Midland (TTC)

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TTC - Line 3 - Scarborough RT line.svg
Midland TTC west end at night.JPG
Location 2085 Midland Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°46′13.5″N 79°16′19″W / 43.770417°N 79.27194°W / 43.770417; -79.27194Coordinates: 43°46′13.5″N 79°16′19″W / 43.770417°N 79.27194°W / 43.770417; -79.27194
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Structure type elevated
Opened 22 March 1985
Passengers (2013[1]) 2,890
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kennedy
TTC - Line 3 - Scarborough RT line.svg Scarborough
toward McCowan

Midland is a station on the Scarborough RT line of the Toronto subway and RT. It is located on Midland Avenue between Ellesmere Road and Progress Avenue.[2]


Midland station opened in 1985, along with the rest of the Scarborough RT line.

The future of the station is still in question, as many proposals have been made about either the extension of the Bloor–Danforth line or a light rail transit replacement for the Scarborough RT. If a subway is to be built, it would involve the elimination of this station, along with Ellesmere and McCowan stations.[3]

Station description[edit]

West entrance of the station

The station is located beside and above Midland Avenue, between Ellesmere Road and Progress Avenue. The station is also fairly small compared to the other stations on the Scarborough RT line. It is built on two levels, with the two entrances on either side of Midland Avenue, as well as the collector and bus stops on ground level, and the Scarborough RT platforms on the level above.

The east side entrance to the station is automatic, meaning passengers using tickets and transfers must walk to the other entrance to enter.

Rapid transit infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

East of the station, the RT continues to run elevated above the ground, and the elevation of the bridge increases as the tracks go further east towards Scarborough Centre station. West of the station, the tracks gradually descend until reaching a tunnel where it makes a 90 degree turn south and it reaches Ellesmere station as soon as it exits the tunnel.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby the station is the Atlantic Packaging, former Scarborough Public Library Administrative offices, former Scarborough Animal Shelter and former Bick's Pickle plant.

Surface connections[edit]

A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes:


  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2013" (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. ^ "TTC Midland Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Transit Commission Report - Scarborough RT Strategic Plan" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Midland (TTC) at Wikimedia Commons