November 2001 update: Every few months, I get email from journalists working on stories about urban exploration and whatnot. As a reporter myself, I know how hard it is to find contacts on really interesting stories ... but, alas, I'm not the contact you want for this story. Sneaking around sure looks like a lot of fun, but it's just not something I've ever been a part of. Good luck, and happy browsing! -- Scott Simpson
Most people don't know there's another station under Bay/Bloor, just like at St. George and Yonge/Bloor. Nowadays they use it for shooting movies and commercials (eg Johnny Mnemonic, and the Oh Henry! spot). Years ago it was used in regular service, as a loop from University to Yonge, and also part of 'integrated' service, where all three subway lines were linked. Now it's locked up, very dirty, and falling apart.
But very cool, cuz hardly anyone gets to go there. We're gonna see about getting into the cavern under Queen/Yonge where they started building an underground streetcar line in the '40s. Stay tuned.
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The most common codes you hear on Toronto's subway speaker system: 40 Line Supervisor 42 Tower Supervisor 99 Subway Mechanic 199 99's Supervisor 506 Janitors 520 Painters 606 Radio Crew 632 Signal Maintainers 653 Electrical Crew 721 Track Patrol 722 Track Lubricator RT10 Garbage Car