Coxwell station

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Coxwell
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Coxwell TTC closeup.jpg
Location 355 Strathmore Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°41′03″N 79°19′23″W / 43.68417°N 79.32306°W / 43.68417; -79.32306Coordinates: 43°41′03″N 79°19′23″W / 43.68417°N 79.32306°W / 43.68417; -79.32306
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections
Construction
Structure type underground
Disabled access No
History
Opened 25 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2015[1]) 15,260
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Coxwell is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is located on Strathmore Boulevard just east of Coxwell Avenue and one block north of Danforth Avenue. It opened in 1966 as part of the original segment of the Bloor-Danforth line.

Description[edit]

The entrance, collector's booth, turnstiles and bus bays are at street level, the concourse is on the second level, and the subway platforms are on the lower level. Stairs connect all levels with escalators only operating up at all times.

This station is used as a switchover point for eastbound subway operators changing their shift, regularly causing a slight delay while the crew is changed.[citation needed] Station collectors and subway operators use office space at the Danforth Garage,[2] which is located on the south side of Danforth Avenue near the station.

As of 2015, the station is undergoing renovations to add elevators from the street to both subway platforms, automatic sliding doors, accessible fare gates, and improved signage to make it fully accessible by 2017. This is part of a system wide program that will retrofit all stations by 2030.[3][4]

On December 22, 2016, this station along with Leslie are the last subway stations to be Presto card enabled which means by then all subway station now accepts Presto Card. [5]

Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural bordering bus loop

In October 2016, the Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural was unveiled by dignataries including TTC Chair Josh Colle, who said "At the TTC, public art not only beautifies our properties, but it’s become a catalyst for station improvement projects". The mural is mounted on the outside of the barrier separating the Coxwell Station bus loop from a pedestrian walkway on the east and a parking lot on the south. The work is divided two sections representing past and future. It was created by a local group lead by artist Cristina Delago.[6]

By the end of the 2017 renovation, the station will acquire a new artwork Forwards and Backwards by Jennifer Davis and Jon Sasaki.[7] (It has not yet been installed as of March 2017.) The artwork will be a mural consisting of aluminum and mirrors; the former will be reminiscent of the metal used for subway cars; the latter will be like fun house mirrors that distort reflections.[8]

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include Monarch Park Stadium, Monarch Park Collegiate Institute, Toronto East General Hospital and the East York Civic Centre.

Surface connections[edit]

Next Vehicle Info
22B to Queen Street East
70B to Eglinton Square
70C to Warden Station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2015" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 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. ^ Toronto Transit Commission (September 18, 2008). "Danforth Garage Property" (PDF). Retrieved November 2011.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "TTC Coxwell Station - Easier Access Program". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Brochure for Coxwell Station" (PDF). Easier Access Program. Toronto Transit Commission. October 2012. Retrieved March 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.cp24.com/news/ttc-has-now-rolled-out-presto-at-every-subway-station-1.3213887
  6. ^ Joanna Lavoie (October 25, 2016). "Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural unveiled". Inside Toronto (East York Mirror). Retrieved 2017-02-14. 
  7. ^ "Approval of Art Concepts for Coxwell, Wellesley, Royal York, Ossington and St. Clair West Stations" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. December 16, 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  8. ^ Chris Bateman (December 9, 2015). "Artistic overhaul coming to five TTC subway stations". Metro News. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Coxwell Station at Wikimedia Commons