Christie station

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Christie
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Christie Station Post Renovation - TTC clip.jpg
Location5 Christie Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°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
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessNo
History
Opened26 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2016[1])14,740
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, Ontario, 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. Wi-Fi service is available at this station.[2]

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.[3]

Christie Street is named after Christy McDougall, wife of Peter McDougall, a landowner in the area. Historical documents indicate that the street was given her name by as early as 1835.[4]

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 this station.

TTC routes serving the station include:

Route Name Additional Information
126 Christie Northbound to St. Clair West station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "OUR STATIONS - TCONNECT.ca". TCONNECT.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ Mark Brader. "An Essay on Original Subway Station Design". Transit Toronto. Retrieved January 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ https://transit.toronto.on.ca/subway/stations/002-bloor-danforth-subway/christie.shtml. Retrieved 2018-04-09. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to Christie Station at Wikimedia Commons