Malvern Extension

For the most recent analysis on this issue area, see the Connecting Malvern Recommendation Report

Malvern Extension

Malvern Town Centre

Key Issues:

  • Council has directed staff to identify the requirements for the next phase to Malvern
  • Approved 2009 EA concept terminated at Sheppard Ave East
  • Eglinton East LRT is currently planned to terminate at University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (at Military Trail and Morningside)

Key considerations in the development of options to connect Malvern:

  • The width of the corridor and the available Right Of Way (ROW);
  • Potential for significant access impacts to commercial, institutional and/or residential properties;
  • Engineering feasibility and constraints (such as grade/slope issues, design standards, etc.);
  • Impacts to stable residential neighbourhoods due to traffic operation implications and property access restrictions; and
  • Connection to Malvern Town Centre, while maintaining a direct route from UTSC

Short List of Options:

Option 1: Morningside → Hydro Corridor → Neilson
Option 2: Morningside → 401 North → Neilson
Option 3: Morningside → Milner → Neilson
Option 4: Morningside → Sheppard → Neilson
Option 5: Morningside → Sewells

Aerial map showing the proposed route options for Malvern Town Center based on the realignment of the LRT along Morningside.
Aerial map showing the preferred route options for Malvern Town Center based on the realignment of the LRT along Morningside.

Preferred Options:

Option 4: Morningside → Sheppard → Neilson
Option 5: Morningside → Sewells Options 4 and 5 Preferred due to:

  • Higher number of key destinations/attractions served
  • Higher number of residents within walking distance
  • Reduced traffic impacts compared with other options

Next Steps

  • Identify potential stop locations and terminus location
  • Detailed evaluation using the Rapid Transit Evaluation Framework
  • Identify the preferred alignment, including stops and terminus location

Malvern Extension – Evaluation of Options

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), and Northern Extension.

This infographic compares the five route options for the Malvern LRT Extension based on the following eight criteria: choice, experience, social equity, public health and environment, healthy neighbourhoods, affordability, and supporting growth. For the criteria titled choice, route five and four scored the best out of the five route options with route five scoring slightly better than route four. For the criteria titled experience, route two, four, and five scored the best out of the five route options with route four scoring slightly better than route two and five. For the criteria titled social equity, route one and five scored the best out of the five route options with route one scoring slightly better than route five. For the criteria titled public health and environment, route two, three, four, and five received a very good score and route one received a neutral score. For the criteria titled healthy neighbourhoods, route four and five scored the best out of the five route options with route five scoring slightly better than route four. For the criteria titled shaping the city, route three, four, and five scored the best out of the five route options with route five scoring slightly better than route three and four. For the criteria titled affordability, route four and five scored the best out of the five route options with route four scoring slightly better than route five. For the criteria titled supporting growth, route three, four, and five scored the best out of the five route options with route three and five both scoring slightly better than route four. Out of the five route options, route four and five are the emerging preferred route options.

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