Leslie

John Velocci

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Leslie subway station in Scarborough, Ontario in Canada

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Leslie is a station on Line 4 Sheppard of the Toronto subway system. It is located at 1209 Sheppard Avenue East at Old Leslie Street in Toronto, Ontario. It was opened in 2002. Wi-Fi service is available at this station.

Leslie station opened for public viewing on November 22, 2002, along with the rest of the Sheppard subway line and for revenue service on November 24, 2002.4
On December 22, 2016, this station and Coxwell were the last subway stations to be equipped with Presto card readers.[

The station is on three levels. The bus platforms are on the upper level at Old Leslie Street, with an automatic accessible entrance. The concourse and collector are at an intermediate level, where the main fully accessible entrance is located on the south side of Sheppard Avenue East west of Leslie Steet. There is a secondary automatic accessible entrance at the corner of Leslie Street directly to the easterly end of the subway platform, which is at the lowest level.6
The station features 102 spaces of commuter parking. Cost is $7 per day or $2 per hour from 5:00 am to 2:00 am daily. As with all TTC lots, no overnight parking is allowed between 2:00 am and 5:00 am.[

The public art in the station, entitled Ampersand (2002) and created by Canadian artist Micah Lexier, consists of 17,000 ceramic tiles each with a printed ampersand and above and below it the words “Sheppard” and “Leslie”, based on 3,400 different pieces of handwriting from the community collected in 1997.
According to the artist’s statement posted in the station, this piece of artwork “acknowledges the duality of being both an individual and part of a larger community.” This piece can be seen on both the concourse and platform levels, including the bus terminal.

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