Map of proposed Scarborough rapid transit line, the Toronto Star, January 29, 1975.
Among the recommendations of a January 1975 report issued by a joint provincial-Metro task force on the region’s transportation needs was a high-speed streetcar line running from Kennedy Road to Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern, and the proposed Seaton development at the north end of Pickering. Scarborough officials envisioned the recently developed Scarborough Town Centre area as a transit hub that would spur development and bring in up to 25,000 jobs. Local officials favoured streetcars akin to an LRT system, but feared construction would happen too late to solve increasing road congestion. Premier William Davis proposed using Scarborough as a test case for elevated maglev trains.