Runnymede (TTC)

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Runnymede
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Runnymede Subway Station.JPG
Location 265 Runnymede Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°39′06″N 79°28′33″W / 43.65167°N 79.47583°W / 43.65167; -79.47583Coordinates: 43°39′06″N 79°28′33″W / 43.65167°N 79.47583°W / 43.65167; -79.47583
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Structure type underground
History
Opened 10 May 1968
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 19,300
Services
Preceding station   TTC.svg TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Runnymede is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It is located just north of Bloor Street West, spanning the block east of Runnymede Road to Kennedy Avenue, with bus platforms at the surface level and entrances at both ends.

History[edit]

The station opened in 1968 as part of the westerly extension of the subway line from Keele to Islington Station.[2]

Extensive rehabilitation of the concrete station structure was undertaken in 2010.[3] This work involved replacing the concrete slab and columns of the bus platform, and the bus driveway structural paving.[4]

The station is barrier free from the street to the bus platforms.[5] Installation of three elevators to make the station fully accessible is scheduled to commence in 2015. The construction is expected to take two years to complete.[6]

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

The line is tunneled westward toward Jane Station. About halfway east towards High Park Station, just after at Kennedy Park Road, the line comes to the surface at the Clendenan Portal and crosses over Clendenan Avenue.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include the former Runnymede Theatre in Bloor West Village, the Runnymede branch of the Toronto Public Library,[7] Runnymede Junior & Senior Public School, Western Technical-Commercial School, and Runnymede United Church.

Surface connections[edit]

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

  • 71A Runnymede to St. Clair Avenue West
71B to Industry Street
  • 77 Swansea to the Queensway
  • 79A Scarlett Road to Lawrence Avenue West & Jane Street via Pritchard Avenue/Foxwell Street
79B to Lawrence Avenue West & Jane Street via St. Clair Avenue West

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2012-2013" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. 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. Five stations serve two subways, and so are listed twice, once for each subway 
  2. ^ James Bow. "A History of Subways on Bloor and Queen Streets". Transit Toronto. Retrieved January 2014. the subway was extended to Islington in 1968 
  3. ^ Robert Mackenzie (2010-09-11). "TTC closing Runnymede Station bus terminal for repairs starting September 12". Transit Toronto. Retrieved February 2015. On Monday, September 13, the TTC is starting to work on a project to restore the concrete and upgrade the waterproofing on the bus roadway at Runnymede Station. 
  4. ^ Sameh Salib and Jonathan Werner (2013-04-25). "Rehabilitating Runnymede Subway Station: Maintaining service with accelerated construction". Construction Canada. Retrieved February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Station Overview". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved February 2015. 
  6. ^ "TTC Runnymede Subway Station Easier Access & Masonry Repair Projects" (PDF). Real Estate Acquisitions. City of Toronto. 2014-07-24. Retrieved February 2015. Construction for the installation of the elevators and relocation of sewer is proposed to commence in 2015. The duration of the construction is expected to last up to two years. 
  7. ^ "Runnymede". Toronto Public Library. Retrieved February 2015. TTC subway station Runnymede, walk 2 blocks east. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Runnymede Station at Wikimedia Commons