During 1890 to 1891 intense talks were held between the West Toronto Junction elected repsentatives and the CPR railway. The CPR railroad was offering to move it’s shops from Parkdale to the Junction.
For the meeting C. P. R. dining room was nearly filled with citizens. Mr. Jas. Wilson spoke on behalf of the railway. He said they were ready to remove the shops frpm Parkdale to the Junction if the Junction would exempt their property from taxes, give them free water, close the Weston Road and bridge, or place a subway at Keele Street.
The Junction goverment choose to build the underpass, that is the subway at Vine Ave on Keele St.