Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit

Engagement Events:

Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Whitby Update Live (May 20, 2021):

The Whitby Chamber of Commerce participated in another Metrolinx and the DSBRT Project Team held another public engagement session. Virtually, the newly refined preliminary design for the downtown was presented, as well the project spanning across the Town of Whitby. It followed with a Q&A from participants.

For up-to-date resources and information visit, Metrolinx Engage.

Metrolinx and the Durham-Scarborough BRT Project Presentation to Whitby Chamber of Commerce Membership (May 12, 2021):

Metrolinx and Durham Region hosted the Whitby Chamber of Commerce membership to review the refined preliminary design for the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) project, presented to the Town of Whitby Council at a Special Meeting on April 22, 2021. If you missed that session, this event encouraged members to learn more about this project, the latest design for Whitby, and have your questions and concerns addressed.

The purpose of the virtual meeting was to continue to engage our membership, review and discuss the latest design, as well as address project impacts and mitigation measures.

See the proposed: 6-lane configuration link to the renderings for your reference.

Metrolinx and the Town of Whitby Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Project Presentation (April 22, 2021):

On Thursday, April 22, at 5:30 p.m. Metrolinx presented an update on their proposed design for the new Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route along Highway 2 in Whitby at a Special Council Meeting. The Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) was in attendance and appreciated the overview slide regarding the engagement efforts completed to date. We began our engagement at the first public consultation in June 2019 with several representatives from the WCC at this event.

This transit project proposes approximately 36 kilometres of dedicated transit infrastructure, connecting downtown Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough.

For more information visit Metrolinx Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit.

To view the presentation click here.

To review the Town of Whitby, BRT Staff Report click here.

A video of the Special Council meeting can be viewed post-meeting through archived video on the Town’s website.

Metrolinx and the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Team Virtual Open House (March 2021):

Metrolinx and the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Team have refined the preliminary design for Downtown Whitby to address community concerns and hosted a virtual open house on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If you missed the event, here is the recording:

Metrolinx Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Project Presentation (March 2021):

The Whitby Chamber of Commerce hosted Metrolinx and the Durham-Scarborough BRT Project Team to review the latest designs for the Bus Rapid Transit project with our membership.

If you missed the event, here is the recording:

Meeting minutes.

BRT Community Information Session (December 2020):

On Thursday, December 3, 2020, Mayor Don Mitchell, Durham Region Transit, the Downtown Whitby BIA, and Metrolinx held a community information session regarding the Bus Rapid Transit project.

For More Information:

Bus Rapid Transit Project – 101 from Durham Region Transit (January 2021):

Find answers to some of the questions you may have in the slide deck below, provided by Durham Region Transit.

Read more.

Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit Project:

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project proposes approximately 36 kilometres of dedicated transit infrastructure, connecting downtown Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough. This project builds on the existing PULSE service and will provide more dedicated transit infrastructure along Highway 2 and Ellesmere Road to connect to Scarborough Centre.

In November 2020, Metrolinx presented to the Town of Whitby Council, as well as to the downtown business community where Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) members were encouraged to attend a Metrolinx presentation specific to the downtown design. The Town, Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area and WCC have been aware and engaged in presentations and engagement opportunities with the community regarding the BRT since 2019, and Metrolinx has now produced a preliminary design that can be presented to our business community for feedback.

Although the downtown Whitby pinch point is a significant consideration, all businesses along the Highway 2 corridor will be impacted and should review this plan and provide feedback. The Public Information Centre allows businesses and residents to provide feedback to the preliminary design and results of the technical studies, including potential impacts and proposed mitigation measures.

Keep coming back to this site for updated plans and opportunities to learn, engage and provide feedback.

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