This page provides a high-level overview of the Scarborough Subway Extension project. For more details please visit Metrolinx’s Scarborough Subway Extension web page.

Project Background

The Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE) extends Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth Subway) by 7.8 km from Kennedy Station to a new terminus at Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road. The SSE will run below grade from the existing Kennedy Station to a new terminus at Sheppard Avenue East via Eglinton Avenue, Danforth Road and McCowan Road, with three new stations.

A three-stop extension of Line 2 was announced as part of the 2019 Provincial Budget. The project has been identified as the sole responsibility of Metrolinx in the Getting Ontario Moving Act (Bill 107) and Ontario Regulation 248/19 Interim Measures – Upload of Rapid Transit Projects. According to the 2019 Provincial Budget, this project has an in-service date of 2029-2030.

Once complete, this project will be operated by the TTC as a seamless extension to the existing TTC Line 2 Subway.

Current Project Status

Project planning and design is being led by Metrolinx and is currently underway.

City Expectations

City staff assessment of the proposed project was included in a staff report to City Council in October 2019. The City and TTC will be working with Metrolinx so that the following key expectations of this project are met:

  • Providing fully integrated future service with Line 2, including through-service at Kennedy Station.
  • Protecting for the normalization of the Progress Avenue and McCowan Road intersection.
  • Not precluding an easterly extension of Line 5 Eglinton (Eglinton East LRT).
  • Demonstrating consistency with the City’s planning framework, including locating stations in areas where the Official Plan directs population and employment growth, with land use designations in the station area that support the development of this growth, benefiting the natural and cultural heritage environments, improving the public realm, achieving architectural and urban design excellence, and being resilient to climate change.
  • Providing convenient and safe passenger movement with connecting bus and streetcar routes, while integrating facilities identified by TTC to deliver effective and flexible transit service.