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Eglinton Crosstown Line Station and Stop Names

We asked, and you responded!

The comment period on the Eglinton Crosstown station names has now ended. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your thoughtful comments are very helpful as we move forward. We welcome this level of engagement and look forward to more opportunities for public input on the many Metrolinx projects underway across the GTHA.

Read the full summary report of this initiative.

While this particular Eglinton Crosstown opportunity to comment is now closed, you can still review the information here on the site, including an introductory video, a research summary on the station naming protocol, and even the Naming Decision Tree used in developing the station names. You can also review the public comments submitted.

In the near future, we will share a report of the comments we received through this engagement. Again, we’re grateful that so many of you took the time to review and comment on the proposed station names on the Eglinton Crosstown subway line. Stay tuned for our report and for more opportunities to participate as Metrolinx continues the largest transit expansion in Canadian history.

The Consultation

The Eglinton Crosstown Project is building the Eglinton Line, a 19-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) line that will run along Eglinton Avenue through the heart of Toronto, with a 10-kilmetre underground tunnel in its central section. When it’s complete, the line will connect Mount Dennis in the west to Kennedy Road in the east, and will be up to 60% faster than bus service today.   

The Crosstown project is the largest transit expansion in the history of Toronto, and is one of the first wave of projects from Metrolinx’s award-winning 2008 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

As we begin to construct the underground stations and surface-level stops on the line, final names must be determined for each of the stations and stops.

Metrolinx’s Design Excellence team recently completed a study on regional transit wayfinding harmonization including station, stop, and interchange naming. As part of this, a set of principles was established for selecting names which, applied consistently across the regional transit network, will help to make transit easier to navigate and avoid customer confusion.

Applying these principles to the Eglinton line has led us to propose changes to the names of seven of the line’s stops.

We invite you to learn more about the principles by watching this video and reading the summary of the research report:

Resources for you

What you told us

The consultation was open from October 1 to October 9, 2015. To see what you told us, read the full summary report of this initiative, click on a station on the interactive route map, or click on any of the station discussion cards that appear below it.

Next steps

The approved names for the stations and stops on the Eglinton line will be communicated via the project website at thecrosstown.ca.