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Fantasy Queen / Spadina Station Design - Queen Streetcar Subway Portal @ Spadina | by wyliepoon
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Fantasy Queen / Spadina Station Design - Queen Streetcar Subway Portal @ Spadina

What would the Queen/Spadina station on the Ontario Line (the latest version of the Downtown Relief Line subway plan for Toronto), combined with a Queen Street streetcar subway look like? Here's my take of it.

 

The design for the station has platforms at two levels. The upper level is for the Queen Street streetcar, which goes underground east of Spadina. Just before the station, there is a crossover between eastbound and westbound streetcar tracks to ensure boarding can be done on the island platform (another crossover is located east of the station). Fare gates are installed at the entrances to the platform.

 

The lower level is for the heavy rail Ontario Line. A pair of stairs and escalators and an elevator connects this level with the streetcar platform on the upper level.

 

The stretch of Queen Street above the station is pedestrianized. Station entrances (with distinctive "crowns") are placed east and west of Soho/Peter streets. There is also an elevator connecting street level with the station's upper level before the fare gate.

 

The station's public artwork consists of murals done in the style of the graffiti in nearby Rush Lane (aka Graffiti Alley).

 

Here a westbound streetcar emerges from the streetcar tunnel towards Spadina Avenue. Note the warning for the crossover tracks approaching the station and the pedestrianized Queen Street.

 

***NOTE: The design depicted here is for entertainment purpose only, and does not represent any governmental, political or commercial organization. Feel free to post these renderings elsewhere with proper crediting. Contact me at wyliepoon@yahoo.com***

 

Modelled in Sketchup Make 2017 and rendered in Twilight Render.

 

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Taken on May 30, 2019