Toronto and York Radial Railway


Toronto and York Radial Railway

Toronto and York Radial Railways operated interurban transit services outside of Toronto. Service began in 1904 with the merger of several operators:

* Metropolitan Street Railway Company (1885)
* Toronto and Scarboro' Electric Railway, Light and Power Company (1893)
* Toronto and Mimico Electric Railway and Light Company (1892)
* Toronto York Radial Railway Company (1898)

The railway's routes provided links to:

* Mimico
* Richmond Hill
* Scarborough
* Schomberg
* Aurora
* Newmarket
* Sutton West

Unlike the city systems, the interurban operators used larger rail cars. Like the Toronto Suburban Railway, the TYRR was taken over first by Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario as the in 1922 and then by the Toronto Transportation Commission in 1927. A similar service was re-created through North Yonge Railways from 1930 to 1948. The Scarborough service ended in 1936.

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