Nestled on the Eastern edge of the city, Scarborough is the perfect neighbourhood for those who appreciate the quietude of suburban living while relishing the proximity to urban amenities. As this charming neighbourhood steadily evolves, it’s a promising destination on the rise. With ongoing transit extensions and upgrades, the convenience of calling Scarborough home is on the brink of getting even better. Whether it’s your work commute, or some light-hearted weekend exploring – it’s about to reach a whole new level!
Here are all the major transit upgrades coming to Scarborough:
1. Scarborough Subway Extension
The Scarborough Subway Extension or SSE, is the first phase of the extension of Line 2 (Bloor-Danforth) in the East, going up North and providing residents with access to Sheppard Avenue. Residents will be able to enjoy an effortless and quick commute within the Eastern Neighbourhood. Considering that the last stop will be a short walk away from the Agincourt GO Station, this will improve the accessibility even further!
2. Sheppard Extension
The Sheppard Extension or the future Line 4, will be a potential second phase of the Scarborough Subway Extension. As of now, the plan is to extend this line both eastward and westward which would improve Toronto’s entire subway system astronomically by providing access across North York and Scarborough. The eastward extension could connect to 2 new rail lines, potentially with Agincourt GO and Scarborough Town Centre.
3. Ontario Line
The Ontario Line will improve the connectivity within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area while simultaneously relieving the traffic congestion. This 15.6km stand-alone rapid transit line will connect the Ontario Science Centre to Exhibition/Ontario Place, complete with an increased frequency compared to the existing subway system. This line will have fifteen stations with over 40 connections to Line 1, Line 2, GO Transit, and the future Line 5 (Eglinton Crosstown LRT). It will also be connected to several bus and streetcar routes.
4. Eglinton Crosstown LRT
The Eglinton Crosstown LRT also named Line 5 will run across Eglinton Avenue between Weston Road (Mount Dennis) and Kennedy Station, providing access further into Eastern Toronto. With an additional 25 stops, linking to regional bus routes, three subway stations, and GO Transit lines, it will significantly elevate the commute to and from Downtown Toronto. The 19km corridor of this project will include a 10km underground portion, from Keele Street to Laird Drive. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is set to launch sometime in 2024.
We hope you are as excited as us to see all the new proposed upgrades to the system come to fruition! While you’re still here, check out our Instagram and stay tuned for more.