The Region of Waterloo has purchased land at the north-east corner of King and Victoria streets for a transit hub. The lands extend north to the rail line and east to Duke Street. The future transit hub will connect many different types of transportation including ION light rail transit, Grand River Transit, GO train and bus, VIA Rail, Greyhound, Coach Canada, Cherry Bus Lines, CarShare, pedestrians and cyclists. Travellers will be able to make smooth, accessible and convenient connections at the new transit hub.
The transit hub vision is to be more than a place to connect to transit. Plans also include retail, residential and office space. The Region is looking to involve a private sector partner or group of partners to help develop transit hub property.
Transit Hub Environmental Assessment
The Region undertook the King & Victoria Multimodal Transit Hub - Environmental Assessment (EA) Study in order to examine and obtain approvals for the public infrastructure components (e.g. rail platforms, access interfaces and pathways, and public open space and amenities) of the Transit Hub under the Environmental Assessment Act. View more information and read associated document on the King Victoria Transit Hub Environmental Assessment page.
The Region has submitted a number of reports to the City of Kitchener regarding the Hub site:
The site is now temporarily being used for parking for the new GO Rail service, which began in Waterloo Region on Dec. 19, 2011 and will operate out of the VIA rail station at Weber and Victoria Streets until the completion of the transit hub.
Beginning Sept. 4, 2012 you must use to the Pay and Display machines to park at 50 and 60 Victoria St. N. If you are using GO Transit, please use the machines to get your FREE parking receipt before 7:10 a.m. (instructions are on the machines). After 7:10 a.m. there is a $2 per hour parking fee to use these lots ($12 daily maximum). PLEASE NOTE: The Pay and Display machines online accept cash and do not provide change.