Scarborough Subway Extension
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.
Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on the traditional territory of Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
In fact, the Scarborough Subway Extension is taking place on lands covered by the Gunshot Treaty of 1788 and is within the Williams Treaties First Nations’ and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation territory.
Metrolinx is committed to building meaningful relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and to working towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land.
A Message From the Project Team
Scarborough Subway Extension project director Mark Ciavarro has seen a lot of exciting growth over more than a decade at Metrolinx. Get to know Mark and find out how the project will transform the commute in Scarborough and beyond.
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.
By the Numbers
(All numbers are approximate, based on current plans for the project)
|Number of proposed stations||3|
|Proposed connections to other transit options||Up to 6
|Route length||7.8 km|
|Ridership||105,000 daily boardings|
|Increase in transit use||52,000 daily boardings by new users|
|Improved access to transit||38,000 more people within walking distance to transit|
|Improved access to jobs||34,000 more jobs within walking distance to transit|
|Yearly reductions in greenhouse gas emissions||10,000 tonnes|
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.
Have a question or concern about the Scarborough Subway Extension? Our dedicated community relations team is available 24/7 through phone at 416-202-7900 or email at ScarboroughSubwayExtension@metrolinx.com.
February 9, 2022
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) package, inviting three teams to submit their proposals for how they will design and build the stations, lay down the tracks, and install the technology that will connect the extension to the Line 2 subway. Learn more here.
September 17, 2021
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have issued the RFQ for the Stations, Rail and Systems (SRS) package for the Scarborough Subway Extension project, inviting industry leaders to submit their qualifications to bid on this package. Learn more here.
June 23, 2021
- Metrolinx officially broke ground on the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension and the signs of progress are starting to become very real, especially at the northeast corner of Sheppard and McCowan. Learn more here.
May 25, 2021
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have awarded the advance tunnel contract to Strabag to design, build and finance the tunnel for the Scarborough Subway Extension. Learn more here.
- Letters identifying transit corridor lands for the project were mailed to property owners and occupants in April. Learn more about property and transit construction.
March 5, 2021
- We’ve identified the team who will design and build the tunnel for the Scarborough Subway Extension, bringing us even closer to reliable, convenient rapid transit for Scarborough. Learn more.
August 20, 2020
- Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) for advanced tunnelling, inviting three shortlisted teams to begin preparing submissions for how they will deliver the project if selected. Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx expect to award tunnelling contracts in mid-2021. Read more about the RFP and shortlisted bidders here.
If you have any questions about the Scarborough Subway Extension, please contact ScarboroughSubwayExtension@metrolinx.com
In The News
Metrolinx is marking another important milestone for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension as the project’s tunnel boring machine, Diggy Scardust, gets lowered into its launch shaft. Watch the new timelapses of the machine being assembled and lowered and read more about what’s next.
Heads up – construction for an important part of the Scarborough Subway Extension, called a headwall, is now underway. Keep reading to find out why this work is so critical for the tunnelling that will start soon.
Metrolinx has released stations plans for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension showing the proposed building locations, entrances and bus terminals.
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have reached another important milestone for the Scarborough Subway Extension – three teams have been shortlisted to submit their proposals for how they will design and build the stations, lay down the tracks, and install the technology that will connect the extension to the Line 2 subway.