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TTC SideTracked - Coxwell Station

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Hidden : 4/3/2017
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The entrance, collector's booth, turnstiles and bus bays are at street level, the concourse is on the second level, and the subway platforms are on the lower level. Stairs connect all levels with escalators only operating up at all times.

This station is used as a switchover point for eastbound subway operators changing their shift, regularly causing a slight delay while the crew is changed.Station collectors and subway operators use office space at the Danforth Garage,which is located on the south side of Danforth Avenue near the station.

As of 2015, the station is undergoing renovations to add elevators from the street to both subway platforms, automatic sliding doors, accessible fare gates, and improved signage to make it fully accessible by 2017. This is part of a system wide program that will retrofit all stations by 2030.

On December 22, 2016, this station along with Leslie are the last subway stations to be Presto card enabled which means by then all subway station now accepts Presto Card. This is mainly due because of complicated staging of entrance reconstruction to make the station accessible. The new fare gates will be installed at this station by Spring 2017.

Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural bordering bus loop

In October 2016, the Coxwell Laneway Mosaic Mural was unveiled by dignitaries including TTC Chair Josh Colle, who said "At the TTC, public art not only beautifies our properties, but it’s become a catalyst for station improvement projects". The mural is mounted on the outside of the barrier separating the Coxwell Station bus loop from a pedestrian walkway on the east and a parking lot on the south. The work is divided two sections representing past and future. It was created by a local group lead by artist Cristina Delago.

By the end of the 2017 renovation, the station will acquire a new artwork Forwards and Backwards by Jennifer Davis and Jon Sasaki.(It has not yet been installed as of March 2017.) The artwork will be a mural consisting of aluminum and mirrors; the former will be reminiscent of the metal used for subway cars; the latter will be like fun house mirrors that distort reflections.

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