Bayview (TTC)

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TTC - Line 4 - Sheppard line.svg
Bayview Sheppard entrance.JPG
Location 550 Sheppard Avenue East,
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°46′01″N 79°23′12″W / 43.76694°N 79.38667°W / 43.76694; -79.38667Coordinates: 43°46′01″N 79°23′12″W / 43.76694°N 79.38667°W / 43.76694; -79.38667
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Structure type underground
Disabled access Yes
Opened 24 November 2002 (2002-11-24)
Passengers (2014[1]) 9,030
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
TTC - Line 4 - Sheppard line.svg Sheppard
toward Don Mills

Bayview is a station on the Sheppard line of the Toronto subway and RT. It is located at 550 Sheppard Avenue East, at Bayview Avenue. It opened in 2002.


Bayview opened on 24 November 2002, along with the other stations of the Sheppard line.

Station description[edit]

Like all the other stations on the Sheppard line, Bayview is fully accessible. The main entrance on the northeast corner of Sheppard Avenue and Bayview Avenue is fully accessible, with elevator, escalator, and stair access to the west concourse level, where another elevator connects to the subway platform level. A second automatic entrance at the southeast corner of the intersection is also fully accessible, providing elevator, escalator, and stair access to the east concourse level. There is also a third entrance at the northwest corner of the intersection that is not accessible.[2]

Architecture and art[edit]

Trompe l'oeil piece, on the floor and wall, depicting a pocket watch

Stevens Group Architects designed the station with Walter Construction being the general contractor.[3] The high-ceilinged entrance pavilion is a distinctive feature of the station, with extensive glazing and long angled roofs overhanging the structure, evoking mid-century architecture.

The public art installed at the station by Gem Campbell Terrazzo & Tile[3] is titled "From Here Right Now", consisting of a variety of trompe l'oeil illustrations on the walls and floors created by Toronto artist Panya Clark Espinal.[4] This led travel magazine BootsnAll to declare Bayview one of the 15 most beautiful subway stops in the world in 2011.[5]

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

The station itself was built by cut-and-cover but east of the station the tracks continue through dual bored tunnels toward Bessarion station, while west of the station similar tunnels go to Sheppard–Yonge station, where the tracks cross over the Yonge–University–Spadina line.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include the Bayview Village Shopping Centre and the Kenaston Gardens YMCA, which has an entrance directly adjacent to the station. There is no indoor access to the subway from either Bayview Village or the YMCA.

Surface connections[edit]

A transfer is needed to connect to both of these routes. Bus stops are located directly outside the station.


  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2014" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 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. 
  2. ^ "TTC Bayview Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 13 July 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "TTC, Bayview / Sheppard Station / Toronto, ON". Projects. GEM CAMPBELL TERRAZZO & TILE INC. Retrieved August 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "From Here Right Now, 2002". Public Art Commission for the Toronto Transit Commission. Panya Clark Espinal. Retrieved August 2014. waterjet-cut porcelain tile and custom terrazzo at Bayview/Sheppard subway station in Toronto  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Bree Rody-Mantha (October 2013). "Station declared one of the most beautiful in the world". Post City Magazines. Retrieved August 2014. Is Bayview station our transit system’s hidden gem?  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Bayview Station at Wikimedia Commons