Museum Subway

Museum Subway Station
Some neat things I saw at the Museum
The Museum Subway station is on the Yonge / University-Spadina Line. It had a 5$Million dollar revamp *don't worry mostly private donations* ya right! It was opened to the public for viewing on April 8, 2008! I haven't been since I was a kid to the Museum, but went recently and wow the subway station looks gorgeous!
If you want to see more decent photos than mine, check this out:
http://torontoist.com/2008/04/phototo_museum.php
heres a video from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4fl03Py0zs I don't have a video player so didn't take one myself!
Dinosaurs! Of course!
But the best part is coming up the megazzine and being right there!

No worries about parking or tickets, cuz frankly the Museum cost you enough as it is- so check out the Museum again and see whats new there and let the TTC take you there!!

Davisville Subway Station

Davisville and Yonge
Davisville Subway Station is located on the Yonge/ University -Spadina Line. It is also a rail yard and was the only yard on the system back in 1954 when the subway line was first opened to the public. Back then, trains only ran between Union and Eglinton stations. Now there are trains to and from all 4 furthest points of the GTA.

Davisville station is also the Home of the TTC Headquarters located at 1900 Yonge Street.

When you come outside, theres no shortage of coffee houses (Timmys, Starbucks and Second cup) and we didn't have trouble picking a favorite either! I lived on Oriole Parkway back in the 80's for a year- so was interesting to see how things had changed over the years.

Don Mills Subway

Don Mills bus depot / Don Mills Train tracks
Inside Don Mills Subway Concourse


Fairview Shops
The Don Mills Subway station was open to the public in 2002. It was part of the initial phase of the Sheppard line which never really took off. It was the brain child of Toronto mayor Mel Lastman, who came up with a lot of great ideas, this wasn't one of them. It ended up costing millions and millions and to this day there is only a fraction of people using the Sheppard line, which at its Eastern most part is Don mills.
While under construction , a worker named John Marinzel had died and there is a plaque in his honor on the platform level.

Food Court and 9 Movie SilverCity Theatres
Of course one of the major site attractions found at Don Mills Subway is Fairview Mall, built in the in the 70's. Back then I was just a little girl and I remember shopping at Simpson's. Of course it been and gone and now in its place is Sears Canada Department store, which I don't personally like! They have this habit of making you talk to their credit department on the phone when you are at the cashier trying to make a purchase ;) Don't know if they still do that, but never gave them a chance again!
Christmas at Fairview Mall


Since the 90's, Cadillac Fairview has spent over 200 Million dollars and 600,000 sq. ft expansion housing over 175 stores including a movie theatre, and the famous Food Court and Food Garden. Fairview Mall serves over 15,000,000 in the GTA!


The Old Mill Subway

The Old Mill Subway is located on the Bloor / Danforth line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).  The Old Mill Subway station.  It is an underground and elevated structure and only serves about 5700 people a day!  It is located in the beautiful heart of Humber Valley. This station boasts wide open window views showing wildly gorgeous greenery in the spring and summer months and lush forest land. The Old Mill Subway takes you to the Old Mill Inn and Spa and Bar. Houses a Wedding Garden and Chapel and is a wonderful spot for that special day. For those of you who have a taste for the unknown, there have been stories of hauntings and signtings at the Old Mill Subway station on the tracks of a woman and child. These hauntings were noted by workers in the tunnels and passengers. Take a trip ..you never know who you'll meet ;)

While here, I had a drink in the Old Mill tavern and did some hiking out in the gorgeous parkland! I only wish I had of discovered this west Toronto find earlier in the year! There's always next Spring.