There are a number of other transit expansion projects currently underway in the Toronto, at varying phases of planning, design and construction.

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DS-BRT) project is a Metrolinx-led project that will provide approximately 36 kilometre of dedicated transit infrastructure that will connect Durham Region and the City of Toronto at local and regionally significant areas including Scarborough Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough, and in Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and Pickering. Higher capacity transit is needed to strengthen regional connections between communities in these areas.

The DS-BRT will foster a safe and accessible multi-modal network and will provide:

  • Dedicated lanes for buses, where feasible, resulting in shorter travel times and more reliable transit service;
  • Better connections, with TTC, Durham Region Transit and GO Transit routes using the dedicated lanes and sharing the same stops, making it easier to travel throughout Toronto and the surrounding region; and
  • More frequent service provided, with a bus every five minutes or less during peak hours.

Metrolinx is leading the planning, design and engineering work for the proposed DS-BRT as BRT was identified as the preferred transit technology to link Durham and Scarborough through the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the DS-BRT Initial Business Case (IBC). A Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) was initiated in early 2019. City staff will continue to provide updates to Council as Metrolinx advances implementation of the project and outstanding issues are resolved during detailed design.

For more information on the project, see the Metrolinx DS-BRT project page.

In early 2020, Metrolinx completed an updated Initial Business Case for transit solutions along Dundas Street West that recommended a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. The proposed project is to evaluate a corridor along a 48 kilometre stretch of Dundas Street to the Kipling Transit Hub in the City of Toronto from Highway 6 in the City of Hamilton through, linking Etobicoke and Mississauga City Centres.

City and TTC staff are working with Metrolinx and the City of Mississauga on the planning for the Dundas BRT project. Work is currently being undertaken on the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) and the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the project, funded by Metrolinx and the City of Mississauga.

For more information on this project, please visit the Metrolinx’s Dundas BRT project page.