College (TTC)

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College is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line of the Toronto, Ontario, Canada subway that opened in 1954. It is located at 448 Yonge Street at College Street/Carlton Street.

Entrances

All entrances are located at the intersections of College/Carlton Streets and Yonge
  • Southwest entrance via College Park − Eastbound streetcar stop
  • Southeast entrance − cut into facade of building
  • Northeast entrance − stairs from sidewalk − Westbound streetcar stop


Public art

The station features Hockey Knights in Canada, a pair of murals that are named after Hockey Night in Canada; one depicting the Maple Leafs on the southbound side and the facing one the Montreal Canadiens on the northbound side, depicting the decades-old rivalry between the two clubs. They were created by Charles Pachter in 1984, when the Toronto Maple Leafs still played at nearby Maple Leaf Gardens.

Before proceeding with the design, the TTC sought to obtain permission from both clubs. The Canadiens agreed as did Maple Leaf general manager Gerry McNamara. However, when Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard learned of the plan to feature both teams, he refused permission to use the Leafs insignia unless plans for the Canadiens mural were scrapped. The TTC thus moved to remove the logos from the murals, until chairman Julian Porter, himself a lawyer knowledgeable on copyright issues, intervened and decided to take Ballard to court, believed that the artistic works could make free use of the...
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