Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit

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.

Map of the BRT system show proposed amendments

In November 2020, Metrolinx presented to Town of Whitby Council, as well as to the downtown business community where Downtown Whitby BIA members were encouraged to attend a Metrolinx presentation specific to the downtown design. The Town and Downtown Whitby BIA 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 on 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.

Previous Engagement Events

DSBRT – Metrolinx Q&A on Design Through Whitby
January 7, 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Metrolinx hosted a virtual question and answer meeting with the community focused on the design elements through Whitby.

DSBRT – Metrolinx Information Session with Mayor Don Mitchell
December 3, 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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