- St. George station opened with its main Bedford Road entrance right next to the loading platform at Bedford Loop. While BLOOR STREETCARS looped through this loop at frequent intervals, Bedford Loop was never incorporated into the fare-paid zone of St. George station. Unlike passengers on the 4 ANNETTE trolley bus, passengers had to show a paper transfer in order to switch between subway and streetcar.
- In 1993, the TTC, along with Bay and Spadina station, was the site of a wayfinding signage experiment, with new signs designed by Paul Author and installed by the TTC. The signage used coloured strips to denote routes (green for the Bloor-Danforth subway, and yellow for Yonge-University Spadina), and special iconography specific to the station. St. George was given the image of a dragon on the TTC shield, referencing the old legend of St. George and the dragon, even though St. George Street was named for Quetton St. George, a French-born British citizen who lived in Toronto in the latter half of the 19th century. Paul Arthur’s planned redesign of the subway way finding system was never implemented, but some of his work remained in place in St. George station, until 2014 when another wayfinding project began.
Service Notes (as of January 3, 2016):
- Off-Site Resources:
- Line: 1 Yonge - University - Spadina
2 Bloor - Danforth
- Hours of Operation:
First Train Northbound: 6:11 a.m. weekdays, 6:19 a.m. Saturdays/holidays, 8:20 a.m. Sundays.
First Train Southbound: 5:59 a.m. weekdays, 5:58 a.m. Saturdays/holidays, 8:01 a.m. Sundays.
First Train Eastbound: 6:02 a.m. weekdays, 6:09 a.m. Saturdays/holidays, 8:24 a.m. Sundays.
First Train Westbound: 5:57 a.m. weekdays, 6:02 a.m. Saturdays/holidays, 8:11 a.m. Sundays.
Last Train Northbound: 1:50 a.m.
Last Train Southbound: 1:36 a.m.
Last Train Eastbound: 1:52 a.m.
Last Train Westbound: 1:54 a.m.
- Address: 139 St. George Street
- Opened: February 28, 1963
- Wheelchair Accessible Since: July 27, 1999
- Average Weekday Ridership: 134,890 (Yonge-University), 141,370 (Bloor-Danforth) (2014)
124,020 (Yonge-University), 129,440 (Bloor-Danforth) (2013)
- Bedford Road accessible entrance, located on Bedford Road, 68 metres north of Bloor Street West.
- 252 Bloor Street West automatic entrance, located in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education building. (No exit after 6:00 pm; closed evenings and weekends)
- St. George Street automatic entrance, located on St. George Street, 64 metres north of Bloor Street West.
- Elevators (click here for maintenance schedule):
- Bus level to Bloor-Danforth & Yonge-University-Spadina subway platform levels
- Street to Concourse
- Escalators (click here for maintenance schedule):
- East End - Bedford Road - Upper Platform To Concourse (Up at all times)
- West End - St. George Street - Upper Platform To Street Level (Up at all times)
- East End - Bedford Road - Upper Platform To Concourse (Up 6am-10am on weekdays, down after 10 am weekdays and all day weekends and holidays)
- West End - Lower to Upper level platforms (Up at all times)* Wheelchair Accessible Since:
- Forms of fare payment include credit or debit
- Pass Vending Machine available.
- Centre platform (both levels)
- Token vending machine
TTC Surface Connections:
Former TTC Surface Connections:
St. George Station Image Archive
TTC Dump Car RT-3 sits by the platform of the University subway platform St. George station on January 13, 1963. With the University line due to open in a month's time, the time had come to sandblast the station name into the walls. The photographer is unknown.
Late night view of upper-level St. George station. northbound platform side. This photo was taken in the year 2000 by David Cavlovic.
This shot of the St. George Street entrance to St. George Station was snapped on May 8, 2008. This photo was taken by GTD Aquitaine and is used in accordance with his Creative Commons licence.
St. George Station's Bedford Road entrance can be seen in this shot, looking south. The special Eric Arthur signpost from the 1990s still stands. This photo was taken on January 23, 2011 by Richard White.
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.