Lansdowne (TTC)

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Lansdowne
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Lansdowne TTC tile wall.JPG
Location 691 Lansdowne Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′33″N 79°26′34″W / 43.65917°N 79.44278°W / 43.65917; -79.44278Coordinates: 43°39′33″N 79°26′34″W / 43.65917°N 79.44278°W / 43.65917; -79.44278
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Structure type underground
History
Opened 25 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2014[1]) 17,850
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Lansdowne is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The main station entrance is located just north of Bloor Street on Lansdowne Avenue, with a secondary entrance on Emerson Avenue. Opened in 1966, the station lies approximately 561 metres (1,842 feet) from its nearest station to the west, Dundas West.[2] The station is in the Dovercourt-Wallace Emerson-Junction neighbourhood on the edge of the Bloordale Village strip.

The station is considered to require "special attention" from the Toronto Police vice squad, due to the prevalence of drug dealers, prostitutes and other offenders in the area, especially at the Coffee Time diner across the street.[3][4] In one month, 94 people were charged with selling crack cocaine.[5] Along with Lawrence West, Warden, and Kennedy Stations, the Toronto Star reported this station to be a "known problem area" in terms of crime in the subway system in 2008.[6]

Under a GO Transit proposal for Regional Express Rail, a new station on their Barrie line would be built 200m west of this station and offer connections between the services. [7]

Surface connections[edit]

Bus stop outside the entrance on the east side of Lansdowne Avenue

A paper transfer is required to connect between the subway and buses, which use a curbside stops on either side of Lansdowne Avenue at this station.

47B northbound to Yorkdale Station via Caledonia Road and Bridgeland Avenue and southbound to Queen Street West
47C northbound to Yorkdale Station via Caledonia Road and Orfus Road and southbound to Queen Street West

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2014" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 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. ^ Transit Toronto - Content: A History of Subways on Bloor and Queen Streets
  3. ^ http://www.adamgiambrone.ca/newsletter.php?id=16
  4. ^ Friends of Dufferin Grove Park | (Police & Park Safety) News 2006 - Compilation of Stories
  5. ^ Vine People | Greenspots | Dyanmarie.Com
  6. ^ 4 held in subway swarmings
  7. ^ Spurr, Ben (June 21, 2016). "Locations of four new Toronto GO stations announced". Toronto Star. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lansdowne Station at Wikimedia Commons