Six common reactions to the proposal to rename Toronto subway lines

Six common reactions to the proposal to rename Toronto subway lines

subway-numbers (Image: @TTCchair)
 

In two weeks, the TTC board will consider replacing the names of Toronto subway lines  with numbers to make things less confusing for tourists and occasional users. If the proposal is accepted, the awkwardly named Yonge–University–Spadina Line will become 1; the Bloor-Danforth Line will be 2; the Scarborough RT will be 3; the Sheppard Line will be 4; and some future line will be 5 (a system that conveniently eliminates the Downtown Relief Line’s nomenclature issues). Unsurprisingly, TTC users and transit enthusiasts feel strongly about the idea. Here, the six main reactions, from tentative enthusiasm to outright mockery.

1. Cautious optimism

2. Design nerd outrage

3. TTC bashing

4. More TTC bashing

5. Alternative suggestions

6. Utter mockery

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