Planning transportation for the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Learn about our plan to get people and goods moving across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
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About the Greater Golden Horseshoe
The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is the urban region centred around the City of Toronto, located at the western end of Lake Ontario. It stretches north to Georgian Bay, south to Lake Erie, west to Wellington County and Waterloo Region, and east to the counties of Peterborough and Northumberland. Home to 10 million people and 4.9 million jobs, the GGH is the economic engine of Ontario and one of the fastest growing regions in North America.
The GGH Transportation Plan is a vision of a connected transportation system that provides safe, efficient and convenient options for people and businesses and supports the well-being and economic prosperity of the region into the future. It includes solutions such as new infrastructure, policies and improved services, that together will meet the transportation needs of the region by 2051.
The plan will:
- prepare our transportation system to serve an expanding economy and population as the GGH grows from 10 million to 14.9 million people over the next 30 years
- meet the environmental, economic and social needs of our families, businesses and communities
- help us prepare for new technology and changes, such as automated vehicles, that could change the way we move around the region
- guide and support Ontario’s transportation investment decisions
- support municipalities, transportation agencies and service providers in their strategic planning for the next 30 years
Throughout the process of developing the GGH Transportation Plan, we engaged government and non-government stakeholders, Indigenous partners, the public, academia and thought leaders on urban and transportation issues.
In fall 2020 we released a survey to ask about your travel behaviour and long-term priorities. More than 2,200 people completed the survey, and the results helped us develop a proposed long-term vision for mobility in 2051 and a selection of near-term actions to help us achieve it.
In summer 2021, we released a discussion paper and asked for your feedback. We heard from more than 820 people, as well as municipalities, businesses, and organizations from across the region through the Environmental Registry of Ontario.
All of the feedback we received helped us develop the transportation plan. We thank everyone who took time to share their valuable insights to help improve transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.