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    VIA Rail

    RFP No 19 - 001 - Request for Proposal for Owner’s Engineer Services for the VIA HFR Project
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    Ontario Northland and the End of the Northlander

    Great news for ONTC! From the fall economic update, page 83:
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Here is the quote from VIA's 2018-2022 Corporate Plan on page 23 (most recent plan). They seem pretty intent on buying it. And on page 57:
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    TTC CLRV Streetcars: Where will they go once they are retired?

    HCRR now has 4 of the TTC's streetcars, 3 CLRVs and 1 ALRV:
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    VIA Rail

    VIA starting the process of upgrading its Montreal and Toronto maintenance facilities for the new fleet: 201910009 - Market Sounding: Montreal and Toronto Maintenance Facilities Modernization
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    VMC New Office Building ( SmartCentres, ?s, ?)

    This is great to see. Though the residential boom in VMC has been excellent, but some office space will really tie the area together. Great location too right near the subway.
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    CN has always owned the line, not GEXR, they just operated it. GEXR only owns the Stratford-Goderich line. CN chose to not renew the lease with GEXR a while back, and it ended in November 2018. In that same month, Metrolinx finally officially acquired the line from Silver to Kitchener. Getting...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I'm sure that CN will continue to operate freight regularly along the line - there is a solid business there, and they still interchange with the GEXR in Stratford. I just don't think that a provision to run double stacks along the line will be maintained. It is too prohibitive, and Metrolinx is...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    But CN sold the Guelph Sub, it has no intention to divert double stacks off of its southern line. Evidently it is also interested in selling the Kitchener-London section too, and VIA has been a rumoured buyer. Between Silver and Kitchener, Metrolinx can do as it pleases in terms of electrification.
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    Dundas St Rapid Transit (Metrolinx, Mississauga, Halton Region, CoT)

    Yes, this segment would be fully separated in median BRT. An example is below.
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    Dundas St Rapid Transit (Metrolinx, Mississauga, Halton Region, CoT)

    Mississauga has requested $305.7 million for Dundas BRT lanes from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This would be for the Confederation to Etobicoke segment. From this article: These massive projects are planned for Mississauga
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    Toronto | Sidewalk Toronto at Quayside | ?m | ?s | Sidewalk | Snøhetta

    Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto reach tentative deal on smart-city development: Sources Paywalled, sorry. But it looks like we have a deal for the 12 acre site.
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    Ontario Northland and the End of the Northlander

    I guess ONTC still has the fleet of the old single level GO coaches. The ones they’ve restored look great, and restoring more would be a great make-work project for the ONTC shops.
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    Ontario Northland and the End of the Northlander

    Northlander business case coming before years end The business case is being worked on by both Metrolinx and ONTC (we knew this). I wonder if we’ll see GO railcars painted blue and used on the future Northlander, or if we will see Metrolinx operating the service itself.

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