The Eglinton East Light Rail Transit (EELRT), the future Line 7, is a proposed 18 kilometre LRT in Scarborough extending from Kennedy Station (on Line 2 and Line 5) to Malvern Town Centre via the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) with connection at the future station of the provincial Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) at Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road.

The EELRT would provide transit to historically underserved communities in the city, travel through or adjacent to seven Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, and Emerging Neighbourhoods, and bring higher-order transit within walking distance of an additional 49,000 people.

The project includes:

  • Up to 31 stops
  • Connection to Line 2 and Line 5 at Kennedy Station
  • Three connections to GO (Kennedy, Eglinton, and Guildwood)
  • A connection to the proposed Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid
    Transit (DSBRT) at UTSC
  • Maintenance and Storage Facility at Conlins/Sheppard
  • Connection with the future terminus of Line 2 and the future Line 4
    extension at Sheppard/McCowan

By providing a connection to other higher-order transit services, the EELRT would also improve transportation choice in a predominantly auto-oriented environment and transit reliability for residents in eastern Scarborough.

A map of a proposed alignment of the Eglinton East Light Rail Transit project displaying the stations that will extend from Kennedy Station to Malvern Town Centre via the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) with connection at the future station of the Scarborough Subway Extension at Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road.

Updated transit expansion plans in Scarborough and provincial design changes to the Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) have required City staff to update the design and cost estimates for the EELRT. In December 2020, City staff provided an overview to Council of the design changes and updated cost estimates for the EELRT.

Currently, the City is advancing 10 per cent Design and Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) work on the EELRT. The scope of work through the TPAP will include:

  • Confirming and updating the Council approved 5 per cent design to produce a 10 per cent functional design to Malvern, including the location of the MSF;
  • Undertaking a constructability assessment;
  • Producing an Environmental Project Report (EPR) and undertaking the TPAP;
  • Undertaking 2 rounds of public consultation and stakeholder engagement; and
  • Preparing a cost estimate to conduct Preliminary Design and Engineering to 30 per cent and Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) Class 3 construction cost estimate.

The City is planning for an at-grade terminal for the EELRT at Kennedy Station to provide a convenient connection to the Kennedy Station Hub.

Further information about this connection and public consultation will be available in early 2023.

Representative diagram of an at-grade station option (SO6) showing a bird's eye view of Kennedy Station to Midland AveRepresentative at-grade station option (SO6) from showing a bird's eye view of Midland Ave to Falmouth Ave

The EELRT consultation program has included several steps to date focused on sharing technical project information and gathering community input to help guide project plans and inform decision-makers. The project team engaged with the public and stakeholders at various in-person meetings, through the project website and via e-mail. Copies of the Phase 3 Consultation and Communications report are available upon request.

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