HUBURBS

Transit and Urbanism in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area
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This book documents of a year-long collaboration between the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design and Metrolinx. The work considers 50 mobility hubs, which are fundamental to Metrolinx aim to bring transit and development into close alignment. More than just transit stations, Mobility Hubs are places of connectivity where different modes of transportation – from walking to biking to riding transit – come together seamlessly and where there is an intensive concentration of working, living, shopping and playing.

The work assembled here considers what these hubs could be. Can a new form of urbanism, that is neither strictly urban nor suburban in its point of view, which draws on the potential of local places and a larger transit network, emerge around them? Which key players can come together to make them happen and what shape will they take?