Ossington (TTC)

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Ossington
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Ossington TTC tiles.JPG
Location 746 Ossington Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°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
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections
Construction
Structure type underground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 25 February 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2015[1]) 31,610
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]

Bus platforms at Ossington station.
63B northbound to St. Clair Avenue and southbound to Liberty Village

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, 2015" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved April 10, 2017. 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". 
  7. ^ "TTC Ossington Station". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ossington Station at Wikimedia Commons