Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto’s Subway

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April 8, 2016 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Exhibitions, News & Events by  •  0 Comments

Toronto Street Railway Company horsecar heads south on Yonge line Digital reproduction Circa 1890 Library & Archives Canada PA-166917 This was the first street railway line to operate in Toronto, beginning September 1861. The view looks north from Queen St.

Toronto Street Railway Company horsecar heads south on Yonge line Digital reproduction Circa 1890 Library & Archives Canada PA-166917 This was the first street railway line to operate in Toronto, beginning September 1861. The view looks north from Queen St.

The Market Gallery of Toronto and the Toronto Transportation Society are presenting Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto’s Subway through June 11. Including photographs, maps and artifacts, this exhibition examines the history of Canada’s first subway and its massive operations. This detailed exhibition is a great chance to get a backstage look at the city’s impressive underground backbone.

View looks east along Front St. from Bay St. showing temporary road in place. Utility work continues in the trench off to the side. Digital reproduction Circa 1950 City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 574, File 10, Item 49298

View looks east along Front St. from Bay St. showing temporary road in place. Utility work continues in the trench off to the side. Digital reproduction Circa 1950 City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 574, File 10, Item 49298

 

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