What's funny is that at one time, not only was Toronto's 1540 only a daytimer, but used 680 for nighttime use, if I recall reading correctly.
From 1963 to 1966, yes...but this wasn't CHIN. This was a different 1540, the old CHFI, and it was a transitional step along the way to CHFI's move to full-time operation on 680, where it eventually became today's CFTR.
As other posters have noted, CHFI's transmitter was out in Mississauga, west of Toronto, where nighttime operation on 1540 with nulls protecting KXEL, WPTR and most especially ZNS (remember, 1540 is actually the Bahamas' clear channel) would have sent the signal due north into what was then sparsely-populated suburbia without providing useful service to the core of the market's population.
I believe the rules have changed since then, as well, allowing greater use of another country's clear channels at night so long as signals are protected at the border. In the case of CHIN on Toronto Island, that's easy - it's all aimed north with a very deep null over the lake toward the US. When the CHIN array is operating properly, it's almost impossible to hear CHIN in Rochester, 80 miles or so to the southeast. In recent years, I've heard CHIN much better than it used to come in, which suggests to me that the array may not be tuned up, not at all unusual for a Canadian DA.