TTC opens doors to Bay Lower Station

This Sat., May 28, the TTC is rolling out the red carpet and giving visitors a behind-the-scenes look at Bay Lower Station as part of Doors Open Toronto.

Bay Lower Station has been closed to the public since 1966 but can be seen - often disguised - in numerous movies and TV shows filmed on site. On Saturday, transit and film enthusiasts can stroll along the platform and see the “set” for themselves. In addition to film and TV production, Bay Lower Station is used for training, and for moving trains and work cars between Lines 1 and 2.

“We’re so pleased to be once again hosting in-person community events at the TTC,” said TTC Chair Jaye Robinson. “We hope that visitors enjoy this unique opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and experience one of the TTC’s most legendary stations.”

When Line 2 opened in 1966, alternate trains used the “Wye” connection in Bay Lower that allowed customers to travel from Line 1 to Line 2 without changing trains. The TTC tested this system for six months, but it was ultimately closed to revenue service. 

“A visit to Bay Lower Station is a great way to continue the TTC’s 100th anniversary celebrations,” said TTC CEO Rick Leary. “Transit enthusiasts, film aficionados, residents and visitors are invited to join us this Saturday to explore a piece of Hollywood film history right here in Toronto.”  

Doors Open visitors will also have the opportunity to celebrate the TTC’s 100th anniversary and travel through decades of TTC history with a special video, fun facts, rare in-person access to merchandise from the TTC Shop, giveaways and selfie spots.

Bay Lower Station is only accessible by stairs; however, some activities will be available on the concourse level at Bay Station. To get to the concourse level, customers can use the Cumberland Terrace entrance elevator located inside the lower level of Cumberland Terrance (on the East side of Bay St. across from Bay Station) and ramp access to Bay Station.

Date:    Sat., May 28, 2022
Time:    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where:  Bay Subway Station

Customers attending Doors Open Toronto must wear a mask that covers their nose, mouth and chin at all times.
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