Toronto and York Radial Railway
1877 Metropolitan Street Railway Company incorporated.
1885 horse-car line up Yonge Street to Eglinton Avenue.
1890 reached York Mills.
February 1, 1897 extended to Richmond Hill replacing John Thompson's
stage coach line
April 1, 1904 Became Metropolitan Division of Toronto and York Radial
Railway under control of Mackenzie
June 1, 1907 High speed private right-of-way opened between Newmarket and Jackson's Point on Lake Simcoe.
June 1,1909 extended for the final time, 2 miles to Suttton.
Line was standard gauge from Birch Avenue in North Toronto northward.
November 2,1922 .TTC takes over line from North Toronto terminal to
City Limits at Deloraine Avenue.
January 12,1927 TTC takes over from Hydro renaming it "Lake Simcoe
Line" and regauges line to their odd-ball gauge
June 17,1930 Radial operation resumed by TTC under contract with the
Town of Richmond Hill and the Townships of
October 10,1948 Radial cars replaced by buses and line abandoned, this
time for good. Or, bad!
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