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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Yes. With private sector projects, the sub contractors know that the delays (and ensuing costs) will drive down the Internal rate or return and that there exists a point where project is no longer viable and hence the project will be cancelled . The subcontractors know that. But on government...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    No doubt. I was aware of that. Nobody is advocating a return to the labour conditions of that time. But surely there has to be middle ground somewhere. Is it really a labour issue as to why there is descrepancies between 1885 and today? I dont think so, todays workers would be far more...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    It took four years to build the CPR. It went across canada and through the rockies. Other than surveyors maps, little would have been known about much of the terrain in 1881. 140 years later its taking twelve years to build a 25 kms LRT line from Mount Dennis to Kennedy road. Through a...
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    Visited Montreal for the first time. Some questions about their Metro system

    Thanks for the clarification. I certainly wasnt 100% sure about the exact details surounding the lrt plans. The tolls part i was.
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    Visited Montreal for the first time. Some questions about their Metro system

    Both the champlain bridge and the Turcot interchange had to be replaced because they had reached the end of their usefull life. The economic studies commissioned by the various levels of govt concluded that it was not economically viable (and maybe not possible) to do the structural maintenance...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Solar energy is also more expensive to produce from what i know. And, its not new. The first solar panels in homes that i ever saw was in europe when i visited in seventies. This tells me that the technology is pretty mature and therefore your are not going to see any economies scale or...
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    Toronto | Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel | ?m | ?s | Ports Toronto | Arup

    But, from what i understand, they still have a deposit for the order. It doesn't show up on the BBD order book but they stand to lose $$$ if the order is cancelled. On some production lists it shows up under MOU. http://www.abcdlist.nl/cseries/cseries.html
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    https://www.torontopearson.com/pearson_leftNavOneColumnWF.aspx?pageid=78&id=21474839252# Passenger stats for 2016 are finally out. I dont recall it ever taking this long in the past. The number is 44.3 mill for 2016 which is up a whopping 8%. Other numbers for cnd airports in 2016 Vancouver...
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    Yonge Street, North York Streetscape Improvements

    Excuse me. But i live in this area. Do you?
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    Yonge Street, North York Streetscape Improvements

    Your cherry picking at examples instead of adressing or listening to the main point (which should be obvious to anyone) that he is trying to make. And that is: that in a vast majority of the areas in the GTA, living without a car is extreemly inconvenient. "Oh no you cant pickup the kids at...
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    Yonge Street, North York Streetscape Improvements

    In the end, we can now state that the city council agreed with exactly the same points i made in the first three pages of this thread. Thankfully. The points that Shiner made were exactly the same: 1) the plan to reduce car lanes in each direction from 3 lanes to 2 lane would further clog up...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    Perhaps. But given that Emerites has 92 A380's in their fleet, and another 50 on order, chances are that had the federal government granted them more slots, they would still be flying A380's into Pearson. But we dont know. They are going to have 142 of these, the next in rank is Singapore...
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    Transit expert says Toronto must recognize transportation is a business, not just a service

    The problem is that: the opposition to the Allen expressway (at the time) was not based on practicality, viability, costs, etc. The debate was based of vision for the city.
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    There is no need to expropriate anything. If you go to the far end of terminal 1 where the lounge and big windows are, you can see a large swath of land that is already excavated and ready (i would assume) for construction. The tarmac space is there, so it looks like all that they need to do...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    Emerites, is unique. Much like a few other airliners from the gulf that benefit (directly or indirectly) from petro dollars there is very little financial and equity transparency from these airline companies. They (emerites) are the only ones loading up on A380's like they are candy canes at...

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