Transit City: Inside Innisfil’s New Award-Winning Mobility Hub at the Orbit

Transit City: Inside Innisfil’s New Award-Winning Mobility Hub at the Orbit

We at Cortel are in the midst of developing a new state-of-the-art transit city in Innisfil called the Orbit.

Located at 6th Line just east of 20th Sideroad, this new future-forward, inter-connected, development is made up of concentric rings of residential buildings, commercial areas, shops, services, green spaces, and more, all built around a new GO station at its centre.

The architectural merit of the GO station was recently recognized at the 12th annual Architizer A+ Awards, where it was a jury winner in the Unbuilt Transportation category.

Designed in partnership with leading architects at Arcadis — an international firm behind projects like the Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University and the Pioneer Village Station on Toronto’s Yonge-University Line — this central hub will be a stop on GO Transit’s Barrie line, offering service to Allendale-Waterfront station to the north and Union Station in downtown Toronto.

It will feature an established framework of pedestrian, cycling, and vehicular routes to streamline the flow of traffic.

An east-west bridge will cross the existing tracks, connecting the different access points around the station. The areas of commuter activity will be protected by an undulating canopy and provide an aesthetic feature that will be visible from the surrounding buildings.

For pedestrians, the station will extend into a landscaped plaza, and the architecture of the station will make it a beacon, visible from far away even at night.

Beautiful, elegant, and integrated into the environment, the Innisfil mobility hub is a landmark station that will play a major role in the future growth of the city.

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