Lawrence station (Toronto)

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Lawrence
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Lawrence Station Platform.jpg
Location3101 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°43′30″N 79°24′8″W / 43.72500°N 79.40222°W / 43.72500; -79.40222Coordinates: 43°43′30″N 79°24′8″W / 43.72500°N 79.40222°W / 43.72500; -79.40222
PlatformsCentre platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessNo
History
OpenedMarch 31, 1973 (1973-03-31)
Traffic
Passengers (2018[1])22,340
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Vaughan
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University
toward Finch

Lawrence is a subway station on Line 1 Yonge–University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located under Yonge Street at Lawrence Avenue, in the Bedford Park, Lawrence Park and Lytton Park neighbourhoods.

The station is on four levels, all the entrances to the station are at street level, the concourse and collector level is on the second level, the bus platform is on the third level, and the subway platform is on the lower level.[2]

Entrances[edit]

Entrance at the northeast corner of Lawrence Ave. and Yonge St.

There are four entrances to the station located in the surrounding area:[2]

  • an entrance on Lawrence Avenue, west of Yonge Street
  • an entrance on Lawrence Avenue, east of Yonge Street
  • an automatic entrance at Bedford Park Avenue, which leads directly to the subway platform level (entry by Presto card only)
  • an automatic entrance at Ranleigh Avenue, which leads directly to the subway platform level (entry by Presto card only)

History[edit]

Lawrence Station was opened in 1973 as an intermediate stop between Eglinton, the former northern terminus of the Yonge line, and York Mills, which acted as a temporary terminus for a year until the subway was further extended to Finch.

Lawrence was the first station in the network to feature an underground bus terminal (York Mills, St. Clair West, and Don Mills now also have such terminals).[citation needed] It is one of Toronto's deepest stations.[citation needed]

On April 23, 2007, TTC employee Antonio Almeida was killed in the tunnel just south of the station when a platform on his work car was dislodged.[3]

In 2012, a series of renovations repaired the deteriorating concrete of the bus roadway and tunnel walls.[4] Between the fourth quarter of 2012 and mid-2015, four high-capacity fire ventilation fans were installed at the station.[5]

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Surface connections[edit]

Underground bus platforms

Buses enter the station counter to the normal traffic directions so that bus doors will face the centre bus platform.

TTC routes serving the station include:

Route Name Additional Information
52A Lawrence West Westbound to Pearson Airport via Dixon Road
52B Westbound to Westwood Mall Bus Terminal via Dixon Road
(Extra fare required west of Airport)
52D Westbound to McNaughton via Dixon Road
(Extra fare required west of Airport)
52F Westbound to Royal York Road
97A Yonge Northbound to York Mills station via Yonge Boulevard and southbound to Davisville station
(Use curbside bus stops outside the station)
97B Northbound to York Mills station via Yonge Boulevard and southbound to Queens Quay via Davisville station
(Use curbside bus stops outside the station)
97F Northbound to Steeles Avenue and southbound to Davisville station
(Use curbside bus stops outside the station)
124 Sunnybrook Eastbound to Sunnybrook Hospital
162 Lawrence–Donway Eastbound to Don Mills Road
952 Lawrence West Express Westbound to Pearson Airport
(Rush hour service)
320 Yonge Blue Night service; Northbound to Steeles Avenue and southbound to Queens Quay
(Use curbside bus stops outside the station)
352 Lawrence West Blue Night service; Eastbound to Sunnybrook Hospital and westbound to Pearson Airport

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.
  2. ^ a b "TTC Lawrence Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Staff Reporter (April 23, 2007). "Toronto transit worker dies in subway tunnel accident". CBC News. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
  4. ^ Diego Sinagoga, Community Liaison Representative (May 9, 2012). "Construction TTC Lawrence Station – Bus Loop Tunnel". TTC. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Lawrence Station: Fire Ventilation Upgrade". TTC. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Toronto Public Library: Locke Branch

External links[edit]

Media related to Lawrence station at Wikimedia Commons