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    I thought I'd start a thread here for any interesting or mind boggling photos of the subway from the Toronto Archives online...

    I found these two... they seem to be two alternatives for the subway to cross a valley and an expressway... but it's NOT the DVP... I'm trying to figure out where it is.... it's obviously underneath one of the defunct freeways though... ideas?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 299 bloor call control. View Post
    I thought I'd start a thread here for any interesting or mind boggling photos of the subway from the Toronto Archives online...

    I found these two... they seem to be two alternatives for the subway to cross a valley and an expressway... but it's NOT the DVP... I'm trying to figure out where it is.... it's obviously underneath one of the defunct freeways though... ideas?
    That highway bridge reminds me of Hoggs Hollow.. However, I have no clue as to the subway in that shot.. Maybe a different alignment of the northbound extension of Yonge in the 70s?

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    Bingo.

    They were figuring out ways to cross the West Don. The highway is the 401.

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    Yeah, i realized that after I saw some other photos further down the stream (ha!) of the York Mills diversion of the Don.
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    Well now that my mystery is solved, here's a couple interesting pics:

    1) Thank god for the PATH... I'd hate to be lining up like that just to get into the station.. Though the "Canada's Future" sign above the line is eerily fortelling...


    2) We don't see colour photos from this era much.. here's one of a Gloucester train at Bloor Station (pre-BD) and one of unfinished tiles at St Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by 299 bloor call control. View Post
    Well now that my mystery is solved, here's a couple interesting pics:

    1) Thank god for the PATH... I'd hate to be lining up like that just to get into the station.. Though the "Canada's Future" sign above the line is eerily fortelling...
    I was trying to figure that one out--ah, it's Dickinson's Prudential Building at King + Yonge...

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    Wow do I ever wish the second one was built through Hoggs Hollow. Would have provided great views especially in the summer and fall.

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    Thanks for these. Photo of the day will be easy to do for the next little while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed007Toronto View Post
    Wow do I ever wish the second one was built through Hoggs Hollow. Would have provided great views especially in the summer and fall.
    wouldn't snow be an issue though?
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