|Address||7 Crescent Road
|Structure type||open cut|
|Opened||30 March 1954|
|Architect||John B. Parkin|
Despite its proximity to downtown Toronto, it is one of the lesser used stations in the subway system, averaging only 8,060 riders daily in 2011-12. This reflects the fact that no high volume surface bus routes connect to the station and the affluent Rosedale neighbourhood has a lower population density and lacks major destinations.
This open-air station has separate canopies over the two platforms. Two pedestrian bridges allow access to the northbound platform on the east side, one from the main entance off Crescent Road and the other from the bus platforms on the west side of the station
The station, designed by John B. Parkin in 1947 and opened in 1954, was designated as a heritage property, under PART IV of the Ontario Heritage Act by City of Toronto By-law 440-90, passed 13 August 1990.
Despite the station's historic designation the original large green-blue Vitrolite panels and black trim on the platform walls were replaced by small square dark green tiles in a unique criss-cross pattern with yellow lettering and no trim.
Subway infrastructure in the vicinity
After leaving Bloor station northbound, the Yonge–University–Spadina line crosses under Church Street in a tunnel and emerges to the surface at the Ellis Portal, running in a cutting through Rosedale station. Originally the line continued north in open cut all the way to the Price Portal, where the tunnel resumed, but a one-block section from Rowanwood Drive to Price was roofed over in 2002 for parking.
Budd Sugarman Park
|Budd Sugarman Park|
|Location||955 Yonge Street|
The southwesterly portion of the property, which is surplus to the needs of the TTC for use as part of the subway or bus station, has been developed as a public park. The park is named in honour of the civic activist Budd Sugarman, who died in 2004. In 2008 the City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division proposed an expansion of the park along Yonge Street and a reconfiguration of the bus loop. This was rejected by the TTC on the grounds that it would negatively affect passengers and bus operations, while providing no transit benefits, and eliminate any potential long term development of the site, which is contrary to a stated policy of encouraging development at subway stations.
- 82 Rosedale - loops within the station
- 97 Yonge - a transfer is required for boarding on Yonge Street
- "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"
- Griffin Wahl (May 12, 2007). "Rosedale subway doesn't need lights". Toronto Star. Retrieved Aug 5, 2011.
- Heritage Property Detail - 7 Crescent Rd., Rosedale Subway Station
- James Bow. "A History of the Original Yonge Subway". Transit Toronto. Retrieved July 2012.
- Toronto Subway (TTC) - Rosedale to Summerhill northbound on YouTube This shows the characteristics of the line north from Rosedale station. First the open cut, followed by the wider more recently covered section and finally the narrow original tunnel into Summerhill station and the arrival at the platform.
- Catherine Dunphy (Jul 5, 2004). "Budd Sugarman, 83: Yorkville's tireless defender". Toronto Star. Retrieved Aug 5, 2011.
- Rosedale Station Budd Sugarman Park Proposal
Media related to Rosedale Station at Wikimedia Commons
- Rosedale Station at the Toronto Transit Commission
- TTC Subway at Rosedale Station - 1954. on YouTube A southbound TTC subway train of Gloucester cars approaches and departs from Rosedale Station in 1954. The train was travelling from Eglinton Station to terminate at Union Station on the newly built Yonge Line. You can also see the original Vitrolite glass tiles on the platform walls.