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Metrolinx’s analysis of transit station and stop naming conventions established these principles for determining new names:

1. Simple

  • Simple names are easier to remember

2. Logical

  • Logical names provide a mental link when trip planning: they should be relevant to the area they reside

3. Durable

  • Names should be relevant as long as the station exists

4. Self-Locating

  • Names should allow users to mentally locate themselves within the region

5. Unique

  • A unique name is one that cannot be confused with any other.

Dufferin is a name already in use on the TTC's number 2 (Bloor-Danforth) subway line. Fairbank provides this station with a name that is self-locating and unique.

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