The City has released some updated renderings of what some of the new stations along the Confederation Line will look like.
As always, keep in mind these are artist impressions and reality may differ. Also don’t look too closely, as some of the information posted on the signage is clearly nonsense. I do like that the station names are posted both high and low, which may make them visible to both standees and sitees on the trains.
Here are two views of Tunneys. The fare-paid zone around the bus transfer point is discretely fenced, and the overpass to the west of the station is a fare paid zone too:
And here is Bayview Station, as viewed from the east end at ground level, and from the Trillium line level under the main station:
It’s unfortunate, in my view, that the Bayview Station “needs” a set of stairs to its main entrance at street level. I suspect a long gently sloping piazza may have been more useful than the segregated stairs and ramp approach. Of course, the stairs are only required because the station was put at the height of the old bridge which was then demolished and replaced. Alas, the replacement bridge could easily have been the same height as the Albert St road thus eliminating the need for stairs completely.
Pimisi Station, at Booth Street:
The original “concept design” for the stations called for solid or wind-buffering walls on the north and west sides, and more openness to sunshine on the south sides. That formula was applied at Pimisi even though the north side (left in the picture) has the public piazza and celebration space, and the south side a vacant lot. That mostly-solid wall with narrow window slots unnecessarily restricts public oversight of the space and will make it feel less safe.
A few stations will have nicely finished ceilings inside. Lyon Station has a wood ceiling. Parliament ceiling is brightly coloured panels. The stations will have artwork that is integrated into the surfaces (walls, floors) or furnishings (benches, stairs).
Some other stations can be seen at