Queen's Park (TTC)

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Queen's Park
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
QueensParkSubwayStation2.jpg
Station statistics
Address 129 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′36″N 79°23′26″W / 43.66000°N 79.39056°W / 43.66000; -79.39056Coordinates: 43°39′36″N 79°23′26″W / 43.66000°N 79.39056°W / 43.66000; -79.39056
Structure type underground
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 28 February 1963
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Presto card Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 43,240
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University–Spadina
toward Finch

Queen's Park is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station, which opened in 1963, is located under University Avenue at College Street,

The station is wheelchair-accessible and has underground connections to adjoining buildings since 2002.

Entrances[edit]

The mezzanine level of the station is located under the intersection of College Street and University Avenue/Queens Park and entrances are located at all four corners.

Northeast accessible entrance

Architecture and art[edit]

The station is in a bored tunnel, and it is one of only two stations in the system to have a tubular shape, the other being the next station south at St. Patrick. North of the station, the tunnel curves east around the Ontario Legislative Building, then comes back to its original alignment centred under the road just before Museum Station

A ceramic tile mural, a gift from the Government of Portugal,[4] is located within the fare-paid area of the mezzanine. The mural features subject matter inspired by Portuguese exploration of the New World. It was designed by Ana Vilel, manufactured by Viúva Lamego in Lisbon and installed here in 2003.

QP TTC mural.jpg

Surface connections[edit]

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

  • 5 Avenue Road
5+ northbound to Eglinton Station
5B southbound to Gerrard Street West
  • 142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express northbound to Avenue Road & Bombay Avenue - rushhour only, extra fare required
142 southbound to Downtown
306 westbound to Dundas West Station
506 westbound to High Park Loop

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Installation of Elevators at Queen’s Park Station". Construction News. Toronto Transit Commission. 21 August 2000. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  3. ^ City of Toronto approve the request to construct an underground tunnel linking 661 University Avenue, MaRS Discovery District, to the Toronto Transit Commission’s Queen’s Park subway station
  4. ^ "The Commission Approved The Installation Of A Ceramic Mural At Queen's Park Station". Meeting No. 1828. Toronto Transit Commission. 14 May 2003. Retrieved May 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Queen's Park (TTC) at Wikimedia Commons