Queen's Park station (Toronto)
129 College Street|
|Opened||February 28, 1963|
- Northwest entrance: The only uncovered stairwell entrance is located beside the Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building at the southeast corner of the University of Toronto lands.
- Northeast entrance: This is where the elevator between ground level and the ticketing mezzanine is situated. A different elevator provides further access to the train platform. There is a tunnel here connecting to the Ontario Government Buildings and other important destinations include the Ontario Legislative Building and Women's College Hospital.
- Southwest entrance: Twin escalators provide a direct connection to the Ontario Power Building, with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute being on the west side of University Avenue to the south.
- Southeast entrance: Beside this entrance is the MaRS Discovery District, where a connecting underground tunnel is to be constructed, and a short distance to the south are Toronto General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children.
Architecture and art
The station is in a bored tunnel, and it is one of only two stations in the system to have a tubular shape, the other being the next station south at St. Patrick. North of the station, the tunnel curves east around the Ontario Legislative Building, then comes back to its original alignment centred under the road just before Museum Station
A ceramic tile mural, a gift from the Government of Portugal, is located within the fare-paid area of the mezzanine. The mural features subject matter inspired by Portuguese exploration of the New World. It was designed by Ana Vilel, manufactured by Viúva Lamego in Lisbon and installed here in 2003.
A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes:
TTC routes serving the station include:
|5B||Avenue Road||Northbound to Eglinton station and southbound to Gerrard Street West|
Weekday middays only
|142||Downtown/Avenue Road Express||Northbound to Highway 401 and southbound to Downtown Toronto|
Rush hour only, extra fare required
|306||Carlton||Blue Night streetcar service; Eastbound to Main Street station and westbound to Dundas West station|
|506||Streetcar; Eastbound to Main Street station and westbound to High Park Loop|
- "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.
- "There's now free WiFi at over 40 TTC subway stations". blogTO. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
- "Installation of Elevators at Queen's Park Station" (PDF). Construction News. Toronto Transit Commission. August 21, 2000. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- City of Toronto approve the request to construct an underground tunnel linking 661 University Avenue, MaRS Discovery District, to the Toronto Transit Commission’s Queen’s Park subway station
- "The Commission Approved The Installation Of A Ceramic Mural At Queen's Park Station". Meeting No. 1828. Toronto Transit Commission. May 14, 2003. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
Media related to Queen's Park (TTC) at Wikimedia Commons