Located 90 kilometres north of Toronto, the Proposed Innisfil Mobility Hub will be the heart of a future-forward, sustainable, inter-connected, transit city. Currently a municipality of small hamlets and verdant pastures, the city of Innisfil will reimagine the concept of the garden city by using the GO Station as its strong, central, civic core. The city will grow along a system of concentric trajectories, activated by the blended flow of commuters arriving and departing along an established framework of pedestrian, cycling, and vehicular routes.
Currently a municipality of small hamlets and green pastures, the city of Innisfil will reimagine the garden city by using the GO Station as its strong, civic core. The city will grow along a system of concentric trajectories, activated by the blended flow of commuters arriving and departing along an established framework of pedestrian, cycling, and car routes. The design of the mobility hub responds directly to its function as a catalyst for growth. The building itself creates an east-west bridge across the existing tracks and connects the access points around the stations. These areas of activity are protected by an undulating canopy that emphasizes the perimeter of the site while also being an attractive ‘fifth elevation’ for the future buildings that will look down on the station.
The proposed Innisfil GO Station is part of a larger, future-forward, master plan for the town of Innisfil. With transit at its core, the project prioritizes active transportation – walking, biking, skiing – and allows for an open space network of non-vehicular trails. The transit station is a civic space that connects all these aspects of the community. Instead of a suburban population consuming a large area of land, this proposed station is the catalyst for a transit-oriented, efficient, and sustainable community built from the ground up.
At the pedestrian scale, the station establishes a well-connected, walkable community by extending into a landscaped plaza. This city plaza activates multi-modal connections and encourages the growth of an open-space network respectful of the protected watershed that surrounds it. At the city scale, the design of the station establishes a clear identity by becoming an easily identifiable beacon at night meant to be visible from multiple corridors. Beautiful, elegant, and integrated into the environment, the Proposed Innisfil Mobility Hub is a landmark station for the future growth of the Innisfil community.
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