It’s the TTC’s version of Operation Runway.

This week, the transit agency pulled back the curtain on plans for the first two stations on the planned Spadina subway extension, including a design for Sheppard West that resembles twinned landing strips.

“It looks like a wing to me, or a partial wing — something that invokes flight. That’s my impression,” says Andy Bertolo, the TTC’s project manager.

The TTC, which is building the 8.6-kilometre Spadina extension, has opted for high-end architecture through internationally recognized firms to design the six stops that will run between Downsview station and the planned Vaughan city centre at Highway 7.

“Overall, the vision is to keep the stations open to let light penetrate, to make them sustainable to the extent they can be made sustainable.”