Eglinton and Kingston Road

Eglinton and Kingston Road

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Eglinton-Kingston Stop

Key Issues

  • The 2009 approved concept had two stops:
    • Eglinton/Kingston and
    • Kingston/Scarborough Golf Club Road
  • There is not enough space for lengthened platforms and required track work

Emerging Concepts

  • Consolidation of Eglinton/Kingston stop and Scarborough Golf Club stop, due to proximity of lengthened platforms
  • Pedestrian access to platforms still to be determined
    • Signalized surface crossing or stairs/elevator to a pedestrian overpass
  • Traffic analysis is currently underway
Aerial map showing the location of the two approved 2009 LRT platform stops in red at Eglinton Avenue and Kingston Road. One stop is on Eglinton east of Markham Road and one stop is on Kingston Road just north of Eglinton. Blue extensions are shown on the two LRT platforms to indicate the platform extensions required to accommodate the new longer LRT trains.

Eglinton-Kingston Stop – Emerging Concepts

Aerial map of the Eglinton Avenue and Kingston Road area, showing how Eglinton Avenue would be reconfigured in Option 1 to accommodate the LRT line and a platform for one stop on Eglinton. A new bus loop is shown to connect off of Kingston Road.

Option 1: Approved 2009 ‘EA’ Plan with extended platform

  • Most closely matches the approved 2009 concept
  • Fragments open space / place-making opportunities
  • Longest pedestrian crossing distance to LRT stop from north side of Eglinton/west side of Kingston
Aerial map of the Eglinton Avenue and Kingston Road area, showing how Eglinton Avenue would be reconfigured in Option 2 to accommodate the LRT line and a platform for one stop on Eglinton. The alignment is similar to Option 1 but shifted slightly north. A new bus loop is shown to connect off of Kingston Road.

Option 2: Optimized ‘2009’ Plan

  • Pulls westbound Eglinton away from north-side residential buildings
  • Simplified intersection at Kingston and Westbound-Eglinton / Kingston Road
  • Increases setback between Eglinton Ave and residential buildings on the north side

Eglinton-Kingston Stop – Emerging Concepts

Aerial map of the Eglinton Avenue and Kingston Road area, showing how Eglinton Avenue would be reconfigured in Option 3 to accommodate the LRT line and a platform for one stop on Eglinton. The alignment straightens out Eglinton Avenue to connect with Kingston Road north of the existing Eglinton-Kingston intersection. A new bus loop is shown to connect off of Kingston Road.

Option 3: Straighten

  • LRT platform is in the centre of the right-of-way
  • Greater placemaking opportunities by minimizing impact on green space
  • Reduces the number of signalized intersections for Kingston – Eglinton
Aerial map of the Eglinton Avenue and Kingston Road area, showing how Eglinton Avenue would be reconfigured in Option 4 to accommodate the LRT line and a platform for one stop on Eglinton. The alignment is similar to Option 2 but shifted as far north as possible without impacting existing uses. A new bus loop is shown to connect off of Kingston Road.

Option 4: Platform Access

  • Similar to Option 2, with LRT alignment and westbound Eglinton shifted slightly north

Next Steps

  • Determine pedestrian access to platforms and bus loop configuration
  • Evaluation of options using the Rapid Transit Evaluation Framework
  • Traffic analysis to determine lane configurations and intersection operations

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