What is a Community Benefits Program and how does this apply to Metrolinx and its Rapid Transit Implementation (RTI) projects?


Metrolinx recognizes that major infrastructure projects, should also include additional benefits for the communities in which we work; including employment, training, apprenticeship, local supplier and social procurement opportunities, where possible.

Metrolinx, in the Investment Strategy, notes the following:

  • Metrolinx continues to meet with community benefits organizations to discuss how local jobs and training programs can be optimized during the construction, operations and maintenance phases of The Big Move projects. Metrolinx will work with local and regional organizations to develop and implement strategies to ensure communities that are hosting the transit facilities realize not just the transportation benefits of the infrastructure, but also receive social and economic benefits from the investment that is being made.