THE GS TRAM SITE

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Nov. 1966

The system a few months after the opening of the Bloor-Danforth subway line on 25 Feb. 1966




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Toronto-1966 tram map


ROUTES

Operator: Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

Note: The lettered route designations are of an indicative nature only, they were never used as such. The official names of the routes are given in the second column in capitals.

STREETCAR ROUTES

B BLOOR SHUTTLE Jane & Bloor - Bloor St. - Keel Station
BA BATHURST Exhibition - Fleet St. - Bathurst St. - Bathurst & Bloor
C CARLTON Howard Park Ave. (High Park) - College St. - Carlton St. - Gerrard St. - Main St. - Main & Danforth
D DUNDAS Runnymede & Dundas - Dundas St. - Gerrard St. - Broadview Ave. - Broadview & Danforth
DA DANFORTH SHUTTLE Woodbine Station - Danforth Ave. - Victoria Park & Danforth
E EARLSCOURT Lansdowne & St. Clair - St Clair Ave. - Yonge & St. Clair
K KING Dundas W & Bloor - Roncesvalles Ave. - King St. - Queen St. - Broadview Ave. - Broadview & Danforth
KR KINGSTON ROAD McCaul Loop - Queen St. - Kingston Rd. - Victoria Park Ave. & Kingston Rd. (Bingham Loop)
LB LONG BRANCH Humber Loop - Lake Shore Blvd. - Long Branch
Q QUEEN Humber Loop - Queensway - Queen St. - Neville Park
R ROGERS ROAD Bicknell & Rogers Road - Rogers Road - Oakwood Ave. - Oakwood & St. Clair (- St. Clair Ave. - Yonge & St. Clair)
SC ST. CLAIR Keele & St. Clair - St. Clair Ave. - Mt. Pleasant Rd. - Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton

SUBWAY ROUTES

B-D BLOOR-DANFORTH Bloor & Keele - Bloor - Danforth - Danforth & Woodbine
Y-U YONGE-UNIVERSITY Eglinton - Yonge - Union Station - University - Bloor & St.George


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM

NETWORK LENGTH

  • Streetcars: ? km.
  • Subway: ? 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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