Old Mill (TTC)

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Old Mill
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Old Mill TTC pictorial tribute name sign 15870925135.jpg
Name sign with a pictorial tribute to the early history of the area, on the 2014 centennial of the Old Mill Inn
Location 2672 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′00″N 79°29′41″W / 43.65000°N 79.49472°W / 43.65000; -79.49472Coordinates: 43°39′00″N 79°29′41″W / 43.65000°N 79.49472°W / 43.65000; -79.49472
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Structure type underground/elevated
History
Opened 10 May 1968
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 5790
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Old Mill is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It is located at 2672 Bloor Street West at Old Mill Terrace and Humber Boulevard in The Kingsway residential neighbourhood. Nearby destinations include the Old Mill Inn and Park Lawn Cemetery.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1968 in what was then the Borough of Etobicoke.

In 2000, the station was damaged by a fire on a waste collection train, just after the subway had closed for the night. This was most likely caused by a lit cigarette disposed of in a garbage can at another station. After this incident, the TTC switched to leaving waste outside stations for collection by truck.[2]

Subway infrastructure[edit]

The station is built on the west side of the Humber River valley. The west end of the station lies underground with the tunnel continuing toward Royal York. The east end of the platform is elevated on a viaduct that takes the line across the river to re-enter the tunnel on the other side of the valley toward Jane Station.

Glass walls at the train platform's east end provide a view of the riverside park. Bird of prey shaped cutouts have been applied to these large windows to reduce the number of avian fatalities.

From when station opened in 1968 until 1973, buses and the subway trains serving the station were in separate fare zones and the station's bus loop was located outside the street entrance. Although the bus platforms have still not been integrated into the station's fare-paid area, since only the one bus route is affected, this has a relatively minor impact on the flow of passengers through the turnstiles.

Within the station, the line transitions between underground and elevated
At the west end of the station the line goes underground in a tunnel toward Royal York Station
To the east the tracks are elevated across the Humber River valley and into the tunnel portal toward Jane Station

Surface connections[edit]

Since the bus platform is located outside the fare-paid area, a paper transfer is required to connect surface routes.

66B to Lake Shore Boulevard

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2012-2013" (PDF). 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. ^ Transit Toronto, Subway Fire and Shuttle Buses

External links[edit]

Media related to Old Mill Station at Wikimedia Commons