Toronto streetcars and buses

Long before the TTC there were smaller streetcar lines in Toronto. 
 

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1895
  to
2009
Plans

The Belt Line trail

Originally a passenger line to connect downtown to new suburbs, the original Grand Trunk Railway line only served passengers from 1892-1894. Thankfully much of it has been retained and serves as a hiking and biking trail through the city. The section from Allen Road to Mount Pleasant Road is now officially called the Kay Gardner Beltline Park.

In recognition of the original use of the trail, the City is building a number of raised seating areas to mark the 'Lost Stations' along the Beltline.

Also along the trail is the Robert Bateman Parkette named after the Canadian painter who lived just a few steps away on Chaplin Crescent and grew to love nature in part due to the time he spent as a kid on the Belt Line.

Follow this link to our 17 entries, dated from 1895 to 2009 related to Belt_Line_trail

Other photos

1924 Historic photo from Friday, November 7, 1924 - Mount Pleasant Loop for the streetcar - now Loring-Wyle Parkette in Moore ParkMount Pleasant Loop for the streetcar - now Loring-Wyle Parkette
100 years ago - Moore Park - Friday, November 7, 1924
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1926 Historic photo from Monday, June 7, 1926 - Loring/Wyle  Parkette at old Moore Park streetcar loop in Moore ParkLoring/Wyle Parkette at old Moore Park streetcar loop
98 years ago - Moore Park - Monday, June 7, 1926
Max temp: 21.7°C - Min temp: 7.2°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1935 Historic photo from Wednesday, April 24, 1935 - Coach washing, Davenport Garage, Hillcrest in Hillcrest-BracondaleCoach washing, Davenport Garage, Hillcrest
89 years ago - Hillcrest-Bracondale - Wednesday, April 24, 1935
Max temp: 17.8°C - Min temp: 7.8°C (weather details)
Link to archive record - Map location (From the City of Toronto Archives)
1953 Historic photo from Monday, January 5, 1953 - Streetcar - all electric P.P.C. Car 4250 purchased from Cleveland Transit System 1952, to be renumbered 4675 in Hillcrest-BracondaleStreetcar - all electric P.P.C. Car 4250 purchased from Cleveland Transit System 1952, to be renumbered 4675
71 years ago - Hillcrest-Bracondale - Monday, January 5, 1953
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Library and Archives Canada)
1985 Historic photo from 1985 - TTC subway train heading south from Rosedale subway station beside Aylmer Ave - Aubrey Mattingly Transportation Collection, MAT-05307 in RosedaleTTC subway train heading south from Rosedale subway station beside Aylmer Ave - Aubrey Mattingly Transportation Collection, MAT-05307
39 years ago - Rosedale - 1985
Link to archive record - Map location (From the Ingenium Archives)