The Government of Ontario has announced plans for a proposed Transit-Oriented Community (TOC) at the future Bridge Station.
Community input is an essential first step.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual public consultation about the future of Bridge as a true mixed-use transit-oriented community.
Located south of Highway 407, north of the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, east of Yonge Street and west of Cedar Avenue (approximately 950 metres west of Bayview Avenue), the 25 hectare development site is proposed to be a true mixed-use community featuring housing, parkland, community and employment infrastructure in a transit-oriented urban neighbourhood.
- Langstaff GO Station/GO Bus Service
- VIVA Rapid Transit
- York Region (Local) Transit
- 2 future Subway Stations: Bridge and High Tech
- Future 407 Transitway
Parks & Greenspaces
Approximately five hectares of parkland is proposed which is nearly 29% of the net site area. Generous streetscaping and tree planting is proposed along future public and private streets to provide a green corridor feel, including Bridge Park, a 2.6 hectare linear park (about the length of four soccer fields) above the CN rail corridor.
In May 2020, Ontario and York Region officially signed the Ontario-York Region Transit Partnership Preliminary Agreement, confirming plans to extend the existing Yonge Subway (Line 1) north from Finch Station to better connect people, communities, and jobs in major employment centres, such as Markham and Richmond Hill.
More than 9,000 new jobs, connected to transit and residential space to support vibrant, mixed-use neighbourhoods.
Approximately 20,000 new units, including affordable housing, in an integrated community, connected to transit.
The Bridge Station site is within the Richmond Hill/Langstaff Gateway Urban Growth Centre – an area identified and planned for strategic population and employment growth.
What are Transit-Oriented Communities?
Through the Transit-Oriented Communities program, the Ontario government is working with third parties to integrate transit and community development, making commuting easier and faster by bringing more jobs and more housing closer to transit.
The Province of Ontario and Condor Properties Ltd. thank everyone who took the time to share their thoughts about the future TOC proposal at Bridge.
Your input and feedback will help us continue to improve our plans.