Calgary Transit temporarily renaming bus route in honour of platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara
Calgary Transit is thrilled to announce the temporary renaming of bus route 19 starting on Friday, Oct. 14, in honour of platinum recording artists Tegan and Sara’s upcoming Amazon Prime Video series titled High School.
Twin indie pop stars Tegan and Sara Quin were born and raised in Calgary and relied heavily on Calgary Transit as an integral part of their lives. "We took a lot of public transit growing up," said Sara Quin. "We took the CTrain, we took buses, we walked a lot - we love public transit. It was how we got to school; it was how we saw our friends."
Route 19, which runs along 16 Avenue, holds special significance to the sisters as the route they took to get to high school at Crescent Heights. Tegan and Sara have chosen to name the route Crybaby after their 10th studio album, which will be released on Oct. 21.
"We are so excited to have it renamed Crybaby," said Sara. "It seems like that should be illegal, but we're here for it."
High School, based on Tegan and Sara's 2019 memoir of the same name, was filmed in Calgary and features local actors and crew. The series premieres on Amazon Freevee in the U.S. on Oct. 14, and all eight episodes will be available on Prime Video Canada on Oct. 28.
Click to download a video message from Tegan and Sara: https://www.calgarytransit.com/content/dam/transit/news/TS_Public%20Transit_.mp4