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


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