Danforth - Pape Station

Intersection: Pape Ave. and Danforth Ave.
Construction Stage: One
2014 Density (est.): 116
Nearby Landmarks: Greektown
TTC Connections: 2 Bloor-Danforth, 72+ Pape

Danforth-Pape station provides an important connection to the Bloor-Danforth subway, allowing passengers to transfer on their way downtown. It is for this reason that this station is the most important stop on the line, as it is this station that is necessary to relieve crowding on the Yonge subway, especially at Bloor-Yonge station. Danforth-Pape station currently serves and will continue to serve Greektown, The Danforth, and North Riverdale.

Greektown is a major destination in Toronto which is home to several businesses, including 75 different restaurants and two dozen fashion boutiques30. August features the Pilaros Taste of the Danforth Festival, Toronto’s favourite annual festival, drawing over a million visitors over a three day period. In terms of transit use, Danforth-Pape has a good level of density to support transit, and the existing Pape Station has a successful mode share with more than 30% of commuters using transit. While there are few large buildings nearby, the surrounding neighbourhood is fairly compact, and the area sees a high amount of pedestrian traffic.

Though there is little opportunity for redevelopment, there is one site on the western side of Pape Ave. just north of Danforth Ave. where a Green P parking lot currently resides, which is opposite the subway entrance and perfect for redevelopment. Though large buildings would not be well suited to the neighbourhood, a mid-rise building of approximately ten stories with appropriate setbacks could be well suited, and provide transition from the 12-story building to the north which currently appears out of place in the neighbourhood and has a south facade which lacks any proper design elements or windows.

Danforth-Pape Station is in a neighbourhood that has the density to support transit, is a major destination for those around the city, and most importantly, provides a transfer to the Downtown Relief Line for those who live in the eastern end of the city. As a transfer point, it will be heavily used.

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