MacNab Terminal

Design excellence in transit infrastructure

The 9-bay transit facility in downtown Hamilton provides an important upgrade to the public transportation network in the City’s core, while at the same time contributing a valuable new public urban space.

The 2-storey terminal building includes a green-roof, and provides a climate-controlled public waiting area, washrooms, staff lounge and dispatch office. Extensive glazing maximizes sightlines throughout the terminal. The linear bus passenger platforms feature continuous glazed canopies with integrated graphics and extensive green roofs.

Special emphasis was placed on achieving universal accessibility and effective signage/wayfinding throughout the terminal. Streetscape elements include trees, lighting, decorative paving treatments and metal screen structures to enable “vertical greening”.


Hamilton, Ontario


City of Hamilton Public Works Department


  • Design Exchange Award, Urban Design Silver Award, 2011
  • Hamilton Urban Design Award, Award of Merit, 2011

An environmentally sustainable mobility hub that allows for simple, frequent, and well-connected travel.

DTAH’s Transit Design portfolio has continued to grow over the last decade, with complex transportation corridor studies, design efforts and facility design added to an already established portfolio of projects such as the Finch West LRT, Union GO Station Bus Terminal, Metrolinx Rutherford Road, and the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit project.