Toronto Transit Commission Victoria Park Station
|Westbound to Kipling||Victoria Park||Eastbound to Kennedy|
|Next Station: Main Street||Next Station: Warden|
|Rapid Transit||Line 2 Bloor-Danforth|
|Surface Routes||12, 24, 67, 324, 404, 924|
|Opening Date||May 11, 1968|
Victoria Park Station is a rapid transit station and bus terminal operated by the Toronto Transit Commission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Located at 777 Victoria Park Avenue, the station is situated one block north of Danforth Avenue on the east side of Victoria Park Avenue.
The main entrance is on the east side of Victoria Park Avenue just north of the signalized intersection of the bus terminal roadway. Northwest, through the concourse, is the main fare line and collector's booth. North of the booth, there is a walkway connecting to the Crescent Town pedestrian bridge. Passengers may use stairs, escalators, and elevators to access the subway platforms in the paid area of the concourse. An automated entrance to the paid concourse is located at the southeast area of the station. The original white ceramic tiles on the walls have largely been replaced by dark grey porcelain tiles and light grey glass mosaic tiles on the pillars. Red accents are added with glazing and mosaic tiling in specific areas. The bus terminal is located on the south side of the paid area concourse. The outdoor "L" shaped terminal wraps around a parking lot and passenger pick-up and drop-off. Buses enter at Denton Avenue and exit onto Victoria Park Avenue. There are six bus bays that are lined by a canopy and have glass shelters placed at regular intervals.
The subway platforms are of the typical Bloor-Danforth style, and retains the original white ceramic tiled walls with black trim and lettering. Windows have been added at certain points as part of the station's modernization. Some of the engraved station names on the walls have been cut off by these windows. This will be rectified once the appropriate tiles are sourced. The final design will have the station name printed in white on black panels as has been used in some locations along the walls.
Victoria Park's original bus terminal shared its design with Islington’s bus terminal. It was elevated on a rectangular concrete podium and had six bays each separated by a wall and covered by a curved roof. In December 2006, the Commission approved the conceptual design for the Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement Project. The original bus terminal and the bus roadway ramp was demolished in 2009 to make way for the current street level terminal. It was open to the public in May 2010, though initially planned for late 2009.
At its June 13, 2007 meeting, the Commission approved the implementation of the green roof elements on a pilot project basis. It has been installed over the station building and the bus terminal canopy. From 2007 through to 2008, the station design, finishes, and art was presented to the public for review. Other new features include a new northern pedestrian walkway, windows on the north wall of the subway platform, full access for wheelchairs, and an east automatic entrance.
Part of the station modernization is the art installation by Aniko Meszaros titled "Roots". The skylights within the canopy of the bus terminal have stainless steel, filigree panels with root patterns traced around images of the globe. Sunlight casts their shadows on the platform below. At the subway platforms, the word “community” is engraved into the wall at regular intervals in different languages layered on top of a root pattern. The walls adjacent to the stairways have a tree theme which extends from the concourse level to platform level.
- 12A,B,C,D Kingston Rd
- 24A,B Victoria Park
- 67A,B Pharmacy
- 324 Victoria Park
- 404 East York
- 924 Victoria Park Express
|Victoria Park Station|
|Bloor-Danforth||Monday to Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|First Train eastbound||5:53am||5:54am||8:14am|
|Last Train eastbound||2:11am||2:11am||2:11am|
|First Train westbound||5:49am||5:53am||8:05am|
|Last Train westbound||1:36am||1:36am||1:36am|
- Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement - Approval of Conceptual Design, Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
- Green Roof Feasibility Report Roofing Rehabilitation Program, Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved 14 May 2019.