Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Yonge Subway Line

Fredrick H. Armstrong, Toronto: The Place of Meeting; Windsor Pub. 1983

Work on the Toronto Yonge Subway line was started in 1949 and completed to Eglinton Ave. in March 1954. To save money, most of the line was done as an open cut, resulting in complete shambles along Yonge St. The final cost was still $64 million but opening day saw 100,000 eager people try out the new subway. Today an average of nearly 750,000 passengers use the line every day.

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