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TTC GM "New Look" bus #3349 pauses on Queen's Quay, just east of Bay, in 6 BAY service in 1975. Photo by Paul Bateson, courtesy the Rob Pineault collection.

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A scan of the proposed Yonge Street alignment shown in the TTC's 1988 report on the feasibility of adding another platform to Bloor station. Scan courtesy Steve Munro.

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A scan of the proposed Park Road alignment considered for the TTC's 1988 study of adding an extra platform to Bloor station. Scan courtesy Steve Munro.

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A scan of the proposed centre platform at Bloor station, taken from the 1988 TTC report on expanding the station. Image courtesy Steve Munro.

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This drawing, from the TTC feasibility report on adding a centre platform to Bloor station, shows Bloor station, looking up from below, towards the northern end of the station. This drawing illustrates the new connections that would have to be built to connect the centre platform with the rest of the station. Scan courtesy Steve Munro.

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This scan of Bloor station, found in a TTC report issued in 1988 on the feasibility of adding a centre platform to the station, shows the relationship of the tracks, the exits, and the connection to Yonge station. The scan is courtesy Steve Munro.

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TTC Flexity LRV #4431 operates in 514 CHERRY service on King Street, heading eastbound towards Yonge on February 17, 2017. Photo by Mark David.

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The closed off ticket collector booth at the Yonge Street automatic entrance to Yonge station, taken by James Bow on June 10, 2015.

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A directional sign, leading passengers to different platforms of Bloor-Yonge station. This has a much smaller profile than the original sign. This photograph was taken by Richard White on January 23, 2011.

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The stairs and escalator leading to street level at the Yonge Street entrance to Yonge station on the BLOOR-DANFORTH subway line, taken by Richard White on January 23, 2011.

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The exit gates at the west entrance from Yonge Street to the west end of the Yonge station platform, taken by Richard White on January 23, 2011.

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A view of the stairs leading to the Yonge Street entrance from the Yonge platform. This photo was taken by Richard White on January 23, 2011.

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This conceptual drawing of Bloor Station from the early 1950s has a dedicated station building on the south side of Bloor Street. This disappeared from later plans. This image was preserved by the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1128, Series 381, File 52, id6992-4).

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This image, from the Sidewalk Superintendents Manual, Grade 3, published by the Toronto Transportation Commission in 1953. These illustrations show conceptual drawings of Bloor station, including the streetcar transferway. This image was preserved by the Toronto Archives (Fonds 16, Series 836, Subseries 1, File 9) and is here courtesy Nathan Ng.

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Bloor station, seen here in 1953, waits its first passenger. Note the entrance to the Bloor Streetcar Transfer. The photo was taken for the Toronto Archives (Series 381, Fronds 10271, ID 11271-48) and the image is courtesy Nathan Ng.

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The Bloor transferway platform, looking east, while A7-class PCC #4467 waits. This 1955 photograph was taken for the Toronto Archives (Series 381, Fronds 10321, ID 13171-17). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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This 1958 shot shows the opposite platform of Bloor station, across the tracks, and the entrance to the Bloor Streetcar Transferway. This photo was taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 28, Item 2) and the image is courtesy Nathan Ng.

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This aerial photograph shows the Bloor-Yonge interchange under construction, circa 1964. The station skeleton can be seen in the top-centre of the photograph. This photo was taken for the Toronto Archives, and the image is courtesy Nathan Ng.

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The passageway leading from the entrance of the south side of Bloor Street East to the southern concourse, on August 21, 1989, prior to demolition for the Xerox Centre building. This photograph was taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 16, Series 1604, File 6518, Item 890843B-3). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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The original entrance of Bloor station, at the base of an office building on the south side of Bloor Street East. This 1966 photograph was taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 186, Item 1). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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Prime Minister Lester Pearson unveils the plaque at the northern concourse of Bloor station at the BLOOR-DANFORTH opening ceremonies on February 25, 1966. This photograph was taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 193, Item 35). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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The mezzanine connecting Bloor station with Yonge station sits quietly ahead of opening in this 1966 shot taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 189, Item 7). Images courtesy Nathan Ng.

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At the opening ceremony, Ontario premier John Roberts and Toronto Mayor Philip Givens flip the switch to activate the ceremonial signal to officially begin service on the BLOOR-DANFORTH line. This photograph was taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 193, Item 39). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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Crowds cross between Yonge and Bloor stations soon after the opening of the BLOOR-DANFORTH subway. This 1966 photograph was taken for the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 194, Item 35). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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The newly-opened northern entrance to "Yonge-Bloor" station, taken for the Toronto Archives in 1967 (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 186, Item 2). This shot is from northern side of Bloor Street East, looking northwest. Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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A train arrives on the eastbound platform of Yonge station in this 1966 shot from the Toronto Archives (Fonds 1567, Series 648, File 194, Item 6). Image courtesy Nathan Ng.

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A northbound train pulls away from Bloor station on the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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A westbound train enters Yonge station on the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo taken by James Bow.

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The southern concourse to Bloor station exits to the Xerox Centre and, from there, Hayden Street and the south side of Bloor Street. The station has been wrapped for Tropicana Orange Juice. This photograph was taken on the morning of February 16, 2017 by James Bow.

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At the west end of the Yonge station platform, people head up the stairs to the exit onto Yonge Street. This photo was taken on the morning of February 16, 2017 by James Bow.

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A Toronto Rocket train picks up passengers on the northbound platform of Bloor station. This picture was taken from the southbound platform on the morning of February 16, 2017 by James Bow.

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Downstairs, minutes later, a passenger waits on the eastbound platform of Yonge station as a BLOOR-DANFORTH train arrives in the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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Bloor Station sign and tiles, along with advertising wrap for orange juice, on the northbound platform, taken from the southbound platform in the morning of February 16, 2017, by James Bow. This spot, between the two columns, is where the transferway to the BLOOR STREETCAR used to be, until 1966.

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James Bow caught this photograph of crowds waiting for a southbound train at Bloor station, just at the end of the morning rush hour on February 16, 2017.

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TTC CLRV #4108 heads eastbound in 504 KING service, about to cross Shaw Street, while Flexity LRV 4427, in 514 CHERRY service, turns from westbound King to northbound Shaw for a diversion. This shot was taken on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. The area has completely transformed from the industries that used to provide the line's ridership fifty years before. Now shops and condominiums abound. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4117 heads westbound on 504 KING service, approaching Shaw Street, on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4108 operates westbound in 504 KING service approaching Strachan Avenue on the afternoon of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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A 3-car Union Pearson train led by cab car #1001 departs Bloor Station, northbound for Pearson on the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC Flexity LRV #4432 sits loaded on a railcar at Bombardier's Thunder Bay plant, awaiting delivery to Toronto. This photograph was taken on February 15, 2017 by David Kushnier.

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TTC CLRV #4090 crosses Parliament Street, eastbound in 504 KING service on the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4130 prepares to cross Parliament, eastbound on King in 514 CHERRY service, with the CN Tower as a backdrop. This photo was taken on the morning of February 16, 2017 by James Bow.

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TTC Orion VII Next Gen bus #8163 lays over at Main Street station in service on 62 MORTIMER. This photograph was taken on the morning of February 16, 2017 by James Bow.

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TTC Flexity LRV #4425 turns from northbound on Sumach onto westbound King, in service on 514 CHERRY on the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC CLRV #4100, in service on 504 KING, pulls in front of southbound CLRV #4128 at Dundas West station on the morning of February 16, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC Flexity LRV #4431 sits above a maintenance pit at Leslie Barns, after just being delivered, on February 3, 2017. This photograph was taken by the TTC.

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An all new 6-car GO Train heads north on the Barrie line for the last trip of the night through a farmer's field across from Yonge Street in Stroud. This photo was taken on July 7, 2016 by Galen Cussion.

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This shot, taken from the platform of Allandale Waterfront looking southeast, was snapped by Galen Cussion on June 18, 2016. Union Station is 101km down the line from here.

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Similar to the restored distance markers at the historic building at Maple GO further south on the line, there is an old destination sign for Toronto (62.7 miles), and North Bay (161.5 miles), The paint here is clearly very old. This photo was taken by Galen Cussion on June 18, 2016.

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A front-facing view of the restored historic Allandale Station, still unopened due to the dispute of a burial ground beneath the station. This photo was taken by Galen Cussion on June 18, 2016.

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On June 18, 2016, Galen Cussion attempts to recreate the shot of Allandale Waterfront station taken by GTD Aquitaine above. In his words, "the landscape has changed slightly in addition to the face-lift of the station, with his vantage point now being the middle of a street!"

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Entrance to Barrie South GO station. The signpost is joined by a portable electronic sign that advertises the weekend summer trains are returning to the line the following weekend. This photo was taken by Galen Cussion on June 18, 2016.

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Here, we see tracks being laid on Dupont Street, at Clinton (looking east), on October 16, 1926. Photo courtesy the Toronto Archives.

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A view of TTC rail grinder W-24 taken at Hillcrest in 1953. Photo courtesy the Toronto Public Library.

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TTC Crane car C-1 helps remove tracks on the SCARBORO line on July 14, 1930. Photo courtesy the Toronto Archives.

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TTC ex-TRC streetcar #2106 heads eastbound on College Street, heading towards Augusta in COLLEGE TRIPPER service on August 16, 1923. This photograph is courtesy the Toronto Archives.

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TTC Flexity LRV #4428, in 510 SPADINA service, leaves Queen's Quay station, heading towards Spadina station on the morning of January 19, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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TTC A6-class PCC #4398 heads eastbound on St. Clair Avenue, crossing Wychwood, in EARLSCOURT service in this July 1978 shot. The photograph is courtesy the Charles Houser collection.

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TTC A8-class PCC #4522 prepares to depart Bicknell loop in ROGERS ROAD service in this November 1973 shot. The photographer is unknown.

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A view of Islington station's bus terminal, looking northwest, taken by Damian Baranowski on January 20, 2017.

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A view of Islington station's Bay 6, looking west, taken on January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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The delicatessen and bakery at the Islington station bus terminal departure level, taken by January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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The closed off arrivals area at Islington station's bus terminal, taken on January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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A view of the stairwells leading up to the loading platforms at Islington station, taken by Damian Baranowski on January 20, 2017.

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The Chantelle clothes store at Islington Station, taken by Damian Baranowski on January 20, 2017.

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A MiWay express bus picks up passengers at platform 7 of Islington station. This photograph was taken on January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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Damian Baranowski took this picture of the departures level of the Islington bus terminal, looking towards the fare concourse on January 20, 2017.

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MiWay Transit express bus #1071 lays over at platform 6 of Islington Station on January 20, 2017. Photo by Damian Baranowski.

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A TTC sign explains the platform closure above. This photo was taken on January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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The closed off stairwell to platform 1 at Islington station's bus terminal. This photograph was taken on January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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A personnel booth for MiWay Transit at the southern end of the Islington station bus terminal. Photo taken on January 20, 2017 by Damian Baranowski.

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The stairs leading to the outside platform (platform 7), serving MiWay buses. This shot was taken by Damian Baranowski on January 20, 2017.

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The new front door of Victoria Park station, snapped by Richard White on January 23, 2011.

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TTC Nova LFS bus #8589 heads into Downsview station, in service on 106 YORK UNIVERSITY on January 19, 2017. Photo by James Bow.

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Richard White caught CLRV #4077 heading into Bathurst station on February 5, 2011.

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The door leading to the new automatic entrance into Victoria Park station. This shot was taken by Richard White on January 23, 2011.

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TTC Orion VII Next Gen bus #1789 picks up passengers at Lawrence West station in service on 59 MAPLE LEAF. This shot was taken by James Bow on April 14, 2015.

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TTC CLRV #4172 heads southeast along Dundas Street, crossing a bridge over the Weston Sub on its way to Lansdowne Avenue. This shot was taken by James Bow on May 6, 2015.

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TTC Nova LFS bus #8406 lays over at Downsview station in 101 DOWNSVIEW PARK service. This photo was taken by James Bow on July 22, 2015.

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RT-29 - Motorized Flat Car (1987-2001)

RT-29 was a motorized flatcar built by Ecolaire in 1987 specifically for the TTC alongside the first iteration of RT-28. It was retired in 2001 and donated to the Halton County Railway Museum and is seen here stored behind the Sir Adam Beck carbarn on October 12, 2015. Photo by James Bow. RT-29 is currently operational, equipped with trucks and components from retired Gloucester subway cars. RT-28 is also at HCRY, used as a trailer.

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James Bow took this photograph of two test enamel-on-metal panels put up ahead of recladding the walls of St. George station on July 13, 2016. The colours match the old tiles pretty well.

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TTC Orion VII bus #7870 picks up passengers at Woodbine Station in 93 PARKVIEW HILLS service on October 11, 2016. Photo by James Bow.

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In this shot, courtesy the Toronto Archives, we see the dual gauge of the TTC's LAKE SIMCOE operations through the town of Aurora. This shot is of Yonge Street, looking south, on September 28, 1927.

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TTC Orion VII Next Gen bus #8159, painted in the new livery, prepares to depart Rosedale station in 82 ROSEDALE service on the afternoon of February 10, 2017. Photo by Stephen Webber.

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A passenger disembarks from CLRV #4129 as it operates eastbound on King at Parliament on May 19, 2013. Photo by Youngjin Ko. This photograph is used in accordance with his Creative Commons License.

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Youngjin Ko caught this image of the corridor to the north entrance with the fare fencing removed, while TTC workers install new accessible fare gates. This shot was taken on February 5, 2017.

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A Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the special exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 87 COSBURN exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 83 JONES exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 72 PAPE exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 8 BROADVIEW exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of the Danforth Division's side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 12 KINGSTON ROAD exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 113 DANFORTH exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 93 DANFORTH EAST exposure. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth Division side rollsign, showing the 92 WOODBINE SOUTH exposures, circa 1986. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth division side rollsign, showing the 91 WOODBINE exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is from the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth division side rollsign, showing the 67 PHARMACY exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 70 O'CONNOR exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is courtesy the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 64 MAIN exposure. The photo was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is from the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth Division side rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 62 MORTIMER exposures. The photo was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is from the Rob Lubinski collection.

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A photograph of a Danforth Division side-rollsign, circa 1986, showing the 31 GREENWOOD exposures. This photograph was taken by James Bow and the rollsign is from the Rob Lubinski collection.