Kennedy station

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TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg TTC - Line 3 - Scarborough RT line.svg
Kennedy Station Entrance.jpg
Pedestrian entrance on the south service road of Eglinton Avenue
Location 2455 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°43′57″N 79°15′49″W / 43.73250°N 79.26361°W / 43.73250; -79.26361Coordinates: 43°43′57″N 79°15′49″W / 43.73250°N 79.26361°W / 43.73250; -79.26361
Platforms 1 centre platform (on Line 2)
2 side platforms (on Line 3)
Tracks 3 (2 on Line 2 and 1 for Line 3)
Connections GO Transit logo.svg Stouffville line GO logo.png Kennedy GO Station
Structure type underground (Line 2)
elevated (Line 3)
Platform levels 4
Parking 1,135 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Opened November 21, 1980 (1980-11-21) (Line 2)
March 22, 1985 (1985-03-22) (Line 3)
Passengers (2015[1]) 69,790 (Line 2)
35,790 (Line 3)
105,580 (Total)
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth Terminus
Terminus TTC - Line 3 - Scarborough RT line.svg Scarborough
toward McCowan
toward Mount Dennis
TTC - Line 5.svg Eglinton
Opens 2021

Kennedy is both a terminal and interchange station on Line 2 Bloor–Danforth and Line 3 Scarborough of the Toronto subway system. Opened in 1980, it is located east of the Kennedy Road and Eglinton Avenue intersection.[2] With the adjacent Kennedy GO station on the Stouffville line of GO Transit, Kennedy is an intermodal transit hub and the fifth busiest station in the system, after St. George, Bloor-Yonge, Sheppard-Yonge, and Union, serving a total of approximately 105,580 customer trips a day.

The station's main complex consists of four floors with wheelchair accessible entrances. The ground level is the bus terminal surrounded with ten platforms that serve eleven Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus routes. Wi-Fi service is available at this station. [3]

The station is to be overhauled and expanded over the next decade as Line 3 will be decommissioned once the extension of Line 2 to Scarborough City Centre has been completed. The future light rail line, Line 5 Eglinton, will terminate at the station when its first phase opens in 2020.[4] The city's proposed commuter rail line is also planned to connect at Kennedy.

Station features[edit]

SRT leaving the station, showing the sharp curve that would complicate replacing the SRT with heavy rail.

The station is located south of Eglinton Avenue, east of Kennedy Road. The station complex consists of four levels. The S-series trains of Line 3 Scarborough ascend via a bridge to the platform located at the top level of the station complex. The ground floor (third floor) consists of ten bus platforms surrounding the main building. Four satellite pedestrian entrances to the station can be found at the South Parking Lot, next to the Don Montgomery Community Centre, at the service road of Eglinton Avenue, and the passenger pick-up and drop-off roundabout on Transway Crescent. Below the ground level is the concourse that spans the length of the station, connecting to all pedestrian entrances. Below the concourse is the platform for subway trains on the Line 2 Bloor–Danforth.

Although Line 3 trains are bidirectionally-operated metro trains, the tracks for Line 3 extends beyond the top floor platform into an above-ground turning loop, similar to those found on the Toronto streetcar system. This was because Line 3 had been planned as a dedicated right-of-way streetcar line, rather than a metro line. As such, the top-floor platform was designed to operate streetcars. Line 3 was later built as a medium-capacity rail transport line to use the Intermediate Capacity Transit System train models built by Bombardier Transportation. The line began using two-car trains, which were able to travel along the turning loop, but was later converted to use four-car trains, which could not be operated along the tight loop. Thus, the use of the loop was discontinued after 1988, although the loop's bridge structure remains over the passenger pick-up and drop-off building. The station platform was reduced to a single track and began using the Spanish solution of unloading and boarding passengers at Kennedy. Original floor finishing and platform edge markings for the planned light rail can also be seen along the current tracks.

Original design was to have SRT trains loop at the west end of the station, but the single track now provides access to the trains from platforms on both sides

Four park and ride lots, that have a combined total of 1135 spaces, are located around the station.

Bus terminal[edit]

Bus platform level of the station

There are 10 platforms for its 11 routes at the station. The most recent realignment occurred on December 8, 2014.[5]

  • Platform 1
    • Unloading
  • Platform 2
  • Platform 3
    • 86A Scarborough to Toronto Zoo
    • 86B Scarborough to Highland Creek
    • 86C Scarborough to Sheppard Avenue East
    • 86D Scarborough to Beechgrove Drive via Lawrence Avenue East
  • Platform 4
  • Platform 5
    • 116A Morningside to Conlins Road via Ellesmere Road
    • 116B Morningside to Kingston Road & Eglinton Avenue East (rush hours only)
    • 116C Morningside to Finch Avenue East and Morningside Heights
  • Platform 6
  • Platform 7
  • Platform 8
    • 34A Eglinton East to Eglinton station
    • 34B Eglinton East to Don Mills Road and Wynford Drive (Saturday only)
    • 334 Eglinton East Blue Night westbound to Eglinton station
  • Platform 9
    • 43A Kennedy to Steeles Avenue East
    • 43B Kennedy to Scarborough Centre station via Progress Avenue
    • 343 Kennedy Blue Night to Steeles Avenue East
  • Platform 10
    • 21A Brimley to Scarborough Centre station
    • 21C Brimley to Steeles Avenue East via Scarborough Centre station
    • 131E Nugget Express to Old Finch/Morningview via Scarborough Centre station (rush hours only)


  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2015" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2017. This table shows the typical number of customer-trips made on each subway on an average weekday and the typical number of customers travelling to and from each station platform on an average weekday. 
  2. ^ "TTC Kennedy Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "OUR STATIONS -". Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Kennedy Station - Crosstown". Eglinton Crosstown. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  5. ^

External links[edit]

Media related to Kennedy Station at Wikimedia Commons