St. Andrew (TTC)

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St. Andrew
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
St Andrew TTC 2012 access.JPG
Location 173 King Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°38′52″N 79°23′05″W / 43.64778°N 79.38472°W / 43.64778; -79.38472Coordinates: 43°38′52″N 79°23′05″W / 43.64778°N 79.38472°W / 43.64778; -79.38472
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type underground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 28 February 1963
Traffic
Passengers (2012-13[1]) 54,170
Ranked 11th of 69
Services
Preceding station   TTC.svg TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University
toward Finch

St. Andrew is a subway station on the Yonge–University line in Toronto, Canada. It is located under University Avenue where it is intersected by King Street West. The station, which opened in 1963, is named for the nearby St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Wi-fi service is available at this station.[2]

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

South of the station the line curves 90 degrees east to run under Front Street to Union station.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

The Entertainment District including Roy Thomson Hall, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre and Bell Lightbox; the home of the Toronto International Film Festival.

The Financial District and the Toronto Stock Exchange; with access east of the station via the PATH pedestrian tunnel system to Sun Life Centre, Exchange Tower, First Canadian Place, Standard Life Centre, and Toronto-Dominion Centre.[3]

Destinations west of the station, also available via PATH, include Metro Hall, Canadian Broadcasting Centre, RBC Centre, Ritz-Carlton Toronto and Simcoe Place,[3] and continuing further to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on the south side of Front Street.

Surface connections[edit]

A transfer is required to connect between the subway and these surface TTC streetcar routes:

Greyhound buses stop nearby on University Avenue at Wellington Street.[4]

Station improvements[edit]

Trial wall treatment

Starting in 2008, several minor changes have been implemented. A trial installation of LED lights at the south end of the platform is being used to study their effectiveness in the system, and the final decision whether to keep them will be made in September 2009. Further, LED lighting has been approved and installation will begin February 2011.

Removal of the metal slat wall cover treatment has begun. As of June 2009, a new wall treatment had started to be installed. The new treatment appears to be enamel painted sheet metal that is white in colour with dark green trim and lettering. On March 25, 2010, the panels were replaced with new versions that showed less buckling; however, the buckling issue has not been totally resolved and a new stronger version is being developed.[5]

The station has been converted to full wheelchair accessibility by using two elevators: a new one inside the station from the mezzanine level to the subway platform, and the other an upgrade of an elevator in a nearby office complex at 145 King St West to provide access from street level to the mezzanine. The project started in 2010 and the elevators went into service in June 2012.[6]

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. ^ "Wi-fi Now Available At". TCONNECT. Retrieved January 2015. Each of the 65 underground stations will have wireless and Wi-Fi service by 2017 
  3. ^ a b Official PATH map (PDF)
  4. ^ Greyhound Canada Locations: Toronto U & Wellington, ON
  5. ^ Spacing.ca 26 June 2009
  6. ^ "Update: Elevators in Service". St Andrew Station - Elevator Construction. TTC. June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to St. Andrew Station at Wikimedia Commons