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GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

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Exactly. I’m fine with a UPX station here until GO RER is built/operating. With Pearson’s Union Station West project delayed due to COVID, Woodbine GO will be an excellent airport hub in the meantime, with transfers to the UPX as a “last mile” remedy.

I’m curious what the final station name will be? Obviously the TTC already has a “Woodbine”, so I wonder if it will be “Woodbine-Highway 27”? I think “Woodbine-Pearson Gateway“ would be cool too.
Woodbine - Highfield or Woodbine Town?
 

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Remember, Metrolinx likes to base their station names off of the surrounding community.

So it wont be known as Woodbine, more likely we'll see names such as: Casino, Queen's Plate, or Horse Ranch. But we'll hear of confirmation after they hire and pay their consultants $500K for a name.
Near the station: Woodbine Racetrack, Casino Woodbine, Woodbine Nissan, Woodbine Toyota, Woodbine Hotel and Suites, Woodbine Mall, etc.
In other words, Woodbine is basically the name of the nearby community.
 

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Good god, why is there a UPX platform at this station...

Right.

Lets take the X (Express) out of the UPX.

Its like people can't see 5 feet infront of them into the future, about GO-RER.

Nope, UPX is the rapid transit that only exists in the world and will ever exist, so we must have it.

Children.
As others mentioned this station probably makes the most sense as a transfer station to the airport from the Finch LRT, and Kitchener RER. With RER the stop at Weston could be dropped and we'd have stops at all TTC interchange stations which is pretty sensible . . .
 

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Near the station: Woodbine Racetrack, Casino Woodbine, Woodbine Nissan, Woodbine Toyota, Woodbine Hotel and Suites, Woodbine Mall, etc.
In other words, Woodbine is basically the name of the nearby community.

Let's go with Woodbine Toyota. Elegant, classy, and representative of suburban TO's car culture obsession.
 

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Let's go with Woodbine Toyota. Elegant, classy, and representative of suburban TO's car culture obsession.
My point was that its pretty clear that the name "Woodbine" is strongly associated with the nearby community, as a result the name Woodbine makes sense if we are to use to logic provided by Amare:

> Remember, Metrolinx likes to base their station names off of the surrounding community.
 

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My point was that its pretty clear that the name "Woodbine" is strongly associated with the nearby community, as a result the name Woodbine makes sense if we are to use to logic provided by Amare:

> Remember, Metrolinx likes to base their station names off of the surrounding community.

Yes but Metrolinx even moreso hates duplicate names, and theres already a Woodbine TTC station.
 

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My point was that its pretty clear that the name "Woodbine" is strongly associated with the nearby community, as a result the name Woodbine makes sense if we are to use to logic provided by Amare:

> Remember, Metrolinx likes to base their station names off of the surrounding community.
Logically speaking that would be the case, but we've seen them stray away from the obvious before countless times (ie: Cedarvale for Eglinton West, Fairbank for Dufferin, etc..). And as was mentioned by @robmausser, Metrolinx doesn't do duplicate names.


Maybe things would change since Leslie Woo left?
I would love to think that would be the case, but it's engrained in the culture over there.
 

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^Remember, it’s a private development.
Yes but Metrolinx even moreso hates duplicate names, and theres already a Woodbine TTC station.

What ML likes best is quirky historical names that no living soul is old enough to remember ever being used.

There’s an old 1878 Etobicoke map floating around on the internet that pegs the nearest community as “Highfield”.

“Lenscrafters” would work, also. There’s one in the Woodbine Mall. Equal treatment, after all.

- Paul
 

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^Remember, it’s a private development.


What ML likes best is quirky historical names that no living soul is old enough to remember ever being used.

There’s an old 1878 Etobicoke map floating around on the internet that pegs the nearest community as “Highfield”.

“Lenscrafters” would work, also. There’s one in the Woodbine Mall. Equal treatment, after all.

- Paul
I’m okay with old/esoteric names if we get something closer to Blackfriars than Sportsworld (Kitchener-Wateroo)
 

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^Remember, it’s a private development.


What ML likes best is quirky historical names that no living soul is old enough to remember ever being used.

There’s an old 1878 Etobicoke map floating around on the internet that pegs the nearest community as “Highfield”.

“Lenscrafters” would work, also. There’s one in the Woodbine Mall. Equal treatment, after all.

- Paul

Google Maps actually calls the community Highfield to this day actually

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