Bathurst station (Toronto)
819 Bathurst Street|
|Opened||February 26, 1966|
Bathurst is a subway station on Line 2 Bloor–Danforth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station, which opened in 1966, is located on Bathurst Street just north of Bloor Street West. It is a major transfer point for both bus and streetcar routes, including the 511 Bathurst route, which provides services to Exhibition Place.
Wi-Fi service is available at this station. The ticket collector and turnstiles are in the station building at the surface, which puts streetcar and bus platforms within the fare paid zone. The opening of the elevators in January 2000 made the station fully accessible. Elevators provide access between the eastbound platform and concourse, and between the westbound platform and street level via the concourse. There are also regular stairway and escalator connections between all levels.
The station serves The Annex and Koreatown neighbourhoods. Nearby destinations include St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Bathurst Street Theatre, Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (formerly The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema), Lee's Palace, Central Technical School and Harbord Collegiate Institute.
When the subway is closed, buses and streetcars do not enter the station. An on-street transfer is required at Bathurst St. and Bloor St. during this time. TTC routes serving the station include:
|7||Bathurst||Northbound to Steeles Avenue West|
|307||Northbound to Steeles Avenue West and southbound to Exhibition Loop|
|511||Streetcar; Southbound to Exhibition Loop|
|300A||Bloor–Danforth||Eastbound to Warden, westbound to Pearson Airport
|300B||Eastbound to Kennedy station, westbound to West Mall
Tributes to Honest Ed's
In November 2016, the Honest Ed's style signs and slogans were decorated in this station to commemorate the impact of Honest Ed’s landmark discount store on the community. This temporary tribute remained on display until just after Honest Ed's closing on December 31, 2016. Temporary signs hand-painted in the familiar Honest Ed’s style welcomed customers at street level, and the windows were decorated with the TTC’s unique take on Ed’s famous punny signs. In addition to this unique tribute, the TTC’s November 2016 Metropass featured Honest Ed’s famous sign.
The TTC later installed a permanent tribute to Honest Ed's on the concourse level in a passage leading to the streetcar/bus platforms. This tribute consists of five vertical panels and a mural. The panels show photos, store signs and other memorabilia associated with the former department store. The mural, on the wall opposite to the panels, is a realistic, life-size image of the vault door that was on the north side of Honest Ed's. The trompe-l'œil image makes the door's hardware look 3-dimensional. There are two smaller images of the vault door on one of the five panels.
|Ed & Anne Mirvish Parkette|
|Location||819 Bathurst St, Toronto|
|Operated by||Toronto Parks|
The piece of land between the main station building and Bathurst Street, encircled by the streetcar loop tracks, is used by the City of Toronto as a public park. Previously named "Bathurst Subway Parkette", a ceremony took place on September 22, 2008 to rename the park "Ed & Anne Mirvish Parkette". Ed Mirvish had been a well known local businessman whose landmark Honest Ed's discount store, is located nearby at the southwest corner of Bloor Street and Bathurst Street. The Mirvish family had requested an appropriate commemoration to Ed, who had died on July 11, 2007  and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division recommended the renaming of this parkette as an opportunity to honour Ed and his wife Anne, who were both a positive influence on the community.
- "Subway ridership, 2016" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
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.
- "OUR STATIONS - TCONNECT.ca". TCONNECT.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
- "TTC doubles number of elevators for easier access". Transit Toronto. Canadian Newswire. 24 January 2000. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
- Brad Ross (TTC) (November 1, 2016). "TTC honours Honest Ed's with iconic sign installation at Bathurst Station". CityNews & Twitter. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
[From a tweet:] Brad Ross @bradTTC: For all those asking about making this tribute permanent, an installation at Bathurst Stn. is being developed! #HonestEds #TTC
- Letter to Toronto and East York Community Council
- Staff report for action on the renaming of Bathurst Subway Parkette
Media related to Bathurst Station at Wikimedia Commons