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St. Clair Avenue West

St. Clair Avenue West between Keele Street and Caledonia Road.

MAP 1928

Showing Dovercourt, Bay, St.Clair streetcar and Jane bus routes.

This map shows how three railway main lines cross St. Clair Avenue West on level crossings.
CNR and CPR did not allow street railways to cross their tracks for reasons of safety.
A deadly collision on Queen Street East emphasized this danger.

In the short distance depict two separate crossings spread apart which required
streetcar riders to walk between loops until grade separations were finally built.


Caledonia loop

TTC 2704 starting its trip eastbound.

Looking west on St.Clair at Prescott Ave.

Prescott loop.

Note track removed curving to left into Prescott Avenue loop closed October 29, 1931 after only being opened on
November 12, 1922. New CNR St. Clair station is out of sight to far left on east side of track. It replaced the
original Northern Railway of Canada's Caledonia station a short ways to the south (right) on east side
just north of CPR diamond.

 

CNR St. Clair bridge opened May 14, 1932
A unique method of construction detailed.

 

 



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