Waterloo Region is within a three-hour drive of five Canadian-US border crossings and within two hours of four international airports, including the Region of Waterloo International Airport. Situated on highway 401, the region is well connected to key markets in southern Canada and the eastern United States. The region's rail system includes service from CN and CP, and passenger service provided by GO and VIA Rail connects the Toronto-Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. The Ontario government is also exploring high-speed rail connections from Toronto to Windsor through Waterloo Region. 

The Region's new light rail transit system, ION, is preparing to take its first passengers in 2019. The goal of the system is to move people and shape our community. As shown in the ION attracts development map, ION is already helping to focus new development and investment in the region's core areas.

ION Schematic Route Map 

Map of the Light rail transit.

Transit Hub

The Region is building a new transit hub in downtown Kitchener to seamlessly connect pedestrians and cyclists to Grand River Transit, GO Transit and VIA Rail. In the future, high-speed rail would also connect here. The Province of Ontario has committed $43 million towards construction of this train station integrated with a large residential, retail and office complex.

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