The King Victoria Transit Hub

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.

For more information about this project, please contact:

Ellen McGaghey
Corporate Services 
Region of Waterloo



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: 

  • Update report - February 23, 2016
  • Update report - Nov. 17, 2015
  • Proposed Procurement process report - May 27, 2014
  • Planning update report - Jan. 29, 2013
  • Open house report - Sept. 11, 2012
  • Progress report - Aug. 14, 2012
  • Market scoping report - June 19, 2012
  • Project phasing report - Feb. 28, 2012
  • Planning process report - Dec. 6, 2011

Other Studies

The Region submitted a number of reports to the City of Kitchener that will guide the development of the Transit Hub:


Temporary Parking

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. 

For details on the temporary parking lot and GRT shuttle service, visit the GRT page on connecting to GO.