Stanley Dashew, the Dashaveyor, and the Toronto Zoo Domain Ride

Stanley A. Dashew was an inventor, industrialist, entrepreneur, sailor, and philanthropist, and over the course of his long business career he was involved in the development of several innovations including credit card processing, mining and medical equipment, offshore oil transportation, and the Dashaveyor transportation system. The Dashaveyor system was one of the early automated people mover systems when it was introduced in the late 1960s. The system was displayed at the Transpo’72 exhibition in Washington and one of his earliest sales efforts was a system at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Although the Dashaveyor was not selected, it was chosen for the new Metro Toronto Zoo, which opened in 1974. Known as the Toronto Zoo Domain Ride, the Dashaveyor AGT began service in 1976 and operated until 1994. This paper introduces Stanley Dashew, the development of the Dashaveyor system, and the history of the Toronto Zoo Domain Ride.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 100-106
  • Monograph Title: Automated People Movers and Automated Transit Systems 2016: Innovation in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

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  • Accession Number: 01596920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479797
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2016 3:01PM