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Sheppard East LRT open houses, April 15, 17

Update: April 8, 5 p.m.: The City and TTC have added frequently asked questions (FAQs) to their webpages on the Sheppard East project. You’ll find answers to your questions about light rail transit, Transit City and the Sheppard East project in particular.

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The City of Toronto’s and TTC’s first steps to developing Transit City, an extensive light rail transit (LRT) network, start next week when they host the first two open houses for the proposed Sheppard East line.

The plan would replace the buses on Sheppard Avenue East east of Don Mills Road with modern electric-power LRT vehicles operating in dedicated transit lanes, apart from cars, trucks and other vehicles.

With these open houses, the City and TTC are kicking off studying what people who live, work and travel to the area need in public transportation and starting the environmental assessment process. Building an LRT line along Sheppard east of McCowan Road also requires the City to amend its Official Plan, so that it could designate this part of Sheppard as a “transit priority” corridor. You can see a map of the study area here.

You can drop by one of these two open houses anytime between 6:30 and 9 p.m. to learn about the study that the TTC and City are undertaking, find out what they hope to achieve, offer your feedback, comments and ideas and get answers to any questions you may have.

Tuesday, April 15 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. at:

Sts. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall,
231 Milner Avenue,
(south of Sheppard Avenue East and west of Markham Road).

You can see a map of the meeting location here.

Thursday, April 17, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. at:

Sir John A Macdonald Collegiate
2300 Pharmacy Avenue
(north of Sheppard Avenue East)

You can see a map of the meeting location here.

At the April 15 open house, you can also learn about plans to extend the Scarborough RT.