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Ontario Railway Stations

Toronto

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    Mimico (Canadian National Railway)

    Photo: James Victor Salmon, Toronto Public Library, Acc. S 2-3090, ca. 1955

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    South Parkdale (Grand Trunk Railway)

    Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, 1470

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    South Parkdale (Grand Trunk Railway)

    Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 1123a, 1911

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    Parkdale (Canadian Pacific Railway)

    Photo: J.W. Heckman/Canadian Pacific Corporate Archives A20578, 1898

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    Parkdale (Canadian Pacific and Grand Trunk Railways)

    Publisher: Valentine & Sons, ca. 1914

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    Parkdale (Canadian National Railway)

    Source: Steve Headford, ca. 1960s

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    Parkdale (Canadian National Railway)

    ca. 1970

Mimico station was built by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1916/17 and used by CN until the late 1960s. After CN abandoned the station, it fell into a serious state of disrepair. It is now under the the control of a volunteer organization (Mimico Station Community Organization (MSCO)) and is currently being restored. The building has been relocated. Future plans include a museum focusing on local area history, archives and other community functions.

The first CPR Parkdale station was built by the Credit Valley Railway (later CPR) in 1879. The station was replaced in 1910 and demolished in the 1970s.

The GTR's Parkdale station was located across from the CPR station at the corner of the Queen and Dufferin. The station was built in 1856 by the Toronto Simcoe and Lake Huron Union Railroad Company (later Northern Railway of Canada). Following the NRC takeover by the Grand Trunk (later CN) in 1888, the station was expanded and named North Parkdale, so as not to be confused with the South Parkdale GTR station. It was renamed Parkdale following closure of the South Parkdale station. It remained in use by CN until 1976 when it was closed and relocated to Sunnyside. It was destroyed by fire in 1977.

The South Parkdale station, located on the south side of Springhurst Avenue between Jameson and Close Avenues, was built by the GTR in the 1870s. In the 19 teens, the GTR decided to create a cut in order to eliminate a steep grade. Around the same time they decided to eliminate the station and build a new one further west at Sunnyside.