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Crosstown LRT: Mount Dennis Station and EMSF 
3500 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto
Developer: Metrolinx

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    Toronto | Mount Dennis Crosstown Station and EMSF
     
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    From this link:

    Eglinton Crosstown Update: Open House Meeting

    Mount Dennis Station & Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility

    Join us at our upcoming open house and learn about the Eglinton Maintenance and Storage Facility and the future Mount Dennis Station, one of 15 underground stations on the new Eglinton line now under construction.

    Join Metrolinx and its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), at an open house to find out:

    • what construction is happening in your neighbourhood
    • why it needs to happen
    • how it may impact you
    • who to contact if you have questions/concerns
    • when construction is happening


    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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    116 Industry Road

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    I'm shocked to hear that another gas plant has been cancelled in Ontario. Totally unexpected!



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    Eglinton Crosstown LRT Moves to Battery Back-Up

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    Speaking of batteries, hopefully the batteries will be the newer longer-lasting, fast-charging battery, and hopefully better than lithium-ion. See link. They do have a few years to investigate and research. (If they actually do that.)
     
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    At least this time they didn't spent a billion on it first. Probably just a couple of millions on design changes.
     
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    Is there a significance to this story aside from a change in plans?

    I want to know if I need to be outraged or not.
     
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    NIMBYism over an backup gas turbine generator

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/tr...lant-has-mount-dennis-residents-fired-up.html

    You can't even build an emergency generator these days. In the meantime, downtown is host to co-generation plants and have a 500MW gas turbine generator next door in Portlands.

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    I think these battery houses have become a bit more credible since Elon Musk started building them.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/...nt/battery-storage-tesla-california.html?_r=0

    However, since this means no new generation (I wouldn't think the solar roof is going to move the dial for a light rail line), existing power sources will be providing the power to keep this charged - which could include the gas peaker plant in the Portlands.
     
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    But vulnerable neighbourhood! I guess they all heat their houses with hot waterbottles.

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    Hasn't everyone in that area choked from UPX fumes already anyway?
     
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    I don't know about them, but as a rider of GO, I know I am doomed.

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    After choking on truck fumes on Black Creek Dr.
     
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    The gas plant idea was waaay overkill for the task. Kind of like a subway where an LRT will do. Battery makes sense, enough power to ensure safety and clear the system but not attempting to maintain the system indefinitely.

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    im sorry I dont quite understand. Could you please provide me with an example of this? Ive never heard of such a case of something like this happening, except for every day in the news for the past 5 years.
     
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