From Tile to Type. Rescuing the Toronto subway fonts

From Tile to Type

On October 8, 2013, I made a presentation at Sheridan College on the development of the Toronto Subway fonts. Following is a list of some web resources for those who wish to learn more about the history of the Toronto subway and the subway fonts.

VIDEO: Dominion Modern Oral History Project\ David Vereschagin, Toronto Subway
John Martins-Manteiga, Dominion Modern

An Essay on Original Subway Station Design
Mark Brader, Transit Toronto

A History of the Original Yonge Subway
James Bow, Transit Toronto

Inscribed in the living tile: Type in the Toronto subway
Joe Clark

Subway Chic Inspires Graphic Designers
Dave LeBlanc, The Globe and Mail

Photos: Tiles of the TTC
Matthew Blackett, Spacing

Photos: Toronto’s TTC Stations
Craig James White

PHOTOS: Toronto Subway Construction Views
City of Toronto Archives

Toronto Subway Station Tiles
John Chew and Justin Bur

TTC Merchandise

TTC Signs: Finding a Better Way
Joe Clark

GRAPHICS: TTC Type History
José Ongpin

Updating TTC Wayfinding
Steve Munro