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Preliminary Design for City of Toronto

This page contains information on the preliminary design in the City of Toronto. Scroll down to watch a narrated overview of the preliminary design in Toronto or scroll through the design drawings at your own pace.

Renderings have been developed to show how the corridor would look in the future with BRT.

A map indicating the six different corridor design segments for the City of Toronto portion of the BRT project. Segment 1 is from Grangeway Avenue to Morningside Avenue; the design proposes to widen the segment to add two dedicated centre-median transit lanes and maintain existing four lanes for general traffic. Segment 2 is from Morningside Avenue to Military Trail; the design proposes buses to run in mixed traffic to match Eglinton East LRT planning, and maintain the existing four lanes for general traffic. Segment 3 is from Military Trail to Meadowvale Road; the design proposes to widen the segment and add two dedicated centre-median transit lanes and maintain existing four lanes for general traffic. Segment 4 is from Meadowvale Road to Kingston Road; the design proposes to widen the segment and add two dedicated centre-median transit lanes and maintain existing two lanes for general traffic. Segment 5 is from Kingston Road to Port Union Road; the design is to be confirmed in consultation with the Ministry of Transportation. Segment 6 is from Port Union Road to the Toronto-Pickering border; the design proposes buses to run in mixed traffic and maintain the existing 4 lanes for general traffic. A table explaining the lane modifications for each road segment in the City of Toronto. Segment 1: Existing Lanes, 4. Future proposed traffic lanes, 4. Total number of lanes including BRT lanes, 6. Segment 2: Existing Lanes, 4. Future proposed traffic lanes, 4. Total number of lanes including BRT lanes, 4. Segment 3: Existing Lanes, 4. Future proposed traffic lanes, 4. Total number of lanes including BRT lanes, 6. Segment 4: Existing Lanes, 2. Future proposed traffic lanes, 2. Total number of lanes including BRT lanes, 4. Segment 5: Existing Lanes, 4. Future proposed traffic lanes, to be confirmed. Total number of lanes including BRT lanes, to be confirmed. Segment 6: Existing Lanes, 4. Future proposed traffic lanes, 4. Total number of lanes including BRT lanes, 4.Click image to enlarge

Note that interim solutions may be implemented in segment 3 and 4 in advance of the ultimate design.

As part of the Scarborough Subway Extension, a new bus terminal is proposed. The terminal will accommodate GO, TTC and Durham Region Transit buses. This bus station will serve as the terminal for the Durham-Scarborough BRT service. The location and future routing of the terminal is still being determined.

Through public consultation, we received many suggestions to avoid routing buses through the intersection of Ellesmere Road and McCowan Road due to congestion.

The recommended route for the Durham-Scarborough BRT service is:

Westbound:
Ellesmere Road » Grangeway Avenue » TTC Bus Terminal

Eastbound:
TTC Bus Terminal » Grangeway Avenue » Ellesmere Road

Orthophoto map depicting the western end of the proposed BRT corridor in the City of Toronto. The map identifies the location for the proposed bus terminal that will serve the Durham-Scarborough BRT. The location is southeast of Progress Avenue and McCowan Road. The map also identifies nearby proposed BRT stops.

View design drawings

The preliminary design can also be viewed on the project’s interactive map.

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