Davisville station

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Davisville
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Davisville TTC southbound.jpg
Location1900 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°41′52″N 79°23′50″W / 43.69778°N 79.39722°W / 43.69778; -79.39722Coordinates: 43°41′52″N 79°23′50″W / 43.69778°N 79.39722°W / 43.69778; -79.39722
PlatformsCentre platform
Side platform
Tracks3
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAbove ground
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened30 March 1954 (1954-03-30)
Traffic
Passengers (2018[1])25,990
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Vaughan
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University
toward Finch

Davisville is a subway station on Line 1 Yonge–University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1900 Yonge Street at Chaplin Crescent/Davisville Avenue. The station opened in 1954 as part of the original Toronto subway. In 2002, this station became accessible with elevators. The station is on three levels: the entrances are located on street level, the concourse and collector are on the second level, and the subway platforms are on the lower level.

Entrances[edit]

There are four entrances that connect the station to two buildings in the area:

  • three accessible entrances from the TTC head office
  • an automatic entrance at 1910 Yonge Street, near Chaplin Crescent, which leads directly to the northbound subway platform (accessible only by Presto Card)

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

Northbound Toronto Rocket train, with Chaplin Crescent crossing above

The station is constructed above ground, but below street level, with separate canopies over each platform. It is adjacent to the Davisville Subway Yard, which is visible from the trains and platforms. The station has a unique semi-active third platform, on the yard side - actually referred to as the Davisville Buildup - which can be used by trains entering or leaving the yard on service or as an alternate route if one of the running lines is blocked.

The line continues in open cut in both directions: north as far as the Berwick Portal, immediately before Eglinton station; and south as far as the Muir Portal, roughly halfway to St. Clair station, from which it continues in tunnel.

Davisville is one of only three stations in the subway system where a track signal is publicly accessible (the others being Union Station and Islington station). The signal is located at the southern end of the southbound platform, below the pedestrian overpass to the bus terminal.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Looking north at Davisville Yard, Davisville subway station, McBrien Building and a Toronto Rocket train departing southbound

Nearby landmarks include the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, the Upper Canada College campus, and the TTC's main administrative office building, the William McBrien Building. The station's bus platforms are under the western half of the building at street level, and the open-air northbound subway platform abuts against the building's west wall.

The former Canadian National Railways Belt Line Railway railway corridor crosses over the subway tracks south of the station. It has been converted into a pedestrian and biking trail, called the Beltline Trail.

Surface connections[edit]

TTC routes serving the station include:

Route Name Additional Information
11A Bayview Northbound to Steeles Avenue East via Sunnybrook Hospital
11C Northbound to Sunnybrook Hospital
14 Glencairn Westbound to Caledonia Road
28 Bayview South Southbound to Evergreen Brick Works
97A Yonge Northbound to York Mills station via Yonge Boulevard
97B Northbound to York Mills station and southbound to Queens Quay
(Rush hour service)
97F Northbound to Steeles Avenue

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Davisville Station at Wikimedia Commons