Advertisement, the Toronto Star, November 20, 1980.
Construction on the subway extension to Kennedy Road proceeded. The station opened in tandem with Kipling Station on November 21, 1980. Despite what the ad says, Premier William Davis was not on hand, because he had to be at Conn Smythe’s funeral. Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations Frank Drea stood in to help Scarborough Mayor Gus Harris open the station. Some TTC officials were angered by politicians who attended the inaugural ride to improve their chances of landing commission seats the following month. Things were quieter at Kennedy than at the other end of the line, where several high school students were protesting a bus route change that had lengthened their trip to Sherway Gardens.