Bayview station (Toronto)
|Location||550 Sheppard Avenue East,|
|Opened||November 24, 2002|
Bayview opened on November 24, 2002, along with the other stations of the Sheppard line.
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.
Architecture and art
Stevens Group Architects designed the station with Walter Construction being the general contractor. 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 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. This led travel magazine BootsnAll to declare Bayview one of the 15 most beautiful subway stops in the world in 2011.
Subway infrastructure in the vicinity
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 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.
A transfer is needed to connect to all bus routes at the curbside stops located directly outside the station.
TTC routes serving the station include:
|11A||Bayview||Northbound to Steeles Avenue East and southbound to Davisville station via Sunnybrook Hospital|
|85||Sheppard East||Westbound to Sheppard–Yonge station and eastbound to Meadowvale|
|85B||Westbound to Sheppard–Yonge station and eastbound to Toronto Zoo|
|85J||Westbound to Sheppard–Yonge station and eastbound to Don Mills station|
|385||Blue Night service; Westbound to Sheppard–Yonge station and eastbound to Meadowvale Road|
- "Subway ridership, 2018" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
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 December 21, 2016.
- "TTC Bayview Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
- "TTC, Bayview / Sheppard Station / Toronto, ON". Projects. GEM CAMPBELL TERRAZZO & TILE INC. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
- "From Here Right Now, 2002". Public Art Commission for the Toronto Transit Commission. Panya Clark Espinal. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
waterjet-cut porcelain tile and custom terrazzo at Bayview/Sheppard subway station in Toronto
- Bree Rody-Mantha (September 26, 2013). "Station declared one of the most beautiful in the world". Post City Magazines. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
Is Bayview station our transit system's hidden gem?
Media related to Bayview Station at Wikimedia Commons