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There's no shortage of streetcar action along St. Clair Avenue on this wet and gloomy Tuesday: TTC PCC 4562 (an A9-class car originally built for Cincinnati) operates on Rogers Road route, heading east to St. Clair Subway Station at Yonge Street after coming off Oakwood Avenue. It's passing packed A8-class car 4515 at Hilton Avenue, presumably operating on the St. Clair route westbound to Keele Loop. Judging by the traffic and two other PCC's are visible at the top of the hill at Bathurst Street, this is likely an evening rush hour shot.

Things are a bit different here today: where the streetcars are in the foreground would be part of the entry/exit ramps into the underground terminal of the St. Clair West Subway Station, built a decade later for the new Spadina subway line. Much of the surrounding buildings here have changed or been redeveloped as well.

For those curious, the ad on the front of 4562 reads "We need you...to help us build North York General Hospital", part of a public fundrasing campaign to help pay for construction of the new hospital that would get under way the next year and open to the public in 1968.

John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection (with some editing and cleanup - this one was a little dark/underexposed).
Copyright Notice: This image ©John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. all rights reserved.



Caption: There's no shortage of streetcar action along St. Clair Avenue on this wet and gloomy Tuesday: TTC PCC 4562 (an A9-class car originally built for Cincinnati) operates on the Rogers Road route, heading east to St. Clair Subway Station at Yonge Street after coming off Oakwood Avenue. It's passing packed A8-class car 4515 at Hilton Avenue, presumably operating on the St. Clair route westbound to Keele Loop. Judging by the traffic and two other PCC's visible at the top of the hill at Bathurst Street, this is likely an evening rush hour shot.

Things are a bit different here today: where the streetcars are in the foreground would be part of the entry/exit ramps into the underground terminal of the St. Clair West Subway Station, built a decade later for the new Spadina subway line. Much of the surrounding buildings here have changed or been redeveloped as well.

For those curious, the ad on the front of 4562 reads "We need you...to help us build North York General Hospital", part of a public fundrasing campaign to help pay for construction of the new hospital that would get under way the next year and open to the public in 1968.

John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection (with some editing and cleanup - this one was a little dark/underexposed).

Photographer:
John F. Bromley photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll. [465] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/26/1964 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 4562, 4515 (search)
Train Symbol: Rogers (Subway) (search)
Subdivision/SNS: St. Clair Avenue West at Hilton Ave. (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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