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, expanded GO train and bus, VIA Rail, Greyhound, Coach Canada, 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. It will bring people and businesses to Waterloo Region and connect them to the Toronto-Waterloo Region technology corridor.
Connecting passengers to the future transit hub
The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener held an open house on May 19, 2016 to share the transit hub plan and site options and to gather input from the public on the Waterloo Street design concepts and pedestrian overpass/underpass options. Staff will report back to Regional Council in fall 2016.
To view the open house materials, check out the links below.
How will the Region move forward with the Transit Hub?
Regional Council approved a process to select a single master developer to purchase the Transit Hub lands and develop an integrated design for the whole site. This includes the transportation-related features as well as the mixed-use development with space for retail, office and residential uses.
The Region will only move forward with this project when senior level government funding has been secured.
Planning and Works Committee Reports
For the latest information about the King Victoria Transit Hub, please read the reports below:
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 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.