I thought I would share these night photos of the construction at Queen and Spadina, where they are replacing the streetcar tracks. It is necessary as the new streetcars that will arrive next year ride lower to the rails, and changes are needed to accommodate this feature. The photos will add nothing to a person’s understanding of the construction, but when photographing, I realized that I would likely never again see the intersection appearing as it now does. Motorists will say – “Thanks God!”
However, the disarray of the construction attracts many people to the scene, as it is fascinating to observe how the tracks are laid. Though it may sound weird, at night the site is almost attractive.
Gazing toward the northwest corner of Queen and Spadina.
Looking toward the southeast corner of the intersection, the CN Tower to the south in the background.
The southwest corner of the intersection.
This view looks north on Spadina toward the intersection at Queen and Spadina.
To view the post about the washroom buried beneath the intersection at Queen and Spadina: https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/construction-at-queen-and-spadina-in-july-of-2012-uncovers-an-old-washroom-from-the-1920s/
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