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York Mills (TTC)

York Mills
Location 4015 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Connections TTC buses
York Mills Bus Terminal
Construction
Structure type underground
Parking 260[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 31 March 1973 (1973-03-31)
Traffic
Passengers 29,080
Rank 27th of 69
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Downsview
Yonge–University
toward Finch

York Mills is a subway station on the Yonge–University line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 4015 Yonge Street at Wilson Avenue/York Mills Road. This is in Hoggs Hollow, one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the city, where Yonge Street crosses the Don River.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Entrances 2
  • Art 3
  • Subway infrastructure in the vicinity 4
  • Nearby landmarks 5
  • Surface connections 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The station opened in 1973, in what was then the Borough of North York, and replaced Eglinton as the northern terminus of the Yonge line. One year later, the subway was extended to Finch.

The original bus terminal was above ground, in a standard island configuration surrounded by bus bays, and at that time was also used by GO Transit buses.

The current underground TTC bus platforms and GO Bus Terminal were built between 1985 and 1992 with the development of the York Mills Centre.

In 2007, this station became accessible with elevators.

By 2015,[2] the tiles on the walls, floors and stairs had been replaced at this station.[3] On the outer walls at track level the light green and very dark green tiles were replaced by light green metal panels with a dark green strip along the top.

Entrances

Entrance at the northwest corner of Wilson and Yonge, with the parking lot behind it
  • Northwest corner of Wilson and Yonge - street level entrance adjoining the parking lot[1]
  • Northeast corner of York Mills and Yonge - entrance via York Mills Centre
  • Old York Mills Road east of Yonge - Kiss and Ride/Automatic Entrance

Art

Breaking Ground

A tapestry called “Breaking Ground” by artist Laurie Swim was installed in the station in 2010 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of an accident that took place in Hoggs Hollow.[4] On March 17, 1960, the incident popularly known as the "Hoggs Hollow Disaster" occurred. Five young Italian immigrant workers were killed while constructing a tunnel for a water main. The details of the accident, where they were trapped 35 feet underground in a cramped, dimly lit tunnel, sparked a public outcry over the lack of safety standards in construction and ultimately led to an improvement in working conditions in Ontario.[5]

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity

The line passes under the Don River West Branch just south of the station platforms. The original plan was for an elevated station and a high-level bridge over the river, but local residents objected and the underground layout was substituted.[6] Consequently, trains approach the station from both directions on a steep downgrade.

Nearby landmarks

Nearby landmarks include York Mills Centre, York Mills Park, Don Valley Golf Course, Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School, Canadian Forces College, Miller Tavern and Rosedale Golf Club

Surface connections

  • 78 St. Andrews to Bayview Avenue
  • 95A York Mills to Kingston Road
95B to University of Toronto Scarborough
95C to Ellesmere Station (rush hour service)
95E to University of Toronto Scarborough (Express Service)
  • 96A Wilson to Carrier Drive via Kipling Avenue and John Garland Boulevard
96B to Humberline Drive and Albion Road
96C to Thistle Down Boulevard via Albion Road
96D to Carrier Drive and Westmore Drive
96G to Torbarrie Road and Clayson Road (rush hour service)
97D to St. Clair Station (weekday midday service)
97B/C/F - transfer to the bus on the street
  • 115 Silver Hills to Leslie Street and walkway to Oriole GO Station
  • 122 Graydon Hall to Roywood Drive via Lesmill Road
  • 165A Weston Rd North to Steeles Avenue
165C to Wonderland Terminal (Canada's Wonderland seasonal) (Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
165D to Major Mackenzie Drive (Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
165F to Canada Drive (Extra fare required north of Steeles Avenue)
  • 320A Blue Night Yonge to Queens Quay (Use curbside bus stops outside the station)
  • 395 Blue Night York Mills to Meadowvale Road and Sheppard Avenue
  • 396 Blue Night Wilson to Martin Grove Road and Steeles Avenue

References

  1. ^ a b TTC York Mills Subway Station, at Yonge Street and Wilson Avenue, has one parking lot.
  2. ^ "How did the TTC do on its 2014 customer charter promises?". CityNews. Retrieved April 2015. delivery delay pushed back the wall tile replacement at York Mills to February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fourth Financial Quarter, October 5, 2014 - December 31, 2014". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved April 2015. 
  4. ^ Patty Winsa (March 16, 2010). "Quilt unveiling marks 50 years since Hogg’s Hollow disaster". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Hoggs Hollow Disaster". Pipe Dreams. Metropolitan Toronto Archives. 1997. Retrieved January 2012. 
  6. ^ Bow, James (2006-11-10). "The North Yonge Extensions". Transit Toronto. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 

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