Toronto Transit Commission Dundas West Station
|Westbound to Kipling||Dundas West||Eastbound to Kennedy|
|Next Station: Keele||Next Station: Lansdowne|
|Rapid Transit||Line 2 Bloor-Danforth|
|Surface Routes||40, 168, 504, 505|
|Opening Date||February 26, 1966|
Dundas West Station is a rapid transit stop and bus/streetcar terminal owned and operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station is located at 2365 Dundas Street West, on the southwest corner of Dundas Street West and Edna Avenue, just north of Bloor Street West.
Dundas West Station opened to the public with the original segment of the Bloor-Danforth subway on February 26, 1966.
In 2002, the terminal at Dundas West Station was rebuilt and upgraded with the construction of a new separate streetcar platform along the south side of the station to reduce congestion between the 504 King and 505 Dundas streetcars. In addition, elevators were added to provide barrier-free access between street level and the subway platforms.
The main entrance at Dundas West Station is located on the west side of Dundas Street West north of Bloor Street West. The fare gates and collector's booth are located just inside the main entrance. Beyond the fare paid line is the bus and streetcar terminal. Two bus bays stretch along the north side terminal platform. The south side of the terminal are two separated streetcar platforms. From inside the station building, there are stairs and escalators that lead down to the underground concourse. The elevator is accessed from within the bus/streetcar terminal. Connections to the 300 Bloor-Danforth night bus and the 304 King and 306 Carlton night streetcars can be made at the stops just south of the station at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West.
In the underground concourse, there are stairs, escalators, and elevators that lead down to platform level. From street level, customers would need to change elevators at the underground concourse level when accessing the westbound subway platform. The subway platforms at Dundas West Station are of the typical Bloor-Danforth style featuring grey wall tiles and a green trim.
To connect with UP Express/GO Transit service at the nearby Bloor GO Station, customers must walk 200 meters east along Bloor Street West to the station entrance.
Based on a 2002 study by the Toronto Transit Commission titled "Fire & Life Safety Evacuation Assessment", Dundas West Station was highlighted as one of 14 high priority stations that required a second exit. In a May 28, 2009 Commission Report, the second exit project at Dundas West Station was handed over to Metrolinx as GO Transit already had a second exit concept in development as part of plans to construct a new direct connection between the TTC subway station and Bloor GO Station. Due to persistent delays in the construction of the direct connection with Bloor GO Station, the second exit project at this station is still in the planning stages.
Connection to Bloor GO Station
Since the 1980s, the TTC and GO Transit had been planning a direct connection between Dundas West Station and Bloor GO Station with the preliminary design completed in April 1987. However, there were disagreements with Crossways staff in regards to compensatory payment for the loss of parking spaces and easements at their building. In addition, trains along the Georgetown line only operated during the peak-period. The cost of the new connection outweighed its potential use and as a result, nothing had materialized.
With the introduction of the Union Pearson Express airport rail link in 2015 and its increasing ridership over the years, the demand for a weather-protected and direct connection between Dundas West TTC Station and Bloor GO Station could not have been greater. On September 1, 2017, Metrolinx filed an application for approval to expropriate property to move forward with plans for the new connection. The intial cost of the 270-metre tunnel was estimated at $23 million. Negotiations have dragged on since with no announcement for the start date of construction — Metrolinx cited the change of building ownership at The Crossways development as the causes of the delay. Construction is expected to begin in late 2020.
- 40A,B Junction-Dundas West
- 168 Symington
- 304 King Blue Night
- 306 Carlton Blue Night
- 312 St Clair-Junction Blue Night
- 504A King
- 505 Dundas
|Dundas West Station|
|Bloor-Danforth||Monday to Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|First Train eastbound||5:53am||6:01am||8:14am|
|Last Train eastbound||1:43am||1:43am||1:43am|
|First Train westbound||5:59am||6:11am||8:21am|
|Last Train westbound||2:03am||2:03am||2:03am|
- Fire Ventilation pgrade Second Exit Program Automatic Entrance at Five Stations (28 May 2009). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
- Steve Munro. History of the Dundas West GO Connection. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
- @Metrolinx. "Making connections. We've moving forward with plans to build a connection b/w Bloor @GOtransit Stn and Dundas W TTC Stn @TTCnotices" Twitter, 1 September 2017, 9:50a.m.
- Benzie, Robert (21 September 2017). "Dundas West TTC station to finally be connected to Union Pearson Express station." Toronto Star. Retrieved 30 December 2020.
- Gupta, Rahul (6 February 2019). UP Express Bloor West pedestrial tunnel in Toronto remains years away. toronto.com.. Retrieved 30 December 2020.