Dundas station (Toronto)
Dundas is a subway station on Line 1 Yonge–University in Toronto, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Dundas Street. Wi-Fi service is available at this station. Dundas Station opened in 1954 as part of the original stretch of the Yonge subway line from Union to Eglinton station; the original address, 300 Yonge Street, is still used in TTC system maps. On September 27, 1997, 23-year-old Charlene Minkowski was killed when she was pushed onto the tracks in front of an oncoming train at Dundas by Herbert Cheoung, a diagnosed schizophrenic. Cheoung was given a sentence. In 2002, this station became accessible with elevators. On August 4, 2014, 44-year-old Arshad Sajid sexually assaulted a female TTC transit ambassador just after 3:25 pm. Transit Enforcement Officers were dispatched and the suspect was found in the station, he pleaded guilty, sentenced to 45 days in jail, has an 18-month ban from riding the subway. He has been fined $200 for the act, $250 in compensation to the victim; the station is located under Yonge Street at Dundas Street and is built on three levels, with entrances on every corner of the intersection.
And all being accessible except for the northwest one, a sidewalk staircase at the Atrium on Bay. The southeast and northeast entrances are located at Yonge Dundas Square, in the Eaton Centre and at 10 Dundas East inside the Cineplex Cinemas building respectively. All elevators that connect the entrance to the station are not provided by the TTC, but by the respective managements. Dundas is the only station in Toronto where the northbound and southbound platforms are in separate fare-paid areas, owing to the constrained space and difficult geology at this location. Separate street entrances had to be used for each direction until the Eaton Centre was built, at which time a tunnel was constructed under the tracks outside the fare-paid areas, considered the third level. If on the wrong platform, passengers can take a transfer from the transfer machines available on the platform, exit the station, re-enter the station on the other platform by showing the collector at the booth the transfer obtained.
The station has underground connections to the Toronto Eaton Centre, 10 Dundas East and the Atrium on Bay, is one of five stations connected to PATH. The station features William McElcheran's Cross Section, located by the northwest entrance and along the under-platform crosswalk, it depicts a vibrant urban scene of pets, shoppers and other commuters. The piece was fired in two-foot-square tiles. North of the station, the subway continues to travel through its tunnels underneath Yonge Street, passing over a double crossover, before entering College station. South of the station, it continues underneath Yonge Street, over Lower Queen station, before entering Queen station. Nearby landmarks include Dundas Square, the north end of the Eaton Centre, the Toronto Coach Terminal, Toronto City Hall, the Ed Mirvish Theatre, 10 Dundas East. Buildings on the campus of Ryerson University surround the station to west and east. Nearby public art galleries include Gallery Arcturus. A transfer is required to connect between the subway system and these surface routes: TTC routes serving the station include: Media related to Dundas station at Wikimedia Commons Dundas station at the Toronto Transit Commission
Sheppard–Yonge is an interchange station on Line 1 Yonge–University and Line 4 Sheppard of the Toronto subway. It is the third-busiest station in the system, after Bloor–Yonge and St. George, serving a combined total of 125,470 people per day in 2018. Sheppard–Yonge first opened as Sheppard in 1974, when the Yonge–University subway line was extended from Eglinton to Finch; the extension was planned to open in two stages with Sheppard as the temporary terminus, but construction north of York Mills was delayed by various problems and in 1973, York Mills was opened as the temporary terminus instead. The H-2 class subway cars delivered in 1971 included destination signs for "Sheppard via downtown" on the expectation that it would be a terminal station; the station was expanded and renamed "Sheppard–Yonge" in 2002 with the opening of the Sheppard subway line, for which this station became the western terminus. The renaming was similar to that of Bloor–Yonge station. Unlike Bloor–Yonge, where the signs on Line 1 platforms still read "Bloor" and those on the Line 2 Bloor–Danforth read "Yonge", Sheppard–Yonge is given its full name on both sets of platforms.
At that time, this station became accessible with elevators. When the automated announcements were installed on Toronto's subway trains, Line 1 trains referred to the station as "Sheppard" while Line 4 trains referred to the station as "Sheppard–Yonge", the new Toronto Rocket subway trains refer to the station on both Lines 1 and 4 as "Sheppard–Yonge" followed by "Change for Line 1/4" respectively; the station is located under Yonge Street at Sheppard Avenue, is built on five levels. All seven entrances are located at street level; the three levels below are concourse levels, which provide access to the bus platform and the two subway lines. The subway platforms are on the two lower levels, with the Yonge–University line on the bottom and the newer Sheppard line crossing above. There are six entrances – four automated entrances and two staffed entrances: An accessible staffed entrance on the northeast side of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue beside the Sheppard Centre An accessible staffed entrance accessed via the Hallmark Centre entrance on the southeast corner of Yonge and Sheppard An accessible automatic entrance accessed via a private elevator in the Nestle Canada Building at 25 Sheppard Avenue West, one block west of Yonge An automatic entrance at Harlandale and Yonge, one block north of Sheppard An automatic entrance on the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Anndale Drive, accessed via the Procter & Gamble building or via the underground parking lot of Whole Foods Market An automatic entrance accessed via the Emerald Park building on the northwest corner of Yonge Street at Poyntz Road The station on the Sheppard line was designed by architectural firm NORR Limited.
The construction of the Sheppard line included the integration of the bus terminal at street level into the fare-paid zone. The artwork in the station, entitled Immersion Land and created by the artist Stacey Spiegel, consists of panoramic posterized murals created from 150 digital photos rendered onto single-colour mosaic tiles; the artwork depicts rural scenery along Yonge Street or Highway 11 somewhere between Lake Ontario and North Bay, is located on the upper platform level. A connecting track from the southbound Yonge–University line, used only if cars or work equipment need to be transferred between the two lines, curves around to a point 500 metres west of Yonge, where the Sheppard line tunnel begins; this provides an area. In the station, the Sheppard line tracks cross above the Yonge line; the Sheppard line station has platforms on the outer sides of the tracks, but there is a roughed-in centre platform. Should the station become a busy transport hub, this platform will be opened and trains will open all their doors, allowing riders to enter on one side and exit on the other to improve efficiency.
Trains pull into the southern platform to load and discharge passengers, before returning in the direction from which they came. Just east of the station, the Sheppard line converges with a second junction track from the northbound Yonge–University line. TTC routes serving the station include: Media related to Sheppard–Yonge station at Wikimedia Commons Sheppard–Yonge station at the Toronto Transit Commission
Exhibition Place is a publicly owned mixed-use district in Toronto, Canada, located by the shoreline of Lake Ontario, just west of downtown. The 197-acre site includes exhibit and banquet centres and music buildings, parkland, sports facilities, a number of civic and national historic sites; the district's facilities are used year-round for exhibitions, trade shows and private functions, sporting events. From mid-August through Labour Day each year, the Canadian National Exhibition, from which the name Exhibition Place is derived, is held on the grounds. During the CNE, Exhibition Place encompasses 260 acres, expanding to include nearby parks and parking lots; the CNE uses the buildings for exhibits on agriculture, food and crafts, government and trade displays. For entertainment, the CNE provides a midway of rides and games, music concerts at the Bandshell, featured shows at the Coliseum, the Canadian International Air Show; the fair is one of the largest and most successful of its kind in North America and an important part of the culture of Toronto.
The buildings on the site date from the 1700s to recent years. Five buildings on the site, were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988; the grounds have seen a mix of protection for heritage buildings along with new development. The site was set aside for military purposes and given over to exhibition purposes. One military building remains. Exhibition Place is a rectangular site located length-wise along the north shoreline of Lake Ontario to the west of downtown Toronto; the site is flat ground sloping down to the shoreline. It was forested land, was cleared for military use. Sections east of south were filled in the early part of the 20th century. Today, the district is paved, with an area of parkland remaining in its western section. There is a large open paved area in the southern central section, used for parking and the temporary amusements of the Canadian National Exhibition; the site has a variety of open spaces and monuments. The eastern entrance to Exhibition Place is marked by the large ceremonial Princes' Gates, named for Edward, Prince of Wales, his brother, Prince George, who visited in 1927.
The roads are all named after Canadian provinces and territories except for Princes' Boulevard, the main street east-west. Several of the roads are used for the annual Honda Indy Toronto car race. South of the grounds is Ontario Place, a theme park built in 1971 on landfill in Lake Ontario, operated by the government of Ontario; the site has a long history of sports facilities on the site, starting with an equestrian track and grandstand. The grandstand was converted for use by music concerts, major league baseball and football teams; the newest sports facility to be built is BMO Field. There is an arena, the Coliseum, home to professional ice hockey; the site was used for several sports venues of the 2015 Pan American Games. The site is administered by the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, appointed by the City of Toronto; as of 2014, the organization had 133 full-time employees, up to 700 during major events, contributed $11 million annually to the City of Toronto, attracted 5.3 million visitors annually to the site.
The grounds are 192 acres in area. The small fort Fort Rouillé was built by French fur traders in 1750–1751 as a trading post on the site of today's grounds; the area was an important portage route for Native Americans, the French wanted to capture their trade before they reached British posts to the south. It was burned by its garrison in 1759; when York, the predecessor of Toronto was inaugurated in the 1790s, the land to the west of the garrison was reserved for military purposes. This includes all of today's Exhibition Place. Years the British military decided to replace Fort York with a new fort, to be located at the eastern end of the reserve. In 1840 -- 1841, they constructed a series of several smaller ones. Elaborate defensive works were never built and the buildings were turned over to the Canadian military in 1870, which named it Stanley Barracks in 1893; the Provincial Agricultural Association and the Board of Agriculture for Canada West inaugurated the Provincial Agricultural Fair of Canada West in 1846, to be held annually in different localities.
For the 1858 fair, to be held in Toronto, a permanent "Palace of Industry" exhibition building, based on London's Crystal Palace, was built at King and Shaw Streets in what is now Liberty Village. The site held four more fairs until the 1870s, when the City of Toronto decided the exhibition had outgrown the site; the City signed a lease with the Government of Canada for a section of the western end of the reserve in April 1878. The Palace of Industry was moved to a site on the reserve near today's Horticulture Building and expanded; the City sold the Shaw site to the Massey Manufacturing Company. The 1878 Provincial Agricultural Fair was held on the grounds; when Ottawa was chosen to host the 1879 fair, Toronto decided to hold its own fair. First called the Toronto Industrial Exhibition, it was held in the Crystal Palace and temporary buildings. At first, the eastern part of the site was still reserved for military purposes, the exhibition held on the western part of the reserve, where many of the oldest exhibit buildings are located.
As time went by, more and more of the reserve was taken over for exhibition purp
Toronto Transit Commission
The Toronto Transit Commission is a public transport agency that operates bus, subway and paratransit services in Toronto, Canada. It is the oldest and largest of the urban transit service providers in the Greater Toronto Area, with numerous connections to systems serving its surrounding municipalities. Established as the Toronto Transportation Commission in 1921, the TTC owns and operates four rapid transit lines with 75 stations, over 149 bus routes, 11 streetcar lines. On an average weekday in 2019, 1.69 million passengers made 2.76 million unlinked trips on the TTC, with the number of trips about evenly divided between the subways and buses and streetcars. The TTC operates door-to-door paratransit service for the elderly and disabled, known as Wheel-Trans; the TTC is the most used urban mass transit system in all of Canada, the third largest in North America, after the New York City Transit Authority and Mexico City Metro. Public transit in Toronto started in 1849 with a operated transit service.
In years, the city operated some routes, but in 1921 assumed control over all routes and formed the Toronto Transportation Commission to operate them. During this period, streetcars provided the bulk of the service. In 1954, the TTC adopted its present name, opened the first subway line, expanded its service area to cover the newly formed municipality of Metropolitan Toronto; the system has evolved to feature a wide network of surface routes with the subway lines as the backbone. On February 17, 2008, the TTC made many service improvements, reversing more than a decade of service reductions and only minor improvements. In addition to buses and subways, the TTC operated the Toronto Island ferry service from 1927 to 1962, when it was transferred to the Metro Parks and Culture department; the TTC operated a suburban and regional intercity bus operator, Gray Coach Lines, from 1927 to 1990. Gray Coach used interurban coaches to link Toronto to points throughout southern Ontario. In addition, Gray Coach operated tour buses in association with Gray Line Tours.
The main terminal was the Metropolitan Toronto Bus Terminal on Elizabeth Street north of Dundas Street, downtown. In 1954, Gray Coach expanded further when it acquired suburban routes from independent bus operators not merged with the TTC as it expanded to cover Metro Toronto. By the 1980s, Gray Coach faced fierce competition in the interurban service in the GTA; the TTC sold Gray Coach Lines in 1990 to Stagecoach Holdings, which split the operation between Greyhound Canada and the government of Ontario three years later. The Gloucester subway cars, the first version of TTC subway cars, known as "red rockets" because of their bright red exterior, have been retired; the name lives on as the TTC uses the phrase to advertise the service, such as "Ride the Rocket" in advertising material, "Rocket" in the names of some express buses, the new "Toronto Rocket" subway cars, which began revenue operation on July 21, 2011. Another common slogan is "The Better Way"; the TTC has recovered about 70% of its operating costs from the fare box in recent years.
From its creation in 1921 until 1971, the TTC was self-supporting both for capital and operations. Through the Great Depression and World War II, it accumulated reserves that allowed it to expand after the war, both with subways and major steady growth of its bus services into the suburbs, it was not until 1971 that the Metro government and the province started to provide operational subsidies, required due to rising costs of delivering transit to low-density suburbs in Metro Toronto and large wage increases. Deficits and subsidies soared throughout the 1970s and 1980s, followed by service cuts and a period of ridership decline in the 1990s attributable to recession; when the Harris Progressive Conservatives ended the provincial subsidies, the TTC cut back service with a significant curtailment put into effect on February 18, 1996, an increased financial burden was placed on the municipal government. Since the TTC has been in financial difficulties. Service cuts were averted in 2007, when Toronto City Council voted to introduce new taxes to help pay for city services, including the TTC.
As a result, the TTC became the largest transit operator in Anglo-America not to receive provincial/state subsidies. The TTC has received federal funding for capital projects from as early as 2009; the TTC is considered one of the costliest transit systems per fare price in North America. For the 2011 operating year, the TTC had a projected operating budget of $1.45 billion. Revenue from fares covered 70% of the budget, whereas the remaining 30% originated from the city. In 2009 through 2011, provincial and federal subsidies amounted to 0% of the budget. In contrast to this, STM Montreal receives 10% of its operating budget from the provincial government, Ottawa Transpo receives 9% of its funding from the province; the fairness of preferentially subsidizing transit in specific Canadian cities has been questioned by citizens. Buses are a large part of TTC operations today. Before about 1960 however, they played a minor role compared to streetcars. Buses began to operate in the city in 1921, became necessary for areas without streetcar service.
After an earlier experiment in the 1920s, trolley buses were used on a number of routes starting in 1947, but all trolley bus routes were converted to bus operation between 1991 and 1993. The TTC always used the term "trolley coach" to refer to its trackless electric vehicles. Hundreds of old buses have been replaced with the low-floor Orion V
GO Transit is a regional public transit system serving the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, Canada. With its hub at Union Station in Toronto, GO Transit’s distinctive green and white trains and buses serve a population of more than seven million across an area over 11,000 square kilometres stretching from Brantford and Kitchener in the west to Newcastle and Peterborough in the east, from Barrie in the north to Niagara Falls in the south. GO Transit carried 68.5 million passengers in 2017, its ridership continues to grow. GO Transit operates diesel-powered double-decker trains and coach buses, on routes that connect with all local transit systems in its service area, as well as Via Rail, Canada's national rail system. Canada's first regional public transit system, GO Transit began regular passenger service on May 23, 1967 as a part of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Since it has grown from a single train line to seven, expanded to include complementary bus service. GO Transit has been constituted in a variety of public-sector configurations, today existing as an operating division of Metrolinx, a provincial Crown agency with overall responsibility for integrative transportation planning within the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Cities in and around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area experienced huge expansions in the 1950s, influenced by growth in immigration and industrialization. Much of the existing commuter service was provided by Canadian National Railway, it faced mounting pressure to expand its service beyond Lakeshore trains it ran between Hamilton in the west and Danforth in the east, to Toronto. Real improved commuter service was not considered until the 1962 Metropolitan Toronto and Region Transportation Study, which examined land use and traffic in the newly created Metropolitan Toronto; the idea of GO Transit was created out of fear of becoming lost in years of planning. In May 1965, the Government of Ontario granted permission to proceed with the launch of Canada's first specially-designed commuter rail service, at a cost of $9.2 million. Government of Ontario Transit started as a three-year long experiment on May 23, 1967 running single-deck trains powered by diesel locomotives in push-pull configuration on a single rail line along Lake Ontario's shoreline.
GO Train service ran throughout the day from Oakville to Pickering with limited rush hour train service to Hamilton. The experiment proved to be popular; this line, now divided as the Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West lines is the keystone corridor of GO Transit. Expansion of rail service continued in the 1970s and 1980s, aimed at developing ridership in with the introduction of the Georgetown line in 1974 and the Richmond Hill line in 1978; the Milton GO Train line opened in 1981, followed by the Bradford and Stouffville lines a year establishing the 7 rail corridors that today's rail service is based upon. Other than establishing new rail corridors, GO Transit introduced the Bi-Level coaches in 1979, in order to increase the number of passengers carried per train; these unique rail cars were developed in partnership with Bombardier Transportation. In that same year, the current GO concourse at Union Station was built to accommodate these additional passengers. GO Bus service started on September 8, 1970, extending the original Lakeshore line to Hamilton and Oshawa, as well as providing service north to Newmarket and Barrie.
It became a full-fledged network in its own right after 1989, feeding rail service and serving communities beyond the reach of existing trains. Near the end of 1982, Ontario Minister of Transportation and Communications James W. Snow announced the launching of GO-ALRT, an interregional light rail transit program providing $2.6 billion of infrastructure. Although this plan did not come to fruition, certain key objectives from it were established in other ways: additional stations were built, all-day service to Whitby and Burlington was established and networks of buses and trains interconnected the network. GO extended limited rush hour train service on the Bradford and both Lakeshore lines and began offering off-peak service on the Milton line in 1990. Train service was extended to Burlington on the Lakeshore West line in 1992. In a series of cost-cutting measures, then-Ontario Premier Bob Rae announced a "temporary" reduction in spending on services, causing all of the expansions of the 1990s to be reduced or eliminated.
All day train service was restored from Burlington to Whitby, peak service was brought to Oshawa in 2000, but this would be only one indicator of things to come. A large initiative to expand the GO Transit network in the mid-2000s under the GO Transit Rail Improvement Plan, or GO TRIP. $1 billion was invested in multiple rail and bus projects, making it the largest commuter rail project in Canadian history. This was dwarfed by a further slate of new GO infrastructure proposed in MoveOntario 2020, the provincial transit plan announced by Premier Dalton McGuinty in the leadup to the 2007 provincial election. With significant re-investment in regional transit, GO experienced significant growth in its train network: all day service was restored to Oshawa in 2006 and Aldershot in 2007. GO Transit also
Line 1 Yonge–University
Line 1 Yonge–University is a rapid transit line on the Toronto subway in Toronto, Canada. It is operated by the Toronto Transit Commission, has 38 stations and is 38.8 km in length, making it the longest line on the subway system. It opened as the "Yonge subway" in 1954 as Canada's first underground passenger rail line, was extended multiple times between 1963 and 2017. Averaging over 790,000 riders per weekday, Line 1 is the busiest rapid transit line in Canada, one of the busiest lines in North America; the line forms a rough'U' shape, with two portions running north–south that meet at Union in the southern part of the city's downtown, gradually spreading farther apart as they proceed northward. From Union station, the eastern portion of the line runs straight along Yonge Street for 16 km to its northeastern terminus at Finch Avenue, connecting with Line 2 Bloor–Danforth at Bloor–Yonge and Line 4 Sheppard at Sheppard–Yonge; the western portion snakes northwesterly from Union running straight under University Avenue and Queen's Park to Bloor Street, interchanging with Line 2 at St. George and Spadina stations.
It runs for 1 kilometre along Spadina Road before continuing along the Cedarvale and Nordheimer ravines to the foot of Allen Road at Eglinton Avenue. It reaches the surface and continues in the road's median for 6 km, after which it dives back underground and runs on an off-street alignment below suburban industrial areas and the York University campus until Steeles Avenue, where it turns to parallel Jane Street for 1.5 km until its northwestern terminus at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, at the intersection of Jane Street and Highway 7 in the neighbouring city of Vaughan. The line's name has been changed. Following its opening between Union Station and Eglinton Avenue along Yonge Street in 1954, it was called "the subway". In 1963, it was extended along University Avenue to St. George station and renamed the "Yonge–University Line". In 1966, the Yonge–University subway ran in two branches: one west along Bloor to Keele, the other east along Bloor and Danforth to Woodbine via Bay Lower station.
In 1978, the "Spadina" section was opened and the line became the "Yonge–University–Spadina Line". Although only two stations are on Spadina Road, a larger portion of the line was intended to follow the planned Spadina Expressway, built as Allen Road; the subway had an additional internal route number: route 602. Unofficially, subway lines were numbered, but in October 2013, the TTC announced plans to display line numbers publicly to help riders to navigate the system. In March 2014, the line was numbered and renamed "Line 1 Yonge–University", with the Spadina part being dropped from the name. Announcements and rapid transit maps across the system now refer to the line as "Line 1" or "Line 1 Yonge–University". There were several early proposals to build a subway along or near Yonge Street, many of which involved running streetcars in a tunnel. Here are some of the proposals. In 1909, an English company offered to build and operate a subway along Yonge Street from Eglinton Avenue to Front Street.
The plan was abandoned because the city would take over public transit in 1921, the company's franchise would terminate. In 1910, when running for mayor of Toronto, Horatio C. Hocken proposed building a "tube" along Yonge Street from north of St. Clair Avenue to Front Street, he dropped the idea after losing that election. In 1911, the city engineer planned a line from Bay and Front Streets to Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue; the electorate rejected the plan. In 1931, City Controller Hacker proposed a north–south subway running from Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue south to Front and York streets, making a wide loop via Front, Scott and Gerrard streets; the TTC rejected this proposal saying. In 1942, the TTC proposed a north–south line under Bay Street from Union Station to Bloor Street jogging over to Yonge Street to continue to north of St. Clair Avenue; this idea was rejected in favour of a subway along Yonge Street. During World War II, workers travelling from their homes in "northern Toronto" to the industrial areas to the east and west of the downtown area on Yonge strained the existing road and streetcar networks.
There was concern that the expected post-war boom in car ownership would choke the city with traffic. The scheme was first proposed by Toronto Transportation Commission in 1942 to relieve congestion, delaying their bus and tram services; the TTC formed a Rapid Transit Department and studied various solutions between 1942 and 1945. A plan was put to the voters on January 1, 1946; the plan had two parts. First, it featured a "rapid transit subway" operated with subway trains from Eglinton Avenue as far as College Street; the line would continue directly under Front Streets to Union Station. Second would be a "surface car subway", diverting streetcar services off Dundas Street; this would run along Queen Street, with each end angling north to reach Dundas Street west of Trinity Park and Gerrard Street at Pape Avenue. The route would run directly under Queen Street from University Avenue to Church Street, with the rest off-street; the vote was overwhelmingly in favour, Toronto City Council approved construction four months later.
The plebiscite contained the condition that the federal government would sub
Wilson station (Toronto)
Wilson is a subway station on Line 1 Yonge–University in Toronto, Canada. It is located in the median of Allen Road at Wilson Avenue. Wi-Fi service is available at this station. Wilson Station was opened in what was the Borough of North York as the last station in the 1978 subway line extension north from St. George Station; the station and the street are named in honour of Norman D. Wilson, Toronto-based transportation engineer. Wilson was the north-western terminus of the Yonge–University line for eighteen years and a major hub for TTC bus service, but with the extension to Sheppard West in 1996, many of the bus routes serving areas to the north were moved to the new station. In November 2018, construction began on three new elevators, automatic sliding doors, a new accessible washroom, to make the station wheelchair accessible. From the station's opening in 1978 until 2017, the station featured a fare collector booth where passengers could pay cash fares or purchase TTC fare media such as tickets and Metropasses.
Due to the system-wide introduction of the Presto card, the TTC replaced the fare booth collector with roaming customer service agents as of December 17, 2017, coinciding with the Line 1 subway extension to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. While customers cannot purchase traditional fare media at this station, they can still use them to pay their fares or they can pay in cash with exact change. Wilson is one of two Yonge–University line stations on the west side of the line, along with St. Clair West, designed by the TTC's in-house architects; the subway station building is a simple enclosed concrete structure built within the median of Allen Road where it crosses over Wilson Avenue. The mezzanine level connects by a maze of tunnels to the bus terminal, a kiss-and-ride facility and four commuter parking lots with a total of 2257 spaces. An additional island bus platform, no longer needed for the reduced number of connecting buses after the line was extended to Sheppard West Station, was mothballed and now serves as a storage area.
A wall sculpture by Ted Bieler entitled Canyons is located at the mezzanine level. Northwest of the station is the Wilson Yard, opened in 1977, which houses the system's largest subway marshalling yard having taken over Yonge-University line operations from Davisville Yard in 1993 and a large bus garage servicing most of the bus routes in north Toronto; the original yard access tracks form part of the mainline north to Sheppard West station, crossing under the southbound lanes of Allen Road and descending, as does the road itself, down to ground level. There is a diamond crossover south of the station used to reverse trains when the station was a terminus, still used for short turning. Nearby landmarks include the southern end of Downsview Park. Donut shop Lottery booth Gateway Newstands TTC routes serving the station include: During the early morning, the following routes from Sheppard West station operate to/from Wilson station. Media related to Wilson station at Wikimedia Commons Wilson station at the Toronto Transit Commission Wilson Complex