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Date: 02/12/20 03:43
CPR North Toronto Station
Author: ghCBNS

Here's the former Canadian Pacific North Toronto Station. It's on Yonge St about 1km north of the busy Bloor-Yonge intersection. The Station opened in 1916 but the last passenger train departed in 1930....so a very short life. It's been nicely restored as an LCBO Store. (Liquor Control Board of Ontario)

CP's main east<>west route across Toronto passes above the former concourse and has been proposed for future GO Train service.

https://transit.toronto.on.ca/regional/2106.shtml








Date: 02/12/20 05:33
Re: CPR North Toronto Station
Author: DrawingroomA

A few years ago this LCBO store participated in the Doors Open week-end held near the end of May. Visitors were taken behind the scenes to areas not open to the public. This included the former ticket office which still had ticket drawers. We were also able to view a stairway to track level. This was sealed at the top long ago but could be viewed from station level. The building is not always part of the Doors Open, but it is worth a visit when it is - and even any time. The restoration was well-done.

I note the following in the linked article: "The building itself offered stair-less access to the passenger trains." Perhaps, like some stations, there were ramps as well as stairways to track level.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/12/20 05:41 by DrawingroomA.



Date: 02/12/20 06:45
Re: CPR North Toronto Station
Author: joemvcnj

Why did the CPR build it ? Very elaborate for a near-suburban station. 



Date: 02/12/20 11:02
Re: CPR North Toronto Station
Author: ghCBNS

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Why did the CPR build it ? Very elaborate for a
> near-suburban station. 

North Toronto was located on CP's main east-west line across Toronto. Canadian Northern was also to have used the station but before connecting tracks were built.....CNoR was taken one by the Government and eventually became part of the CNR.

Around that time the present Union Station on Front St was constructed and as passenger traffic declined in the late '20 and the start of the depression....CP consolidated all their trains there.



Date: 02/12/20 11:24
Re: CPR North Toronto Station
Author: joemvcnj

Do any GO trains used those CP tracks ? 



Date: 02/12/20 11:38
Re: CPR North Toronto Station
Author: ghCBNS

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Do any GO trains used those CP tracks ?

Did you see my post above?

"CP's main east<>west route across Toronto passes.....and has been proposed for future GO Train service"

https://transit.toronto.on.ca/regional/2106.shtml



Date: 02/13/20 10:24
Re: CPR North Toronto Station
Author: newtonville150

joemvcnj Wrote:
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> Do any GO trains used those CP tracks ? 

Not on the North Toronto sub, but a little farther west GO trains run on CP's Galt sub as far as Milton.
 



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