A Toronto Reddit user has taken it upon themselves to create a map of the city’s subway development over time.
In GIF form, no less.
And all it really does is make us sad. Watching the loop skip from 1954 to 2021, stretches of inactivity last for nearly decades at a time – between 1987 and 1996, for one. Meanwhile, while the Line 1 Extension is supposed to open later this year, it’s the first new development of Toronto’s subway system in fifteen years.
And as Line 1 expands, the TTC has planned 35 closures throughout the year for service improvement initiatives. Different upgrade work is planned for the different lines, and will include track maintenance, as well as the installation of the new Automatic Train Control (ATC) signal system.
Here’s what the development looks like over the years.