High Park (TTC)

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High Park
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
High Park TTC Main Entrance.jpg
Primary entrance on Quebec Avenue.
Location 35 Quebec Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′14″N 79°28′00″W / 43.65389°N 79.46667°W / 43.65389; -79.46667Coordinates: 43°39′14″N 79°28′00″W / 43.65389°N 79.46667°W / 43.65389; -79.46667
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Structure type underground/at grade
History
Opened 10 May 1968
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 12,290
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

High Park is a station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It is located just north of Bloor Street West, spanning the block east of Quebec Avenue to High Park Avenue. It opened in 1968 as part of the westerly extension from Keele to Islington Station.[2]

Station description[edit]

The station is mostly underground, lying behind the properties which face on to the north side of Bloor Street. The main entrance is from Quebec Avenue at the westerly end of the surface bus transfer area, with the ticketing mezzanine one level below, above the east end of the train platforms. The station has escalators here, but despite having ramps at the street entrance it does not have elevators to provide access to the platforms for those with a physical disability. A second entrance from High Park Avenue is at the east end of the bus platform, which is convenient for those needing to cross Bloor Street at the traffic lights to get to and from High Park.

Designated waiting area

The west end is at ground level, with an apartment building constructed partially over the station and along the south side. Just west of the station, Parkview Gardens is divided by the surface subway tracks and there are two entrances; one on the north side leading to Clendenan Avenue and another on the south leading to Bloor Street. Admission and exit at this end of the station is underground through unstaffed turnstiles.

The original external signage and trim has a unique bright blue background colour, whereas standard stations are red. In 2009 the station title nameboard over the entrance on Quebec Avenue was converted[3] to the current style of a black background, white lettering and a stripe of green to signify the Bloor–Danforth line, but the other entrances still retain the old ones.

Rehabiliation of the station has included repairs to the roof slab and repaving.[4] Original deteriorating walls and fences were replaced with sound barriers along the bus transfer area and beyond the west end of the station platforms.[5]

Entrance to the north side of the station from Parkview Gardens. The apartment building is over the west end of the station and the sound barrier extends along the tracks to the west.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include High Park and Humberside Collegiate Institute.

Surface connections[edit]

Since the bus platform is located outside the fare-paid area, a paper transfer is required to connect surface routes.

30B to High Park (Seasonal service)

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. ^ James Bow. "A History of Subways on Bloor and Queen Streets". Transit Toronto. Retrieved January 2014. the subway was extended to Islington in 1968 
  3. ^ See File:High Park TTC Station.jpg taken in 2008
  4. ^ "Procurement Authorization High Park Station Structural Paving Rehabilitation Contract W1-5" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. May 12, 2004. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Procurement Authorization - High Park Station Fence Walls Reconstruction And Masonry Repairs Contract No. W1-11". Toronto Transit Commission. June 18, 2008. Retrieved September 25, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to High Park Station at Wikimedia Commons