Glencairn (TTC)

Glencairn (TTC)

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Glencairn is a station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on William R. Allen Road at 785 Glencairn Avenue.

The station is in a lower-density residential area, and despite being near a cluster of high-density residential buildings to the south, it is one of the least-used stations.

History

The station opened in 1978 in what was then the Borough of North York. It was part of the subway line extension from St. George to Wilson station.

A station at Glencairn and Yonge was considered for the North Yonge extension in the late 1960s and early 1970s. However, this was dropped (along with Glen Echo Station at Yonge Boulevard) because of budgetary concerns. If built, it would have been placed between Eglinton and Lawrence stations on the Yonge line.

Architecture and art

Glencairn was designed by Adamson Associates. It is located in the median of Allen Road (above ground) underneath the Glencairn Avenue bridge. Entrances are located on the Glencairn and Viewmount Avenue bridges. A central vaulted glass roof spans the length of the station, allowing the penetration of natural light to all areas of the station. At night, the glass roof allows the station's lighting to be seen from above as a long strip of light, allowing the station to be more easily identified.

The glass roof is directly above the single centre platform. Similarly to Yorkdale Station, the interior walls of the station at...
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