Radial/Streetcar/Light Rail Right Of Ways

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  1. W. K. Lis

    W. K. Lis Senior Member

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    Toronto currently has five right-of-ways for streetcars. 501 Queen (Queensway), 509 Harbourfront (Queens Quay), 510 Spadina, 511 Bathurst (Fleet), and 512 St. Clair (St. Clair West).

    There have been other right-of-ways. Some right-of-ways were turned over to the automobiles (St. Clair reclaimed theirs). Some had their right-of-ways shifted (Lake Shore Blvd. W. shifted to Queensway around 1957.)

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    Lake Shore Blvd. West at Jane Street (South Kingsway).

    Radial lines were rural streetcars, sometimes on the side of a road.

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    Kingston Road, east of Bellamy Road

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    Yonge Street, looking south from 1/2 mile south of Finch's Corner, Toronto & York Radial Railway Stop 35, North York Twp

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    Yonge Street, looking north to Richmond Hill

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    Lake Shore Road, New Toronto, 18th St

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    Lake Shore Road, Mimico, Mimico Ave

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    Kingston Rd, west of Malvern

    Some right-of-ways had infrastructure, like bridges.

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    Guelph Radial, bridge over Keele St, Weston Rd

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    Radial car bridge, Oakville

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    Humber bridges, Lake Shore Road

    Some right-of-ways were short, like these ones on Dundas Street West just west of Lansdowne. Eventually given over to the automobile.

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    Dundas Street across Sterling Road

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    Sterling Road north from Dundas Street West

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    Looking west, on Dundas St, at Sterling Rd

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    Dundas St, looking west, to Sterling Road

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    Dundas Street west at Sorauren Avenue

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    Dundas Street east at Sorauren Ave

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    Dundas St, looking west, on western approach to bridge, at Sorauren Ave

    And some right-of-ways just disappeared altogether for the automobile.

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    Spadina and Front looking west

    Others fortunately reappeared after being absent for some years.

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    Spadina Avenue with trees and wide grass boulevard

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    Spadina crossover, south of Bloor

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    St. Clair Avenue West, looking east

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    St. Clair Avenue at Ossington Avenue (Ossington Avenue fill)
     
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  2. Coruscanti Cognoscente

    Coruscanti Cognoscente Senior Member

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    Lovely streetcar pics W. K. Lis.
     
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  3. ShonTron

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    There's some good pics here that I haven't seen before. The picture of the Toronto Suburban Guelph Line crossing over the Weston Line (both TSR routes at the time) is a great one.
     
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