TSA Tours | Art and Architecture on the Spadina Line 2019

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1 Bedford Road

(directly across from St. George Subway Station)

Toronto, Ontario M5R 2B5

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Opened in 1978, the Spadina subway line broke from tradition - if Toronto’s subway stations had once been known for being functional but severe, the Spadina Line redefined Toronto’s commuter experience with inspiring architecture and museum-worthy artwork that set a new standard for the city’s transit system. In 2017, six new stations - each a collaboration between local architects, celebrated international studios, and renowned artists - were added to the line, making the Spadina Line one of Toronto’s most impressive and integrated collections of contemporary art and architecture.

Join us on this one-of-a-kind subway ride as we explore the stories behind the underground gallery that is the Spadina Line! From grounded brutalist hubs to playful multi-coloured stops, come explore the line’s unique stations – all drastically different from one another and featuring integrated artwork in fun and unexpected ways. Along the way we will discuss the collaborative process between architects, artists and engineers to achieve these beautiful and functional buildings, as well as some of the challenges faced when integrating art into public settings.

Highlights on this tour include stations designed by Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects and Will Alsop.


WHERE: 1 Bedford Road (directly across St George subway station entrance)

WHEN: Use the drop-down menu when purchasing tickets to see all the ticket dates!

TICKETS: TSA Members get 50% off regular ticket price for one ticket per tour per season. Children ages 12 and under are free, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

TICKET SALES CLOSE 15 minutes before the tour start time. Cash tickets may be available directly from the tour guide at the start of the tour if it is not sold out. If you have not purchased a ticket in advance, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time for the ticket sale. Please bring exact change as tour guides do not carry change.

TTC FARE: Please note ticket price DOES NOT include include TTC (subway) fare. Please bring your day pass or PRESTO card with you. PRESTO cards are available for purchase at most subway stations, including St. George Station (our first stop!).

These tours are made possible through the generous support of:

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1 Bedford Road

(directly across from St. George Subway Station)

Toronto, Ontario M5R 2B5

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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