The Eglinton East LRT is Scarborough’s transit corridor connecting people and places on Eglinton Ave, Kingston Road and Morningside.
The Eglinton East LRT is more than a transit project. It will build on Scarborough’s strengths, attracting investment and opportunity along the corridor.
The Eglinton East LRT is based on the previously approved 2009 Scarborough Malvern LRT Environmental Assessment. There have been many changes since the 2009 Environmental Assessment. This study is being undertaken to complete additional planning and design work needed to progress the Eglinton East LRT. The focus of this work includes:
- Integration with Eglinton Crosstown LRT
- Extension of LRT line north to Sheppard/Malvern
- Integration with the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) Secondary Plan
- Traﬃc and corridor operations study
- Maintenance & Storage Requirements
- Terminus stop
In 2009, the City of Toronto and Toronto Transit Commission were granted authority to construct the 12 kilometre, 19-stop Scarborough-Malvern LRT. However, funding for its detailed design and construction was not secured.
Since the Scarborough-Malvern LRT EA was approved in 2009, many things have changed:
- Evolution within the wider transit network, including review of the Scarborough Subway Extension, SmartTrack, Regional Express Rail, construction of the Eglinton Crosstown, cancellation of the Scarborough LRT;
- Transit priorities for Scarborough were identified in early 2016, and the Scarborough Rapid Transit Network Plan was developed to respond to those priorities. This network plan was endorsed by Council, which includes the Scarborough Subway Extension, SmartTrack and the Eglinton East LRT.
For a copy of the 2009 Scarborough-Malvern LRT Environment Assessment Report please make a request through the contact us form.
More Than Transit
The Eglinton East LRT is more than a transit project. It is an investment in city-building in Scarborough. Beyond the technical aspects of advancing the Eglinton East LRT, this project will identify planning priorities along the transit corridor related to public realm, built form, streetscaping, focus areas for redevelopment, and opportunities for social and economic development and community aspirations. We are refining the LRT concept and updating the Scarborough-Malvern LRT concept to address changes since 2009.
To share current project information with the community, the Eglinton East project team will be hosting public meetings on November 29, 30 and December 2, 2017. Go to get involved for more details about the meetings.
Work is underway to:
- Refine the service concept
- Identify places along the approved route where adjustments to the stops and alignment are needed to ensure consistency and integration with the Eglinton Crosstown trains.
- Planning work beyond the LRT tracks to meet the wider aims of the transit investment: supporting the development of complete communities
- Refine the overall alignment and stops and develop an updated cost estimate
Eglinton East LRT Work Program Schedule
The work being completed now will be reported to City Council in 2018 and early 2019.
Eglinton East LRT Context Map
Highlights of project details:
connections to other existing rapid transit lines (Guildwood GO station, Eglinton GO station, Bloor-Danforth Line 2, and Kennedy GO Station)
post-secondary institutions on the route
of new rapid transit in a semi-exclusive right of way
residents live within walking distance of the route today
rapid transit connections in the future (including three GO Regional Express Rail stations, Bloor-Danforth Line 2, and Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit, and Sheppard East Rapid Transit)
of designated avenues
40,000 to 44,000
*depending on the final service model
New rapid transit on Eglinton East will get you where you want to go and on time. The Eglinton East LRT will be a more reliable transit service. You won’t be stuck in traffic.
Each vehicle will carry three times as many riders as a bus. You will experience a smoother, more comfortable ride.
Convenient & Accessible
Stops within easy walking distance make riding transit easier than ever. Passengers can board quickly and easily. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
Reliable Travel Time
LRTs travel on a dedicated right-of-way and have priority signalling at intersections, improving the reliability of travel times.
LRT is a proven technology that is used around the world including extremely cold places such as Edmonton, Minneapolis, Stockholm and Bergen. The guideway will be maintained to permit safe and reliable operation in adverse weather conditions.
LRTs produce near-zero emissions, making them the right choice for the environment.
LRTs will not impede traffic, as they travel on a dedicated right-of-way separate from regular traffic. LRTs will in fact decrease congestion by replacing buses.