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North Toronto Station

Old North Toronto station, looking east just west of Yonge Street. Originally named Yorkville for the village it was located in, by the time it opened in August of 1884 it had been renamed North Toronto which was actually two miles to the north.
. It sat on a large lot on Marlborough Avenue bought by the O&Q June 8,1882, for it and a freight shed from George and Sarah Robinson for $13,000. Built in 1884, this sturdy brick structure would have a short life.
J.W.Heckman Aug. 17,1898. Canadian Pacific Archives A-20590

Looking west along Cottingham Street c.1907 City of Toronto Archives/James Collection #2413

Grade separation project has raised the level of the tracks. Trains would now be on the south side lower level platform at right. Note the abbreviated umbrella shed relocated to west end of station. Freight shed in upper right background.
June 28, 1914 City of Toronto Archives

This view shows grade separation completed, old station still in place with new station in background.
City of Toronto Archives/James Collection.#1748

NOTE: Following its closure, the city opened a farmers market in the old station July 25, 1916 to copy the similar
St.Lawrence Market the early city hall at Queen and Jarvis Streets in downtown Toronto.
It was not as successful and closed some time later.

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