Next round of public consultations scheduled for Stage 2 ION

Posted on Friday November 03, 2017

Waterloo Region – The Region of Waterloo is continuing public consultation on Stage 2 ION, light rail transit (LRT) from Kitchener to Cambridge.

At the last round of Public Consultation Centres (PCCs), a preliminary preferred route was presented for public feedback. During and after the last PCC, the Region received many comments from the public, including a number of suggested alternative routes. The Region will be further considering localized route alternatives and refinements to the preliminary preferred route.

Two upcoming PCCs offer an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on refinement options to the preliminary preferred route:

 Tuesday, November 21: 2 - 8 p.m., Cambridge City Hall – Bowman Room, 50 Dickson Street, Cambridge

Tuesday, November 28: 4 - 8 p.m., Preston Memorial Auditorium, 1458 Hamilton Street, Cambridge

Following this PCC, the project team will review all feedback received and any new information will be considered. Using input from the technical team, stakeholders and the public, the project team will evaluate the additional route alternatives and a preferred route will then be identified. The project team anticipates presenting the findings of this evaluation at the next round of public consultation in spring 2018.

ION bus rapid transit (BRT) service began in September 2015 and is the first step to providing LRT in Cambridge. Stage 2 ION will see the ION BRT service between Kitchener and Cambridge converted to LRT, creating a continuous LRT network across the region’s three urban centres.



For more information on Stage 2 ION, visit, or please contact:


Matthew O’Neil, Acting Project Manager, Rapid Transit, 519-575-4400 ext. 3462 or via email


Scott McNair, Coordinator, Communications & Community Relations, ION, 519-575-4757, ext. 3873 or via email  


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