Scarborough Subway Extension Project Getting Underway

A Bloor-Danforth train stops for passengers at Warden Station. The TTC is planning on extending the Bloor-Danforth subway an additional 7.5 km north-east into Scarborough. Photo credit: Richard Sunichura.
A Bloor-Danforth train stops for passengers at Warden Station. The TTC is planning on extending the Bloor-Danforth subway an additional 7.5 km north-east into Scarborough.

The City of Toronto’s City Planning division, together with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is starting to plan an extension to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) to better serve Scarborough’s 650,000 residents. Interested members of the public are invited to attend the first public meetings and open houses for this important project.

The proposed Scarborough Subway Extension will replace the aging Scarborough RT and contribute to an integrated and comprehensive rapid transit network that will improve transit service in Scarborough and across Toronto.

The new Scarborough Subway Extension will extend the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2) north from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue. This extension will create a seamless journey for transit users by eliminating the existing need to transfer at Kennedy Station.

Preliminary estimates are that this new line is expected to carry between 9,500 to 14,000 customers in the peak hour in the peak direction, and will provide convenient connections with local and regional bus services and other rapid transit planned for the area, and for customers walking, cycling or being dropped off or picked up at planned stations.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the first open houses to learn more about the project and provide input into the following:

  • study approach (terms of reference) and the Public Consultation Plan for the Scarborough Subway Project Assessment Study,
  • possible corridors for routes and station locations, and
  • criteria that will be applied to assess corridor options, routes and station locations.

Both meetings will provide the same information, so members of the public need only attend one of these two meetings: Saturday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School, 959 Midland Ave., or Monday, February 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.

For those unable to attend in person, materials can be reviewed, and feedback can be provided online.

Information is available at http://www.scarboroughsubwayextension.ca and on Twitter by following @CityPlanTO.

To provide feedback, contact the staff team directly at (416) 338-3095 or scarboroughsubwayextension@toronto.ca.

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