The Bicknell Loop was a permanent transit fixture in midtown until 1974 when the Toronto Transit Commission replaced streetcars with trolley buses. Late in 1924, construction began on the Oakwood and Rogers Road streetcars, the latter running from St. Clair and Oakwood, north on Oakwood and west on Rogers Road to Dufferin Street. A few months later, the Rogers Road streetcar was extended west to a new loop on the northwest corner of Rogers Road and Bicknell. This loop, has become well known as the Bicknell Loop and is located just one block east of the tracks on Weston Road.

Photos:

  • The Bicknell Loop was a permanent transit fixture in midtown until 1974.
    Bicknell Loop, looking north west, August 17, 1925
    Photo Credit: (Way Department) Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 3987
  • A crowd gathers for the Rogers Rd. Extension Opening Ceremony, August 29, 1925. Photo Credit: (Executive Department)
    Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 4016 (top photo)
    Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 4014 (bottom photo)
  • Last Rogers Rd. streetcar at Bicknell Loop, Friday, July 19, 1974.
    Bicknell Loop, looking north west, (Way Department)
    (Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 3987)


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