Hidden far under Toronto

Posted on June 24, 2014 in Blog, Hidden Toronto

Hidden Toronto Tuesday this week is truly hidden. So hidden we can’t get a photo of it or see it! The Toronto Transit Commission (the TTC) built a second subway station under the currently used Queen and Yonge Street station. When the TTC was planning and constructing the Yonge Street subway line in the 1950s they optimistically thought that a Queen Street branch would follow soon. The funding from the federal government never materialized and the shell of the subway station has remained hidden ever since.

The 501 Queen streetcar remains the only means of public transport on Queen and is the longest and one of the busiest lines in the network. Unfortunately for anyone who has ever waited for the Queen streetcar the cross-town Queen line remains a pipe dream.


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