Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan

Construction of a new GO Train Station in Grimsby is a significant infrastructure investment that will have considerable benefit to the community.

Niagara Region has partnered with the Town of Grimsby to develop a Secondary Plan which provides a 20-year vision and planning framework to guide transit-supportive development around the new GO Station.

The Secondary Plan has been inserted into the Town's Official Plan and contains policies and guidelines for development or redevelopment which is complimentary to the existing community.

The Plan also identifies capital infrastructure improvements necessary to provide residents and commuters with safe and efficient access to Grimsby's GO Station.

Final Approved Secondary Plan

Town of Grimsby Official Plan Amendment No. 6 - Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan

Secondary Plan Objectives

  • Create a vibrant, mixed use node that provides for a full range of uses
  • Improve active transportation connectivity between the waterfront and station area
  • Leverage waterfront development opportunities
  • Develop new public spaces
  • Improve Casablanca Blvd. and the South Service Rd. streetscapes
  • Ensure a high quality of design at the gateway station area
  • Protect stable residential neighbourhoods south of the railway and provide for appropriate transitions

Identified Capital Improvements

The Secondary Plan identifies and recommends phasing for capital improvements necessary to enable safe and efficient access to the GO Station.

The Region is undertaking studies, such as the Casablanca Blvd. and Livingston Ave. Extension Environmental Assessments, to assist with determining specific design details and elements that will be included as part of each improvement.

Capital improvements identified within the Secondary Plan include:

  • Streetscape and Roadway Improvements
    • Casablanca Blvd.
    • South Service Rd.
    • Hunter Rd.
    • Livingston Ave. extension
    • Neighbourhood traffic improvements (east of Casablanca Blvd., north of Livingston Ave.)
  • Bike Routes / Lanes Improvements
    • Casablanca Blvd.
    • South Service Rd.
    • Hunter Rd.
    • Industrial Rd.
    • Roberts Rd.
  • Multi-use Trail Improvements
    • Access to the GO Station from Livingston Ave.
    • Access to the GO Station from Casablanca Blvd.
    • QEW pedestrian crossing from South Service Rd. to Windward Dr.
  • Public Space Improvements
    • Major Gateway at South Service Rd. and Casablanca Blvd.
    • New public space at South Service Rd. and Industrial Dr.
    • New public space east of Casablanca, south of South Service Rd.

Reports and Documents

Draft Secondary Plan materials presented during Public Information Centres

Contact

Cheryl Selig, MCIP, RPP
Planning Lead - GO Implementation Office
905-980-6000 ext. 3488
Email Cheryl Selig

Public Engagement

The Grimsby GO Transit Station Secondary Plan was shaped through an extensive public engagement process.

In total, the Town of Grimsby and Niagara Region hosted five information and workshop sessions, and conducted an online survey to collect feedback from the community.

Project Timeline

september 2015 - Completed
Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Town of Grimsby and Region to undertake the Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study

march 2016 - completed
Initiated the Secondary Plan process

april to may 2016 - completed
Reviewed and confirmed identified transit station location

june 29, 2016 - completed
Public Information Centre #1: visioning and objectives

june 22, 2017 - completed
Public Information Centre #2: review of proposed draft Secondary Plan materials

october 23, 2017 - completed
Public Open House: review final draft Secondary Plan materials

december 12, 2017 - completed
Statutory Public Meeting: final draft Secondary Plan presented to the public and Town's Planning Committee

february 13, 2018 - completed
Follow-up Public Meeting: final draft Secondary Plan presented to the public and Town's Planning Committee

february 20, 2018 - completed
Grimsby's Town Council adopted the Secondary Plan

may 3, 2018 - completed
Secondary Plan approved by Regional Council

may 24, 2018 - completed
Secondary Plan appeal period concludes. Secondary Plan process complete.

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