Toronto Transit Commission Donlands Station

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Arrow-left.png Westbound to Kipling Donlands Eastbound to Kennedy Arrow-right.png
Next Station: Pape Next Station: Greenwood
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Rapid Transit Line 2 Bloor-Danforth
Surface Routes 56, 83, 300
Presto Yes
Opening Date February 26, 1966
Platform Side
Ridership (2017) 11,245

Donlands Station is a rapid transit station and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 30 Donlands Avenue on the southwest corner of Donlands Avenue and Strathmore Boulevard one block north of Danforth Avenue.

History

Donlands Station opened with the original Bloor-Danforth subway line on February 26, 1966.

On August 6, 1997, an electrical fire erupted from a pile of rubber track ties stored at Greenwood Yard. Smoke poured through the tunnels and into Donlands Station causing an evacuation. Approximately 40 people were treated for minor smoke inhalation from this incident.[1]

Station description

The main entrance is accessed by sliding doors which open onto the west side of Donlands Avenue. Inside the main entrance, there is the collector's booth and fare gates and beyond the fare-paid line is the station bus terminal. The terminal consists of 3 bus bays and a wraparound bus loop where buses enter from Donlands Avenue and exit onto Strathmore Boulevard in a clockwise direction. Connection to 300 Bloor-Danforth buses can be made at the intersection of Donlands Avenue and Danforth Avenue.

A staircase and escalator leads down from station entrance level to the underground concourse, which has stairs leading down to the westbound and eastbound platforms. The subway platforms are of the typical Bloor-Danforth style, with gray-coloured wall tiles and a red trim.

Donlands Station is not a busy station as it is served by two infrequent bus routes, therefore, there are no shops in the underground concourse. The main entrance and bus terminal building is also very small compared to other stations, and because of this, the station is not designed to handle large crowds.

Directly east of the station, there is a wye junction which provides access to Greenwood Yard from the main line. Diesel work trains are held at Donlands Station before they enter the yard so the roof at the end of the eastbound platform is black from the soot of the engines.

Second exit

In July 2010, the TTC announced plans to add second exits to two subway stations on the Bloor-Danforth line. These exits were recommended after a fire safety audit due the stations only having one primary means of emergency access and egress. Second exit construction at Donlands Station would be combined with the elevator installation from TTC's Easier Access program in order to minimize the impact on passengers and the community. However, station improvements was to be deferred for two years pending the completion of the Environmental Assessment Study for the Downtown Relief Subway Line. This would allow for the evaulation of any possible implications for Donlands Station.[2]

Talks regarding the second exit building were re-initiated in late 2015. After numerous community meetings where 9 possible location options were considered, the Local Working Group recommended the new second exit to be located at 17/19 Dewhurst Boulevard.[3] Shortly after, the Toronto Transit Commission board approved this option to be the location of the new second exit for Donlands Station.[4][5] Elevator and second exit construction is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Donlands Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 2 bullet-a.png Bloor-Danforth Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 6:13am 6:20am 8:35am
Last Train eastbound 2:02am 2:02am 2:02am
First Train westbound 5:51am 6:01am 7:59am
Last Train westbound 1:44am 1:44am 1:44am


References

  1. Fire in Toronto subway station forces evacuations, 6 August 1997, Cable News Network. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. Donlands and Greenwood Subway Station Upgrades, Toronto Transit Commission, retrieved 19 May 2019.
  3. Donlands Station - Station Improvements, Toronto Transit Commission, retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. Donlands Station Second Exit/Entrance Location Contract D6-3, Toronto Transit Commission, retrieved 19 May 2019.
  5. Decision: Donlands Second Exit/Entrance Location Contract D6-3, Toronto Transit Commission, retrieved 19 May 2019.
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