Many childhood trips downtown were with my maternal grandfather. We'd take the 112 West Mall bus to Kipling station, take the subway to Spadina station, and then head south on the 77 Spadina bus to the Dragon City Mall at the south-west corner of Spadina and Dundas.
After the previously scheduled engagement at the mall, and usually after a stroll through Chinatown, one less used way of getting home was the 505 Dundas streetcar. As a suburbanite, streetcars were something of a novelty and any opportunity to ride the rails was, and continues to be, a treat.
One time we may have gone east to Broadview station, just to ride the subway to Kennedy station before heading back west. But most of the time we rode the streetcar to Dundas West station, and from there the subway to Kipling or Islington station.