Transportation Master Plan
York Region is expected to grow to 2,020,000 people and 990,000 jobs by 2051. To support this growth, the Region has completed an update to the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) in coordination with the Regional Official Plan and the Water and Wastewater Master Plan. Research, analysis and community input has guided the update. Thank you to all who participated and provided feedback.
The TMP is the long-term vision for York Region’s transportation network, encompassing strategy, initiatives and infrastructure. The plan looks ahead 30 years and considers the Region’s transportation infrastructure needs to support growth and the changing needs of travellers. It supports healthy communities and economic growth by planning for safe, reliable travel and efficient movement of goods.
York Region reviews the TMP every five years to ensure the Regional transportation network meets the needs of motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders. The TMP was updated through Approach #1 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment master planning process.
The 2022 TMP was approved by York Regional Council on September 29, 2022. To learn more:
2022 Transportation Master Plan Interactive Executive Summary
*An accessible version is available by clicking the button above and selecting the download button at the bottom of the screen
Transportation Master Plan Videos
Introducing the Transportation Master Plan
This video was produced in phase one of the Transportation Master Plan update. Lauren Crawford, Manager, Transportation Long-Term Planning, introduces the 2022 Transportation Master Plan update, highlights accomplishments from past plans and invites citizens to join the conversation about the long-term vision for transportation in York Region.
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2022 Transportation Master Plan Update
This video was produced in phase two of the Transportation Master Plan update. Lauren Crawford, Manager, Transportation Long-Term Planning, reports on progress and the feedback received in phase one and encourages citizens to register for the second virtual Public Information Centre.
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2022 Transportation Master Plan
This video was produced in phase three of updating the Transportation Master Plan. Lauren Crawford, Manager, Transportation Long-Term Planning, provides an update on progress, the feedback received in phase two and what would be presented during the third virtual Public Information Centre.
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Public Information Centre #3 - April 2022
We thank everyone who took the time to participate in the final Public Information Centre for TMP. The meeting included a presentation of the draft 2022 TMP and overview of the final steps of the process.
Click below to view questions and answers from the Public Information Centre #3
Click below to watch a video recording of the full Public Information Centre #3 session
Click below to view the presentation
Click below to view the draft 2022 TMP
Click below to view the interactive mapping tool video
Public Information Centre #2 - October 2021
Public Information Centre #2
Thank you for your feedback
Your ideas about what you’d like to see on York Region’s roads, transit corridors, walking and cycling facilities, and trails were captured using the interactive map and Ideas Wall below. Both tools are now closed for comments but we’ve made them available for viewing what others posted.
Click below to view questions and answers from the online mapping tool
Click below to view questions and answers from the Public Information Centre #2
Click below to view the Public Information Centre #2 presentation slide deck
Click below to watch a video recording of the full Public Information Centre #2 session
Public Information Centre #1 - July 2021
Virtual Public Information Centre #1
Thank you to everyone who participated in the virtual Public Information Centre for the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update, held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting featured a presentation by Regional staff followed by an interactive discussion with citizens and a panel of experts. Input from the session will guide the TMP vision and goals for walking, cycling, transit and road improvements over the next 30 years.
Click below to watch a video recording of the full Public Information Centre #1 session
Click below to view questions and answers from the presentation
Click below to view the feedback from the Mentimeter survey
Click below to read the Glossary of Terms
Transportation Master Plan 2016
- Executive Summary
- Transportation Master Plan Main Report
Note: The report was developed as a printed document, therefore blank pages have been removed for this posted version resulting in jumping page numbers.
- Transportation Master Plan Maps
- Background Report A – Consultation and Engagement Summary Report (attachments within this report are available upon request)
- Background Report B – Foundations Report
- Background Report C – Future Needs Assessment Report
- Background Report D – Pedestrian and Cycling Plan Development Report
- Background Report E – Project Details and Summary Sheets
- Background Report F – Transportation Master Plan Advisory Task Force Report
Accessible formats of the Master Plan updates or communications supports are available upon request.
Transportation Master Plan 2009
In 2002, York Region approved an innovative Transportation Master Plan that provided a framework for making decisions about the transportation system until 2031.
Since the plan was approved, York Region has met many goals described in the plan, including:
- Launching VIVA – the first phase of a Regional Bus Rapid Transit system
- Working with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to start construction of the Spadina Subway Extension
- Starting to build dedicated rapidways for the next phase of the Bus Rapid Transit system
- Creating development guidelines that are focused on transit
- Completing a Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan
- Developing Transportation Management Associations through the Smart Commute initiative
- Implementing Transportation Demand Management programs
- Appendix A: Regional Policies and the 2002 Transportation Master Plan Overview Report
- Appendix B: Public Consultation Centre Information
- Appendix C: Public Opinion Survey
- Appendix D: Sustainability Focus Group Outcome
- Appendix E: Transportation Symposium Results
- Appendix F: Project Newsletters
- Appendix G: Sample Website Materials
- Appendix H: Notices for Public Meetings
- Appendix J: Transportation Master Plan Assessment
- Appendix K: Best Practices Review
- Appendix M: Travel Demand Modelling Process
- Appendix N: Policies Matrix
- Appendix O: Transit and Road Cost by Corridor
- Appendix P: Background Paper on Transportation Demand Management
- Appendix Q: Needs and Justification for Recommended Projects
Council reports, project and process documents
Municipal Class Environmental Process
The Transportation Master Plan study is conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process.