King (TTC)

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TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
King TTC main tiles.JPG
Station statistics
Address 3 King Street East,
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°38′57″N 79°22′40″W / 43.64917°N 79.37778°W / 43.64917; -79.37778Coordinates: 43°38′57″N 79°22′40″W / 43.64917°N 79.37778°W / 43.64917; -79.37778
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg BSicon CLRV.svg
Structure type underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 30 March 1954
Owned by Toronto Transit Commission
Presto card No
Passengers (2011–12[1]) 54,120
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
toward Finch

King is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Canada. The station is located at the intersection of King and Yonge Streets in Toronto's financial district.


King Station opened in 1954 as part of the first stretch of subway line built in Toronto, between Union and Eglinton stations. South of the station the subway line curves sharply west into Union Station and to the north it was built by cut and cover under Yonge Street.[2]


The station is not wheelchair accessible. There are no elevators and many of the escalators only go up.[3]

  • King/Yonge
    • Northwest entrance connects with the Scotia Plaza and a street entrance from there.
    • Northeast entrance consists of a stairwell in the sidewalk.
    • Southwest entrance consists of a stairwell in the sidewalk.
    • Southeast entrance consists of a stairwell in the sidewalk.
  • Melinda Street
    • Connects with the concourse level of Commerce Court and with Melinda Street. It is only manned during peak periods and at other times a Metropass or token is required to enter.
    • Exit Only from the southbound platform by way of a one-way escalator to the west sidewalk of Yonge Street, just south of Melinda.
Escalators connect to Scotia Plaza and PATH
Closed turnstiles at Melinda Street

Nearby destinations[edit]

The destination for many people using King Station is the financial district and its numerous office towers, connected to the station by the underground PATH system of pedestrian tunnels. These include the Canadian Pacific Building, Scotia Plaza, Commerce Court, Toronto-Dominion Centre and First Canadian Place.

This is also the closest station to One Yonge Street, the The King Edward Hotel, St. James Cathedral, Toronto Sculpture Garden, St. Lawrence Hall and the St. Lawrence Market.

Surface connections[edit]

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

Bus routes[edit]

97B southbound to Queens Quay
  • 141 Downtown/Mt Pleasant Express - rushhour only, extra fare required
  • 142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express - rushhour only, extra fare required
  • 143 Downtown/Beach Express - rushhour only, extra fare required
  • 144 Downtown/Don Valley Express - rushhour only, extra fare required
  • 145 Downtown/Humber Bay Express - rushhour only, extra fare required
  • 172A Cherry Street eastbound to Commissioners Street
172B eastbound to Cherry Beach
172+ westbound to St. Andrew Station
320A northbound to York Mills Station
320E northbound to Eglinton Station
320 southbound to Queens Quay


Connecting streetcars on King St. outside the station entrances
504 westbound to Dundas West Station
508 westbound to Long Branch Loop
521 westbound to Exhibition Place


  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. ^ "A Cavalcade of Progress, 1921-1954". Toronto Transit Commission. 1954. Retrieved May 2013. 
  3. ^ King Station: Escalators

External links[edit]

Media related to King Station at Wikimedia Commons