As part of the TTC’s subway revitalization project, Museum subway station has been undergoing renovations under the direction of architects Diamond and Schmitt. The redesign of the station [hotly-contested by some––Ed.] is themed after Egyptian antiquities in the Royal Ontario Museum above, with hieroglyphics decorating the giant lettering and castings of artifacts wrapped around the columns to form a hall of caryatids.
After five months of renovations the first glimpses of the finished design are now visible. More images follow.
Until the columns are unwrapped these giant letters are the most visible sign of the redesign.
A glimpse of the hieroglyphics are visible behind this torn wrapping.
The bulky shape of these columns hints at the shape of the artifacts underneath.
All photos by Miles Storey