Summerhill (TTC)

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Summerhill
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
Summerhill TTC 1.jpg
Location 16 Shaftesbury Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°40′56″N 79°23′27″W / 43.68222°N 79.39083°W / 43.68222; -79.39083Coordinates: 43°40′56″N 79°23′27″W / 43.68222°N 79.39083°W / 43.68222; -79.39083
Platforms side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type underground
History
Opened 30 March 1954
Traffic
Passengers (2014[1]) 5,770
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg Yonge–University
toward Finch

Summerhill is a subway station on the Yonge–University line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on Shaftesbury Avenue just east of Yonge Street, with the entrance being at the north end of the train platforms. The station opened in 1954 as part of the original Yonge line.

Like Rosedale Station, the next station to the south, it is currently among the less used stations, with only 5,770 average weekday ridership. This is mainly due to having no surface transit connections except the parallel Yonge Street bus and no major local destinations. The station has to rely entirely on the immediate Summerhill residential neighbourhood for passengers.

Although the station is rated as high priority in the requirement for a second exit,[2] no work has yet been done to provide additional access at the south end of the station.

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

Covered original open-cut north of the station

The tunnel originally ended immediately north of the station at Summerhill Avenue and continued in open cut as far as Pleasant Boulevard, just before St. Clair, the next station. Various sections of this open cut were roofed over as the years passed, and since the early 1980s it has been entirely under cover, except when one block was opened to allow new construction above it. Passengers who look out from the train into the tunnel on this section can still see the sloping sides of the original cut, the stumps of lamp posts and trees, and the undersides of four bridges which still carry side streets over the line.

South of the station, the tunnel emerges to the surface at Rowanwood Drive. Originally the line surfaced at Price Portal, but a one-block section from Rowanwood Drive to Price Street was roofed over in 2002 for parking.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Surface connections[edit]

All connecting bus routes require a transfer and can be boarded at curbside stops.

  • 97B Yonge northbound to Steeles Avenue
97B southbound to Queens Quay
  • 320 Blue Night Yonge northbound to Steeles Avenue
320A northbound to York Mills Station
320E northbound to Eglinton Station
320 southbound to Queens Quay

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2014" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 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. ^ Richard C. Ducharme (April 14, 2004). "Fire Safety and Second Exits at Subway Stations". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved August 2011. 
  3. ^ Archdiocese of Toronto: Contact Us
  4. ^ "GO Transit's Future Midtown Line". Transit Toronto. 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  5. ^ Toronto Lawn Tennis Club is located between Summerhill and Rosedale subway stations, just east of Yonge

External links[edit]

Media related to Summerhill Station at Wikimedia Commons