Operating Statistics - 2014

The TTC Operating Statistics publication contains all the key facts and figures about the system’s performance in an annual period and is an invaluable quick reference when talking about the TTC’s achievements in service. The Operating Statistics are compiled by the Corporate Communications Department.

19. 60 Years Yonge

Canada’s First Subway turns 60

It was dubbed “S” Day. On March 30, 1954, the TTC opened a new era in transportation for the nation with the operation of Canada’s First Subway. The 7.4-km Yonge Subway stretched from Eglinton to Union. The Yonge line was the first post-war subway to be built in North America, and on March 30, 2014 it celebrates its 60th anniversary. Here are some facts about what went into making Canada’s First Subway:

  • Structural steel: 10,000 tons
  • Reinforcing steel: 14,000 tons
  • Rail steel: 4,200 tons
  • Cast-iron pipe: 420 tons
  • Cement: 1,400,000 bags
  • Sand (concrete): 170,000 tons
  • Gravel (concrete): 240,000 tons
  • Lumber 15,000,000 feet
  • Excavation: 1,710,000 cubic feet
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