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Durham-Scarborough BRT

Environmental Project Report (EPR) update

The Environmental Project Report (EPR) was available for review for a 30-day review period from January 21, 2022 to February 22, 2022. On March 28, 2022, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks issued a Notice to Proceed with the transit project in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08. As the final step of the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), Metrolinx and Durham Region have issued a Statement of Completion in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08.

Map of Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit

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TPAP timeline

Project Process: TPAP and PDBC

Pinch Points

Explore the Pinch Point study areas and the pros and cons for each

Pinch Point #1 study area:

A map of the study area showing the extent of the Ellesmere Road west pinch point, from Military ...

Key considerations for the Ellesmere Road pinch point are:

• Minimal property acquisition required to achieve Official Plan right-of-way

• High forecasted traffic volumes in 2041

• Minimal natural heritage features and cultural heritage resources

Technically Preferred Option: Centre-median (6 Lanes)

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Widen to add two dedicated transit lanes and maintain the current number of general traffic lanes. (Cross-sections are conceptual.)

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• Provides the highest priority for transit, improving speed, reliability, comfort and convenience

• Maintains existing traffic capacity

• Provides opportunities to improve existing active transportation network

• Local transit can serve stops from curb lanes between rapid transit stops


• Requires all left-turns to occur at signalized intersections

• Limited potential impacts to a few cultural heritage resources