Warden Station was opened in 1968 in what was then the Borough of Scarborough, and served as the Bloor-Danforth line's eastern terminus for 12 years until the extension to Kennedy was completed in 1980.
Until 1973, the buses and the subway trains serving the station were in separate fare zones and so the turnstiles and collector booths were placed between the bus bays and the subway platforms. When the zones were abolished, the layout was reconfigured to bring the buses inside the station's fare-paid area; one collector booth, left isolated inside the fare-paid zone, became an information booth.
After exiting the station eastbound towards Kennedy Station, the track returns to an underground tunnel at the Chestnut Portal, where it continues on its diagonal alignment under the former Canadian National Railway (CNR) spur line.
West of the station a small siding and storage shed are on the south side of the above ground tracks, which continue along the track bed of the former CNR line, all the way to Victoria Park Station. Nearby landmarks include the Providence Healthcare, Warden Woods Park, Warden Hilltop Community Centre and Pine Hills Cemetery. It is near much vacant industrial land (including the former site of Centennial College and Warden Woods Mall/Power Centre) where major redevelopment is expected over the coming years, including numerous new housing developments on the former Power Centre property.
Small, plastic container with log. Will be able to hold small items. BYOP. Exercise extreme caution after rain. Not child friendly. Unless the cache has become dislodged, there's no need to wander downhill.
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