Davisville (TTC)

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Davisville
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Davisville TTC southbound.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1900 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°41′52″N 79°23′50″W / 43.69778°N 79.39722°W / 43.69778; -79.39722Coordinates: 43°41′52″N 79°23′50″W / 43.69778°N 79.39722°W / 43.69778; -79.39722
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Structure type above ground
Platforms 1 island platform
1 side platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Opened 30 March 1954
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Presto card No
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 24,010
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University–Spadina
toward Finch

Davisville is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1900 Yonge Street at Chaplin Crescent/Davisville Avenue. The station opened in 1954 as part of the original section of subway line.

The station is on three levels, the entrances are located on street level, the concourse and collector are on the second level, and the subway platforms are on the lower level.

Entrances[edit]

There are four entrances that connect the station to two buildings in the area:

  • three accessible entrances from the TTC head office
  • an automatic entrance at 1910 Yonge Street, near Chaplin Crescent, which leads directly to the northbound subway platform

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

The northbound (right) and southbound (left) platforms, with a Toronto Rocket on the third track. Chaplin Crescent crosses on the bridge above the station.

The station is constructed above ground, but below street level, with separate canopies over each platform. It is adjacent to the Davisville Subway Yard, which is visible from the trains and platforms. The station has a unique semi-active third platform, on the yard side - actually referred to as the Davisville Buildup - which can be used by trains entering or leaving the yard on service or as an alternate route if one of the running lines is blocked.

The line continues in open cut in both directions: north as far as the Berwick Portal, immediately before Eglinton station; and south as far as the Muir Portal, roughly halfway to St. Clair station, from which it continues in tunnel.

Davisville is one of only three stations in the subway system where a track signal is publicly accessible (the others being Union and Islington). The signal is located at the southern end of the southbound platform, below the pedestrian overpass to the bus terminal.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The W.C. McBrien Building, above the station, houses the TTC's central offices. Bus platforms are visible on the ground floor

Nearby landmarks include the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, the Upper Canada College campus, and the TTC's main administrative office building, the Wm. C. McBrien Building. The station's bus platforms are under the western half of the building at street level, and the open-air northbound subway platform abuts against the building's west wall.

The former Canadian National Railways Belt Line Railway railway corridor crosses over the subway tracks south of the station. It has been converted into a pedestrian and biking trail, called the Beltline Trail.

Surface connections[edit]

11B to Bayview Avenue
11C to Sunnybrook Hospital
97B northbound to York Mills Station
97B southbound to Queens Quay

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" 

External links[edit]

Media related to Davisville Station at Wikimedia Commons