|Keele Subway Station|
The Keele subway station is located on the Bloor / Danforth line of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). It was opened to the public in 1966 and serves approximately 14,000 a day.
Keele subway is situated right at the north eastern tip of High Park and close to the neighbourhood known as the “Junction” or by its residents, the “Junction Triangle” which is the shape of the 3 sets of railroad tracks on the north, west and east side.
The neighbourhood residents have set up a rail committee against increased diesel traffic along the borders of their community. They want to bring in more electrical rail cars as well as the construction of an overpass/separation on the east side of the neighbourhood to reduce the long term effects / costs of diesel exhaust.
Metrolinx along with GO Transit and the Government of Ontario have been discussing electrifying the lines for years and the costs become ever increasing. The rail committee of the Junction neighbourhood plan to make this their main focus for public health and safety.