Bathurst (TTC)

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Bathurst
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Bathurst TTC front door.JPG
Station statistics
Address 819 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′58″N 79°24′40″W / 43.66611°N 79.41111°W / 43.66611; -79.41111Coordinates: 43°39′58″N 79°24′40″W / 43.66611°N 79.41111°W / 43.66611; -79.41111
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Structure type underground
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 25 February 1966
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Presto card No
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 33,900
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy
Streetcar line
toward Exhibition
511 Bathurst Terminus

Bathurst is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. The station, which opened in 1966, is located on Bathurst Street just north of Bloor Street West. It is a major transfer point for both bus and streetcar routes, including the 511 Bathurst route, which provides services to Exhibition Place, Ontario Place, and the Canadian National Exhibition.

The ticket collector and turnstiles are in the station building at the surface, which puts streetcar and bus platforms within the fare paid zone. The opening of the elevators in January 2000 made the station fully accessible.[2] Elevators provide access between the eastbound platform and concourse, and between the westbound platform and street level via the concourse. There are also regular stairway and escalator connections between all levels.

Destinations[edit]

The station serves The Annex and Koreatown neighbourhoods. Nearby destinations include the landmark discount store Honest Ed's, St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Bathurst Street Theatre, The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Lee's Palace, Central Technical School and Harbord Collegiate Institute

Surface connections[edit]

  • 7 Bathurst to Steeles Avenue
  • 310 Bathurst Blue Night between Exhibition Loop and Steeles Avenue
  • 511 Bathurst to Exhibition Loop
Passengers board an Exhibition-bound ALRV

Parkette[edit]

Ed & Anne Mirvish Parkette
Mirvish Parkette 843 Bathurst.JPG
Location 819 Bathurst St, Toronto
Coordinates 43°40′00″N 79°24′41.4″W / 43.66667°N 79.411500°W / 43.66667; -79.411500
Operated by Toronto Parks

The piece of land between the main station building and Bathurst Street, encircled by the streetcar loop tracks, is used by the City of Toronto as a public park. Previously named "Bathurst Subway Parkette", a ceremony took place on September 22, 2008 to rename the park "Ed & Anne Mirvish Parkette". Ed Mirvish had been a well known local businessman whose landmark Honest Ed's discount store, is located nearby at the southwest corner of Bloor Street and Bathurst Street. The Mirvish family had requested an appropriate commemoration to Ed, who had died on July 11, 2007 [3] and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division recommended the renaming of this parkette as an opportunity to honour Ed and his wife Anne, who were both a positive influence on the community.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2012-2013". Toronto Transit Commission. 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. Five stations serve two subways, and so are listed twice, once for each subway 
  2. ^ "TTC doubles number of elevators for easier access". Transit Toronto. Canadian Newswire. 24 January 2000. Retrieved January 2014. 
  3. ^ Letter to Toronto and East York Community Council
  4. ^ Staff report for action on the renaming of Bathurst Subway Parkette

External links[edit]

Media related to Bathurst Station at Wikimedia Commons