A little more of the renovation of Museum subway station has been revealed, showing oddly contrasting purple columns and white moulded volutes. (See also Rannie Turingan’s video taken from a train pulling into Museum station.) Still under wraps until the official unveiling in April are the individual column designs themselves.
The subway revitalization project, which includes Museum, Osgoode, and St Patrick stations, has not been without its critics. Joe Clark calls the project a “desecration,” and, along with transit advocate Matthew Blackett and heritage architect Michael McClelland, laments the deliberate loss of a consistent visual identity with other stations in the network.
Photos by Miles Storey. Thanks to Richard Sigesmund for the tip.