Scarborough residents asked to 'help plan' unfunded Eglinton East line

WhatsOn Nov 15, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

Residents are asked to “help plan” a proposed light-rail-transit line through eastern Scarborough, the Eglinton East LRT, at three public meetings.

It’s the first time the project, which currently has no construction funding, has been the focus of meetings since Mayor John Tory declared it would be built along with a single-stop extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

Part of the Crosstown LRT, Eglinton East would run from Kennedy Station along Eglinton Avenue, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue to the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

Rising subway costs depleted Eglinton East’s budget, but the mayor has insisted both will be built.

The meetings are Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Malvern Community Centre on Sewells Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School on Morningside Avenue; and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School on Midland Avenue.

A similar project called the Scarborough-Malvern LRT, running as far north as Malvern Town Centre, was studied in 2009 but downgraded in priority and not built.

The City of Toronto’s notice for the meetings describes the LRT as having “a future extension to Malvern,” though no extension has been proposed.

Scarborough residents asked to 'help plan' unfunded Eglinton East line

WhatsOn Nov 15, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

Residents are asked to “help plan” a proposed light-rail-transit line through eastern Scarborough, the Eglinton East LRT, at three public meetings.

It’s the first time the project, which currently has no construction funding, has been the focus of meetings since Mayor John Tory declared it would be built along with a single-stop extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

Part of the Crosstown LRT, Eglinton East would run from Kennedy Station along Eglinton Avenue, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue to the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

Rising subway costs depleted Eglinton East’s budget, but the mayor has insisted both will be built.

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The meetings are Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Malvern Community Centre on Sewells Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School on Morningside Avenue; and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School on Midland Avenue.

A similar project called the Scarborough-Malvern LRT, running as far north as Malvern Town Centre, was studied in 2009 but downgraded in priority and not built.

The City of Toronto’s notice for the meetings describes the LRT as having “a future extension to Malvern,” though no extension has been proposed.

Scarborough residents asked to 'help plan' unfunded Eglinton East line

WhatsOn Nov 15, 2017 Scarborough Mirror

Residents are asked to “help plan” a proposed light-rail-transit line through eastern Scarborough, the Eglinton East LRT, at three public meetings.

It’s the first time the project, which currently has no construction funding, has been the focus of meetings since Mayor John Tory declared it would be built along with a single-stop extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line.

Part of the Crosstown LRT, Eglinton East would run from Kennedy Station along Eglinton Avenue, Kingston Road and Morningside Avenue to the University of Toronto Scarborough campus.

Rising subway costs depleted Eglinton East’s budget, but the mayor has insisted both will be built.

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The meetings are Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Malvern Community Centre on Sewells Road, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic School on Morningside Avenue; and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School on Midland Avenue.

A similar project called the Scarborough-Malvern LRT, running as far north as Malvern Town Centre, was studied in 2009 but downgraded in priority and not built.

The City of Toronto’s notice for the meetings describes the LRT as having “a future extension to Malvern,” though no extension has been proposed.