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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Toronto > TTC - Harbourfront LRT Tunnel
TTC - Harbourfront LRT Tunnel
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created by Rust on 1/2/2006 11:29 PM
last modified by Rust on 3/28/2013 4:58 AM
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After descending into the tunnel just west of the foot of Bay Street, one arrives at the quaint Queens Quay station, the only TTC station without a collector. Past the platforms, you enter into one of the two interesting tunnels carved roughly into the bedrock. After a quarter mile journey you arrive at the Union Station, where the streetcars loop around and return the way they came.
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Type: Tunnel
Status: Active
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Toronto Transit Commission
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  • Fast moving streetcars
  •  Interesting Features
    Twin quarter-mile long tunnels carved into the bedrock; maintenance area just south of the Union platform; various nooks.
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1990
    Closed: 0
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  • gloves
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    The Harbourfront LRT tunnel originally opened in 1990; proposals had existed since the 1970s for a waterfront LRT. The quarter-mile twin tunnels were the city's answer: running along Bay Street and Queens Quay, it was Toronto's first of two underground portions of LRT track. It also prompted the construction of the southernmost TTC station: Queens Quay.

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    Tunnel depth.
    Tue, Jan 3rd, 2006
    posted by Cybo

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    New Years Day 2006 Visit
    Sun, Jan 1st, 2006
    posted by Rust
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    Wed, Aug 5th, 2015
    posted by catdog23
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 8/5/2015 12:17 PM.

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  • on Aug 5 15 at 12:17, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Aug 5 15 at 2:40, catdog23 updated gallery picture 107_PANA_00003.jpg
  • on Aug 5 15 at 2:40, catdog23 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Aug 5 15 at 2:36, catdog23 created a new gallery
  • on Mar 29 13 at 13:07, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Mar 28 13 at 4:58, Rust made this location public
  • on Mar 28 13 at 4:58, Rust changed the following: History
  • on Mar 28 13 at 4:57, Rust updated gallery picture IMG_1178(1)
  • on Mar 28 13 at 4:57, Rust deleted picture 224426 from gallery New Years Day 2006 Visit
  • on Mar 10 07 at 6:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
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