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    Toronto | Estonian Cultural Centre | 17m | 3s | Kongats

    How cool would it be for them to work with the city to actually install metal outlines right on the street, with plaques at streetside explaining what's going on?
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    Laneway Housing University of Toronto (3s, Baird Sampson Neuert)

    I think this has been happening for a while -- here's a Vancouver version from a couple of years ago, and iirc I've seen signs looking for recruits for this in Toronto. Off-topic, but where I'd really like to see this model is with empty-nesters in suburban homes -- intensify the property to...
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    Metrolinx: Other Items (catch all)

    Charge for parking, drop fares by half of the park charge. Stays price-neutral for those who keep driving, but now they have an incentive not to.
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Unfunded/Planned)

    (Would love to see a way to build the terminal out a bit, into the current parking lot, and dip the Harbourfront and Bathurst streetcar routes down to the built-out terminal's front door.)
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    This is spot-on imho. Thinking back to my days as a GO train commuter some years ago (Rutherford on the Barrie line), what I was constantly wishing for was a café and a gym or maybe a public library on-site -- instead of fighting for a place in line to exit the station, I'd gladly have offset...
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    Liberty Village pedestrian link

    Those bare concrete surfaces would make a nice canvas for graffiti art, maybe?
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    491 College St (former Latvian House, Allied & RioCan, 3s, Turner Fleischer)

    I love that they kept and restored the facade, but I'm a bit surprised not see the combined shebang rise a few storeys higher to create a unifying element set back a bit behind it. The area could certainly stand the density.
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    TTC: Streetcar Network

    Kind of love this. Additional north-south capacity with easy transfers to all the major east-west routes.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Hey, no fair. The Barrie line stops at Downsview Park on the University-Spadina line and is to add stops on the Eglinton LRT (Caledonia), Bloor-Danforth line (Lansdowne), and at Spadina and Front. The Richmond Hill line stops, in theory, at the Sheppard line (Leslie-Oriole), although that's...
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    What is the Sheppard Loop?
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    You jest, but I have long wished for a cafe right there. Win win.
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Unfunded/Planned)

    The extension should be to close the loop from RHC to VMC. North of 7, we already have RT underway, and there is no limit to the ecosystem that can be built in and around that as development and traffic justifies. Planning in southern YR should be more than just endless extension of the edges...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    Exactly. Equalize fares. Let people choose the mode of transit that makes the most sense to them. Continue to invest in the modes that most meet people's needs -- if it's GO RER, add more trains and cars there, etc.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    This would also address some of the two-hour transfer audience like myself -- I'd be glad to use the TTC more when running errands, and those tend to be off-peak. A cheaper off-peak unlimited transit pass, with a $2-per-trip surcharge or whatever during peak periods, seems to me to be the kind...
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    Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    I kind of agree, but worth pointing out that between the various pro sports teams -- Leafs, Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, and then there's the Argos and Toronto Wolfpack -- we must be talking 200 games annually or so.