Work has now begun on constructing the “Lost Stations” on the Beltline Trail! We’re making improvements to our beloved linear park, creating age-friendly places to rest while celebrating the story of the railroad that once had stations throughout our midtown neighborhoods.
This Toronto trail is getting new platforms where old train stations used to be
The Belt Line Railway was a small blip in Toronto train history: the commuter rail service, which was built in 1892, only operated for about 28 months after all.
But the pedestrian trail that runs over it today, the Beltline Railpath, will honour its train track past with a new project called Lost Stations.
Lost Stations will introduce three resting areas to the Railpath in honour of three historic stations that once sat along the track.
Lost Stations will bring three new public art platforms to the Beltline Railpath. Photo via City of Toronto.
More than 20 stations sat along the railway before the depression in 1893, but Lost Stations will focus on those which used to exist in Ward 12, on the Kay Gardner portions of the Railpath: Eglinton Station, Upper Canada Station, and Yonge Street Station.
"The Beltline ‘Lost Stations’ Project is a way to highlight the trail’s railway history and the communities it runs through, and to enhance and bring a sense of place to the trail for future generations," said Ward 12 Councillor Josh Matlow in a statement.