:
Transit-Oriented Community
Client:
Ministry of Transportation/Ministry of Infrastructure

About the Project:

Infrastructure Ontario (IO), with the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is leading the Transit-Oriented Communities Program as it relates to the “New Subway Transit Plan for the GTA,” part of the government’s plan to build new, sustainable transit. The Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC) approach provides real opportunity to build vibrant, higher density, mixed-use communities that are connected to transit stations.

IO, on behalf of the Province, is currently working with the City of Toronto on the future plans to build transit and a TOC at the future Corktown Station. 

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), both of which have been designated as a TOC sites and will be redeveloped by the Province in line with the stated objectives of the TOC program.

The future growth potential for the Corktown site is dependent on a planned transit station that will serve the surrounding neighbourhood, connecting to local bus and streetcar routes, and subway service along the Ontario Line. The proposed sites at the future Corktown Station would deliver a mix of new housing opportunities, commercial, retail and community space, while commemorating the history of the First Parliament site.

Community input is a key component of TOC and we anticipate the community input process to begin in Fall 2021 following the City’s Planning review. Further details will be provided at that time.

Latest News

Project Status:

  • Development Concept Submitted to City of Toronto: March 22, 2021
  • Community Engagement on Planning: Anticipated Fall 2021

Economic Impact:

The TOC program will stimulate the economy through major projects for years to come.

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

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