Innisfil anxious to get moving on Orbit Transit Hub

Will ask Queen's Park for zoning order to fast track proposed GO station

The Town of Innisfil will press the provincial government for a Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) to hasten work on a proposed GO station

Town officials says the station is critical infrastructure that will help bring the Orbit Transit Hub vision closer to reality connecting Innisfil to other communities and help with the economic recovery as the province emerges from the pandemic.

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“This critical infrastructure will connect our growing community to others, and requesting an MZO will help bring this forward-thinking transit hub to life sooner,” said Tim Cane, Director of Growth at the Town of Innisfil. “The Orbit aligns with provincial initiatives to build transit infrastructure, increase attainable housing supply, and make communities more resilient.”

The draft MZO would include guidelines for how the land immediately surrounding the proposed Transit Hub (built around the area of 6th Line and east of 20th Sideroad) can be used in terms of retail, business, residential, affordable housing, recreation and more.

A virtual Open House – Ask a Planner: The Orbit – is scheduled for October 19 at 6:30 p.m. on the Town’s YouTube channel giving residents a chance to discuss details of the proposed MZO request and ask questions. Residents can also review the draft MZO and provide feedback on the project page at getinvolvedinnisfil.ca/go or by email to orbit@innisfil.ca by end of day October 26, 2020.