Transit Oriented Development Guidelines

The Transit Oriented Development Guidelines promote development and support larger transit investments such as rapid transit.

The purpose of the guidelines is to:

  • Illustrate what and how development should proceed to encourage a better integration of land use and transportation
  • Serve as a user-friendly guide showing the components that should be part of developments and redevelopments
  • Encourage better development in communities to enhance the liveability and quality of life for residents

 The guidelines have been prepared in two separate volumes:

Volume 1 - Background paper

The background paper outlines the:

  • Principles of Transit Oriented Development
  • Common practices or elements of Transit Oriented Development
  • Summary of the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing Transit Oriented Development
  • Set of implementation tools and strategies to facilitate the application of Transit Oriented Development in Hamilton

View Volume 1 - Background Paper (PDF, 3.3 MB)

Volume 2 –  Transit Oriented Development Guidelines for Hamilton

The guidelines will service as an implementation tool by:

  • Showing illustrations of how the principles of Transit Oriented Development may appear in practice. Sample sites were chosen to provide examples of how Transit Oriented Development may look in Hamilton

View Volume 2- Transit Oriented Development Guidelines (PDF,8.9 MB)