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This C.P.R. station was jointly used by Canadian National Railways (as was the C.N.R. station at Sunnyside to the west).
The Don station was at the T.T.R. limits. Operators issued orders to C.N. northbound and eastbound freight trains,
but seldom handled anything for C.P.R. trains except for some ticket sales. A joke amongst the Operators was that they worked for the C.N.R. but got paid by the C.P.R.! This station opened October 19, 1896 was closed December 5, 1967
and moved in August 1969 to Todmorden Mills park. Note: The last train to stop at the Don was No.388 the Peterboro Budd Car on Saturday, April 27, 1968 (due at 6.34 p.m.) when two passengers (railfans) from Union Station detrained.


Note the old low level Queen Street East bridge in the background.

King and Queen Streets level crossing. 1907

Street view of old low level bridge with Toronto Railway streetcar tracks. 1910. ENLARGE

A new high level bridge crossing both the river and the railway tracks was opened on October 8, 1911.

Looks like two pieces of baggage waiting for a train. November 1956
Toronto Public Library/Salmon Collection

April 1964 Al Paterson

CNR Extra likely stopped for a meet.


Relocated 1969 nearby to Todmorden Mills Park in the Don Valley.
Eventually closed and unused. 2008 relocated to Roundhouse Park.

Don station, shown here in Todmorden Mills Park 1983 Jeff Henricks

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