The Orbit: It's GO Time!

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The Town of Innisfil is developing a GO Station to connect our communities to others, but like most projects, we are dreaming BIG. We want to create a space that is forward-thinking, sustainable, yet practical. A space that will meld a transit hub with other community assets; a space that provides valued programs and services to our growing community, but maintains the green spaces and natural landscapes that make us Innisfil; and a space that centralizes access to transportation and services so that people do not have to leave the area to do so. Think about: mobility, transit links, innovative streets and architecture, social interaction, employment opportunities, health and wellness, a cohesive center, natural landscapes, public Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art technology.

Your Voice

A survey was made available on this webpage from November 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020. We’ve reviewed all 490 responses and are currently hard at work creating a draft design that reflects what Innisfil residents wanted to see in the most balanced way. See what your fellow residents said.

What’s Next?

An important staff report about the Innisfil Mobility Orbit went before Innisfil Council on October 14, 2020. This report introduced a draft Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) for Council. An MZO is an important tool Town staff is recommending we use to build a new GO station in our community as soon as possible. This will help ensure our Town has a solid economic recovery following COVID-19 and that residents have more transit and housing options. Following this meeting, Council recommended that the deadline for public feedback be extended to October 26. If you didn't have a chance to watch the Council meeting on October 14, you can watch a recording here!

The final MZO report will be brought to Council on November 04, 2020 and will address the feedback that we have heard from residents so far. If you wish to address Council about this topic please email our Clerk’s Office at clerks@innisfil.ca. Please be advised that due to COVID-19, all our Council, Planning, and Committee Meetings are being held virtually at this time.

Ask a Planner: The Orbit Virtual Open House

Thank you to those who participated in the Ask a Planner: The Orbit virtual open house event. For those who were unable to tune in, a recording has been made available online via innisfil.ca/youtube. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to get notifications about all our YouTube live events!

Next Steps

We are now in the process of creating an FAQ based on the questions that were asked at the event, as well as the questions that were emailed to orbit@innisfil.ca, and submitted in the open forum below. Please note that questions from the Ask a Planner event will also be included in the staff report going to Council on November 04. This report will also be made available on this page under "Important Links".

Have a question for us? Submit one below!

You can submit general questions under the Q&A tab. We also have opened a forum for the public to discuss the staff report that went to Council on October 14, 2020. The deadline for feedback has been extended until October 26. Alternatively, you can submit questions or comments to orbit@innisfil.ca.

The Town of Innisfil is developing a GO Station to connect our communities to others, but like most projects, we are dreaming BIG. We want to create a space that is forward-thinking, sustainable, yet practical. A space that will meld a transit hub with other community assets; a space that provides valued programs and services to our growing community, but maintains the green spaces and natural landscapes that make us Innisfil; and a space that centralizes access to transportation and services so that people do not have to leave the area to do so. Think about: mobility, transit links, innovative streets and architecture, social interaction, employment opportunities, health and wellness, a cohesive center, natural landscapes, public Wi-Fi, and state-of-the-art technology.

Your Voice

A survey was made available on this webpage from November 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020. We’ve reviewed all 490 responses and are currently hard at work creating a draft design that reflects what Innisfil residents wanted to see in the most balanced way. See what your fellow residents said.

What’s Next?

An important staff report about the Innisfil Mobility Orbit went before Innisfil Council on October 14, 2020. This report introduced a draft Ministerial Zoning Order (MZO) for Council. An MZO is an important tool Town staff is recommending we use to build a new GO station in our community as soon as possible. This will help ensure our Town has a solid economic recovery following COVID-19 and that residents have more transit and housing options. Following this meeting, Council recommended that the deadline for public feedback be extended to October 26. If you didn't have a chance to watch the Council meeting on October 14, you can watch a recording here!

The final MZO report will be brought to Council on November 04, 2020 and will address the feedback that we have heard from residents so far. If you wish to address Council about this topic please email our Clerk’s Office at clerks@innisfil.ca. Please be advised that due to COVID-19, all our Council, Planning, and Committee Meetings are being held virtually at this time.

Ask a Planner: The Orbit Virtual Open House

Thank you to those who participated in the Ask a Planner: The Orbit virtual open house event. For those who were unable to tune in, a recording has been made available online via innisfil.ca/youtube. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to get notifications about all our YouTube live events!

Next Steps

We are now in the process of creating an FAQ based on the questions that were asked at the event, as well as the questions that were emailed to orbit@innisfil.ca, and submitted in the open forum below. Please note that questions from the Ask a Planner event will also be included in the staff report going to Council on November 04. This report will also be made available on this page under "Important Links".

Have a question for us? Submit one below!

You can submit general questions under the Q&A tab. We also have opened a forum for the public to discuss the staff report that went to Council on October 14, 2020. The deadline for feedback has been extended until October 26. Alternatively, you can submit questions or comments to orbit@innisfil.ca.

Curious about the new GO Station coming to Innisfil? Have a question for us? Leave one below and we will do our best to respond within 72 hours.

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    I will be a new resident of innisfil. We are moving to 2nd line and are interested in where this proposed go station is going? I think I saw 6th line but is that off yonge (or 4) or off 20th?

    cathyr asked 11 months ago

    Hi! It will be on lands surrounding the 6th Line at 20th Sideroad.

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    Hi! where will the new GO station be built?

    susantom asked 11 months ago

    This is slated for the lands around the 6th Line and 20th Sideroad.

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    Are we hoping to have express trains to toronto? for sure 2 tracks? I don't take the train at all right now but would if I could get to union fast enough! problem for me is travelling to and from union/barrie south. it adds an extra 30-45 minutes to the commute on top of 1.5 hour train ride already. Are we hoping to have express service in any way to toronto? Thank you!

    alouetta asked 11 months ago

    The Province has previously announced plans for the electrification of the Barrie GO line, which will result in faster trains - https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2017/06/major-upgrades-coming-to-the-barrie-go-line.html

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    Will there be an express or faster travelling train to get to Toronto? the commute is still very long as it is and a faster train would improve quality of life and promote growth around the express line.

    MikeF asked 11 months ago

    The Province has previously announced plans for the electrification of the Barrie GO line, which will result in faster trains - https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2017/06/major-upgrades-coming-to-the-barrie-go-line.html

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    Is the GO bus on Yonge Street expected to serve the new station and neighbourhood? I live in Stroud, so that would be very convenient!

    Carolina asked 11 months ago

    Hi! It's still too early to confirm, but it’s likely that Metrolinx would want to have the Innisfil GO station integrated into the existing GO bus service.