Ellesmere (TTC)

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TTC - Line 3 - Scarborough RT line.svg
Ellesmere Station From Tracks.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1025 Ellesmere Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°46′01″N 79°16′35″W / 43.76694°N 79.27639°W / 43.76694; -79.27639Coordinates: 43°46′01″N 79°16′35″W / 43.76694°N 79.27639°W / 43.76694; -79.27639
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Structure type at grade
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking 68
Other information
Opened 22 March 1985
Presto card No
Passengers (2011–12[1]) 1,310
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kennedy
Scarborough RT
toward McCowan

Ellesmere is a station on the Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) line of the subway/RT system of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1025 Ellesmere Road, between Kennedy Road and Midland Avenue. It was opened in 1985.

Ellesmere is the least-used station on the entire TTC network. On average, only 1,850 passengers boarded trains here each day in 2006-2007 and only 1,678 in 2007-2008.[2] Part of the reason for this is that there are no bus bays or at least a direct connection to any bus stop at the station; passengers would have to walk to the nearest bus stop on Ellesmere Road.

The station is on two levels, the Scarborough RT is on ground level, and the entrance to the station is below it, which can be entered through one of two flights of stairs, accessed from either Midland Avenue or Kennedy Avenue.

As part of the line's future upgrade to LRT technology and integration into the Eglinton–Scarborough Crosstown line, it is anticipated that Ellesmere station will be closed. [3]

The upgrade and replacement of the Scarborough RT portion is scheduled to start in late 2015,[4] after the conclusion of the 2015 Pan American Games and the 2015 Parapan American Games. Scarborough RT riders will be bussed for three years until the upgrade is completed.[5]

The on-site park-and-ride lot has room for 60 vehicles.

Rapid transit infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

North of this station, the line turns 90° east, dipping briefly into tunnel to cross under nearby railway tracks, then rising to an elevated structure for the remainder of its route. South of the station, the line continues to travel at ground level for the remainder of the route.

ICTS Mark I leaving the station, northbound towards the 90° curve inside the tunnel.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby the station is Roadsport Honda dealership and former Scarborough Public Library HQ.

Surface connections[edit]

A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes:


  1. ^ "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" 
  2. ^ http://www.toronto.ca/ttc/pdf/subway_ridership06_07.pdf
  3. ^ "Conceptual Design of Underground Stations (page 3)". Metrolinx. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown Presentation Update - Community Meeting (York Civic Centre)" June 30, 2011
  5. ^ "Eglinton LRT ready to launch" By Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star. June 29 2011

External links[edit]

Media related to Ellesmere Station at Wikimedia Commons