Eglinton Station

Eglinton is a station on the Yonge-University-Spadina line of the subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is at 2190 Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue West/East, and was opened in 1954. It has two tracks, north and southbound, and a central platform.

It is one of the larger stations on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and several shops are located inside including Seattle-based Cinnabon; a commuter can smell its aroma throughout the station. Nearby landmarks include the TVOntario studios, Eglinton Park, the Yonge-Eglinton Centre, and Canada Square.

This station is used as a switchover point for subways operators who are coming off or coming on their shift. There are sometimes slight delays at this station as subway operators are being changed.

Parts of the Canada Square complex are built directly over the station. North of the station, the line changes to bored tunnel with cut-and-cover tunnel at stations. It swings to the right to run directly under Yonge Street again.

In 2004, the station's old bus transfer area (where each route had a stand, and there was a blinking light at the bottom of the staircase to signify that a bus had arrived) was put out of service. It was replaced with a bus terminal converted from a bus maintenance building directly south of the old transfer area. The facility now offers wheelchair access and all platforms are in a carbon monoxide monitored area.

Eglinton was the northern terminus of the original 1954 subway line. It is also the only one of the original Yonge stations to retain its Vitrolite tiling scheme.

On April 23, 2007, TTC employee Antonio Almeida was killed in the tunnel just north of the station when a platform on their work car dislodged.

Surface connections

Transit City proposal

The Transit City proposal calls for a new LRT line known as the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line, running along Eglinton Avenue from Toronto Pearson International Airport and Mississauga to Kennedy Station, passing through Eglinton and Eglinton West stations on the way.