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Focus Areas: Major Transit Station Areas

Update (October 2019)

The Region of Peel held an Open House on July 9, 2019 for the community to learn about the study. Attendees had the opportunity to review the location of potential MTSAs in the Region, speak to the study team, and participate in an interactive exercise about the factors that support successful transit-oriented communities.

You can review the open house display boards here. From July 17th to July 31st, an online engagement survey and accessible form were open to those who could not attend the open house to provide their input. Comments gathered in person and online are being reviewed and considered to inform the MTSA Study.

Study Purpose

The Regional Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) study will establish policies to support the development of complete communities in Peel by planning for higher density mixed use growth in areas with existing or planned transit (i.e. GO Regional Express Rail Stations, Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit).

Key objectives:

  • Identify and prioritize MTSAs in Peel
  • Delineate MTSA boundaries
  • Establish minimum and/or alternative densities
  • Develop Regional Official Plan policies

What is a Major Transit Station Area?

Major Transit Station Areas are lands within an approximate 500-800 metre radius (a 10-minute walk) of a transit station or stop, primarily along existing or planned transit corridors.

MTSAs are intended to be developed as high density, mixed-use, transit-supportive neighbourhoods that provide access to local amenities, jobs, housing, and recreation opportunities.

Why is the Region doing this study?

The Growth Plan, 2019, introduced new direction for upper-tier municipalities to work collaboratively with lower-tier municipalities to align transit investment and land use planning by directing transit-supportive densities to MTSAs along priority transit corridors.

As part of the Peel 2041 Official Plan and Municipal Comprehensive Review, the Region will develop a strategy and policies to guide how growth is accommodated in Major Transit Station Areas across the Region. This work will be undertaken in collaboration with Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga.

Background Resources

For a full map of Peel depicting the location of potential MTSAs, please see here.

For more information on the Major Transit Station Area focus area, email planpeel@peelregion.ca.

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