THE GS TRAM SITE

TORONTO

ONTARIO, CANADA

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2002

The system after the opening of the Sheppard subway line.




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Toronto-2002 tram map

ROUTES

Operator: Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

STREETCAR ROUTES

Note: The numbered route designations have been in use since the late 1970s . However, the route names also continue to be used.

501 QUEEN Long Branch - Lake Shore Blvd. - Queensway - Queen St. - Neville Park
502 DOWNTOWNER McCaul Loop - Queen St. - Kingston Rd. - Victoria Park Ave. & Kingston Rd. (Bingham Loop)
(503) KINGSTON ROAD TRIPPER York St. - King St.(return: Church St. - Wellington St.) - King St. - Queen St. - Kingston Rd. - Victoria Park Ave. & Kingston Rd. (Bingham Loop)
504 KING Dundas W & Bloor - Roncesvalles Ave. - King St. - Queen St. - Broadview Ave. - Broadview & Danforth
505 DUNDAS Dundas W & Bloor - Dundas St. - Gerrard St. - Broadview Ave. - Broadview & Danforth
506 CARLTON Howard Park Ave. (High Park) - College St. - Carlton St. - Gerrard St. - Main St. - Main & Danforth
(508) LAKESHORE Long Branch - Lake Shore Blvd. - Queensway - King St. - (Parliament St.) [back: Victoria & Queen - Queen St. - Church St.-]
509 HARBOURFRONT Union Station - Queens Quay - Fleet St. - Exhibition
510 SPADINA Union Station - Queens Quay - Spadina Ave. - Spadina & Bloor
511 BATHURST Bathurst & Bloor - Bathurst St. - Fleet St. - Exhibition
512 ST. CLAIR Keele & St. Clair - St. Clair Ave. - Yonge & St. Clair

SCARBOROUGH LIGHT RAPID TRANSIT (LRT) LINE

LRT   Kennedy Station - Scarborough Town Centre (McCowan)

SUBWAY ROUTES

Note: The lettered route designations are of an indicative nature only. The official names of the routes are given in the second column in capitals.

B-D BLOOR-DANFORTH Kipling - Bloor - Danforth - Kennedy
Y-S YONGE-UNIVERSITY-SPADINA Finch - Yonge - Union Station - University - Spadina - Spadina Expressway - Downsview
S SHEPPARD Yonge - Sheppard - Don Mills


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcar lines: 94 km.
  • Scarborough LRT line: 6 km.
  • Subway lines: 62 km.


HISTORY

  • Streetcars: (horse-powered) 11 Sept. 1861 - 30 Aug. 1894; (electric) 15 Aug. 1892 - today.
  • Subway: 30 Mar. 1954 - today.
  • LRT (Scarborough Rapid Transit): 22 Mar. 1985 - today.

GAUGE

  • Streetcars: 1495 mm.
  • Subway : 1495 mm.
  • LRT: 1435 mm.

SOURCES

PRINT

  • Bromley, J.F. TTC '28: The electric railway services of the Toronto Transportation Commission in 1928. Toronto: Upper Canada Railway Society, 1968.
  • Filey, M. Not a one-horse town: 125 years of Toronto and its streetcars. Toronto: [Author], 1986.
  • Filey, M. The TTC story: The first seventy-five years. Toronto/Oxford: Dundurn Press, 1996.
  • Simons, V. "Toronto: Making the move", Tramways & Urban Transit, Oct. 2013 (76:910), p.420-426.
  • Skelsey, G. "Toronto: The TTC's streetcars at 80 (Part 4)", Tramways & Urban Transit, Jan. 2001 (64:757), p.15-18.
  • Taplin, M.R. Tramways of North America, including rapid transit.Hassocks (England): Light Rail Transit Association, 1982 (?).
  • Wickson, E.A. "Toronto's new Light Rail Line". In: Light Rail Review 2. London: Light Rail Transit Association, 2000 [p.63-65].

WIKIS

WEB SITES


PHOTOGRAPHS

Peter Witt streetcar photo

Distant view of a Peter Witt streetcar, once the most common model in the system, but taken out of regular service in 1963. This photo of a tourist streetcar was taken in the mid-1980s, probably on McCaul Street, connecting Queen and Dundas.
PCC photo on the Queen route

A PCC streetcar, still in regular service on the 501 (Queen) route in the summer of 1983.
PCC photo on the Spadina route

Another photo of a PCC streetcar, in advertising livery, on the new 510 (Spadina) route, in the summer of 2003.
CLRV on the Spadina route

Photo of a CLRV car, of the latest generation of Toronto streetcars, on the 510 (Spadina) route, in the summer of 2003. The University of Toronto Athletic Centre is in the background.
CLRV photo, McCaul Loop

Photo of a CLRV streetcar, emerging from McCaul Terminus Loop, summer 2005.
ALRV streetcar, Humber loop

Photo of an articulated ALRV streetcar on the 501 (Queen) route at the Humber Loop, summer 2005.
ALRV photo, Queen Street

Another view of an articulated ALRV streetcar on the 501 (Queen) route, on Queen Street between Spadina Street and University Ave., summer 2003.
Scarborough LRT photo

Photo of a Scarborough LRT vehicle at Kennedy Station, summer 2003.

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