TRANSLINK on Thursday unveiled the final station names for the Broadway Subway Project, with the extension’s first station featuring the name of internationally acclaimed British Columbian Emily Carr.
The final names of the Broadway Subway Project stations are:
- Great Northern Way – Emily Carr
- Mount Pleasant
- Broadway – City Hall
- Oak – VGH
- South Granville
TransLink said it has added the name Emily Carr to the easternmost Broadway Subway Project station due to its proximity to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. One of TransLink’s key Naming Principles is to make names self-locating so that they help make the location easy to find.
Born in Victoria, Carr was an artist, author, and teacher celebrated as a leader in early twentieth century art. World-renowned for her depictions of Pacific Northwest scenery and Indigenous culture, her work continues to inspire new generations of artists around the world. Tributes to her legacy are numerous, including the naming of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, located at the Great Northern Way Campus.
The Provincial Government has designated Emily Carr University of Art and Design as the community partner to engage with the selected artist / artist team for the public art installation at the Great Northern Way – Emily Carr Station.
TransLink said it welcomes the university’s community contribution to the station aesthetic that will be home to a key transfer point for their students and faculty for decades to come.
“The inclusion of Emily Carr in the station name is a meaningful step towards ensuring transit facility names are more representative of the region’s population,” said ECU President Gillian Siddall. “The Great Northern Way – Emily Carr station will connect ECU to diverse communities across the region and reinforces art, culture and design as vital parts of Vancouver’s journey.”
Construction of the Broadway Subway Project is expected to begin this fall, with the new line scheduled to be in service in 2025. The Broadway Subway Project is funded and delivered by the Government of B.C., with contributions from the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver. Once constructed, the Broadway Subway will be integrated with the regional transit network and operated and maintained by TransLink.