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Thread: Spadina Subway Extension (TTC, U/C)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platform 27 View Post

    Thornhill riding narrowly went to the Tories in the last federal election and thus far is the only place where the Tories have punched a hole in the Liberal bullwark. Had they dragged their heels on delivering subway funding, it was exactly the sort of thing that might flip the seat back.
    That funding was an ongoing red tape issue that got resolved.
    The question will be what happens if Thornhill doesn't get its own subway now! Peter Kent has been very proactive but if he can't get Flaherty et al on board, if it stalls, people will be pissed.

    As for this whole "I can't believe the subway is going to Vaughan..." thing, I'll just say this:
    Toronto's transit planning has been lagging for decades and that's created two problems: underserved dense areas; underserved, fast-growing, contiguous suburbs. It's POINTLESS to argue that one is more important to fix one than the other.

    If you want to say "we should deal with built-up areas before this mythical downtown" I'll counter that if that downtown gets built WITHOUT a subway it will be same sprawling suburban mess we've been trying to kill. Build the subway first (as should have been done elsewhere) and you have a chance to build a real, transit-oriented community.

    And I'll be totally right - and so will you. Because this is not a zero-sum game. As to WHY one is getting built before the other there are two answers:
    Finite funding and politics. Clearly if the two subway extensions were being funded along with the DRL and, for the sake of argument, Eglinton, no one here would have anything to bitch about. but as soon as any one of those gets left out, someone has a totally legit reason to bitch.

    So, to sum up, complain all you want - you're right, but you're also wrong. And so am I. Doesn't change the fact the Spadina line is getting built and Yonge probably will soon too.


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    FYI, tunnel liners for the this project are about $30Million under budget.

    http://www3.ttc.ca/About_the_TTC/Com...35_18_Supp.pdf

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    re: VMC:

    I suppose it's particularly ironic that the station sits right in fron of a big box Future Shop.

    AoD

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    How about Future Shop Station?

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    Even after a 'metropolitanization,' VCC station is still cheaper than the Yonge & Steeles station will be!

    You're all having a cow about an added 2km, even though it was go 2km farther or build nothing at all.

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    The Vaughan Corporate Centre station is to discussed at the next TTC meeting.

    Interesting before and after surrounding development of the area:

    On opening day:


    and after Transit Oriented Development:
    W. K. Lis

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlvinofDiaspar View Post
    re: VMC:

    I suppose it's particularly ironic that the station sits right in fron of a big box Future Shop.

    AoD
    That'll now be worth as much as that car dealership on Yonge.

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    It is an attractive station plan and if development goes as envisioned then Millway may turn into a bit of a shopping district. Interesting that the bus terminal (for non VIVA routes I presume) will be developed after the station.

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    I don't particularly agree with the extension beyond Steeles. I always believed a subway should have reached Mississauga first. That said, at least it's an extension. And York Region has been working hard to push it through. As I've said before, if the politicians in Toronto and Mississauga believed in subways as much as York, then they'd be getting subways too.

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    The Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension Project will be the first TTC rapid transit line to cross the City of Toronto boundary.
    Technically not quite true: The Bloor-Danforth line did in 1968 with the extensions to Etobicoke and Scarborough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarberiankhatru View Post
    Even after a 'metropolitanization,' VCC station is still cheaper than the Yonge & Steeles station will be!
    We'll have to wait and see how much more those 4 extra letters in Metropolitan will add on to the budget.
    - ando.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transportfan View Post
    Technically not quite true: The Bloor-Danforth line did in 1968 with the extensions to Etobicoke and Scarborough.
    Technically not quite true: The Bloor-Danforth line did in 1966 with the construction into East York.
    - ando.

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    I'm really interested in seeing the actual rederings of the inside. I want to see the station finishes, which will be released next year. I'm especially interested in the platform design. Hopefully They'll keep the names on the walls, use the TTC Font, and sandblast them in! I don't like how they did downsviews name at platfor level, lower case and painted?

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    Given recent trends, I'm sure they'll use the TTC Font.

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    There's a presentation deck from the contractor information session available
    http://www2.ttc.ca/docs/TYSSE%20Cons...e%20120409.pdf

    Mostly technical information, tunnel drives, construction methods, etc.

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