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From horses to subways: Storied history of Toronto transit

Last Updated Nov 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm EDT

The Yonge Subway looking north from Lola Road to the Manor Road footbridge in 1954. Photo credit: James Salmon/Toronto Public Library

From horse-drawn stagecoaches and a street railway service, to the birth of the TTC and the Yonge subway line, the history of transit in Toronto has been a storied one. There were high and low points, but which city doesn’t have them?

Transit in the city has overcome hurdles, and continues to be a hot topic until this day. Below is an overview of how transit in this city has transpired.

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