Tiny, forgotten Ellesmere.

Ellesmere station exterior night view
A translucent star creature about to digest a meal.
Foreground: GO train tracks.

As you ride the toy-like RT to this forlorn transit outpost in the middle of the night, your weary mind begins to wander. You start to reminisce, to daydream about that special gal who once captured your heart, long ago.

You know who I’m talking about. Her gentle, sad smile clouds your thoughts to this very day. What ever became of her? Where is she now?

Is she loved?

Ellesmere station eastern entrance
The Great Pit of Carkoon awaits

Arriving at Ellesmere interrupts your reverie, but not the mood of loneliness. By far the least-used station in the entire TTC system, Ellesmere trounces even the infamous Bessarion for lowest ridership—on most days, a single Toronto Rocket train would suffice to contain all those who pass through its gates.

Ellesmere station entrance corridor
Welcome to Inhospitable Concrete 101

Ellesmere station opened March 22, 1985. A jewel of fluorescent solitude in the evening dark, Ellesmere brooks no rival for contemplative stillness. Enjoy it while you can, and accept that you can never change the past.

Photo Gallery

Tour the station, and view captioned historical images from its past:

Ellesmere station photo gallery

Ellesmere station transfer
Ellesmere station transfer

More about Ellesmere

TTC Station info | Map | Wikipedia: Ellesmere

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