Transit Hub

The Region of Waterloo has purchased land at the north-east corner of King and Victoria streets in Kitchener for a transit hub. The lands extend north to the rail line and east to Duke Street.

The future transit hub is important as it will change the way people connect with Waterloo Region. It will offer seamless access to multiple modes of transportation connecting you to work, home and retail using all commuting options.

It will become a new focal point for our growing region, creating a vibrant urban experience and inspiring more economic development - in addition to promoting our connection to the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor.

Being part of the future transit hub

Using all input and priorities identified to date, we continue to work with our partners to inform final design - including walking and cycling connections. Stay tuned for more opportunities to provide comments in early 2020 on engagewr.ca. Register now for regular feedback opportunities on a variety of subjects.

Staff from City of Kitchener, Metrolinx and Region of Waterloo held a public meeting Nov. 28, 2019 to discuss transit infrastructure necessary for new and increased rail service to the region. Comment forms were collected and will be referenced in future planning.

A public input survey was conducted alongside four public information sessions on the transit hub throughout the region in April 2018.

In 2017, a Joint Design Review Panel was created and continues to provide input to transit hub design. See the terms of reference.

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. Your feedback helped the Transit Hub project team understand the community's top priorities for this public space. 

For more information about this project, please contact Ellen McGaghey, Project Director 519-575-4711.

How will the Region move forward with the Transit Hub?

Regional Council approved a phased approach to development. This includes direct construction of the transit building, and transportation-related features, by both the Region and Metrolinx. Private development of mixed use buildings (retail, office or residential) on the site will be part of future phases of work. 

Concept development - in progress

Public consultation - early 2020

Detailed design - spring 2020

Construction - spring 2021

Planning and Works Committee reports

For the latest information about the Transit Hub located at King and Victoria Streets, please read the reports below: 

The Region submitted a number of reports to the City of Kitchener that will guide the development of the Transit Hub.They include an urban design brief, heritage impact assessment report, and noise and vibration report. These are all available upon request.

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