Current Work

Issue Areas for Phase I Concept Refinement

We are looking for your feedback on these 5 issue areas. Click on the issue area below to find out more and fill out the surveys:

Travel and Transit in Scarborough

The City of Toronto and the surrounding region is growing. By 2041, Toronto is expected to grow to almost 3.4 million people and 1.72 million jobs. This will increase demand on the transportation network.

Characteristics of the Eglinton East Corridor

14%

of all trips that begin and end in Scarborough are made by transit – there is an opportunity to improve this!

40,000+

residents live within walking distance of the route today

 37%

of people who use the corridor in the morning rush hour are just passing through.

48%

of all the transit trips that originate in Scarborough, end in Scarborough – local connections matter!

25%

of people who live within the corridor are already using transit

Only 10–15%

of people who start their trip in the corridor, end it at a destination within the corridor.

Image showing the difference between the capacity of cars, LRT, and bikes for 200 people.

Technical Issues that are being explored are:

  • Alignment and stop locations based on new longer LRT vehicles
  • Updated traffic and corridor operations study based on current transportation conditions

Based on the technical issues under review, there are 5 key issue areas that require more detailed study:

  1. Kennedy Station and Integration with Eglinton Crosstown LRT
  2. Eglinton-Kingston Road
  3. Kingston-Lawrence-Morningside
  4. Integration with University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) Secondary Plan
  5. Northern extension to connect Malvern
This map shows the issue areas along the route of the Eglinton East LRT that is being planned, running across Scarborough. The five issue topics are Integration with Eglinton Crosstown, Eglinton-Kingston, Kingston-Lawrence-Morningside, UTSC Integration, and the Extension to Malvern.

Evaluation Framework

The elevation framework will be used to evaluate each of the options developed for the issue areas of Eglinton + Kingston Road, Kingston – Lawrence – Morningside (KLM), University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) integration, and Northern Extension. The evaluation criteria are grouped under three main themes: Serving People, Strengthening Places, and Supporting Prosperity.

Serving People

Choice - Develop an integrated network that connects different modes to provide for more travel options.

Choice

Develop an integrated network that connects different modes to provide for more travel options

  • What is the ability to connect to higher-order transit, such as subways, LRTs, bus routes, etc.?
  • What is the ability to connect to walking and cycling routes (from stops), and support transfers to other modes (walking/cycling/transit)?
Experience - Capacity to ease crowding / congestion; reduce travel times; make travel more reliable, safe, and enjoyable.

Experience

Capacity to ease crowding / congestion; reduce travel times; make travel more reliable, safe, and enjoyable

  • What is the ability to provide high-quality transit service that attracts riders and eases traffic and other types of congestion?
  • What is the ability of the option to support a safe environment for all corridor users – pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and auto drivers?
  • What is the ability of the option to provide a convenient transit service that brings people to the places they need to go (i.e. serve ‘key destinations’)?
Social Equity - Do not favour any group over others; allow everyone good access to work, school, and other activities.

Social Equity

Do not favour any group over others; allow everyone good access to work, school, and other activities

  • What is the ability of the option to serve equityseeking Torontonians?
  • What is the ability to improve transit access and support broad transit mobility needs of all income groups, age groups, and abilities?

Strengthening Places

Shaping the City - Use the transportation network as a tool to shape the residential development of the City.

Shaping the City

Use the transportation network as a tool to shape the residential development of the City

  • What is the ability to serve existing and future population? Does it align with provincial planning policies?
  • What is the ability of the option to encourage transit-supportive development, create opportunities for placemaking, and encourage appropriate residential development?
Healthy Neighbourhoods - Changes in the transportation network should strengthen & enhance existing neighbourhoods; promote safe walking & cycling.

Healthy Neighbourhoods

Changes in the transportation network should strengthen & enhance existing neighbourhoods; promote safe walking & cycling

  • Does the option address the existing local character and context of the neighbourhood(s)?
  • Does the option support access to community facilities, such as schools, daycares, and places of worship?
  • Are there opportunities to enhance public spaces and natural areas?
Public Health and Environment - Support and enhance natural areas, encourage people to reduce how far they drive.

Public Health and Environment

Support and enhance natural areas, encourage people to reduce how far they drive

  • How does the option impact the natural environment (i.e. air quality, surface water, flora & fauna, or soils)?
  • Does the option impact the cultural environment (e.g. cultural, heritage or archaeological resources)?

Supporting Prosperity

Supports Growth - Investment in public transportation should support economic development; allow workers to get jobs more easily; allow goods to get to markets more efficiently.

Supports Growth

Investment in public transportation should support economic development; allow workers to get jobs more easily; allow goods to get to markets more efficiently

  • Does the option support employment areas and businesses and encourage appropriate employment growth?
  • Does the option benefit or impact the efficient movement of goods?
Affordability - Improvements to the transportation system should be affordable to build, maintain, and operate.

Affordability

Improvements to the transportation system should be affordable to build, maintain and operate

  • What is the scale of capital, operating and maintenance costs?
  • Are there any significant engineering risks that could drive up the cost estimate at a later stage of design?
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