Calgary’s City Hall Station has undergone a transformation as it is now officially called City Hall/Bow Valley College Station. The renaming of the downtown CTrain station aims to symbolize and honor the close bond between the city and the local educational institution. The decision was announced in a press release issued by the city, emphasizing the desire to improve community connectivity and wayfinding.
By incorporating the name of Bow Valley College, the newly named station serves as a reminder of the valuable contributions the college makes to the city of Calgary. The move also aims to establish the college as a recognizable landmark within the community. The presence of the college’s name on the CTrain station offers clear wayfinding for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, ensuring they can easily locate the institution.
Mischek Mwaba, President of Bow Valley College, expressed his support for the name change, emphasizing the importance of providing guidance to students, particularly international students who may be unfamiliar with the city. With a culturally diverse student body, Bow Valley College recognizes the significance of reliable transportation, such as the CTrain, in facilitating access to education.
This renaming aligns with a practice previously implemented for nearby CTrain stations honoring other esteemed post-secondary institutions, such as the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The new name signifies the commitment of Bow Valley College to support the growth and development of both Calgarians and the city itself.
Q: Why was City Hall Station renamed?
A: The station was renamed to City Hall/Bow Valley College Station to highlight the relationship between the city and the local college, improve community connectivity, and recognize the college as a city landmark.
Q: How does the new name benefit students?
A: The new name provides clear wayfinding for students, allowing them to easily find their way to Bow Valley College from the CTrain station.
Q: Are there other CTrain stations honoring educational institutions?
A: Yes, there are other nearby CTrain stations that bear the names of esteemed post-secondary institutions, such as the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.