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Wellesley is a station on the Yonge-University Spadina line of the Toronto, Ontario], Canada subway. It is located at 551 Yonge Street at Wellesley Street East. It opened in 1954. Nearby landmarks include the St. Michael's College, and the Church and Wellesley gay village.
On February 6, 2006, the only baby to be born on the subway, Mary Kim of Scarborough, was delivered on the Wellesley platform. Her mother Sun Hee Paik took the subway with her family to St. Michael's Hospital from their Scarborough home. She did not make it to the downtown hospital, going into labour on the train. Her husband delivered the baby after they disembarked at Wellesley and Toronto EMS arrived later to help finish the birth and send the mother and child to St. Michael's. TTC officials later promised to provide Mary with lifetime transit access.
Wellesley is the only downtown TTC subway station with only one street entrance.
Some have nicknamed Wellesley "The Screaming Station" because contrasting air pressures make wind passing through the doors sound like inhuman shrieking.
Surface connections Edit
- 94 Wellesley
- 97 Yonge
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