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Remnants of the Toronto Suburban Railway - The Humber Crossing

Scott Haskill

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

May 7, 2023




Transit and Accessibility, History and Community


The Toronto Suburban Railway was a street railway company that operated in and around Toronto in the first decades of the 20th century. In addition to local streetcar lines, the company built an electric passenger or "radial" railway than ran from 1917 to 1931 between West Toronto and Guelph. This short walk will focus on two Toronto Suburban lines near the east bank of the Humber River, in the Lambton neighbourhood. We will walk along the path of the abandoned railway, and we will look for signs of the line still visible many decades later. We will have old photos for "then and now" comparisons. Although long gone and mostly forgotten, old railways can leave their mark on the urban form for many years afterwards.

Uneven terrain, Stairs or other barriers, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification

Walk Start Location:

In front of the Lambton House, 4066 Old Dundas St, M6S 2R6.
Tour leader will have a Jane's Walk sign.

Walk End Location:

Lambton Arena parking lot, 4100 Dundas St W M6S 2T7

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