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Scarborough Subway Extension

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A Subway for Scarborough

The proposed Scarborough Subway Extension will bring the TTC’s Line 2 subway service nearly eight kilometres farther into Scarborough.

It will extend from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road, providing quick and seamless transit for those heading into and out of the downtown core and those travelling within Scarborough. The extension will replace Line 3 (the Scarborough RT), helping to reduce travel times and improve access to jobs, schools and other key destinations throughout the city.

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are working together to deliver the Scarborough Subway Extension, which is estimated to be complete by 2029-30.

3
Stops

7.8
Kilometers

105,000
Daily Boardings

Where will it take me?

Stations are proposed at Lawrence Avenue and McCowan Road, Scarborough Centre, and Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road.

The proposed extension will connect to a number of other transit systems to make it easier to travel within the city and beyond. Kennedy Station will provide connections to GO Transit rail services and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and the proposed station at Scarborough Centre will connect to GO and proposed Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit services. There will also be local TTC bus connections at every stop along the extension.

All alignments, stations, stops, locations, names and quantity of stations/stops are conceptual and subject to change.

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Proposed Plan

*approximate numbers based on current plans for the project

Number of proposed stations 3
Number of proposed connections to other transit options Up to 6
  • 1 GO Train line – Stouffville
  • Up to 2 local rapid transit lines – Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown); planned connection to future Sheppard Subway Extension
  • 3 bus services – GO Transit, Durham Region Transit and TTC buses
Approximate number of route kms 7.8km
Approximate ridership 105,000 daily boardings
Approximate walking access to rapid transit 38,000 people living within a 10-minute walk to a station
Approximate increase in transit use 52,000 daily boardings by new users
Approximate access to jobs 34,000 jobs within a 10-minute walk from a station

Faster and More Convenient Travel

The proposed Scarborough Subway Extension will improve the customer experience by providing better access to the subway system and minimizing the number of transfers required to get to and from downtown Toronto.

It will also provide a station north of Highway 401 at Sheppard, meaning customers from the northern parts of Scarborough will also spend less time on buses. For drivers, there will be fewer buses on the road as they will be able to terminate at Sheppard and McCowan instead of Scarborough Centre.

Get Involved

The first round of public consultations for the Scarborough Subway Extension was held in early March. Feedback forms and digital copies of the presentation boards are available on the Metrolinx Engage portal.

Your opinion matters. You can always share thoughts, questions or comments on the project by emailing TorontoEast@metrolinx.com.

Next Steps

The Preliminary Design Business Case for the project was released in February, 2020. Planning for the project continues, including due diligence work, further refining the design and engineering work and seeking environmental approvals.

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for advance tunnelling work on the Scarborough Subway Extension and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension - the first phase of work for the two projects.

Stay tuned to this page for future project updates.

If you have any questions about the Scarborough Subway Extension, please contact TorontoEast@metrolinx.com

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