||Extension of the Scarborough Rapid Transit & Kennedy Station Improvements
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This site was last updated May 29, 2012
Update – October 2010
The Scarborough Rapid Transit Conversion and Extension Project has been approved by the Ontario Minister of the Environment. Please review the Statement of Completion-TTC (PDF), and the Notice to Proceed (PDF).
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Notice of Study Completion
Please review the Notice of Study Completion (PDF) of the Environmental Project Report for the Transit Project Assessment Process – published August 4, 2010.
Please review the Environmental Project Report – August 2010 (updated October 2010).
- Errata List - Part 1, 2, 3, 4
- Executive Summary
- Table of Contents
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2 - Part a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k
- Chapter 3 - Part a, b
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Appendix A: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Appendix B: 1, 2, 3
- Appendix C: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Appendix D - J - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
- Appendix K - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
Update - June, 2010
Please see City Clerks Decision Document from the June 8, 2010 City Council Meeting. Details on the project including Committee and Council reports are found under the heading EX 44.23.
Service Track Connection Notice (May 26 2010)
At its meeting of May 17, 2010, the City of Toronto Executive Committee recommended that Toronto City Council approve the Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) project with an underground service connection to the Sheppard Avenue East Maintenance and Storage Facility. If this recommendation is approved by Toronto City Council, there will be no LRT tracks on Progress Avenue between Milner Avenue and Sheppard Avenue (as presented at the April 12 and 15, 2010 public open houses). Instead, the service tracks will run underground to a portal located on Sheppard Avenue.
Please see the Service Track Notice for more information (PDF).
The City of Toronto and TTC are planning “Transit City”, an exciting initiative to provide a network of light rail transit lines across Toronto. Transit City will provide fast, reliable and accessible service. The Scarborough Rapid Transit (LRT) Extension and Kennedy Station Improvements are important parts of Transit City and will support local economic development, help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and provide effective alternatives to driving.
Scarborough RT Conversion
The existing vehicles on the SRT are reaching the end of their life expectancy. The existing SRT will be modified to accommodate new LRT vehicles, the same as those which are to be used on other Transit City LRT lines.
Scarborough RT Extension
The proposed extension of the Scarborough RT will provide rapid transit to northeast Scarborough, including a direct connection to the Sheppard East LRT. The first phase of the project will extend the line from McCowan Station to Sheppard, via an exclusive right-of-way. Phase two will extend the line to the Malvern Town Centre.
Kennedy Station Improvements
Kennedy Station will be redeveloped to accommodate the new LRT vehicles and to significantly improve the connection between the subway and Scarborough RT. Plans will also accommodate the new Eglinton Crosstown and Scarborough Malvern LRT lines.
At the April, 2010 open houses, the TTC will present the preferred design for the Scarborough RT conversion and extension, including proposed methods of construction and measures to mitigate potential effects to the environment.
The environmental effect of the Scarborough RT Conversion (including Kennedy Station improvements) and Extension will be assessed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects and Greater Toronto Transportation Authority Undertakings (2008). An Environmental Project Report is being prepared as part of the Transit Project Assessment process.
Official Plan Amendment
An Official Plan Amendment will be required to amend the City's Official Plan, Map 4 Higher Order Transit Corridors, to reflect the extension of the Scarborough RT north east from its existing terminus at McCowan Station.
Frequently asked questions
Map of study area
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Two Open Houses were held on April 12 and 15, 2010 following Notice of Commencement of the Transit Project Assessment Process.
Two Open Houses were held on March 8 and 11, 2010 during preliminary planning.
Public Consultation Reports
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