Toronto Transit Commission Sheppard West Station

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Arrow-left.png Northbound to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Sheppard West Southbound to Union Arrow-right.png
Next Station: Downsview Park Next Station: Wilson
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Toronto Transit Commission Downsview Subway Station Platform-a.jpg
Rapid Transit Line 1 Yonge-University
Surface Routes 84, 101, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 117, 384, 984
Presto Yes
Opening Date March 29, 1996
Platform Centre
Ridership (2017) 37,670


Sheppard West Station SmallAccessible.gif is a rapid transit station operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1035 Sheppard Avenue West, just east of Allen Road. The station is named for, and was selected by the surrounding community. When it originally opened in 1996 it was called Downsview Station, a name it held for over two decades until a name change in May 2017 to its present station name.

History

Opening ceremonies for Downsview Station (as it was initially called) were held March 29th 1996. At the time, it was the new northernmost terminal for a one-stop Spadina line subway extension north of Wilson Station. Brand new Bombardier T1 subway cars 5000-5005 also participated in the opening ceremonies. The station was built with provisions in place for extending the line further north in the future, which came about in the mid-2000's when the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension to Highway 7 in Vaughan was announced.

To avoid naming confusion associated with new stops and existing landmarks along the extension (notably Downsview Park), in September 2010 the TTC recommended changing the station's name from Downsview to Sheppard West, and have the proposed Sheppard West Station named Downsview Park instead.[1] This change was made on May 7, 2017.

Station description

The bus terminal and above ground aspects of the station were designed by Adamson Associates Architects and Marshall Macklin Monaghan, Consulting Engineers.[2] The main entrance is located immediately east of the bus terminal, accessed by a roadway. Just north of the entrance is an abstract sculpture by John McKinnon called "Boney Bus".[3] A parking lot is located south of the bus terminal. The bus terminal is a glass an steel structure with a roof supported by pairs of internal columns. Light is allowed to shine through a central skylight down through to the mezzanine level. Along the walls of the escalators and stairs is a glass tile mosaic by Arlene Stamp called "Sliding Pi".[4]

Stevens Group Architects designed the subway level of the station.[5] The centre platform is nine metres wide, and the large arched ceiling is meant to evoke the aviation heritage of the area. Light shines through a skylight north of the staircases with a shaft lined with a similar mosaic to that leading to the mezzanine.

Routes

Rapid Transit

Surface Transit

Schedule

Sheppard West Station
Toronto Transit Commission Line 1 bullet-a.png Yonge-University Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
First Train northbound 5:51am 5:53am 7:43am
Last Train northbound 2:23am 2:17am 2:17am
First Train southbound 6:04am 6:03am 8:03am
Last Train southbound 1:18am 1:18am 1:18am


References

  1. TTC September 30, 2010 report, ttc.ca, retrieved on 2010-12-19
  2. Downsview Station Transfer Facility. Adamson Associates Architects. Retrieved on 16 April 2012.
  3. Boney Bus. Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. Retrieved on 16 April 2012
  4. Sliding Pi. Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. Retrieved on 16 April 2012
  5. Stevens Group Architects. Retrieved on 16 April 2012.
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Rapid Transit 1 (Yonge-University) - 2 (Bloor-Danforth) - 3 (Scarborough) - 4 (Sheppard) - 5 (Eglinton Crosstown) - Finch West - Sheppard East
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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
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