TORONTO CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO ADVANCE EGLINTON EAST LRT AND WATERFRONT EAST LRT
Toronto City Council unanimously voted in support of advancing work on the Eglinton East Light Rail Transit (LRT) and the Waterfront East LRT.
The Eglinton East LRT is a planned, 15-kilometre LRT running from Kennedy Station through the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) to Malvern, with up to 21 stops and connections to GO Transit. The new line will provide transit access to historically underserved communities, travel through or adjacent to seven Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and bring higher-order transit within walking distance of 49,000 Torontonians.
The City, TTC and Waterfront Toronto are designing the Waterfront East LRT, which will provide rapid transit service to the East Bayfront area along Queens Quay, from Bay Street to Cherry Street, connecting north to the Distillery District and south to Commissioners Road. The line will provide improved transit to areas of significant existing and future development.