|Address||70 Yonge Street, Toronto
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||30 March 1954|
|Owned by||Toronto Transit Commission|
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.
The station is not wheelchair accessible. There are no elevators and many of the escalators only go up.
- 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.
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.
A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and surface routes:
- "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"
- "A Cavalcade of Progress, 1921-1954". Toronto Transit Commission. 1954. Retrieved May 2013.
- King Station: Escalators
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