Rosedale Subway Station

The Rosedale Subway station is on the Yonge-University Spadina Line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It opened March 30, 1954 to the public and is an open concept station. It was designated as a "Heritage Property", under the Ontario Heritage Act which passed in 1990. This basically means that no alterations or demolitions can done to the station or surrounding area without first applying to the City of Toronto for a permit. The station has undergone some structural improvements due to the exposure of the outside elements but has remained within proper limits as to maintain its historical integrity.

Rosedale is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Toronto and was once an estate owned by an outgoing entrepreneur named William Bostford Jarvis who lived until 1864. He also founded Yorkville with Joseph Bloor who was a land speculator. Bloor Street was named after Joseph Bloor. The station has very low volume of passengers, which is surprising considering how close it is to downtown Toronto. With my camera in tow with plenty of storage space I was ready to take plenty of pictures of the surrounding parkland and ravines. The homes and property as you can imagine, in the neighbourhood, are spectacular.

We arrived too late in the day as we came to look at accessories for our costumes, so due to night falling quickly, my pictures were limiting. I met up with an artist, who had a studio upstairs from the costumer and bought a print from her that I found inspiring. Here's what it looks like. I'll have to take a trip back to Rosedale someday before the leaves are gone just to enjoy the Fall colors.