Prior to the huge Viaduct project along the Toronto waterfront another major grade separation project took place years before in North Toronto from 1912 to 1917. It involved ten subways, or underpasses as they are now called, to eliminate level crossings of streets along the North Toronto Subdivision between West Toronto and North Toronto. Some crossings were closed and others remained as level crossings including Dufferin, Lansdowne and Symington which in later years were underpassed, while two level crossings still remain; Bartlett and Osler.
Yonge Street, Avenue Road, Davenport Road, Spadina Road, Howland Avenue, Bathurst Street, Christie Street, Shaw Street, Ossington Avenue and Dovercourt Road. All are 66 feet wide.
Avenue Road Mile 2.6 North Toronto Subdivision. May 13, 1913
Avenue Road at Dupont Street looking north. Macpherson
Avenue (at right by man in street)
D-10 1064 with work train including van 5940 at Davenport
Road, Mile 2.6
Spadina Road Mile 3.1 March 23, 1915
Howland Avenue Mile 3.3 March 23, 1915
Bathurst Street Mile 3.5 March 23, 1915
Christie Street Mile 3.85 March 23, 1915
Shaw Street Mile 4.1 March 23, 1915
Level crossings not originally included
Dufferin, Lansdowne and Symington.
Note: Bartlett and Osler still (2022) level crossings.
Level crossings before subway construction
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