Toronto Transit Commission Bloor-Yonge Station

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Next Station: Wellesley Next Station: Rosedale
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Next Station: Bay Next Station: Sherbourne
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Rapid Transit Line 1 Yonge-University
Line 2 Bloor-Danforth
Surface Routes 97, 300, 320
Presto Yes
Opening Date March 30, 1954
Platform Side (Line 1)
Centre (Line 2)
Ridership (2017) 216,189 (Line 1)
183,238 (Line 2)


Bloor-Yonge Station SmallAccessible.gif is a rapid transit station operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 20 Bloor Street East, just east of the intersection of Bloor Street and Yonge Street.

Station Description

The main entrance is located inside the Hudson's Bay Centre. Doors lead to the collector's booths, and then the path splits into two, both turning 180 degrees around and turn into staircases containing an elevator that leads down to the Line 1 platforms. The west side leads to the southbound platform and the east side leads to the northbound platform.

Bloor Station has two side platforms. The walls were originally done in Primrose (yellow) Vitrolite tiling with blue trim. A renovation project (see History) widened the platforms extensively and put large sliver columns near the back of the platforms. The walls were redone in white and teal textured ceramic tiles and the floor received off-white and dark green tiles. On each side, at the north end, are alcoves containing staircases that leads down to Yonge Station and connects to Line 2 as well as newspaper stands. The east alcove also contains an elevator that heads down to the platforms. At the south end of both platforms, there are stairs and an elevator to the south entrance, leading to Yonge Street south of Bloor Street. Directly north of the station is a double crossover and the Ellis Avenue Portal. Trains exit the tunnel and head outside, the first time since Eglinton West Station.

Yonge Station has one centre platform. The colour scheme was made to match the original colour scheme of Bloor Station using the ceramic tiles that the Bloor-Danforth line used instead. The platform has many staircases and escalators that head up to Bloor Station as well as to the east entrance, which leads to the Bloor Street entrance. Elevators bring passengers up to both the northbound Yonge platform as well as the east entrance. Directly west of the station, the tracks split or merge, with one set heading up to Bay and another to Lower Bay. The upper level is used for Bloor-Danforth trains; the lower level is used to transfer trains between Line 1 and Line 2. This was part of the wye, which was used during the interline testing done for 6 short months when the Bloor-Danforth subway first opened in 1966.

History

Bloor Station was built and opened with the original Yonge subway in 1954. It featured a connection with the Bloor streetcar line inside the fare-paid area. Streetcars stopped on Bloor Street East inside two islands (which were long enough for two 2-car trains each) which had stairwells down to the subway platforms. Bedford Loop (located on the site of the future St. George station) helped to store cars for crowding as well as turning cars back east.

When the Bloor-Danforth subway opened, the streetcar islands were demolished and the alcoves and stairwells were made into the new platform below. The Toronto Transit Commission decided to name each platform separately from each other and the station name was hyphenated when entering from street level. This is the only station in the subway system to have individual names for each platform. Other transfer stations have a common name for both platforms that do not share the line names such St. George and Kennedy Stations or hyphenated names for both platforms such as Sheppard-Yonge.

With the abandonment of interlined subway operation, Bloor-Yonge became a very busy transfer point, something it was not designed for. Crowding became such an issue to a point where a Downtown Relief Line running between Pape Station and downtown (either King Station, Queen Station, or Union Station) had to be considered. However, this scheme was scrapped. Instead, building construction above the Bloor platforms allowed renovations to be done and involved closing the station for 6 months to expand the platforms further back. The roof was also strengthened, allowing the columns in the middle to be eliminated. In the future, if demand continues to grow, a centre platform will be added, with the tracks moved back and two platforms will be used simultaneously for boarding and alighting.

No major plans have been announced for the Line 2 platforms. This is likely due to the fact that the station is near an underground stream and that digging would be difficult.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Bloor Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 1 bullet-a.png Yonge-University Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train northbound 6:00am 5:59am 8:14am
Last Train northbound 1:54am 1:54am 1:54am
First Train southbound 5:54am 6:01am 8:06am
Last Train southbound 1:42am 1:40am 1:40am



Yonge Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 2 bullet-a.png Bloor-Danforth Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 6:05am 6:12am 8:27am
Last Train eastbound 1:54am 1:54am 1:54am
First Train westbound 5:55am 6:00am 8:08am
Last Train westbound 1:52am 1:52am 1:52am


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Miscellaneous
Vehicles Buses - Streetcars - Subway/RT - Rail Workcars
Current Divisions Arrow Rd - Birchmount - Davisville - Eglinton - Greenwood - Hillcrest - Lakeshore - Leslie Barns - Malvern - McCowan - Mount Dennis - Queensway - Roncesvalles - Russell - Wilson
Former Divisions Danforth - (Old) Eglinton - Lansdowne - St. Clair (Wychwood) - Vincent
Former Projects Network 2011 - OneCity - Transit City (Bus Plan - Light Rail Plan)
Bus Stops 1-999, 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-8999, 9000-9999, 10000-10999, 11000-11999, 12000-12999, 13000-13999, 14000-14999, 15000-15999
Current Routes
Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
Bus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 509 510 511 512
Express Network 900 902 903 905 913 924 925 927 929 935 937 939 941 944 945 952 953 954 960 984 985 986 989 995 996
Former Routes
Bus 1 2 3 4 13 13 13 14 19 24 27 28 38 42 58 59 93 102 118 121 124 137 139 140 163 164 166 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 315
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 508 514 521 522
Stations
Yonge-University Vaughan Metropolitan Centre - Highway 407 - Pioneer Village - York University - Finch West - Downsview Park - Sheppard West - Wilson - Yorkdale - Lawrence West - Glencairn - Eglinton West - St. Clair West - Dupont - Spadina - St. George - Museum - Queen's Park - St. Patrick - Osgoode - St. Andrew - Union - King - Queen - Dundas - College - Wellesley - Bloor-Yonge - Rosedale - Summerhill - St. Clair - Davisville - Eglinton - Lawrence - York Mills - Sheppard-Yonge - North York Centre - Finch
Bloor-Danforth Kipling - Islington - Royal York - Old Mill - Jane - Runnymede - High Park - Keele - Dundas West - Lansdowne - Dufferin - Ossington - Christie - Bathurst - Spadina - St. George - Bay - Bloor-Yonge - Sherbourne - Castle Frank - Broadview - Chester - Pape - Donlands - Greenwood - Coxwell - Woodbine - Main Street - Victoria Park - Warden - Kennedy
Scarborough Kennedy - Lawrence East - Ellesmere - Midland - Scarborough Centre - McCowan
Sheppard Sheppard-Yonge - Bayview - Bessarion - Leslie - Don Mills
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Brampton
Burlington
Cobourg
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Mississauga
Niagara Falls
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Oakville
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Peterborough
Port Hope
Simcoe County
St. Catharines
Thorold
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Welland
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