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Toronto and York Radial Railway

Metropolitan division

Article new cars 1907
Drawings and details

Timeline Dates in history.

Map .. July 1915

Note: Stops originally numbered from North Toronto.
Later, when the TTC took over, numbered from new Glen Echo terminal near city limits.

Schomberg & Aurora Ry.

Schomberg & Aurora operated independently until 1904 when it became a subsidiary of
Toronto and York Radial, part of the Canadian Northern. It was electrified in 1916.

Schomberg & Aurora construction train with (believed to be) locomotive 14 at Schomberg in 1902.



Carhouse and shops Deer Park. Built c.1904 - 1910 Closed February 1922 following takeover by TTC.

Reopened February 7, 1925 following formation in 1924 of the Badminton and Racquet Club of Toronto.
Structure destroyed by massive fire February 14, 2017

T&YR 50



Glen Echo carhouse c.1922

T&YR 16 signed for short destination of Thornhill.

Car destined only as far as Newmarket. Glen Echo Terminal c.1920
Note advertisements for British made Guinea Gold cigarettes.


Metropolitan station in North Toronto was located at Yonge Street and Birch Avenue
on the north side of the CPR whose station was on the south side. Circa 1905.
Note the sign boards advertising the CNE in Toronto and the Newmarket Fair.
From here radial cars operated north to Richmond Hill, Aurora and Newmarket.
The line was later extended to Jackson's Point and Sutton on Lake Simcoe.

Two views of the steep grade passing the Jolly Miller Hotel. Looking north. Circa 1936

Stop 1A near the Jolly Miller Hotel 3885 Yonge Street looking south just south of York Mills Side Road,
North York Township.

Looking south to Don siding and the substation. Stop 1 (old 30) York Mills P.O. ca. 1938

Looking south below Willowdale, North York Township. Note passing track. Ca.1920

Looking south from 1/2 mile south of Finch's Corners Stop 35, North York Township. 1918

Paving the road, the beginning of the end. Three views. Yonge Street in Newtonbrook. Ca.1922-3

Center of the road right of way through Newtonbrook, North York Township. Stop 36. North of Finch Avenue. July 7,1936

Just north of Newtonbrook, North York Township. Ca.1920

Looking south in Thornhill. September 19, 1931

Richmond Hill station stop 25. Toronto Public (Reference) Library

Middle of the road track was typical of early streetcar lines. Stop 26 at Dufferin Street in Richmond Hill. April 30,1940.
Adanac Stores were an early chain of stores. Adanac spelled backwards is Canada!

Looking north from 200 feet south of Stop 26 Richmond Hill. May 13, 1940.

Very rural view at Jefferson in Vaughan Township c.1918

Huge crowds enjoying Bond Lake Park. June 20, 1924 Toronto Public Library Digital Archive

Looking south, Schomberg & Aurora Junction. Note tank car at far right. After 1900.

Near Aurora after 1900.

Looking north from Mosley Street Aurora. C.1908

Metropolitan Railway 29. Looking north on Main Street in Newmarket circa 1899. Newmarket Historical Society

Unknown number express car. Newmarket Historical Society

Metropolitan 18. c.1900 Newmarket Historical Society

Radial car at Newmarket Station c.1900 Newmarket Historical Society

Newmarket Historical Society

Likely 1923. Newmarket Historical Society

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