Major Transit Station Areas

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The City of Burlington is in our next phase of city-building as we approach full build-out of our urban area. We are looking at area-specific plans (ASPs) for Aldershot GO, Burlington GO and Appleby GO Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) to continue implementing our vision for the right level of intensification for Burlington. We are also looking to protect established neighbourhoods by focusing future population growth to key areas, such as around higher order transit.

This work is not new. We started with the Mobility Hubs Study in 2017-2018 and focused on area-specific planning work for the three GO Station areas. At that time, we gathered feedback through visioning, public engagement and technical studies. From there, we drafted precinct plans for each study area around the Aldershot, Burlington and Appleby GO Stations. In the end, these draft precinct plans were presented to Council for comment, but not approved and the Mobility Hubs Study was placed on hold. For more information on the Mobility Hubs Study including past events and staff reports, please visit the Mobility Hubs Study webpage.

We are now planning to resume this work as the MTSA Area-Specific Planning Project. We will build upon and refine the work undertaken through the Mobility Hubs Study. This includes:

  • the completion of all required technical studies,
  • more public and stakeholder engagement,
  • completion of three (3) area-specific plans,
  • implementing Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments, and
  • other implementation strategies as required

Please subscribe to this project page to stay up-to-date.

To assist Council in making their decision, the City is committed to leading an open and transparent public engagement process to ensure the voices of people from every corner of the city are heard and valued.

The City of Burlington is in our next phase of city-building as we approach full build-out of our urban area. We are looking at area-specific plans (ASPs) for Aldershot GO, Burlington GO and Appleby GO Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) to continue implementing our vision for the right level of intensification for Burlington. We are also looking to protect established neighbourhoods by focusing future population growth to key areas, such as around higher order transit.

This work is not new. We started with the Mobility Hubs Study in 2017-2018 and focused on area-specific planning work for the three GO Station areas. At that time, we gathered feedback through visioning, public engagement and technical studies. From there, we drafted precinct plans for each study area around the Aldershot, Burlington and Appleby GO Stations. In the end, these draft precinct plans were presented to Council for comment, but not approved and the Mobility Hubs Study was placed on hold. For more information on the Mobility Hubs Study including past events and staff reports, please visit the Mobility Hubs Study webpage.

We are now planning to resume this work as the MTSA Area-Specific Planning Project. We will build upon and refine the work undertaken through the Mobility Hubs Study. This includes:

  • the completion of all required technical studies,
  • more public and stakeholder engagement,
  • completion of three (3) area-specific plans,
  • implementing Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments, and
  • other implementation strategies as required

Please subscribe to this project page to stay up-to-date.

To assist Council in making their decision, the City is committed to leading an open and transparent public engagement process to ensure the voices of people from every corner of the city are heard and valued.

  • Interim Report Now Available

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    Dillon Consulting Interim Report and the Fall 2021 Feedback Report are now available.

    At the January 11th Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee Meeting staff report PL-02-22 (to be released with the CPRM agenda on January 4th) , Council will consider ‘in-principle’ endorsement the Recommend Preferred Precinct Plans for Burlington’s Major Transportation Areas. Council’s endorsement is a critical check point in the project that will enable staff to move forward to the next stage of the project which involves the creation of area-specific plans and supporting Official Plan Amendments for each of the MTSAs.

    The Interim Report prepared by Dillon Consulting provides:

    • The project background and context
    • The policy and legislative context for MTSAs
    • The work underpinning the MTSA ASP Project and the Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plans including key growth assumptions and complete community elements
    • A discussion about how public engagement informed the Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plans
    • A summary of the technical work required to support the project and a status update on each
    • An outline of the changes made to the Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plans resulting in the Recommended Preferred Precinct Plans and the underlying policy directions to support them and the future area specific planning process
    • Next steps and conclusions

    The staff-prepared Fall 2021 Feedback Report outlines each of the tactics undertaken during October and November to engage with the public around the Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plans and includes the methodologies used, the results of the engagement or feedback received as well as some of the lessons learned.

    Please note that further changes to the Recommended Preferred Precinct Plans are expected and will be required as a result of technical studies underway, as well as other inputs including Council and stakeholder feedback and further project work.

    Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season and we look forward to engaging again with you in the new year!

  • Recommended Preferred Precinct Plan and Interim Report coming soon!

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    The report recommending endorsement of the Recommended Preferred Precinct Plans is now being considered at the January 11th Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee in order to allow more time to review the staff report and supporting Interim Report prepared by Dillon Consulting. The staff report and Dillon’s Interim report will be available mid-week (week of December 20) online.

  • Deadline for Workbooks Extended Until November 12

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    Still a few more days to submit a Workbook for Aldershot, Appleby and Burlington GO Major Transit Station Area. Do yours today.

    NEW deadline - all workbooks will be open for submissions until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 12.

  • Question and Answers from all MTSA Public Information Centres Available in the Document Library

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    Visit the Document Library on this page for a variety of background documents, reports and Q & As.

  • Recording for the October 26 Appleby GO MTSA Public Information Centre is now available

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    The recording is now available. To access Closed Captioning, click onto the icon that says CC.


  • Join us November 2nd, 2021 at 7:00pm for the all MTSA Public Information Centre!

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    To join on November 2nd:

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87077381464

    Or One tap mobile :

    Canada: +15873281099,,87077381464# or +16473744685,,87077381464#

    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    Canada: +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799

    Webinar ID: 870 7738 1464

    International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbvQ1gSzhk

    Throughout the month of October, City staff held a number of MTSA Public Information Centres. On October 13, 2021, we heard questions and feedback from the community related to the Aldershot MTSA. On October 19, 2021, residents and stakeholders provided informative feedback on the Burlington GO UGC/MTSA and on October 26th, 2021, we discussed the vision and preliminary preferred precinct plan for the Appleby GO MTSA with the community.

    On November 2nd, 2021, we want to take the opportunity to talk to you about the feedback we have heard and answer any questions you may have. Please join us for a panel discussion on all 3 of the MTSAs as well as some of the key features that will make the MTSAs complete communities. The format for this event will be a bit different and will not have a formal presentation for each MTSA.

    If you missed any of the above sessions, the presentations (also available in closed captioning) are posted at the following links:


    There are also a number of relevant and informative materials on the project website including a Background report that guides you through the history of the project, as well as a primer that provides a snapshot of the key highlights of each MTSA Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plan, vision, and overview of each precinct.


    In addition to attending the final MTSA PIC on November 2nd, we continue to encourage the completion of the online workbooks for each MTSA to provide your feedback on the overall vision and precinct plans. This feedback will be considered by the project team in the development of the preferred precinct plan and inform the staff recommendation to City Council for endorsement in December. We welcome your input on this important project for how growth will be accommodated in the City’s key strategic growth areas.


  • Presentation for the Appleby GO MTSA Public Information Centre is now available! Join us tonight (Oct 26) to learn more!!

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    Join City staff tonight at 7pm (Tuesday, October 26, 2021) for a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Appleby GO Major Transit Station Area.


    Please click the link to join the virtual Zoom webinar to learn more about the recently released Appleby GO Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plan including an overview of each precinct, building heights and built form elements. A preliminary vision will also be presented and we welcome your feedback! The presentation is now available so you can follow along.


    The Workbook for the Appleby GO Major Transit Station Area is now available! The workbook has links that enable all images to be enlarged.


    If you have any technical issues, please contact mtsa@burlington.ca(External link) and we will be happy to help troubleshoot.


    Tonight’s meeting will be recorded and made available following the PIC and will including captioning.

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81288647983

    Or One tap mobile :

    Canada: +17789072071,,81288647983# or +12042727920,,81288647983#

    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    Canada: +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588

    Webinar ID: 812 8864 7983

    International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/keaKHrLBH



  • The Recording of the Oct. 13 Public Information Session for the Aldershot GO MTSA is now available

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    The recording is now available. To access Closed Captioning, click onto the icon that says CC.

  • Presentation for the Burlington GO MTSA Public Information Centre is now available! Join us tonight (Oct 19) to learn more!!

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    Join City staff tonight at 7pm (Tuesday, October 19, 2021) for a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Burlington GO Major Transit Station Area.


    Please click the link to join the virtual Zoom webinar to learn more about the recently released Burlington GO Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plan including an overview of each precinct, building heights and built form elements. A preliminary vision will also be presented and we welcome your feedback! The presentation is now available so you can follow along.


    The Workbook for the Burlington GO Major Transit Station Area is now available! The workbook has links that enable all images to be enlarged.


    If you have any technical issues, please contact mtsa@burlington.ca and we will be happy to help troubleshoot.


    Tonight’s meeting will be recorded and made available following the PIC and will including captioning.


    To join via phone:

    Or One tap mobile :

    Canada: +16475580588,,87281430788# or +17789072071,,87281430788#

    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    Canada: +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071 or +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685

    Webinar ID: 872 8143 0788

    International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbq15frEMv

  • Presentation for the Aldershot GO MTSA Public Information Centre is now available! Join us tonight to learn more!

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    Join City staff tonight (Wednesday, October 13, 2021) for a virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Aldershot GO Major Transit Station Area.


    Please click the link to join the virtual Zoom webinar to learn more about the recently released Aldershot GO Preliminary Preferred Precinct Plan, including an overview of each precinct including proposed building heights and built form elements. A preliminary vision will also be presented and we welcome your feedback! The presentation is now available so you can follow along.

    Or One tap mobile :

    Canada: +12042727920,,85057904010# or +14388097799,,85057904010#

    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    Canada: +1 204 272 7920 or +1 438 809 7799 or +1 587 328 1099 or +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 or +1 778 907 2071

    Webinar ID: 850 5790 4010

    International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kqk2L3EwM

    The Workbook for the Aldershot GO Major Transit Area is now available. The workbook has links that enable all images to be enlarged.

    If you have any technical issues, please contact mtsa@burlington.ca and we will be happy to help.

    This meeting will be recorded made available following the PIC and will include captioning.

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