Toronto Transit Commission Museum Station
|Northbound to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre||Museum||Southbound to Union|
|Next Station: St. George||Next Station: Queen's Park|
|Rapid Transit||Line 1 Yonge-University|
|Surface Routes||5, 94, 142|
|Opening Date||February 28, 1963|
Museum Station is a rapid transit station operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 75 Queen's Park, near the intersection of Queen's Park and Charles Street West. As the name of the station implies, it serves the Royal Ontario Museum and Gardiner Museum nearby.
The station architecture is comprised of three levels: street entrance level, an underground concourse level, and platform level. There are two sets of stairs (one facing north and one facing south) on the east and west sides of Queen's Park that lead down to the underground concourse level. In total, there are four entrances for this subway station.
In April 2008, extensive renovations of the station platform area were completed as part of a station renovation program launched by the TTC. The redesigning of Museum Station was spurred by a philanthropic group called the Toronto Community Foundation in 2005.
The redesigning of Museum Station was carried out by Diamond Schmitt Architects. The redesigned station incorporates artifact designs from the nearby Royal Ontario Museum and Gardiner Museum. The trainway walls are clad in metal bearing the outline of the station name in large lettering. There are hieroglyphic inscriptions within the lettering of the station name. The station also features five alternating column designs along the entire length of the station platform. The column designs represent Canada's First Nations, "The Wuikinuxv First Nation Bear House Post"; Ancient Egypt, "The Osiris Pilaster"; Mexico's Toltec Culture, "The Toltec Warrior"; China's traditional culture, "The Forbidden City Columns"; and Ancient Greece "The Doric Columns". In addition to the cosmetic changes of the station design, there were improvements in the wayfinding signage and station lighting.
The station has no bus terminal so the connection to 5 Avenue Rd and 142 Downtown/Avenue Rd Express can be made at the stops outside the stairway entrances. Connections to 94 Wellesley can be made at the stop on Queen's Park Crescent West south of the station.
|Yonge-University||Monday to Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|First Train northbound||6:10am||6:15am||8:20am|
|Last Train northbound||1:58am||1:54am||1:54am|
|First Train southbound||5:55am||5:59am||8:00am|
|Last Train southbound||1:37am||1:38am||1:38am|
- Bozikovic, Alex. "The once and future Museum station." The Globe and Mail Retrieved on 21 December 2017.
- Diamond Schmitt Architects - Museum Station Retrieved on 21 December 2017.
- OpenBuildings: Toronto Museum Station Retrieved on 21 December 2017.