A Changing Landscape
In 2013, City Council confirmed its support for the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) – the extension of the Bloor Danforth Subway from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue through Scarborough Centre to replace the existing Scarborough RT. The Scarborough Subway Extension Project Assessment (SSEPA), leading to the Transit Project Assessment Process, has been underway to determine the best route and station locations for the SSE.
However, since the start of the SSEPA, the context for the project has changed:
These changes present new opportunities for enhanced connectivity and improved accessibility to better address the transit needs in Scarborough.
Two key priorities for transit in Scarborough provide strategic direction to guide decision-making. The key transit priorities in Scarborough are:
A Scarborough Rapid Transit Network
The two transit priorities for Scarborough are not easily addressed by a single rapid transit line. For this reason, the proposed solution is to optimize the Scarborough Subway Extension, and to invest the savings into other rapid transit services that would be accessible to more Scarborough residents.
This solution would:
Optimized Scarborough Subway Extension
Addition of Crosstown East LRT