If you found yourself traveling through St. Andrew Station over the past few months, you might have noticed metal slats removed from the walls and a bluish glow at the south end of the platform level of the station.
Apparently, as part of a pilot project, the TTC has been testing new ultra-thin LED interior lighting (which gives off a slightly harsh bluish glow). As well, the metal slats along the far walls are being replaced by shiny new glossy panels that appear to resemble the original vitrolite panels. This image from Transit-Toronto gives an idea of what St. Andrew originally looked like.
Hopefully, the rest of the station will be similarly redone – the mix of exposed stripped vitrolite tile, metal slats, new panels, “Subway” font and faux-Heveltica signage, and fluorescent and LED lighting might otherwise become a new standard in a somewhat common TTC mix-and-match asthetic.