The existing Sheppard Subway would be converted to ALRT technology. A new section of line 6.5 km long could be built linking it and the Scarborough RT, which can be upgraded and extended to Sheppard Avenue. The new line can be elevated, running mostly above Highway 401. There cannot be too many objections to the visual impacts of an elevated ALRT line built above a 14-lane freeway. This would be much less expensive than proposals to extend either the Bloor or Sheppard subways, while actually offering much greater benefits.
Three new stations would be built. One, at Victoria Park Avenue, would serve the Consumers Road area, which has major development potential. The second might be at Warden Avenue. A third would be at Kennedy Road where there is also development potential.
A junction could be built with the Scarborough RT between Midland and Kennedy, so that trains could run from Sheppard/Yonge to both Kennedy/Eglinton and to Malvern via Scarborough Centre. With automated, driverless trains, a high-frequency service can operate on all three routes over what we call a “Scarborough Wye.”