Friday, October 21, 2011

The Toronto Subway Song

Notwithstanding our current mayor’s plans for Sheppard, I find this mid-century melody quite delightful:

“The Toronto Subway Song” was a 78 record released by Ozzie Williams and his band in 1950. The song was composed by Mel Hamill, with vocals by Betty Carr and Charles Baldour. [DOWNLOAD]

Vocals by Betty Carr and Charles Baldour
Mayor Ford might take comfort in the lyrics at about 1:50. Ahem!

See Transit Toronto for a detailed history of the Yonge Subway line’s construction. It’s a critical piece of infrastructure and I’m glad we had the wherewithal to build it back then.