Greenwood (TTC)

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Greenwood
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Greenwood TTC platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 10 Linnsmore Crescent,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°40′57″N 79°19′49″W / 43.68250°N 79.33028°W / 43.68250; -79.33028Coordinates: 43°40′57″N 79°19′49″W / 43.68250°N 79.33028°W / 43.68250; -79.33028
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Structure type underground
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 25 February 1966
Presto card No
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 11,800
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Greenwood is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It is located at the southwest corner of Linnsmore Crescent and Strathmore Boulevard just north of Danforth Avenue.

The entrance, collector's booth and bus bays are at street level, with stairs and escalator to a lower concourse level which provides a passage between the platforms on the level below. Single escalators operate in an up direction at all times.

It opened in 1966 as part of the original segment of the Bloor-Danforth line. It is one block east of Greenwood Avenue, the closest major intersection, after which it is named.

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

Between Donlands and Greenwood stations is a full, grade-separated, double-track, underground wye junction, allowing trains from either direction to enter and exit Greenwood Subway Yard via the Greenwood Portal. The yard is located at ground level on the west side of Greenwood Avenue, south of Danforth Avenue and north of Gerrard Street East.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include St. Patrick's Catholic Secondary School, Monarch Park Collegiate Institute and Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.

Surface connections[edit]

31B to Eastern Avenue

Second exit[edit]

In July 2010 the TTC announced plans to add second exits to 2 subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line. These exits were recommended after a fire safety audit due the stations only having one primary means of emergency access/egress.[2]

The planned construction would see a new exit only structure built at surface level on Strathmore Blvd. In order to build the exits the TTC plans to expropriate residential land and demolish a home in the area.[3] This decision proved to be controversial in the neighborhoods affected and after some public outcry the TTC stated that they would review their plans.[4]

The TTC accepted the City Ombudsman’s report, that these projects were not handled well by staff on two counts: community outreach, consultation and explanations about the technical and engineering decisions made by staff; and how the TTC communicated with residents whose properties were most affected.[5]

After consultation, the community is largely supportive of recommended new location. Second exit construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and will be combined with elevator installation to minimize impact on passengers and the community. The TTC promised to engage the community well before proceeding with these projects.[6]

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. ^ "Board Meeting Highlights". Commission reports and information. TTC. July 14, 2010. Retrieved February 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www3.ttc.ca/Service_Advisories/Construction/Greenwood_Second_Exit.jsp
  4. ^ Carola Vyhnak (Jun 29, 2010). "Residents protest demolishing homes for subway exits". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 2014. 
  5. ^ "TTC statement on report by City Ombudsman". 25 October 2012. Retrieved January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Donlands and Greenwood Subway Station Upgrades". TTC. 3 December 2012. Retrieved January 2014. Station improvements will be deferred for two years 

External links[edit]

Media related to Greenwood Station at Wikimedia Commons