The province of Ontario recently announced a $28 billion regional transit plan and introduced a suite of land use policy changes designed to encourage significant density around transit. Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, has recently announced a new “market-driven strategy” to facilitate land value capture from significant infrastructure investments, and has signaled to the development industry that there is an unprecedented opportunity for transit-oriented development in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. Integrated transit-oriented development (ITOD), also known as joint development and rail overbuild, is a transit delivery mechanism that is used in other jurisdictions around the world. This mobile workshop will visit key ITOD sites on the Lakeshore GO Transit line. In direct conversation with ITOD landowners, developers, architects, and planners, participants will learn about the challenges, value, and benefits presented by this model, while touring sites in active transition and engaging in knowledge exchange between industry professionals.
Tour Cost: US$85 per person, which includes lunch.
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