Message modified by board administrator September 30, 2011, 10:00 am
Please NO to the suggestion.
I imagine that the TTC, in soliciting names, is looking at names that reflect the neighbourhoods in which these new stations are located. St. Andrew,Osgoode, St. Patrick, Queen's Park and Museum on the University line come to mind as what they're probably looking at.
I would oppose a station named after the Queen as much as I would oppose the naming of a station after someone like Terry Fox.
If we want to campaign to name something after the Queen to mark the jubilee, it would be better select something like a park, a hospital or performing arts facility. The Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts (previously the North York Centre for the Performing Arts), might be a better candidate for renaming. Or better yet, find something new.
The problem nowadays, worldwide, is that instead of naming buildings in honour of worthy individuals, we solicit naming rights, largely from corporations.