Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Roundup

Welcome to The Weekend Roundup...hosted by Tom The Back Roads Traveler
Skywatch Friday
ABC Wednesday

1. Starts with "F."
2. A Favorite
3.  Flower

For the letter of the week for this round I am going to go with all things TTC, Toronto Transit Corporation.

Starts with "F"

Finch Subway Station

Finch is the northern terminus subway station of the eastern section of Line 1 Yonge–University.



Krystyna Sadowska's sculpture Rhythm of Exotic Plants (1965) is displayed on the lower concourse level, outside the fare-paid area.






First


On March 30, 1954, at a ceremony at Davisville station, Toronto Mayor Allan Lamport and Ontario Premier Leslie Frost shared the task of pushing a lever to turn a signal from amber to green, symbolizing the opening of Canada’s first subway line.

They and a train full of dignitaries and media then took the twelve-minute subway journey from Eglinton station to Union station, where Frost unveiled a plaque to commemorate the event. That afternoon, members of the public got their first chance to ride the subway. Later in the day, the very last streetcar passed over the old Yonge Street tracks.



I found this fabulous vintage video from 1954.



FLOWER

As luck would have it, Finch has a flower shop.



5 comments:

  1. Showing its age, but I love the artwork panel.

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  2. I have never been up at that station.

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  3. ...Toronto's subway sure looks like an inviting place. Subways are something that I have much knowledge of. Thanks Jack for stopping by, I hope to see you again.

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  4. Loved the little video Jackie and that looks like a lovely flower shop. Not so keen on that sculpture. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Love the artwork and the flowers. I would love one of those Mother-in-law Tongues. I gave mine away when we moved. It was getting way too big to travel. I always learn a lot from your posts. Most enjoyable!

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