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The Ontario Line - Neighbourhood Updates - West - King/Bathurst Station

Future Ontario Line station building at southeast corner of King St W and Bathurst St, incorporating historic façade of current building at 663 King Street.

Future Ontario Line station building at southeast corner of King St W and Bathurst St, incorporating historic façade of current building at 663 King Street.
Note: Initial artist’s rendering – designs subject to change. Visit Engageio.ca to view Transit-Oriented Communities proposal at this site.

Map of King/Bathurst station.

View a more detailed project footprint in the Environmental Impact Assessment Report here.

In the heart of Toronto’s Fashion District, where almost 8,700 households currently don’t own a car, the station at King and Bathurst will offer vital connections between the Ontario Line and the popular 504 King route and the 511 Bathurst route. Current plans envision maintaining streetcar service in these areas throughout the duration of the project, though there might be times when service is re-routed or reduced to accommodate construction work.

Underground, the station platform is on a diagonal and avoids significant construction impacts to the historic Wheat Sheaf Tavern. Built in 1849, the landmark building with the distinctive mansard roof is widely believed to be the oldest pub in Toronto.

Station entrances have been placed only a few steps away from streetcar stops on both the north and south corners of the intersection, allowing Ontario Line customers to walk from their subway platform directly to their preferred streetcar stop without having to cross the street.

The station will be within a short 10-minute walk for more than 27,000 residents and connect people to the 24,200 jobs the area will support by 2041.

We know how important the heritage properties are in this area and we’re committed to featuring heritage attributes in our station designs to respect the important history and character of the neighbourhood. We will be engaging with communities on these plans as we gather more details.

Stats and Facts*:

  • 27,000 people within walking distance to station
  • 5,100 customers will use the station during the busiest travel hour (3,000 getting on and 2,100 getting off the Ontario Line)
  • 2,400 transfers during the busiest travel hour
  • 24,200 jobs in the area

*Forecast for the year 2041
 

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