Toronto Transit Commission Leslie Station

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Arrow-left.png Westbound to Sheppard-Yonge Leslie Eastbound to Don Mills Arrow-right.png
Next Station: Bessarion Next Station: Don Mills
Leslie Accessible.gif Wifi.gif
Rapid Transit Line 4 Sheppard
Surface Routes 51, 85, 385
Presto Yes
Opening Date November 24, 2002
Platform Centre
Ridership (2017) 6,604

Leslie Station SmallAccessible.gif consists of a subway station and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1209 Sheppard Avenue East, just west of Leslie Street.

Station description

The main entrance to the station is located on Sheppard Avenue East, west of Leslie Street and beside the CN Rail underpass. Two automatic entrances are located outside the bus terminal (on Old Leslie Street) and at the south-west corner of the intersection of Leslie and Sheppard. A small parking lot and passenger pick-up/drop-off exists near the Old Leslie Street entrance.

Coming from the automatic entrance at Leslie/Sheppard, passengers go down a level and along a corridor with skylights. This leads directly to the east end of the platform. This long and open corridor is where the platform will be expanded when the Sheppard Line transitions to use 6-car trains. The platform has 2 sets of stairs (both ascending up to the west) with escalators and an elevator to the main concourse, where the main entrance joins the station on the north side. The concourse is on Sheppard Avenue East at street level.

Another set of stairs and a corridor leads to the bus terminal, which has 4 underutilized bays. One bay is used for off-loading, one is empty, and two are used for the 51 Leslie route (north and south directions). The automatic entrance to Old Leslie Street is inside this terminal.

History

The Sheppard Subway began construction at the Leslie/Sheppard intersection, where the Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) were launched. In this regard, it is the second station on the Sheppard Line to be built as (Sheppard-Yonge Station already existed as Sheppard Station on the Yonge line).

On June 29, 2000, Leslie Station was officially unveiled to the public with an open house. Festivities included a tour of the mostly completed station, including a preview of the overhead signage which is the standard for the Sheppard line. Leslie was a good candidate for the open house because of the community's involvement in the designing of the station's artwork.

The first day of subway service to this station was on June 17, 2002 and it was restricted to the media. A T1 train shuttled dignitaries and media around the line. The first day of revenue service was on November 24, 2002, when the Sheppard line was officially opened to customers.

Leslie Station is one of the least used stations on the subway system. This is largely due to the land use around the station being parkland and large commercial ('big box') stores around the station. In addition, only two bus routes served the station. Ridership will increase with a planned development west of the station and redevelopment of other residential areas near the station in the near future.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Leslie Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 4 bullet-a.png Sheppard Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train eastbound 5:32am 5:49am 8:00am
Last Train eastbound 2:20am 2:20am 2:20am
First Train westbound 5:33am 5:50am 8:07am
Last Train westbound 2:27am 2:27am 2:27am


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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
Future Divisions McNicoll
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 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 160 161 162 165 167 168 169 171 175 176 189
Downtown Express 141 142 143 144 145
Blue Night 300 301 302 304 306 307 310 312 315 320 322 324 325 329 332 334 335 336 337 339 341 343 352 353 354 363 365 383 384 385 395 396
Community 400 402 403 404 405 407
Streetcar 501 502 503 504 505 506 508 509 510 511 512
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 30 38 40 42 58 59 93 102 106 107 108 117 118 121 121 123 124 136 137 139 139 140 144 163 164 166 171 172 197 224 268 406 408
Rocket 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 194 194 195 196 198 199
Blue Night 302 303 305 307 308 309 310 311 315 316 317 319 321
Community 401 406 409 425
Streetcar 507 514 521 522
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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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