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Another view of the Leslie station bus terminal, looking southwest. Note sign advertising a connection to GO transit services at Oriole GO station. This photo was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The exit from Leslie station's bus terminal to Old Leslie Street, taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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A view of the inside of Leslie station's bus terminal, taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The eastern entrance pavilion of Leslie station on the southwest corner of Sheppard and Leslie, looking south. This photo was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The eastern entrance to Leslie station, looking east. This photograph was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The inside of the eastern entrance pavilion to Leslie station, showing the automatic fare gates. This photograph was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The main entrance to Leslie station. This photograph was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The mezzanine level of Leslie subway station, looking east. This photograph was taken on September 17, 2014 by Richard White.

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The eastbound platform of Leslie station, taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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A selection of signature tiles on the wall of one of Leslie station's passageways. This photograph was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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The gates of the electrical substation at Leslie station. This photograph was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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A ventilation duct seen on the wall of the westbound tracks of Leslie station. This photograph was taken by Richard White on September 17, 2014.

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A train of Toronto Rockets enters the westbound platform of Leslie station on the afternoon of March 29, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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A view down the stairwell leading from the Leslie station bus terminal to the mezzanine level, taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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An official TTC map showing the location of Leslie station's parking lot, effective May 7, 2017.

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The development at the intersection of Sheppard Avenue East and Old Leslie Street, circa 1956. Image courtesy the Toronto Public Library.

Mezzanine and Main Entrance

Returning via the platform, we paused at the mezzanine level between the platform and the bus terminal, to catch this shot of what will be the station's main entrance. Photo by James Bow.

Eastern Entrance, looking west

As a result of budget cuts, the station may be called Spartan, and is only concrete and glass in the shape of a box, but what the designers and contractors did with this box is impressive. If this is what contractors and designers can do on a budget, let's have more such minimalism. Photo by James Bow.

Station Signage

The TTC previewed the signage for the station in particular and the Sheppard line in general. The Sheppard line is officially magenta. The signs will run the length of the platform, and will be located directly above the platform's edge. Photo by James Bow.

New Map

Here's a closeup (apologies for it being out of focus) of a standard TTC subway map, as it will look in 2002. Photo by James Bow.

East end of station

This shot is at the east end of the station, facing east, showing the temporary walls that could be removed to bring the subway platform to its full 140 metre length, if six car trains were needed instead of the four car trains that will ply the line after opening. Photo by James Bow.

Light wells

In the corridor leading off from the eastern end of the station, passengers pass beneath these light-wells designed to increase the ambient light within the corridor. Photo by James Bow.

Eastern Entrance, looking out

At the eastern entrance, you can clearly see the intersection of Sheppard and Leslie, and the buses which serve both streets. The bus here is on a Sheppard run heading west. Sheppard bus service will continue after the line opens, albeit at reduced frequencies, so as to continue to provide local service. Photo by James Bow.

Westbound platform, looking west

A typical Sheppard Subway platform is wider than a typical platform in the rest of the system. Visitors were treated to a spacious, if unfinished, station. Here, we see the westbound platform, looking west. Photo by James Bow.

Stairwell

Finally, the station was thrown open. People proceeded down the stairway to the mezzanine level and the platform itself. Photo by James Bow.

Speeches, etc

Of course, at these events, there have to be speeches. These proceeded quickly with the following speakers taking turns at the podium: John Sepulis, TTC General Manager - Engineering and Construction, Chairman Howard Moscoe, Rico Fung, Canadian Portland Cement Association, Jack Diamond (designer of the station) and representatives of Ellis-Don (the contractors who built the station). Mr Fung awarded the PCA 2000 Concrete in Transit Award to the TTC and the designers and builders of this station. Photo by James Bow.

Information

The organizers took the time to educate the public about the station and its future uses. The bus connection between this station and nearby North York General Hospital was promoted. Photo by James Bow.

The tiles

A member of the general public pauses beside some of the famous tiles that cover the inside of this station. Photo by James Bow.

The Moose is Loose

The main entrance to the open house was off of Old Leslie Street, at the bus terminal. The TTC Moose was at the entrance, greeting visitors. Visitors were also treated with buttons, and a neat scramble puzzle spelling "Sheppard and Leslie". Truth to tell, some people had fun seeing how many different and interesting words they could make out of those letters. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC Orion V bus #7044 departs Malvern garage showing the route 16 McCOWAN sign. This photo was taken by Jeremy Odai on July 18, 2014.

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A document highlighting the art installation set for Royal York station's renovation in 2017-8. Image courtesy the TTC and Nathan Ng.

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An aerial photograph of Royal York station, looking north. The main entrance can be seen on the left, and the Grenview Boulevard entrance can be seen on the right, with City of Toronto parking between them. Image courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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Royal York station's Grenview Boulevard entrance, taken on December 4, 1968. Image courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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Royal York station's main entrance and bus terminal, looking southeast. Image courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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The inside of the bus terminal at Royal York station, taken on March 25, 1968. Image courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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This shot shows the mezzanine level of Royal York station, looking east through the fare gates on March 25, 1968. Image courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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The mezzanine level of Royal York station, looking west on March 25, 1968, weeks before opening, showing the fare gates installed there. Photo courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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A rendering of the eastern end of the mezzanine level of Royal York station, showing a cut-in for an elevator leading to the westbound platform. Image courtesy the TTC and Nathan Ng.

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The rear of Royal York station's Grenview Blvd exit, taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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A view from the westbound platform of Royal York station, looking west, a couple of months before the station opened to the public in 1968. Photo courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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A view of the westbound Royal York station platform, looking east, taken a few weeks before the station opened to the public, in 1968. Photo courtesy the Toronto Archives and Nathan Ng.

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An eastbound train of T1 cars pulls to a stop at Royal York station. This photograph was taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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The passageway leading from the Grenview Boulevard entrance to Royal York station and the subway platforms, looking west. This photo was taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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Royal York station's exit to Grenview Boulevard, looking east, taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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The collector booth, now closed, serving the Grenview Boulevard entrance to Royal York station. Photograph taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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Royal York station's Grenview Blvd., entrance, taken by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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The bus terminal at Royal York station, taken from its east side, looking northwest. This photograph was snapped by James Bow on March 29, 2017.

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TTC Orion VII Bus #7735 pauses southbound on Woodbine at Mortimer in 93 PARKVIEW HILLS service on May 13, 2017. The driver has switched the destination sign early in anticipation of his run north. Photo by Marcus Danchuk.

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The basement departure concourse of Union Station in 1966, during a rail strike. Photo courtesy the Toronto Public Library.

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The stairs leading away from the little-used "eastbound" platform at McCowan station, taken in May 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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TTC Nova LFS bus #8621 turns off of Denton into Victoria Park station in 67 PHARMACY service in this May 2017 shot by Lex Reid.

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TTC CLRV 4138 at the end of the line. On November 6, 2016, photographer Dave Fisher captured the vehicle in the scrap line at Russell carhouse, its rear wheels on a towing bogie.

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TTC A9-class ex-Cincinnati all electric PCC #4560 rests alongside other PCCs at St. Clair Carhouse on April 13, 1963. Photograph by David J. Hodges.

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David J. Hodges caught this image of Davisville Yards, looking south from Davisville station on April 13, 1963. A Gloucester and Montrealer train are in the yard.

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TTC A7-class all-electric PCC #4425 rests at Lansdowne Carhouse on August 25, 1958. This photograph is from the John F. Bromley collection.

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TTC air-electric PCC #4280 travels through downtown Toronto. The date and photographer is unknown.

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TTC A14-class ex-Kansas City all-electric PCC #4778, on a mantrap and bearing a Pittsburgh rollsign pauses at the eastbound platform of Bloor station transfer way on an evening in 1965. The photographer is unknown and the image is courtesy the Charles Houser collection.

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An exit-only stairwell leading from the southbound platform at King station to Yonge Street near Melinda Street, installed after the opening and seen here in this 1955 shot by L. Swanson. Photo courtesy the John Knight collection.

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TTC A6-class all-electric PCC departs Main Street Loop with a mis-aligned destination sign on on May 1955. L. Swanson took this photograph, which comes courtesy the John Knight collection.

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TTC air-electric PCC 4272 turns from southbound Carlaw onto westbound Gerrard in HARBORD service, passing A6-class all-electric PCC 4354 on April 5, 1964. The photographer is unknown and the image is courtesy the John Knight collection.

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A train led by a Montrealer-class car enters the northbound platform of St. Andrew station on February 25, 1963, the opening day of the UNIVERSITY subway line. Photo by Robert McMann, courtesy the John Knight collection.

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A Gloucester train departs northbound from Davisville station on a sunny day in April 1962. Todd Novak took this photograph.

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TTC CC&F-built Large Peter Witt #2470 heads southbound on Bathurst, crossing Front Street, its destination sign anticipating its subsequent run north. Note the planking on Front Street, part of the YONGE subway construction work. Note also the Gray Coach bus behind, serving the HIGH PARK COACH route. This photograph was taken on May 2, 1950 by Norman Rolfe and is courtesy John F. Bromley.

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Initial plans for the Toronto subway, drawn up in 1910, called for lines radiating out from the Front/Yonge intersection.

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A map showing Metropolitan Toronto's map for its subway network, drafted in 1973.

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A chart from the Metrolinx Yonge Relief study in 2015 showing the possible passenger levels of the relief line, and their impact on the Yonge line.

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A map showing a possible extension of the Downtown Relief Line to Sheppard and Don Mills, taken from a 2015 study.

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A map showing possible alignments and station locations considered as part of a 2015 study of the Downtown Relief Line.

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Toronto Rocket 4-car train 6181-6 picks up passengers at Don Mills station on April 6, 2017. Photo by Robert Lubinski.

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Toronto Rocket 4-car train 6171-6 poses at Don Mills station on April 8, 2017. Photo by Robert Lubinski.

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Toronto Rocket train 5471-6 operates in its 4-car test arrangement at Don Mills station on the SHEPPARD subway on April 8, 2017. Once the last 4-car train (6191-6) enters service, this train may be withdrawn and restored to its 6-car configuration. Photo by Robert Lubinski.

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This picture, taken November 3, 2010, shows the tunnel looking north, with a conduit and reinforcing steel being installed. This image is courtesy the TTC.

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A view of the completed tunnel itself, with lighting installed and powered. This shot, taken on February 7, 2011, is looking north. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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A view of the connection tunnel itself, largely complete, but with no tracks laid. This image, taken on July 19, 2011, is looking south. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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Another hoarding related to the Wilson Yard Connection Tunnel, located in the tunnel wall further south from the Downsview double crossover. This image, taken July 19, 2011, is looking south. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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A view of the Downsview double-crossover, looking south, with the entrance to the Wilson Yard Connection Tunnel covered over in hoarding. Image courtesy the TTC.

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Looking south along the tunnel excavation on November 17, 2010, as the reinforcing beams are being removed. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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A view of the tunnel excavation, looking northwest. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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This shot shows the tunnel excavation beneath Allen Road, looking north, taken on June 14, 2011. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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The tunnel beneath Allan Road, taken on November 17, 2010. Photo courtesy the TTC.

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The excavation of the Wilson Yard Connection, showing the reinforcing steel wall on November 17, 2010. This photograph is courtesy the TTC.

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TTC CLRV #4184 prepares to turn from westbound Dundas onto northbound Church in 505 DUNDAS diversion service on the afternoon of April 25, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4150 prepares to turn from southbound Church onto eastbound Dundas at the eastern end of the 505 DUNDAS diversion. This photo was taken by James Bow on April 25, 2017.

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TTC CLRV #4078 turns from northbound Church onto westbound Carlton, while CLRV #4121 waits facing eastbound, and CLRV #4170 prepares to follow. This photograph was taken on the afternoon of April 25, 2017 by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4000 turns from westbound College onto southbound Bay in 505 DUNDAS diversion service on the afternoon of April 25, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4033 heads northbound on Bay Street, approaching College Street, in 505 DUNDAS diversion service. This photo was taken on April 25, 2017 by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4059 turns from westbound College onto southbound Bay in 505 DUNDAS diversion service. This photo was taken on April 25, 2017 by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4181 turns from northbound Bay onto eastbound College in 505 DUNDAS diversion service. This photograph was taken by James Bow on April 25, 2017.

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TTC CLRV #4078 heads northbound on Bay, approaching the Elm Street stop in 505 DUNDAS diversion service. This photo was taken by James Bow on April 25, 2017.

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TTC CLRV #4174 heads southbound on Bay, having crossed Elm Street in 505 DUNDAS diversion service. This photo was taken by James Bow on April 25, 2017.

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TTC CLRV #4028 heads northbound on Bay, crossing Elm Street. 505 DUNDAS cars used 6 BAY stops to take on and let off passengers. James Bow captured this shot on April 25, 2017.

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An updated parking map from the TTC, reflecting the name change from Downsview station to Sheppard Yonge station on May 1, 2017.

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L. Swanson took this photograph of a sign in Greenwood station, advertising 31 GREENWOOD's service to the Harbour Headland on September 6, 1980. Image courtesy the John Knight collection.

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New signs affixed above the old "Downsview" station signs, ahead of the station's renaming as "Sheppard West". This photograph was taken on May 4, 2017 by Jordan Hollingsworth.

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TTC Flyer D-901 bus #8448 pulls into Dufferin loop in 29 DUFFERIN rush-hour service on August 20, 1984. Image courtesy the H. Partridge collection.

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TTC A8-class all-electric PCC #4507 heads westbound on Rogers Road, crossing Gilbert, on July 16, 1974, one of the last days of operation of the ROGERS ROAD streetcar. Photo by J. Bryce Lee.

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TTC A9-class ex-Cincinnati all-electric PCC heads eastbound on Rogers Road, crossing Silverthorn, on July 15, 1974, one of the last days of ROGERS ROAD streetcar service. Samm's Pharmacy is still at this location, over 40 years later. The photographer is unknown.

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Louis Swanson captured this image of York Mills' bus terminal under construction in this September 1971 shot. This photo looks north. The image is courtesy the John Knight collection.

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Before a layover yard was built east of Milton GO station, Milton GO trains were stored at Guelph Junction, near Campbellville, Ontario. Here, we see HEP units 911, 903 and 910 beside GP40U #720 and F40 locomotive #510 on February 19, 1989. The photographer is unknown.

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TTC A7-class all-electric PCC #4494 proceeds through Main Street station loop while Main Street station is under construction in this shot, taken by Robert McMann on March 5, 1967. Image courtesy the John Knight collection.