Warden (TTC)

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TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
Warden TTC departure.jpg
Location 701 Warden Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario,
Coordinates 43°42′41″N 79°16′47″W / 43.71139°N 79.27972°W / 43.71139; -79.27972Coordinates: 43°42′41″N 79°16′47″W / 43.71139°N 79.27972°W / 43.71139; -79.27972
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Structure type elevated
Parking 1,071
Opened 10 May 1968
Passengers (2013[1]) 31,210
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth

Warden is a station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It is located at the southeast corner of St. Clair Avenue East and Warden Avenue.

The main pedestrian street entrance is on the east side of Warden, with another entrance from St. Clair along a walkway on the west side of the elevated tracks. Vehicle entry to the passenger pick up and drop off entrance is on the south side of St. Clair, east of Warden, exiting on to Warden south of St. Clair.

The station is on four levels, the subway platform is on the upper floor, the bus concourse to the connecting routes are below it, the two collector entrances and the concourse are found above street level, and the two entrances and the bus platforms are on the lower floor.

1,071 parking spaces are located at this station for commuter use, with 920 in the North Lot and 151 in the South Lot.


Warden Station Wall Tiles TTC.jpg

Warden Station was opened in 1968 in what was then the Borough of Scarborough, and served as the Bloor-Danforth line's eastern terminus for 12 years until the extension to Kennedy was completed in 1980.

Until 1973, the buses and the subway trains serving the station were in separate fare zones and so the turnstiles and collector booths were placed between the bus bays and the subway platforms. When the zones were abolished, the layout was reconfigured to bring the buses inside the station's fare-paid area; one collector booth, left isolated inside the fare-paid zone, became an information booth.

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

View from an eastbound train approaching the station

After exiting the station eastbound towards Kennedy Station, the track returns to an underground tunnel at the Chestnut Portal, where it continues on its diagonal alignment under the former Canadian National Railway (CNR) spur line.

West of the station a small siding and storage shed are on the south side of the above ground tracks, which continue along the track bed of the former CNR line, all the way to Victoria Park Station.

Nearby landmarks[edit]

Nearby landmarks include the Providence Healthcare, Warden Woods Park, Warden Hilltop Community Centre and Pine Hills Cemetery. It is near much vacant industrial land (including the former site of Centennial College and Warden Woods Mall/Power Centre) where major redevelopment is expected over the coming years, including numerous new housing developments on the former Power Centre property.[2] It is also near the Toronto District School Board high school W.A. Porter C.I., which brings about 700 students in the station each year.[citation needed]

Surface connections[edit]

Entrances to the bus platforms

The layout of the bus terminal is similar to Islington and previously, Victoria Park as its design has its individually separated bus bays.

  • Bay 1
    • 17A Birchmount to Highway 7 (Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
    17B to Steeles Avenue via Wintermute Blvd
    17C to Steeles Avenue
  • Bay 3
    102B to McNicoll Avenue
    102C to Passmore Avenue
    102D to Major Mackenzie Drive (Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
  • Bay 4
    • 16 McCowan to Scarborough Centre Station
  • Bay 5
    • 69B Warden South to Kingston Road via Birchmount Road
  • Bay 7
    • 68A Warden to Steeles Avenue
    68B to Major Mackenzie Drive (Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
  • Bay 9
    • Unloading/Vacant


  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2013" (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. ^ http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/planning/warden-vicpark.htm

External links[edit]

Media related to Warden Station at Wikimedia Commons