|Address||3 Dundas Street East
|Opened||30 March 1954|
Ranked 8th of 69
Dundas is the only station in Toronto where the northbound and southbound platforms are in separate fare-paid areas, owing to the constrained space and difficult geology at this location. Separate street entrances had to be used for each direction until the Eaton Centre was built, at which time a tunnel was constructed under the tracks outside the fare-paid areas. If on the wrong platform, a passenger can take a transfer from the transfer machines available on the platform, exit the station, and re-enter the station on the other platform by showing the collector at the booth the transfer obtained.
All entrances are located at the intersection of Yonge and Dundas streets.
- Northwest entrances - via sidewalk stairs and Atrium on Bay
- Northeast entrance - via 10 Dundas East
- Southwest entrance - via the Toronto Eaton Centre
- Southeast entrance - via shared elevator access to Yonge-Dundas Square underground parking lot and a sidewalk staircase entrance
Dundas Station opened in 1954 as part of the original stretch of the Yonge subway line from Union to Eglinton Station.
On 27 September 1997, 23-year-old Charlene Minkowski was killed when she was pushed onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train at Dundas by Herbert Cheoung, a diagnosed schizophrenic. Cheoung was given a sentence which included no parole for 15 years.
The station features William McElcheran's Cross Section, located by the northwest entrance and along the under-platform crosswalk. It depicts a vibrant urban scene of pets, shoppers, businessmen and other commuters. The piece was created out of terra cotta and fired in two-foot-square tiles.
Nearby landmarks include Dundas Square, the north end of the Eaton Centre, Ryerson University, the Toronto Coach Terminal, Old Chinatown, Toronto City Hall, the Ed Mirvish Theatre, and 10 Dundas East.
A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes:
- 97B Yonge northbound to York Mills Station
- 97B southbound to Queens Quay
- 320 Blue Night Yonge northbound to Steeles Avenue
- 320A northbound to York Mills Station
- 320E northbound to Eglinton Station
- 320 southbound to Queens Quay
- 505 westbound to Dundas West Station via Dundas Street
- "Subway ridership, 2011-2012". 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"
- "Man pleads guilty to Toronto subway murder". CBC News. 1998-12-01. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
- McIlveen, Eli (2006-12-17). "Art on the TTC". Transit Toronto. Retrieved 2009-09-25.
Media related to Dundas Station at Wikimedia Commons