Ontario Abandoned Places

An online community for urban explorers
Location Database
Database
Talking Walls Photography
Talking Walls
Photography
Forum
Forum
Search Locations
Search

User Search



Don Branch

Located in: Toronto
Location #13271
Public

To request this location be removed, submit a Report Location form.

Location Owner:vacated
Creation Date: 3/17/2016
Last Updated: 3/17/2016



Description

The Don Branch is a five-kilometre stretch of currently unused rail that starts at the CPR Leaside Train Yard. Warning: the train yard itself is active and police patrolled with no trespassing permitted.

The railway proceeds south to the Queen Street bridge overpass, where the Don Station terminus was once located. However, there is a significant stretch of railway starting just south of the Prince Edward Viaduct where the abandoned railway begins to merge with the heavily used CN Bala subdivision line.

There is also a Bayview Avenue overpass called Half-Mile Bridge, located near Evergreen Brick Works. Some people cross the bridge. However, there are no railings to hold and large gaps between the railroad ties. It's not for the faint of heart or those afraid of heights.

For a history of the railway see the Torontoist article referenced in the External Links.

In 2007, GO Transit purchased the Don Branch and, according to a 2016 article in Transit Toronto (referenced in the External Links), the Don Branch may soon be used as part of GO Transit's future Midtown Line.

There are many ways to access this railway. The address information provided here is one location where it can be accessed.



Abandoned houses may be dangerous! Read the LEGAL DISCLAIMER.
Always obtain permission before entering someone else's property.


Status:
Status: Abandoned
Category: Railway

Links:
Options:
View map
Geocaches
Who's Viewed
Upload Photos
Edit Location

HAZARDS
None listed
We do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of this information or for liability should you injure yourself.
Maps are only shown to logged in members.



Don Branch 2016
Don Branch
Created on:3/17/2016
Created by: vacated
6 photos


There are no comments for this location.

Leave A Comment - Please do *NOT* ask how to gain entry or post means of entry.
Name:
Are you a human? Enter this number: 106


On 4/3/2016 11:22:53 PM user vacated changed the following: description
On 4/3/2016 11:21:25 PM user vacated changed the following: description
On 3/17/2016 8:22:48 PM user vacated changed the following: description
On 3/17/2016 8:19:43 PM user vacated uploaded photos : IMG_2320.jpg / IMG_2321.jpg / IMG_2347.jpg / IMG_2378.jpg / IMG_2410.jpg / IMG_2420.jpg / to SID: 3172016171254
On 3/17/2016 8:13:02 PM user vacated created gallery : Don Branch 2016
On 3/17/2016 8:12:43 PM user vacated changed the following: description
On 3/17/2016 8:12:01 PM user vacated changed the following: description
On 3/17/2016 8:09:23 PM user vacated changed the following: hazards,description