King-Victoria Transit Hub

Kitchener, Ontario
Client:
Region of Waterloo
Size:
5,575 m2 | 60,000 ft2
Completion:
TBD
Sustainability:
LEED Silver (Targeted)
Scope of Service:
Full Architectural Services
With:
A49, WSP

The Region of Waterloo has purchased land at the North-East corner of King and Victoria streets in Kitchener for a new transit hub. The land extends north of the rail line and east to Duke Street. The new Transit Hub will change the way people connect with Waterloo Region. The King Victoria Transit Hub site is planned to be a landmark development and train station connecting the Region to the Toronto-Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor. It will be a focal point for higher-order transit service in Waterloo Region, connecting passengers seamlessly through the co-location of ION (LRT), GO Transit (rail and bus service), VIA rail service, intercity bus, passenger vehicles and GRT. The Transit Hub is also expected to generate ION ridership as an anchor development along the Central Transit Corridor (CTC) with transit station functions integrated with a privately developed mixed-use destination. 

The Region identified three primary goals for the Transit Hub: Provide a centralized transportation facility with infrastructure that delivers increased ridership and seamless connections between walking, cycling, ION (LRT), inter-city bus services, GO and VIA Rail service, as well as GRT buses; Develop a high-density, transit-oriented development by creating a competitive business supportive community made up of residential, office and retail uses, fully integrated with the proposed transit-related infrastructure; and leverage the development of the entire Transit Hub site to reduce the Region’s overall infrastructure costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.