Metropolitan Street Railway (Toronto)

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Bridge Abutment of the former Metropolitan Street Railway Company, located off Industrial Parkway in Aurora, Ontario.

The Metropolitan Street Railway was the one of many operators of streetcars in the Toronto area. The franchise was granted in 1877 to the Metropolitan Street Railway of Toronto, but it began service on Yonge Street in 1885, starting just north of the city limits. It changed its name to Metropolitan Street Railway in 1893 and was sold in 1897 to the Toronto Railway.

Management of MSR:

  • Robert Jaffray, President 1877-1880
  • Charles and W.A. Warren 1880-1897


  • Yonge Street - stops at York Mills, Glen Grove and CPR Station at 'Summerhill' below St. Clair
  • Yonge Street - CPR Station to Lake Simcoe


Product list and details (date information from TTC)
 Make/Model   Description   Fleet size   Year acquired   Year retired   Notes 
SE ST Single End Single truck closed car N/A N/A N/A


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