Recommended LRT Connection at Don Mills Subway Station
The Sheppard Avenue East LRT is planned to enter a tunnel just west of Consumers Road, travel under Highway 404 and connect directly to the subway level at Don Mills Station. This would allow transferring customers to walk from the subway to the LRT along a single continuous platform without having to change levels.
Please review the Public Notice (PDF) regarding the recommended LRT connection at Don Mills Subway Station.
Notice of Study Completion and EA Report
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and the City of Toronto (City) have completed a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to significantly improve transit operations on Sheppard Avenue East, east of Don Mills Subway Station.
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The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) examined ways to significantly improve transit service on Sheppard Avenue East between Don Mills Subway Station and Meadowvale Road.
Toronto's Official Plan focuses on city-building and creating a Transit City by establishing key avenues for future growth. The Official Plan and the TTC's Ridership Growth Strategy also stress the importance of making high-quality transit a more attractive option for travel. Modern environmentally-sustainable LRT service will support the growing travel needs of people who live and work in the Sheppard Corridor and beyond, and will also make the street more lively, more attractive, and more people-friendly. This is part of Toronto's Climate Change and Beautiful City initiatives to make all of Toronto a more livable and pleasant place to live and work.
The study was an environmental assessment, and was undertaken in accordance with the requirements of Schedule 'C' projects under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment.
What are we recommending?
We are recommending that the bus service on Sheppard Avenue East, east of Don Mills Road, be replaced with modern electrically-powered light rail vehicles operating in dedicated transit lanes, at street level in the centre of Sheppard Avenue East, separated from traffic. This would make light rail transit a fast, reliable, and comfortable way to travel on Sheppard Avenue East and support the growth management objectives of the Official Plan.
Official Plan Amendment (OPA)
Sheppard Avenue East, from McCowan Road to Meadowvale Rd, has been designated as a Transit Priority Segment" on Map 5 of the Official Plan. The OPA was done through Planning & Growth Management Committee report PG17.1 of 2008, and OPA 57, adopted as by-law 1010-2008 by City Council in September 2008. There were no appeals and the OPA is in full force and effect. The OPA extends the Transit Priority Segment shown on Map 5 easterly along Sheppard Avenue East from McCowan Road to Meadowvale Road.
We want your input
The City of Toronto and the TTC held two Open Houses on June 3, 2008 and June 4, 2008 to present the recommended design for the Sheppard East LRT, including stop locations, the proposed grade separation of Sheppard Avenue at the Agincourt Go Line and the preferred option for making the LRT/subway connection. Please see the Public Notice (PDF). Thank you to all residents who attended.
Display Panels - June 3 and June 4, 2008
Please review the information presented at the June 3 and June 4, 2008 Open Houses:
First round of Public Open Houses - April 15, 17, 2008
Two Open Houses were held on April 15, and April 17, 2008 to explain the study, to show what we hope to achieve, to get your comments, and to answer questions. Please review the information presented (PDF).
Need more information?
Please contact Metrolinx through their website: http://www.metrolinx.com