• Metrolinx's The Big Move


    As Canada’s largest airport and one of the biggest local employers, we believe it is important to have a voice in regional conversations. A very significant conversation happening right now is about improving regional transportation.

    The Big Move is a 25-year regional mobility plan outlining a common vision for transportation for the GTHA that will reduce commute times on average by 32 minutes a day. Effective transit and transportation solutions can bolster our global competitiveness, protect our environment, and improve our quality of life. Expanding transportation can help create thousands of new green and well-paid jobs, and save billions of dollars in time, energy and other efficiencies.

    It's in Everyone's Interest to Invest in Our Future

    Citizens of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) have among the worst commute times in all of North America. It takes a GTHA resident an average of 82 minutes a day to commute from home to work. That’s worse than 18 other major international cities, including Los Angeles.

    How It Will Benefit You

    How It Will Benefit The Region

    Reducing your commute time means more time for you to do the things you really want to do.

    Savings of up to $9,000 a year in car ownership and operating costs, so you can splurge on something more than gas.

    Ensure 80% of the population lives within 2 km of fast, frequent and far-reaching rapid transit.

    Create 430,000 new jobs.

    Boost Ontario's real Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

    Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%.

    Toronto Pearson's Role


    Our "spirit wall" display (seen above) represents our partnership with Evergreen and Metrolinx.  

    We've partnered with not-for-profit Evergreen and regional transportation agency Metrolinx, two important regional partners who are calling for a long-term sustainable transit system in the region. Toronto Pearson has joined its partners in this conversation because transportation solutions that reduce congestion in our region are essential to the operation of a vibrant local economy and effective growth, which is critical for the efficient operations of an airport. Metrolinx is now working collaboratively across the region to deliver The Big Move.

    Learn More

    For more information about Metrolinx, Evergreen and The Big Move project, click the images below to read through the panels from our spirit wall display.