Glencairn (TTC)

Glencairn (TTC)

Infobox TTC station
address=785 Glencairn Avenue

opened=January 28, 1978
district=North York
line=Yonge-University-Spadina line
nextstation=≅0.8 km north to Lawrence West 1 min≅1.3 km south to Eglinton West 1 min
connections=14 Glencairn
rank=63rd busiest out of 69
dailyboardings=formatnum:TTC ridership|Glencairn
platforms=Centre platform

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. It opened in 1978 in what was then the Borough of North York.

The station is located in the median of Allen Road (above ground) underneath the Glencairn Avenue bridge; the entrances are located on the bridge itself.

The station formerly featured a stained glass skylight entitled "Joy" designed by Rita Letendre, which was removed (at the artist's request) after it became faded.

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

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.

Surface connections

*14 Glencairn

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