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Photo: Subway train, near Yonge and Eglinton Sts., Toronto, 1960
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Subway train, near Yonge and
Eglinton Sts. Toronto, 1960
Department of Travel and
Publicity, Publicity Branch
Colour Photo
Reference Code: RG 65-35-3, 11764-X4206
Archives of Ontario, I0005728

 On March 30th, 1954, Canada’s First Subway opened for service. It was an immediate hit with the people; 250,000 rode it on the first day. Its opening established it as an icon for the booming economy that lay ahead for post-war Toronto. Although it ran only 4.6 miles (7.4 km) – from Eglinton Avenue to Union Station– it marked the arrival of Canada on the world platform of great transit properties.

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