St. Patrick (TTC)

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St. Patrick
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
St Patrick TTC platform 2008.jpg
Station statistics
Address 449 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′17″N 79°23′18″W / 43.65472°N 79.38833°W / 43.65472; -79.38833Coordinates: 43°39′17″N 79°23′18″W / 43.65472°N 79.38833°W / 43.65472; -79.38833
Structure type underground
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 28 February 1963
Presto card Yes
Traffic
Passengers (2011–12[1]) 31,670
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
Yonge–University–Spadina
toward Finch

St. Patrick is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located under University Avenue at Dundas Street West.

The station, which opened in 1963, is named for the nearby St. Patrick's Church. It is one of only two stations in the system to have a tubular shape created by the tunnel boring machine, the other such station being Queen's Park, the next station to the north.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Canadian Airman's Memorial

The Canadian Airman's Memorial[2] was erected in the median of University Avenue above the station in 1984.
Nearby landmarks include St. Patrick's Church, The Michener Institute, the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the Consulate General of the United States, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Ontario College of Art and Design, and the Hospital for Sick Children. It is also within a very short walking distance, west along Dundas Street, to the original Chinatown.

Surface connections[edit]

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

Station improvements[edit]

St. Patrick Station was listed on the Toronto Community Foundation's list of stations which they expressed interest in donating funds for platform level appearance improvements. The organization successfully raised funds and designed the renovations of Museum Station.[3] To date improvements at this station have not been finalized, and funding has not been secured.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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" 
  2. ^ Steve English. "Lest We Forget: Memorable Canadian War Memorials". CAA. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Leslie Scrivener (Apr 6, 2008). "Sneak preview of $5-million facelift". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 10, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to St. Patrick Station at Wikimedia Commons