TransLink is unveiling 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 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 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.
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.
Kevin Desmond, TransLink CEO –
"Emily Carr's painting and life's work have allowed so many around the world to appreciate British Columbia's breathtaking natural environment. We're proud that Great Northern Way – Emily Carr Station will showcase the name of such an important person in the province's history."
The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vancouver South–
"Our investment in the Broadway extension is creating jobs for our local economy, while helping families across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland get to work, school and activities faster. It's is only fitting that Canadian icon Emily Carr, a woman whose paintings of Indigenous culture and our landscapes are of national value and appreciated worldwide, is being celebrated as part of the Broadway extension along one of Vancouver's busiest corridors."
Bowinn Ma – MLA North Vancouver – Lonsdale and Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink –
"It's a fitting tribute to one of B.C.'s most celebrated artists that a Broadway Subway station will be named after Emily Carr and her namesake university. The Broadway Subway will provide area residents improved access to schools and post-secondary, more job opportunities and greater healthcare options by opening up the region through rapid transit."
Kennedy Stewart, Mayor of Vancouver –
"On behalf of the Mayors' Council, we are proud to have a transit station featuring Canadian icon Emily Carr. On top of eased traffic congestion and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, the Broadway Subway project will make getting around without a car easier for so many throughout the region – especially for the students and faculty at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design."
Gillian Siddall, President + Vice-Chancellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design
I am delighted that this station will be named in honour of Emily Carr. Her work, which reflects the land and people of B.C.'s West Coast, has influenced and inspired generations of artists. 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.
Source : TransLink