Ossington station

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Ossington
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Ossington Platform 2.jpg
Location746 Ossington Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°39′44″N 79°25′36″W / 43.66222°N 79.42667°W / 43.66222; -79.42667Coordinates: 43°39′44″N 79°25′36″W / 43.66222°N 79.42667°W / 43.66222; -79.42667
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened26 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2016[1])25,920
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Ossington is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at Ossington Avenue just north of Bloor Street West and opened in 1966 as part of the original segment of the subway line. Wi-Fi service is available at this station.[2]

Description[edit]

Artwork Ossington Particles

The main station entrance is on the west side of Ossington Avenue, just north of Bloor. In December 2016, elevators were installed at this station, thus making Osssington station a fully accessible station. There is a second automatic entrance, where as of October 2016 can only be entered using Presto cards or Metropasses, on Delaware Avenue, beside a TTC electrical substation.[3]

As part of the 2016 renovation, the station acquired the artwork Ossington Particles by Scott Eunson.[4] The artwork uses 800 stick-on coloured acrylic tiles arranged in clusters near stairways on the platform and mezzanine levels.[5] Plaques in the station provide an artist's message: "The Particles inhabit the tile grid of Ossington Station to tell a story of the natural and human history of this site, mapping the local Garrison Creek watershed and recalling the ancient landscape and geology of this neighborhood."[6]


Surface connections[edit]

TTC routes serving the station include:

Route Name Additional Information
63A/B Ossington Southbound to Liberty Village
63A Northbound to Eglinton West station
63B Northbound to St. Clair Avenue West
(Rush hour service)
94A Wellesley Eastbound to Castle Frank station
161 Rogers Road Westbound to Jane Street
363 Ossington Blue Night service; Northbound to Eglinton West Station and southbound to Canadian National Exhibition

Easier access program[edit]

In the summer of 2014, work has begun on the station to make it accessible to all customers. Improvements to the station include two new elevators to access the subway platforms, automatic sliding doors, barrier free access to the platform, security upgrades, and signage improvements.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2016" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved July 3, 2018. 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. ^ "There's now free WiFi at over 40 TTC subway stations". blogTO. Retrieved 2016-12-21.
  3. ^ "Ossington Station - Easier Access Program". Toronto Transit Commission. December 2016. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  4. ^ "Approval of Art Concepts for Coxwell, Wellesley, Royal York, Ossington and St. Clair West Stations" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. December 16, 2015. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  5. ^ Chris Bateman (December 9, 2015). "Artistic overhaul coming to five TTC subway stations". Metro News. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
  6. ^ Scott Eunson (13 February 2017). "Ossington Particles". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "TTC Ossington Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 31 July 2014.

External links[edit]

Media related to Ossington Station at Wikimedia Commons