Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)
With the City of Winnipeg’s pursuit of rapid transit, a portion of the city’s future growth can be accommodated in Rapid Transit and high frequency “Quality” Transit Corridors – which are identified as Transformative Areas in OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy. The City’s Transportation Master Plan complements these two documents, and “aims to leverage strategic improvements to transit networks to not just create a more reliable, competitive and convenient alternative to driving, but to catalyze urban transformation and intensification along major transit corridors and promote transit supportive development throughout Winnipeg” (p.46). Investments in transit are not just investments in transportation infrastructure, but investments in city building and economic development.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) supports this city-building vision. It is a concept designed to maximize access to public transport, and typically involves mixed-use, higher density pedestrian-oriented infill development within a five to ten minute (400m – 800m) walk of a transit station.
On February 22, 2012, City Council endorsed the TOD Handbook in principle as a Council policy. This document guides and facilitates mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented infill development along rapid transit and high frequency transit corridors.
The TOD Handbook includes an overview of TOD and its core principles, and provides a range of considerations, tools and strategies for implementing TOD in Winnipeg.
Key stakeholders and the general public were consulted in the development of the TOD Handbook.
On October 8th and 9th, 2009, a series of consultation events were held to discuss TOD, identify potential tools and strategies to implement TOD, and obtain feedback and comment from members of the public and various stakeholder groups.
- October 8th Public Engagement Event Advertisement
- October 8th Public Engagement Event Presentation
- October 8th & 9th Stakeholder Presentation
- Exit Survey
On June 17 and 18, 2010, the draft handbook was presented for public comment and feedback.