In General
Signals and Signs


In General

Location / Name:
Toronto ON

What's Here:
Extensive Streetcar System
Extensive Subway/Heavy Rail System
Toronto Union Station
VIA (Canada's equivalent to Amtrak)
GO (Regional Commuter System)
Union Pearson Express (DMU service to the airport)

GPS Coordinates:  as needed
Phone A/C: 647
ZIP: M5V 3M9 (at the CN Tower)

Access by train/transit:
TTC Streetcar
TTC Subway
Union Pearson Express

The Scoop:

Toronto has four subway lines.

One of the more interesting facts about the transit system in Toronto is the gauge, it is not standard gauge - it's slightly wider at 4'-10 7/8".

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) took over from the Toronto Street Railway Company on September the 21st, 1921.

The individual system maps below in each section, are adaptations of TTC's comprehensive map PDF, where I edited out the other lines, highlighting each subway line.  TTC did not do for the subway lines what they did for the streetcar lines - a map for each line.


Denver Todd

Websites and other additional information sources of interest for the area:


The above map is available here as a PDF

The Lines

1 - the Yonge / University Line

2 - the Bloor / Danforth Line

3 - the Scarborough Line

4 - the Sheppard Line


More to come....

Signals and Signs

None to report for now.....


Don't got nuthin for now.....


I love trains, and I love signals.  I am not an expert.  My webpages reflect what I find on the topic of the page.  This is something I have fun with while trying to help others.

Please Note:  Since the main focus of my two websites is railroad signals, the railfan guides are oriented towards the signal fan being able to locate them.  For those of you into the modeling aspect of our hobby, my indexa page has a list of almost everything railroad oriented I can think of to provide you with at least a few pictures to help you detail your pike.

If this is a railfan page, every effort has been made to make sure that the information contained on this map and in this railfan guide is correct.  Once in a while, an error may creep in :-)

My philosophy: Pictures and maps are worth a thousand words, especially for railfanning.  Text descriptions only get you so far, especially if you get lost or disoriented.  Take along good maps.... a GPS is OK to get somewhere, but maps are still better if you get lost!  I belong to AAA, which allows you to get local maps for free when you visit the local branches.  ADC puts out a nice series of county maps for the Washington DC area, but their state maps do not have the railroads on them.  If you can find em, I like the National Geographic map book of the U.S..... good, clear, and concise graphics, and they do a really good job of showing you where tourist type attractions are, although they too lack the railroads.  Other notes about specific areas will show up on that page if known.

Aerial shots were taken from either Google or Bing Maps as noted.  Screen captures are made with Snagit, a Techsmith product... a great tool if you have never used it! 

By the way, floobydust is a term I picked up 30-40 years ago from a National Semiconductor data book, and means miscellaneous and/or other stuff.

Pictures and additional information is always needed if anyone feels inclined to take 'em, send 'em, and share 'em, or if you have something to add or correct.... credit is always given!  Please be NICE!!!  Contact info is here

Beware: If used as a source, ANYTHING from Wikipedia must be treated as being possibly inaccurate, wrong, or not true.


NEW  09/19/2020
last Modified: 20 Sep 2020