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    Union Park (ex-Oxford Place) | ?m | ?s | Oxford Properties | Foster + Partners

    Because Toronto politicians are in a league of their own, and they would find a way to botch and screw up the process leaving private donors running away. I always tell people; if a private donor stepped up and offered Toronto $1 Billion to help build a specific subway (ie: DRL), politicians in...
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    Toronto | 5249 Dundas | 135m | 40s | Main and Main | Diamond Schmitt

    That's because that store is not a Loblaws. I find that it's not really the best map for pin pointing grocery stores (ie: it doesnt point out smaller stores like Valu-Mart and No Frills for starters).
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    Toronto | Yorkdale Mall | ?m | ?s | Oxford Properties | MMC Architecture

    Those residents have a right to be fearful about the substantial development slated to take place around the mall; this area will become a full fledged traffic zoo the day that mass development takes over for the parking lots at Yorkdale. Especially since there's no scheduled transit...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    No one here is going to know what you're talking about, without elaborating. Here's the story: Mayor says no 2-way GO service in Hamilton until 2031, demands Metrolinx 'do better' Fred better focus on one thing at a time (ie: the LRT), unless he wants to be known as the man who cant deliver and...
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    Toronto | Longhaven Towns | ?m | 4s | Inmino | Guthrie Muscovitch

    I had no idea these townhouses would be surrounded by a majestic forest:rolleyes:
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    I wonder how Stephen Holyday (the official City of Toronto car advocate) feels about the demolition of the Six Points old configuration. He must be having a tough time this weekend.
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    ^The GTAA is a "non-profit organization" which manages and operates Pearson. The Federal Government created the GTAA to create a local airport authority under a 60 year lease agreement back around 1993-1994 I believe. So in short, the Feds arent involved in the operations at all (ie: it isnt an...
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    Ah the good ol' days, when the Bell office building wasn't a butchered ugly condo, Bloor-Islington place wasnt painted black, and who could ever forget about the giant snow mountains! These were around the times I took my driver's ed course inside the old Westwood theaters.
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    ^That's true, however the feds would only pony up a fair little trickle of the overall cost for the hub. The majority would come from a combination of the GTAA, city, and/or province.
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    I'll be short and sweet, it's not going to happen for various reasons. As much as i'd love for the city to be off the hook for the capital costs, John Tory got us into this mess and we'll have to find a way to pay for it. Or (most likely what will happen) add it to the city's never ending list...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Please feel free to share how this would happen.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Very interesting, appreciate the insight there. Although I will admit, I hold very litle sympathy for many of the front-line workers who felt like they were getting "thrown under the bus". They were getting away with a lot of non-sense for years before his arrival, so of course they would feel...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Also remember that Eglinton West is now 100% a responsibility of the City of Toronto (ie: not the responsibility of Metrolinx anymore), since John Tory offered to take it off the province's hands. Ford cant do anything to stop the line from being constructed fully elevated or at-grade.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    This is news to me. Care to provide any brief insight on this?
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    Toronto | 1001 The Queensway | 61m | 17s | RioCan | Core Architects

    The building fronting Islington Ave sticks out like sore thumb. I realize RioCan is all for profit-maximization, but common now really? I'd rather they just get rid of the useless parkland that's fronting The Queensway and increase the footprint of the building, rather than playing Lego with...

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