Old Mill (TTC)

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Old Mill
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Old Mill TTC pictorial tribute name sign 15870925135.jpg
Name sign with a pictorial tribute to the early history of the area, on the 2014 centennial of the Old Mill Inn[1]
Location 2672 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°39′00″N 79°29′41″W / 43.65000°N 79.49472°W / 43.65000; -79.49472Coordinates: 43°39′00″N 79°29′41″W / 43.65000°N 79.49472°W / 43.65000; -79.49472
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Structure type underground/elevated
Disabled access No
Opened 10 May 1968
Passengers (2014[2]) 6530
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Old Mill is a subway station on Line 2 Bloor–Danforth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 2672 Bloor Street West at Old Mill Terrace and Humber Boulevard in The Kingsway residential neighbourhood. Nearby destinations include the Old Mill Inn and Park Lawn Cemetery.


The station opened in 1968 in what was then the Borough of Etobicoke.

In 2000, the station was damaged by a fire on a waste collection train, just after the subway had closed for the night. This was most likely caused by a lit cigarette disposed of in a garbage can at another station. After this incident, the TTC switched to leaving waste outside stations for collection by truck.[3]

Subway infrastructure[edit]

The station is built on the west side of the Humber River valley. The west end of the station lies underground with the tunnel continuing toward Royal York. The east end of the platform is elevated on a viaduct that takes the line across the river to re-enter the tunnel on the other side of the valley toward Jane Station.

Glass walls at the train platform's east end provide a view of the riverside park. Bird of prey shaped cutouts have been applied to these large windows to reduce the number of avian fatalities.

From when station opened in 1968 until 1973, buses and the subway trains serving the station were in separate fare zones and the station's bus loop was located outside the street entrance. Although the bus platforms have still not been integrated into the station's fare-paid area, since only the one bus route is affected, this has a relatively minor impact on the flow of passengers through the turnstiles.

The station transitions between underground and elevated
At the west end of the station the line goes underground in a tunnel toward Royal York Station
To the east the tracks are elevated across the Humber River valley and into the tunnel portal toward Jane Station

Surface connections[edit]

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

66B to Lake Shore Boulevard


  1. ^ "Old Mill Marks Centennial With New TTC Subway Sign". Old Mill Toronto. 26 June 2014. Retrieved November 2015. The new signage, permanently installed on walls of the east and westbound platforms of the Old Mill subway station, incorporates rare historic photographs and drawings that date back to the 1600s when Huron Indians made their homes on the banks of the Humber River to the early 1900s through the First World War and the Depression era.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Transit Toronto, Subway Fire and Shuttle Buses

External links[edit]

Media related to Old Mill Station at Wikimedia Commons