Information sessions planned for Eglington East LRT project

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

The upcoming Eglinton East LRT (EELRT) will extend 18.6 kilometres from Kennedy Station in the west to Malvern Town Centre in Scarborough, via the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC).

Featuring a C-shaped route, the line will include 27 stops and five interchanges connecting commuters with other major transit lines on the TTC and GO network.

Phase two consultations are now underway, to gather feedback from the public and stakeholders on the environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts of the project, as part of the transit and rail project assessment process.

Three public information sessions are scheduled:

May 29

  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Scarborough Village Recreation Centre, 3600 Kingston Road, Intermission Room

May 30

  • 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Highland Hall, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, 1265 Military Trail, Event Centre

June 1

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Lester B. Pearson Collegiate Institute, 150 Tapscott Road, Cafetorium

Click here to view the draft version of the Environmental Project Report (EPR), including supporting draft technical reports, includes detailed information about the planning process, preferred alignment, stop locations, existing and future environmental conditions, potential impacts, and proposed mitigation and monitoring measures. The draft EPR will be available on the project web page from May 29 to June 30.

A survey is available until the end of June and comments can also be provided by phone, mail or email.

See the Public Consultation page for details.

The City of Toronto, together with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), is planning the Eglinton East Light Rail Transit (EELRT) project, a rapid transit line (future Line 7) proposed to span across eastern Scarborough. The project consists of:

An LRT operating within the centre of the roadway on a dedicated guideway, separated from vehicle traffic

A route extending 18.6 km from Kennedy Station to Malvern Town Centre via the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC), with a connection to the future Line 2 terminus at Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road

27 stops along the route including five interchanges with other major transit lines

Extensive public realm improvements along the route informed by the City’s Complete Streets Guidelines including protected bikeways, wider sidewalks, multi-use paths and greenery

A maintenance and storage facility (MSF) at Conlins Road and Sheppard Avenue East for the LRT vehicles, and an estimated 15 traction power substations (TPSS) along the route

The project also includes:

A New Military Trail roadway through the UTSC campus

Realignment of Eglinton Avenue East at Kingston Road

Realignment and extension of Beath Street in the West Hill community

Extension of Rodda Boulevard in the West Hill community

Reduction from four to two vehicle travel lanes on Neilson Road between Malvern Town Centre and Sheppard Avenue

The EELRT is a transformational project, bringing higher-order transit and extensive public realm improvements to historically underserved areas of Scarborough, including eight Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, and creating more transit options in eastern Scarborough by connecting to other rapid transit services.

The Transit and Rail Project Assessment Process commenced on May 15, 2024. View the Notice of Commencement PDF. The draft Environmental Project Report will be available from May 29 to June 30.

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