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Durham-Scarborough BRT

Project overview

The proposed Durham-Scarborough BRT (DSBRT) line consists of 36 kilometres of bus rapid transit that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough. Improved transit along Highway 2 across the Toronto and Durham boundary would link communities, employment, schools and other major destinations in the Region.

The proposed project aims to create seamless connections with local transit networks, providing the residents of Durham Region and the City of Toronto more flexibility and choice to get where they need to go, faster and more reliably.

The DSBRT project was assessed under the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08. On March 28, 2022, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued a Notice to Proceed with the transit project. As the final step of the TPAP, Metrolinx and Durham Region have issued a Statement of Completion. More information is available on our Environmental Assessment webpage.

New Bus Service Direct to Toronto | Durham-Scarborough BRT Project

The proposed Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT) will bring 36km and 49 stops of faster, more reliable bus service between Durham and Toronto.

Key facts

Durham-Scarborough BRT Benefits

  • Distance

    36 kilometers

  • Less delay

    85% Reduction in average bus delays

  • BRT stops

    49 proposed BRT stops

  • Reduced pollution

    162 kilotonnes of CO2 reduced

  • Service frequency

    Two-way service every five minutes

  • Economic benefits

    $686 million in economic benefits

  • Ridership

    38,400 expected daily ridership by 2041

  • Fewer injuries

    208 fewer traffic-related injuries

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Land Acknowledgement

Metrolinx acknowledges that it operates on lands that have been, and continue to be, home to many Indigenous Peoples including the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples. We are all Treaty people. Many of us have come here as settlers, as immigrants or involuntarily as part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, in this generation, or generations past. We acknowledge the historic and continued impacts of colonization and the need to work towards meaningful reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land. We acknowledge that Metrolinx operates on territories and lands covered by many treaties that affirm and value the rights of Indigenous communities, Nations and Peoples. We understand the importance of working towards reconciliation with the original caretakers of this land. At Metrolinx, we will conduct business in a manner that is built on a foundation of trust, respect and collaboration.