Some time ago, I wrote about the haphazard way in which station vicinity maps were replaced (never mind their content). There are a few spots in the system that time forgot, and, while it lasts, I thought to bring you a map from before July 1997 when the 510 Spadina car began operation.
This is one of the older style of maps, back when the TTC actually put connecting surface routes on them. If you look closely, you will see that Spadina south of Bloor is served by route 77. The date on the map is “03/96”.
The “You Are Here” pointer gives away the location — the Walmer Road exit from Spadina Station. This was built as part of the reconfiguration of Spadina Station to accommodate the LRT line. Oddly enough, the route map right beside it is recent enough to include the Spadina car.
Another version of this legacy map at the bottom of the stairs from the west side of Spadina has been replaced with the new version.
Elsewhere in Spadina Station, a poster still advertises the August subway diversions for construction at St. George.