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Metrolinx Mobility Hub Guidelines

IBI Group was retained by Metrolinx to further “The BIG Move” initiative and develop a planning framework to shape the development of 50 mobility hubs identified in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Regional Transportation Plan.

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, ON
2012 Completed

IBI Group was retained by Metrolinx to develop Mobility Hub Guidelines – strategies and approaches in creating a network of 51 identified mobility hubs across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, as part of The Big Move. This work included extensive consultation with Metrolinx staff, provincial ministries, municipalities, and transit agencies from across the GTHA.

The resulting guidelines document, currently in draft review, provided realistic and applicable transportation, land use, and placemaking strategies, coupled with innovative approaches for successful implementation. Prior to this work, IBI Group was also retained by Metrolinx to review each mobility hub identified in the Metrolinx RTP and provide a number of key indicators intended to quantify the attributes described above, using the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) Model developed with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO).

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National Merit Award


By Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

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Award for Best Project


By ITE Planning Council

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Honorable Mention


Sustainable Mobility, Transportation and Infrastructure,
By Canadian Institute of Planners

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Trevor McIntyre

Global Director - Placemaking + International
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON
We have passed the point where half of the world's population is living in cities. If we as planners and designers want to continue to fight urban sprawl, then we need to focus on maintaining a high quality of green infrastructure in our cities and in particular around transit. The public realm, including parks, streets, shared streets and public plazas need to be designed to maximize the human experience. How we animate those spaces, and manage them with a mix of good design and technology will dictate the quality of life in our future cities.

Trevor McIntyre is Global Director, Placemaking & International. He is responsible for International operational results, including financial performance, professional and technical excellence, staff motivation and development, and client satisfaction. He is a Landscape Architect and member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture and the American Society of Landscape Architecture.

Trevor has been a leading planner, landscape architect, and urban designer for more than 20 years, with projects in Canada, USA, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia. He leads the Toronto IBI Group design practice in community planning and design, master planning, and landscape architecture. He has a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph.

Ashish Ghate

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Urban Design / Planning
Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON

With a background in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Ashish Ghate brings a keen eye for good urban form and the complexities of city building to his role as a project manager and urban designer/planner. Ashish has worked on a variety of master planning and site planning projects based in North, Central and South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and India.

His experience includes all aspects of project development and spans multiple scales ranging from regional plans, master plans, transit-oriented-design, streetscape master plans, urban intensification projects and guidelines focusing on policy as well as detailed design standards. Ashish’s impressive portfolio includes a number projects focused on the importance of urban design and the balance between functional and aesthetic concerns of a project. Whereas his architectural background brings a solid building typology and infrastructure knowledge base to his work.