Katie and Gerry met and fell in love in the 6ix and they want a wedding venue that reflects their cosmopolitan fairy tale. So what better place for this Toronto couple to say “I do” than an actual subway station?
You may never have hopped off the TTC at Lower Bay Station (a.k.a. the secret station), but you’ve definitely seen it before: Originally part of the University subway line in 1966 but shut down shortly thereafter, this underground locale is now mostly used for movies and music-video shoots. It’s been the backdrop for scenes in the likes of Suicide Squad, New York Minute, Total Recall and The Handmaid’s Tale. They even have a special section of their website dedicated to movie location scouts.
But even more remarkable, perhaps, is the fact that it also played a starring role in Katie and Gerry’s first date, which began in the Bay Street Station directly above. Could Tommy Smythe be a little bit psychic?
As romantic as the whole full-circle thing is, Katie is still a little unsure about the idea of getting married in a literal subway station—especially with trains rumbling overhead every few minutes. She loves how Instagrammable the whole space is, but with an off-site ceremony still to plan and a huge amount of decor to coordinate, she’s definitely not in love with the level of work involved.
Can Tommy and Gerry convince Katie that dancing the night away in the most Toronto of Toronto locations is worth the extra effort?