Avison Young recently installed a TransitScreen in its Toronto headquarters. It’s one of only two TransitScreens in Toronto and three in Canada.
The screen provides real-time, location-specific information about all available transit options available at or nearby a particular location. TransitScreen says that while there is no shortage of transportation apps on the market, many of these services are siloed and each agency holds data in their own respective app. It says the benefit of TransitScreen service is the collection of all of these real-time feeds into a single, high-quality aggregated display. The service is currently available in Toronto and Vancouver and 20 U.S. cities.
“The TransitScreen in our office will provide our staff with real-time information about transit options when leaving the office for meetings during the day or going home at the end of the day,” says Rodney McDonald, principal at Avison Young. “Our office is located next to Toronto’s Union Station, the busiest transportation hub in Canada.” The office at 18 York St. has a Walk Score of 99 and a Transit Score of 100.