TO Transit History - Subways

Nov. 14, 2018

A TTC subway train violently rear-ends another on a stretch of the Spadina line under Russell Hill Drive, between St. Clair West and Dupont Stations - The rush hour crash buckled both trains together, killing three people and injuring at least 30 others - A coroner’s inquest and TTC investigation found that the very inexperienced driver of the train had disobeyed signals - The final report listed 236 recommendations for improving safety equipment and training. All have since been implemented - The crash remains the deadliest in the TTC’s history -

Photo - Rene Johnston/Toronto Star file photo

May. 23, 2017

Transmania Ontario - Published on 19 Jan 2015

60 Years Underground: The TTC Subway Documentary (Director's Cut). Slight changes from the original. In this version, one small clip was taken out, one song change, and I also decided to add a part where I talk about the retirement of the H6, making this video more than a minute longer than the original.

This video project started in December 2013. This documentary is basically a detailed history of the opening of the Yonge subway, and the evolution of our subway system and subway trains from 1954 to today.


Photo's by:

Michael W.
Pat Lavallee
Curt Frey
Alan Gryfe
Brad O'Brien
Aaron Adel
Jim Blair
Kevin Lo
John F. Bromley
William J. Hood
Julian Bernard
Martin Proctor
Allen Dicion
Wayne State University
Transmania Ontario

Music by:

Tangerine Dream
Woody Jackson
The Alchemist
Oh No
The Dave Brubeck Quartet
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ludwing Van Beethoven
Frédéric Chopin
Hans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Ozzie Williams

If you want to check the list of future YouTube videos, Transit photo's, etc,

Jan. 27, 2017

Stations along the $212 million new line, which run between St. George and Wilson stations, would be more beautiful and varied than the utilitarian Yonge line; designers commissioned unique artwork for each one - Reg Innell / Star archives

Jan. 27, 2017
The Spadina subway line opened Jan. 27, 1978

By Emma McIntosh - Staff Reporter
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017

Oct. 2, 2016

Craig Walker