Line 3 Scarborough bus replacement options

The TTC is seeking feedback on future Line 3 bus replacement service when the line closes in 2023, and would like to share and seek feedback on a shortlist of bus routing options for the Line 3 bus replacement service. Your feedback, along with technical work, will help the TTC develop the final recommended plan that will be presented to the TTC Board in January 2022 for approval. Visit line3bus.ca or see details below to learn more and ways to share your feedback.

The three options

Option 1 (TTC recommendation): Convert the Line 3 right-of-way to two-way roadway

  • Buses will operate on the Line 3 Right-of-Way between Kennedy and Ellesmere Stations, and on-street along Ellesmere Road and Brimley Road, to provide a fast and reliable journey towards Scarborough Centre.
  • New stops at Tara Avenue will be added to provide connection to the local community.
  • Adaptive re-use (parkland, cycling, special events, …) will be possible between Ellesmere and McCowan stations.
  • Requires a different routing for up to two years while the roadway is constructed, but allows more reliable and rapid bus service throughout the remainder of the Line 2 extension construction period, which could last until the mid-2030’s.

Option 2: Midland northbound and Brimley southbound

  • Buses will operate one-way on Midland and Brimley in each direction (northbound/ southbound). This couplet operation allows for better signal optimization to deliver faster travel times for customers.
  • Full Line 3 Right-of-Way would be available for adaptive re-use.
  • If Option 1 is chosen, this option could serve as a short-term solution while the Line 3 infrastructure is being converted for bus operation.
  • Could experience construction delays near Kennedy station on Eglinton.

Option 3: Kennedy to Lawrence, then Brimley northbound and Midland southbound

  • Bus operation will be similar to Option 2 except buses will operate along Kennedy south of Lawrence.
  • There is potential for a more direct southbound routing on Midland pending confirmation of Metrolinx construction plans.
  • Full Line 3 Right-of-Way would be available for adaptive re-use.
  • If Option 1 is chosen, this option could serve as a short-term solution while the Line 3 infrastructure is being converted for bus operation.

Virtual public meeting

October 19, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Register and join: line3bus.ca/publicmeeting
(or join by phone at 647-558-0588, meeting ID: 863 2651 3488)

Online survey

Visit: line3bus.ca/survey until October 29th

You can also complete the survey by mail
(call 647-424-2286 or email klamparero@swerhun.com)

Line 3 Station pop-ups

October 21, 2021

  • Kennedy Station 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Scarborough Centre Station 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

October 25, 2021

  • Midland Station 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Ellesmere Station 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

October 28, 2021

  • Lawrence East Station 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • McCowan Station 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

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