Sunnyside has long been known for many things besides its railway station. In fact, the TTC was, and still is, far more significant with its Roncesvalles Divison car barn handling a number of streetcar routes including; King and Queen operating past Sunnyside along with Carlton, Dundas and Long Branch.. The street intersection was a very complicated arrangement with streetcars tracks connecting at all five points. (Four remain). The Five Points (four remain) intersection of Roncesvalles Avenue, King Street, Queen Street, The Queensway and Lake Shore Blvd. (This latter intersection was eliminated with the construction of the Gardiner Expressway which opened between the Humber River and Jameson Avenue in Parkdale on August 8, 1958). On the opposite corner (north west) to the railway station was a Gray Coach Lines bus terminal. Competition for the railways! An amusement park existed nearby for many years along with the largest swimming pool in Canada known as "The Tank".
TTC Long Branch route car just arrived at left. Below
car has looped around behind the hotel
Sunnyside Bus Terminal circa 1940's
TTC 4314 a King car is at south end of Roncesvalles
Avenue about to cross Queen Street West and turn east
Looking north at the five points of Sunnyside. Massive
rebuild of all tracks.
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