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 Innovation Corridor.

*Follow this link for information on or to apply to the Transit Hub RFQ.

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 concepts. The results of the meeting were compiled in an outcome summary and reported to council.

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 build a mixed-use development combined with transit infrastructure. This includes the transportation-related features as well as the mixed-use development with space for retail, office and residential uses. 

Planning and Works Committee Reports

For the latest information about the King Victoria Transit Hub, please read the reports below: 

  • Update report - February 14, 2017
  • 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:


High speed rail

Ontario is supporting economic growth in Southwestern Ontario and across the province by moving forward with high speed rail along the Toronto-Windsor corridor, becoming the first province to undertake a rail transformation of this magnitude. 

The Ontario government issued releases May 19, 2017 announcing that the province is moving ahead with preliminary design work on the project and investing $15 million in a comprehensive environmental assessment.