Transit-Supportive Guidelines

Appendix B: Acknowledgements, References and Photo Credits

This section contains the acknowledgements, a detailed list of the resources, and a list of credits for photos that were used in this document.


These Guidelines were produced in collaboration with municipalities, transit agencies, provincial ministries and agencies, professional urban planners, developers and the building and land development industries. While many contributors are transit and land use planning practitioners, others work in related fields on which the transit–land use connection has an impact, including health promotion, economic development, tourism, environmental protection, housing, cultural preservation and accessibility for persons with disabilities.

The publication of the 2012 Transit-Supportive Guidelines would not have been possible without the participation and support of far more individuals than it is possible to list here, including Ministry of Transportation staff, the Urban Strategies and GHD consultant team, and the staff from provincial ministries and agencies, municipalities, transit agencies and planning and development associations who lent their time and expertise to this project. We would like to acknowledge the individuals listed below for their significant contributions to the 2012 Transit-Supportive Guidelines.

MTO Project Team

Robin Kortright and Maria Piccioni, Provincial Planning
Jeannie Lee and Lisa Orchard, Provincial Transit Policy

Consultant Team

Stacie Chan, Craig Lametti and Michel Trocmé, Urban Strategies, Inc.
Alvaro Almuina and Elaine Chang, GHD

MTO Contributors

Rob Barnes and Michael Canzi (Transportation Policy), Nadia Brooks, Paul Chetcuti and Elizabeth Pires (Transit Policy), Sundar Damodaran and Theresa Olender (Transportation Planning), Bill Gibson (Finance), Amy Ibrahim (Highway Standards), Bill Parish, Karl Groskopf and Lin Wong (Safety Policy and Education), Jay Nuttall and Martin Rosen (Transportation Economics)

Interministerial Committee

Climate Change Secretariat Laura Dean – Analysis & Results Reporting
Metrolinx Joshua Engel-Yan – Policy and Planning
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Donna Mundie – Environmental and Land Use Policy
Ministry of Community and Social Services Christie Aylan-Parker – Accessibility Directorate
Ministry of Culture Alan Binks – Culture Policy
Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Michael Helfinger – Cabinet Office Liaison
Ministry of Environment Heather Watt – Land Use Policy
Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport Carol Oitment – Sport, Recreation and Community Programs
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Peter Giles – Provincial Planning Policy
Ministry of Natural Resources Greg Pulham – Land Use and Environmental Planning
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Ruth Debicki – Ontario Geological Survey
Ontario Growth Secretariat Fred Sztabinski – Growth Policy
Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat Mihaela Dumitrascu – Policy Initiatives

Consultative Committee


Association of Municipalities of Ontario Milena Avramovic
Building Industry and Land Development Association Mara Samardzic
Canadian Urban Transit Association Christopher Norris
Municipal Engineers Association Paul May
Ontario Home Builders Association Mike Collins-Williams
Ontario Professional Planners Institute Nick Poulos
Ontario Public Transit Association Norm Cheesman
Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario Andy Manahan

Transit Systems:

London Transit Shahna McNally
Toronto Transit Commission Mary-Ann George
St Catharines Transit Dave Sherlock
York Region Transit (YRT/VIVA) Melanie Wright

Municipal Planning:

City of Brampton David Kuperman
City of Mississauga Steve Ganesh
City of Thunder Bay Leslie McEachern
City of Toronto Hans Riekko
York Region Mark Hanlon
Peel Region Eric Chan

Other Contributors:

Brendon Hemily and Associates Brendon Hemily
Infrastructure Canada Michel Ouellet
Real Estate Search Corp. Iain Dobson
Richard Gilbert Consulting Richard Gilbert


Chapter 1: Community-Wide Guidelines

Chapter 2: District-Level and Site-Specific Guidelines

Chapter 3: Transit Improvement Guidelines

Chapter 4: Implementation

Appendix A: Case Studies

Photo Credits

Description Credit
Loading the bus bike racks Brampton Transit
Viva transit stop Flickr: Rayson Ho
Winter low-floor bus City of Thunder Bay - Transit
Accessible transit service Toronto Transit Commission
LRT and bus routes OC Transpo
Kaufman Lofts Flickr: Sean Marshall
Rural Cycling Flickr: Cyclemania
Metro 2040 Growth Concept Portland Region
St. George St City of Toronto
Multi-use trail Flickr: Frank Jackson
Painted, curb-side bike lane Flickr: MK Metz
Bike box Flickr:
Bus Bulbs Flickr: Jeff Reed
Transit stop Flickr: Rayson Ho
Bus station Flickr: Robert Wade
Bike ramp Flickr: Steven Vance
Bus only lane Flickr: L. Henry
Sunset Transit Center US Department of Transportation
Campus bus stop Flickr: Andy Tucker
Dufferin Underpass Flickr: Kevin Steele
Feeder bus Flickr: Sean Marshall
San Francisco MUNI (top image) Flickr: Yuichi Sakuraba
San Francisco MUNI (middle image) Flickr: Austin Cross
San Francisco MUNI (bottom image) Flickr: Mark Pritchard
TTC streetcars Flickr: Steve Harris
Evening bus service Flickr: Kevin Jaako
Pre-pay boarding facility Wikipedia
Transit control system Flickr: Arial Lopez
Out of service elevator Flickr: Richard Erikkson
Transit Map Chicago Transit Authority
Real-time Trip Planning Information London Transit Commission
Wayfinding Flickr: Steven Vance
Directional signage Flickr: Michael Pieracci
Station performer Flickr: Todd Tyrtle
Convenience retail Flickr: Steve Bowbrick
Emergency phone Flickr: Robert Wade
Nuit Blanche bus
Complete Streets Flickr:
Grand River Transit Ramp Event Region of Waterloo
CARTS coverage map Capital Area Rural Transportation System
EmX Transit System Flickr:
Bus Stops Winnipeg Transit
Bus Flickr: Let Ideas Compete’s
Bike Racks Flickr: Zane Selvans
City of Ottawa Rapid Transit Network City of Ottawa

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