Video Footage of Toronto’s Subway Back In The 1950s!

Have a look at what our subway system looked like back in the 1950s! Broadcast Date: April 4, 1954 With station walls decorated in such “restful colours” as “pearl grey,” “English eggshell” (green), and “primrose” (yellow), Toronto’s subway system is finally open to the public. This CBC special report — which airs several days after the opening — celebrates the event with a quick look back at how it all came together, followed by a lesson for viewers on how the subway works. To conclude the report, the announcer proudly declares, “Toronto got itself a subway…really!

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