Step 2 consultation is anticipated in fall 2024.

 

Jane Street, from Steeles Avenue West to Eglinton Avenue West, has been prioritized for the installation of transit priority solutions due to its high ridership, long travel times and its important role in connecting Line 1 Yonge-University (at Pioneer Village Station) and the future Line 5 Eglinton (at Mount Dennis Station). It also passes through many Neighbourhood Improvement Areas. Today, the 35 Jane and 935 Jane bus routes are among the TTC’s most heavily used and play a significant role in moving people around the city.

Get Involved

The City and the TTC will be seeking input from the community and key stakeholders to better understand the Jane Street roadway user needs, challenges, and priorities and advance transit priority solutions. Feedback will be collected in two steps: Step 1: Develop Design Options & Preliminary Evaluation and Step 2: Evaluate & Identify the Preferred Design Option.

Public feedback, along with technical considerations and City policies and guidelines will be considered in decisions to be made by staff and City Council.

The RapidTO: Jane Street study area is Jane Street, between Steeles Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West.
The study area is Jane Street, between Steeles Avenue West to Eglinton Avenue West.

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Roadway Options

The City and TTC are considering the following design options, as well as a potential sixth option combining the options below to account for local challenges and opportunities:

Option # Option Name Existing General Lane Configuration Proposed General Lane Configuration Proposed Bus Stop Removals
1 Keep Existing Conditions with Minor Road & Public Transit Changes 4 General Purpose Lanes (2 per direction) No changes
  • up to 7 northbound
  • up to 5 southbound
2 Priority Bus Lanes 4 General Purpose Lanes (2 per direction)
  • 2 mixed-traffic lanes (1 per direction)
  • 2 bus lanes (1 per direction)
  • up to 16 northbound
  • up to 15 southbound
3 Priority Bus Lanes on Key Segments 4 General Purpose Lanes (2 per direction)
  • 2 mixed-traffic lanes (1 per direction)
  • 2 bus lanes (1 per direction)
  • up to 16 northbound
  • up to 15 southbound
4 High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes (3+) 4 General Purpose Lanes (2 per direction)
  • 2 mixed-traffic lanes (1 per direction)
  • 2 HOV lanes (1 per direction)
  • up to 9 northbound
  • up to 8 southbound
5 Queue Jump Lanes at Key Intersections 4 General Purpose Lanes (2 per direction) No changes, except at specific intersections where new or extended right-turn lanes would be built
  • up to 9 northbound
  • up to 8 southbound

Bus Stop Removals

The City and TTC are also proposing bus stop removals where there is no protected pedestrian crossing. Depending on the option, the City and TTC are also proposing to remove stops that are located closer than TTC service standards or where removals can improve bus reliability and travel times.

Jane Street bus stop changes will be refined through consultation and the selection of a preferred design option.

Chart showing proposed bus stop changes on Jane Street.

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Typical Cross-Section

Typical cross-section for Option 1. From left to right: sidewalk, boulevard, mixed-traffic curb lane, mixed-traffic lane, two-way left turn lane, mixed-traffic lane, mixed-traffic curb lane, boulevard and sidewalk.
Typical cross-section for existing conditions.

2023+ Changes (After Line 5 Eglinton Opens)

Map showing the study area and future local and express routes and connections.
Future local and express routes and connections in the study area.

When Line 5 opens, TTC will modify bus routes in the surrounding area to improve customer connections to and from Line 5. The current 35 Jane route will be split into two routes:

  • The revised 35 Jane route will operate from Pioneer Village Station along Jane Street to Mount Dennis Station.
  • A new 27 Jane South route will operate along Jane Street from Mount Dennis Station to Jane Station.
  • The 935 Jane Express route will not change.

These planned changes were proposed and consulted during the 2022 Annual Service Plan.

Key Features

  • Keep 2 general travel lanes in each direction and 1 centre-turn lane
  • Remove or relocate up to 7 northbound and 5 southbound bus stops with no protected pedestrian crossings
  • Option 1 improvements will be carried out regardless of which other design option is selected

Trade-Offs

  • No improvements to transit travel times or reliability
  • No impacts to current traffic travel time
  • No impacts to properties, trees or utilities

Bus Stop Removals

Option 1 proposes to remove stops with no pedestrian-protected crossings:

  • Opp 4359/4359 Jane Street
  • 2900/2901 Jane Street
  • Courage Avenue
  • Opp 2265/2265 Jane Street
  • Raven Road
  • Patika Avenue
  • Goldwin Avenue/Cornell Avenue

The average customer travel distance from front door to bus stop would be about 240 m or 4 minutes walk.

Detailed Drawings

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Example

A bus using a priority bus lane on Eglinton Avenue East.
A bus using a priority bus lane.

Typical Cross-Section

Typical cross-section for Option 2. From left to right: sidewalk, boulevard, priority bus lane painted red, mixed-traffic lane, two-way left turn lane, mixed-traffic lane, priority bus lane painted red, boulevard and sidewalk.
Typical cross-section for priority bus lanes.

Proposed Locations

Conceptual map of Jane Street showing mixed-traffic curb lanes converted to continuous, curbside priority bus lanes (shown by red paint) for buses (including school buses), emergency vehicles and bicycles.
Proposed priority bus lane locations.

Key Features

  • Converts existing mixed traffic curb lanes to priority lanes for buses (including school buses), emergency vehicles and bicycles using red paint
  • Continuous bus lanes between Steeles Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West, with breaks near the Highway 400 ramps and Sheppard Avenue West
  • Cars, trucks and taxis may use the bus lanes to access driveways or make right turns
  • Up to 9 northbound and 10 southbound bus stops proposed to be removed, in addition to planned stop removals under Option 1

Trade-Offs

  • Decreases travel times for people riding public transit by 5 minutes during each AM/PM rush hours
  • Increases average travel distance to bus stop by 55 m (or 55 second walk) as a result of proposed stop removals
  • Increases travel times for people driving by 3 to 4 minutes during each AM/PM rush hours
  • Maintains existing sidewalks and street furniture zones
  • Continuous shared bus lanes reduce exposure to mixed traffic for people cycling
  • No impacts to properties or driveways
  • Minor impacts to trees and utilities
  • Estimated cost of $4.7 million
  • Quick implementation (1 to 2 years) and no reconstruction required

Proposed Bus Stop Removals

Both Options 2 and 3 propose to remove stops with no pedestrian-protected crossings, optimize stop spacing and maximize benefits of priority bus lanes:

  • Option 1 proposed stop removals
  • Hullmar Drive
  • 4148 Jane Street/San Romanoway
  • Eddystone Avenue
  • Clair Road/Spenvalley Road
  • Sheppard Avenue West (southbound near-side only)
  • Troutbrooke Drive
  • William Cragg Drive
  • Beverly Hills Drive/Downsview Avenue
  • Wright Avenue/Speers Avenue
  • Harding Avenue

The average customer travel distance from front door to bus stop would be about 250 m or a 4-minute walk.

Detailed Drawings

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Example

The 86 Scarborough bus arriving at a bus stop on a priority roadway..
A bus using a priority bus lane.

Typical Cross-Section

Typical cross-section for Option 3. From left to right: sidewalk, boulevard, priority bus lane painted red, mixed-traffic lane, two-way left turn lane, mixed-traffic lane, priority bus lane painted red, boulevard and sidewalk.
Typical cross-section for priority bus lanes on key segments.

Proposed Locations

Conceptual map of Jane Street showing mixed-traffic curb lanes converted to continuous, curbside priority bus lanes only at key road segments (shown by red paint) for buses (including school buses), emergency vehicles and bicycles.
Proposed priority bus lane locations.

Key Features

  • Converts existing mixed traffic curb lanes to priority lanes for buses (including school buses), emergency vehicles and bicycles using red paint – but only applied at key segments of the roadway
  • Continuous bus lanes between Steeles Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West, with breaks near the Highway 400 ramps and Sheppard Avenue West
  • Cars, trucks and taxis may use the bus lanes to access driveways or make right turns
  • Up to 9 northbound and 10 southbound bus stops proposed to be removed, in addition to planned stop removals under Option 1

Trade-Offs

  • Decreases travel times for people riding transit by 4 minutes during each AM/PM rush hours
  • Increases average travel distance to bus stop by 55 m (or 55 second walk) as a result of proposed stop removals
  • Increases travel times for people driving by 2 to 3 minutes during AM/PM rush hours
  • Maintains existing sidewalks and street furniture zones
  • Shared bus lanes reduce cyclists’ exposure to mixed traffic, but lane breaks reduce overall benefit
  • No impacts to properties or driveways
  • Minor impacts to trees and utilities
  • Estimated cost of $3.9 million
  • Quick implementation (1 to 2 years) and no reconstruction required

Proposed Bus Stop Removals

Both Options 2 and 3 propose to remove stops with no pedestrian-protected crossings, optimize stop spacing and maximize benefits of priority bus lanes:

  • Option 1 proposed stop removals
  • Hullmar Drive
  • 4148 Jane Street/San Romanoway
  • Eddystone Avenue
  • Clair Road/Spenvalley Road
  • Sheppard Avenue West (southbound near-side only)
  • Troutbrooke Drive
  • William Cragg Drive
  • Beverly Hills Drive/Downsview Avenue
  • Wright Avenue/Speers Avenue
  • Harding Avenue

The average customer travel distance from front door to bus stop would be about 250 m or a 4-minute walk.

Detailed Drawings

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Example

The 25B Don Mills bus travelling along a curbside HOV lane on Don Mills Road.
A bus using a High Occupancy Vehicle lane.

Typical Cross-Section

Typical cross-section for Option 4. From left to right: sidewalk, boulevard, high occupancy vehicle lane (3+), mixed-traffic lane, two-way left turn lane, mixed-traffic lane, high occupancy vehicle lane (3+), boulevard and sidewalk.
Typical cross-section for High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.

Proposed Locations

Conceptual map of the Jane Street showing mixed traffic curb lanes convert to continuous, priority lanes for High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV 3 plus), taxis, motorcycles and bicycles between Steeles Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West, with a break near the Highway 400 ramps.
Proposed High Occupancy Vehicle lane locations.

Key Features

  • Converts existing mixed traffic curb lanes to priority lanes for High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV 3+), taxis, motorcycles and bicycles
  • Continuous HOV lanes between Steeles Avenue West and Eglinton Avenue West, with a break near the Highway 400 ramps
  • All vehicles may use the HOV lanes to access driveways or make right turns
  • Up to 2 northbound and 3 southbound bus stops proposed to be removed, in addition to planned stop removals under Option 1
  • Staff will investigate HOV 2+ if the preferred design includes HOV lanes

Trade-Offs

  • Decreases travel times for people riding public transit by 2 to 3 minutes during each AM/PM rush hours
  • Increases average travel distance to bus stop by 45 m (or 45 second walk) as a result of proposed stop removals
  • Increases travel times for people driving by 2 to 3 minutes during AM/PM rush hours
  • Maintains existing sidewalks and street furniture zones
  • HOV lanes provide access to people cycling but exposure to mixed traffic reduce overall benefits
  • No impacts to properties or driveways
  • Minor impacts to trees and utilities
  • Estimated cost of $2.5 million
  • Quick implementation (1 to 2 years), no reconstruction required

Proposed Bus Stop Removals

Both Options 4 and 5 propose to remove stops with no pedestrian-protected crossings and optimize stop spacing:

  • Option 1 proposed stop removals
  • Sheppard Avenue West (southbound near-side only)
  • Troutbrooke Drive
  • Harding Avenue

The average customer travel distance from front door to bus stop would be about 240 m or a 4-minute walk.

Detailed Drawings

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Example

Diagram showing how a bus could use a curbside queue jump lane to pass traffic queues at red lights during or after an intersection.
A bus using a queue jump lane.

Typical Cross-Section

Typical cross-section for Option 5. From left to right: sidewalk, boulevard, mixed-traffic curb lane, mixed-traffic lane, two-way left turn lane, mixed-traffic lane, mixed-traffic curb lane, right turn/queue jump lane, boulevard and sidewalk.
Typical cross-section for queue jump lanes at key intersections.

Proposed Locations

Conceptual map of the Jane Street showing queue jump lanes by adding or extending right-turn lanes at key locations to give buses a headstart at Eglinton Avenue, Trethewey Drive, Lawrence Avenue, Maple Leaf Drive, Falstaff Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Sheppard Avenue, Finch Avenue, and Shoreham Drive.
Proposed queue jump lane locations.

Key Features

  • Construct queue jump lanes by adding or extending right-turn lanes at key intersections to give buses a head start
  • Cars, trucks and taxis may use the queue jump lanes to access driveways or make right turns
  • Up to 2 northbound and 3 southbound bus stops proposed be removed, in addition to planned stop removals under Option 1

Trade-Offs

  • Decreases travel times for people riding public transit by 2 minutes during each AM/PM rush hours
  • Increase average travel distance to bus stop by 44 m (or 44 second walk) as a result of proposed stop removals
  • Minimal impact on traffic travel time
  • Localized impacts to existing sidewalks and street furniture zones at key locations
  • May introduce additional conflicts between cyclists and right-turning vehicles at new queue jump lane locations
  • No impacts to properties
  • Minor impacts to driveways at a few intersection locations
  • Localized impacts to trees and utilities
  • Estimated cost of $10.7 million
  • Longer implementation (3 to 4 years), with road reconstruction required

Proposed Bus Stop Removals

Both Options 4 and 5 propose to remove stops with no pedestrian-protected crossings and optimize stop spacing:

  • Option 1 planned stop removals
  • Sheppard Avenue West (southbound near-side only)
  • Troutbrooke Drive
  • Harding Avenue

The average customer travel distance from front door to bus stop would be about 240 m or a 4 minute walk.

Detailed Drawings

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The Step 1 consultation comment period for this consultation has closed. The Step 1 Public Consultation Report summarizes feedback received.

Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was held on March 8, 2023, that included a presentation followed by a Question and Answer period.

Public Drop-In Events

Two public drop-in events were held on March 22 and 28, 2023, that included an in-person opportunity to speak with project staff and view display boards.

Consultation Materials

Presentation

Roll Plans

Bus Stop Removal Maps

    February/March 2023

    Step 1: Develop Design Options & Preliminary Evaluation

    Fall 2024

    Step 2: Evaluate & Identify the Preferred Design Option

    Mid-2024

    Report to City Council

    2024+

    Step 3: Project Delivery (subject to City Council approval)

    Study Overview

    Jane Street was one of the highest-scoring roadways in the RapidTO: Surface Transit Network Plan and was also identified in TTC’s 5-Year Service Plan & 10-Year Outlook as a key candidate for transit priority.

    The City and TTC are exploring bus priority solutions along Jane Street that take into account the unique needs of the community. This study is being coordinated with other studies along Jane Street.

    TTC Service on Jane Street

    • 43,000 TTC customers on an average weekday
    • 15 per cent to 26 per cent of afternoon TTC bus trips are on time
    • 37 per cent of people living near Jane Street rely on public transit to get around
    • Riding public transit takes 66 per cent longer than driving
    • Serves seven Neighbourhood Improvement Areas

    The TTC and City have already made operational improvements through optimized traffic signals and signage, installation of transit signal priority, parking restrictions and bus bays.

    Road Safety Audit

    A Road Safety Audit was completed through a different consultant team to help identify safety design improvements for all options. An In-Service Safety Review is also underway using an equity-informed lens to identify the safety needs of local residents. Recommended safety improvements will be reflected in the preferred option.

    Future Bikeways Improvements

    Planned road reconstruction and resurfacing are scheduled for 2027+. These works provide an opportunity to explore dedicated bikeways through the Jane Street-Keele Street Major City-wide Cycling Route Feasibility Study.

    Step 2 consultation will explore opportunities to space-proof potential future separated bikeway on the preferred transit alternative. Recommendations will not preclude ability to install separated bikeways in the future where the road right-of-way allows.

    Staff Reports to TTC Board

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