Construction has recently begun on the Region of Waterloo’s rapid transit system, ION. As a student planner at the Region in 2009, I developed a series of visualizations of preliminary station areas based on the Draft Functional Plan at the time (see the current system map for up-to-date station names and locations). These images speculated on potential urban density increases following construction of the rapid transit system and were used for public consultation. They have also appeared online at Region of Waterloo, CBC, The Record, and Waterloo Chronicle. The pre-conceptual design of LRT and aBRT stations along the route has been completed by ARCHITECTURE|49.