In October 2020, the County of Simcoe awarded IBI Group Professional Services (Canada) Inc. (IBI Group) the assignment to prepare an update to the County's 2014 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The update is intended to build on the 2014 TMP and provide direction for the planning, coordination and implementation of a multi-municipal road and transit network, active transportation amenities, and commuter facilities for the next 30 years and beyond. This update will also guide the development and implementation of policies, in consideration of the ongoing need to examine existing and future transportation needs within the County.
Since the last Transportation Master Plan update in 2014, the County has established the LINX Transit System which is a conventional public transit system that links major urban hubs and local transit services in the County of Simcoe. The LINX Transit system provides residents, businesses and visitors a reliable and courteous transit system in clean, safe, and accessible vehicles.
The County has also recently become the majority owner of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA). The LSRA is fully serviced by the Canada Border Service Agency and offers a convenient location in close proximity to the Greater Toronto Area and central Ontario.
The TMP update will clearly describe the steps and actions required of the County and its partners in order to get from today to the network and landscape envisioned to 2031 (short-term), 2036 (medium-term), 2051 (long-term), and horizon (2065).
The Study is scheduled to take one year and will result in a final County of Simcoe TMP Update. The TMP Update will be an action-oriented document intended for a broad audience. Staff will continue to inform County Council of the TMP progress and actively involve local municipalities.
The Notice of Study Commencement first published February 8, 2021 and future Public Consultation Notices will follow.
2014 Transportation Master Plan Update
The complete 2014 Transportation Master Plan Update is available.
Study Purpose: To update the County of Simcoe's Transportation Master Plan to ensure that growth, land use, and infrastructure planning is integrated and is based on valued input from the public, private sector, government agencies, and municipalities. The updated Master Plan establishes a transportation strategy that includes transit, cyclists, pedestrians, cars, and trucks. This study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.
In consultation with MMM Group, the County has endeavoured to update the 2008 Transportation Master Plan taking into consideration a multi-modal forward thinking approach.
2008 Transportation Master Plan
The full 2008 Transportation Master Plan is also available.
Information relating to the County's Transit Feasibility and Implementation Study can be found here.
Notice of Collection/Use/Disclosure
All information is collected in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act, RSO 1990 Chapter E.18 Part II Section 5.1.Information will be used to inform the project team in the development of recommendations to support the study vision and objectives. All submissions become part of the public record, and disclosed in full in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about this notice of collection should be directed to the Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (705) 726-9300 ext. 1912.