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A 4-pack of Hawker Siddeley H1 subway cars are about to duck into High Park subway station, heading eastbound at Clendenan Avenue over one of the open-cut sections of the TTC's Bloor-Danforth subway line. New automobiles in a mix of early 70's colours populate the backlot of an adjacent automobile dealership along Bloor Street West.

The coming of a new east-west Toronto subway in the mid-60's spurred surrounding development along the line: the apartment buildings in the background between High Park Ave. and Keele St. sprung up around the time the new line was being built, somewhat out of place among the older detached houses of this established High Park neighhourhood. One of the casualties were the old High Park Mineral Baths, once located south of Gothic Avenue just beyond where the subway tunnel portal is in the distance.

The western end terminus of the Bloor-Danforth subway line was orignally at Keele when it opened in February 1966, but was extended to Islington in May 1968, and eventually to Kipling in November 1980 (where it remains today). 

Ted Wickson photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.
Copyright Notice: This image ©Ted Wickson photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll all rights reserved.



Caption: A 4-pack of Hawker Siddeley H1 subway cars are about to duck into High Park subway station, heading eastbound at Clendenan Avenue over one of the open-cut sections of the TTC's Bloor-Danforth subway line. New automobiles in a mix of early 70's colours populate the backlot of an adjacent automobile dealership along Bloor Street West.

The coming of a new east-west Toronto subway in the mid-60's spurred surrounding development along the line: the apartment buildings in the background between High Park Ave. and Keele St. sprung up around the time the new line was being built, somewhat out of place among the older detached houses of this established High Park neighhourhood. One of the casualties were the old High Park Mineral Baths, once located south of Gothic Avenue just beyond where the subway tunnel portal is in the distance.

The western end terminus of the Bloor-Danforth subway line was orignally at Keele when it opened in February 1966, but was extended to Islington in May 1968 (note rollsign on trailing car), and eventually to Kipling in November 1980 where it remains today.

Ted Wickson photo, Dan Dell'Unto collection slide.

Photographer:
Ted Wickson photo, Dan Dell'Unto coll [772] (more) (contact)
Date: 07/31/1971 (search)
Railway: Toronto Transit Commission (search)
Reporting Marks: TTC 5xxx (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: High Park - TTC Bloor-Danforth Line (search)
City/Town: Toronto (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. :-)

  2. Oh but somehow I wish I could have a look at all those cars!!! :o ) Station wagons and all!! Detroit heyday coming to a close……

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