downsview station toronto

Downsview subway station is getting a new name

The TTC might have joked about renaming all of Toronto's subway stations on April Fools' Day, but that's only because the transit commission is actually rolling out a new name for one of its (soon-to-be former) terminal stations.

As of May 7, Downsview will become Sheppard West station. The TTC is making this switch early so riders get used to the new name before the Line 1 extension opens late this year.

According to the Toronto Star, this name change is costing the TTC $800,000, a price that includes the cost to change the automated announcement system as well as signage.

The TTC's 8.6 kilometre Spadina Extension is nearing completion, with some stations like Downsview Park almost ready for service. The new line is projected to open by the end of the year.

Lead photo by

Nicoli OZ Mathews


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

How to watch the Ontario provincial election debate for 2022

Terrifying incidents involving motorists and cyclists has Toronto fuming

That time someone jumped off the CN Tower

10 secret places to explore in Ontario this summer

Toronto university admitting 200 students forced to flee Ukraine

Video shows disrespectful crowds damaging cherry blossoms at Toronto's High Park

Angry Toronto cat watches through window as raccoon eats its food

Toronto has the worst punishments for fare evasion of all major Canadian cities