The roof at Algonquin College’s new building is planted. The pic above shows the steepest part of roof, as seen from the northwest.
I think the north half of the building bears a resemblance to the War Museum on LeBreton Flats.
I notice the Ottawa U station will be called “Campus”; the Carleton U station is called “Carleton”; but the Algonquin College station is called “Baseline”. I think Baseline is a poor choice, since the road after which it is named is many kilometers long while the station is in one place only. Either “College Square” or “Algonquin” would be better names.
At least some of the new LRT stations will have themes. The LeBreton station will have an Algonquin theme (but not the Algonquin Station). The downtown east station theme will be Confederation, although it is several blocks from Confederation Square, and must not be confused with the Confederation O-Train station.
The proposed Gladstone Station is also named after the road that crosses the O-Train route, a road that is again found in many neighborhoods. I prefer something more unique to the site, like “Little Italy”.
I hope that someone at City Hall is actually looking at these current names and giving some thought to their long-term viability, uniqueness, and clarity to visitors and users alike. As yet, none of the stations has a high degree of name branding. This is an opportunity for the City to get people involved in their LRT and transit system, which in turn will result in a system that is more “owned” by the people.