Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan adopted in Grimsby
Our move towards daily GO Train service in
Niagara marked another significant milestone with the adoption of the Grimsby GO
Transit Station Secondary Plan at Grimsby Town Council on Feb. 20, 2018.
The Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan has been
prepared to provide a vision and planning framework that will guide future
transit oriented development and redevelopment around the new Grimsby GO
Transit Station. Grimsby is the gateway to Niagara from the Greater Toronto and
Hamilton Area (GTHA) and will be the focus of significant long term
intensification, redevelopment and public realm improvement.
Investment in high order transit like GO Transit, along with
this area’s proximity to the waterfront, provides the Grimsby GO Transit
Station area with a unique opportunity to emerge as a complete community node.
This node will primarily focus on providing a full range of uses needed to
support those living and working in the area, while continuing to serve the
needs of the travelling public.
The plan has been developed with input from residents,
stakeholders and has been carried out as a partnership between Niagara Region
and the Town of Grimsby.
Now that the study has been adopted by the Town it will be
presented to Niagara Regional Council for their approval as well in April 2018.
The Grimsby GO Station is one of three transit stations where
Niagara is actively working on future development and capital improvements - the
other stations being located in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. These
stations are part of Niagara’s larger efforts to improve transit in the Region
and ensure that we are ready for daily GO Train service when it arrives with stops in Grimsby by 2021, and St. Catharines and Niagara Falls by 2023.
Diana Morreale, MCIP, RPP
Niagara Region, Planning Lead - GO Implementation Office
905-980-6000 ext. 3367
Michael Seaman, MCIP, RPP
Town of Grimsby, Director of Planning
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