Saturday, February 24, 2007

Why see Lower Bay station when you can walk through it?

For those of you that have followed my blog, you will have seen my blog posting 'TTC service revisions allow for Lower Bay station viewing'. You can see Lower Bay station on weekends starting today, on weekends until the end of March. But what if you want a closer look at the station? Your opportunity is coming soon.

On May 26, the Lower Bay station will be part of the Toronto's annual Doors Open event for the first time. The two-day program gives visitors access to buildings that are normally closed to the public.

Doors Open project manager Jane French said that Lower Bay has been a top request for inclusion since Doors Open started nine years ago. "I've been with this program since day one, and every year when we ask people to suggest buildings to visit, the station is mentioned. It seems to be something that is part of an urban mythology."

Plans currently call for the station to be open to the public for just three hours; however, I have a feeling that won't be enough. Judging by the numbers of people who have visited my initial blog posting about Lower Bay station, I agree with Jane French when she says "I honestly believe people will be lined up around the block to say that they've been there, even if it just looks like a TTC station."

For more information, see the National Post article "Rare chances to see abandoned subway station".


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they finally listened! I'm among those who have literally begged the Doors Open folks to pester the TTC to do this, and I've also suggested it to the TTC. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!