Oriole GO Station

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Oriole
GO Station
GOOriolePlatform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3300 Leslie St
North York, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°45′56″N 79°21′53″W / 43.76556°N 79.36472°W / 43.76556; -79.36472Coordinates: 43°45′56″N 79°21′53″W / 43.76556°N 79.36472°W / 43.76556; -79.36472
Structure type Station building with public washroom and waiting room
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 286 spaces
Bicycle facilities racks
Other information
Opened May 1, 1978 (1978-05-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: ORGO
Fare zone 05
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Terminus
Richmond Hill

Oriole GO Station is a small train station on GO Transit's Richmond Hill line. It is located under the Highway 401 overpass, west of Leslie Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is about half a kilometre south of Leslie subway station on the Sheppard line of the Toronto Transit Commission.

A pedestrian walkway along the east side of tracks, connects the north end of the platform to Esther Shiner Boulevard and short walk along Old Leslie Street leads to the upper, automated entrance to the subway station. It has been proposed several times that the GO station should be moved to allow for a direct connection with the subway.[1][2]

Passengers boarding TTC first, then again at the end of their GO Transit journey may use a TTC transfer for their second ride. At Oriole GO Station this applies to the Sheppard Subway and bus routes 51 Leslie, 85 Sheppard East and 115 Silver Hills.[3]

This station serves a number of businesses in the area including IKEA North York and North York General Hospital.

CNR Oriole Station[edit]

The station is named for the old Canadian Northern Railway Oriole Station, built in 1905 as Duncan Station on the south side of York Mills west of Don Mills Road.[4] The two storey station closed and abandoned as Oriole was relocated in 1978 and was finally demolished in 1987.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karl Junkin (July 2013). "10.2.3. Oriole GO Station". GTHA Regional Rapid Rail: A Vision for the Future. Transport Action Ontario. Retrieved November 2014. Relocating the Oriole GO station has been talked about periodically for some time, but to date has never been carried out. 
  2. ^ Proctor & Redfern Limited (1989). "Oriole Go station relocation Go-TTC service link predesign report". GO Transit. Retrieved November 2014. 
  3. ^ "TTC Times Two with GO Transit". Fares & Passes. Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved November 2014. 
  4. ^ Clarice Dale (April 2011). "The Case of the Mystery Ravine Ruin …a Duncan Family Legacy?". North York Historical Society. Retrieved November 2014. 1905 – Duncan Station is erected on the property of Henry Duncan, on the south side of York Mills Rd, by the Canadian Northern Railway. The name is later changed to Oriole and the station moved to the north side of York Mills Rd 
  5. ^ Jeffrey P. Smith. "C.N.Rys. Oriole". C.N.Rys. Bala Subdivision. Canadian National Railways' stations in Ontario. Retrieved November 2014. 1987-04-07 Teperman & Sons demolishes station; the last example of a CNOR Type 3 station in Ontario 

External links[edit]

Media related to Oriole GO Station at Wikimedia Commons