Christie (TTC)

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Christie
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Christie Station Post Renovation - TTC clip.jpg
Location 5 Christie Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′51″N 79°25′06″W / 43.66417°N 79.41833°W / 43.66417; -79.41833Coordinates: 43°39′51″N 79°25′06″W / 43.66417°N 79.41833°W / 43.66417; -79.41833
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Structure type underground
History
Opened 25 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 12,400
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Christie is a station on the Bloor–Danforth line of the subway system in Toronto, Canada. It is located on the east side of Christie Street just north of Bloor Street West, and opened in 1966 as part of the original segment of the subway line.

History[edit]

Christie Station opened in 1966, as part of the first phase of the Bloor-Danforth line.

The station was damaged in 1976 when a fire was set on board a late-evening train. Nobody was hurt, but four cars of the train were destroyed and part of the station's platform area, including the tiled wall, suffered severe damage. During the repair parts of the trim were replaced with a different colour; red-brown instead of the original green tile.[2]

Christie Street is named after the baker William Mellis Christie, the namesake of the Mr. Christie brand of cookies,[3] now owned by Nabisco/Kraft, and so the reference to the station as "Mr. Christie Station"[4] has some validity.

Different colour of trim tiles on either side of the exit stairway; new red-brown and the original green

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include Korea Town and Christie Pits.

Surface connections[edit]

A paper transfer is required to connect between the subway and buses which use a curbside stop at the station entrance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2012-2013" (PDF). 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. ^ Mark Brader. "An Essay on Original Subway Station Design". Transit Toronto. Retrieved January 2012. 
  3. ^ Muddy York Tours: William Mellis Christie and Christie, Brown and Company
  4. ^ Toronto’s SUBWAY System: Mr. Christie Station

External links[edit]

Media related to Christie Station at Wikimedia Commons