Metrolinx shares photos, video of Ontario Line archeological dig at Moss Park

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Metrolinx has released photos and a video of an archeological dig that happened beneath downtown, before construction begins on the new Ontario Line Moss Park subway station.

A team of eight archeologists unearthed old building foundations along the southern edge of Moss Park, completing the dig in three-parts, from 2021 to last spring.

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They uncovered remnants of nineteenth-century row buildings along Queen Street East and basements of former row houses, outhouses, sheds and small artifacts.

Items have been catalogued and stored by the archeological team and will be sent to an archeological repository when research is completed.

moss park 3The Moss Park neighbourhood is located just outside the original 10-blocks that made up the Village or Town of York, which is present-day Toronto’s longest-standing and most-historic neighbourhood.

The 15.6-kilometre Ontario Line will run from Exhibition Place, through downtown to the Ontario Science Centre near Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East. Construction is expected to be completed in 2031.

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