Queen's Park (TTC)
|Address||671 University Avenue|
|Opened||28 February 1963|
Ranked 15th of 69
The station is wheelchair-accessible and has underground connections to adjoining buildings.
- Northwest entrance: The only uncovered stairwell entrance is located beside the Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building at the southeast corner of the University of Toronto lands.
- Northeast entrance: This is where the elevator between ground level and the ticketing mezzanine is situated. A different elevator provides further access to the train platform. There is a tunnel here connecting to the Ontario Government Buildings and other important destinations include the Ontario Legislative Building and Women's College Hospital.
- Southwest entrance: Twin escalators provide a direct connection to the Ontario Power Building, with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute being on the west side of University Avenue to the south.
- Southeast entrance: Beside this entrance is the MaRS Discovery District, where a connecting underground tunnel is to be constructed, and a short distance to the south are Toronto General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Architecture and art
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, 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.
A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these 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"
- "Installation of Elevators at Queen’s Park Station". Construction News. Toronto Transit Commission. 21 August 2000. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
- 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
- "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.
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