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    Is Andy Byford, the new TTC GM, the leader we've been waiting for?

    I think his top priority was the boring old SOGR stuff while the politicians prefer the glitzy ribbon cutting opportunity expansion projects. I think SOGR must come first too!
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    He did hire him ........
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    Waterfront East LRT Design Update Dear Public and Stakeholders, As you may recall, in January 2018, City Council endorsed an overall Waterfront Transit Network Plan for the City, including identification of priority segments. In April 2019, City Council endorsed the streetcar loop expansion...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Of course, but there is no guarantee either of them will contribute or that they will agree on the top (or even the same) priorities.
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    I think you are right and are borne out by TransitToronto who say: "Five years later, on September 1, 1921, the Toronto Railway Company’s franchise expired, and the city-owned Toronto Transportation Commission took over operations. The TTC’s Yonge streetcar operated out of a carhouse in...
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Thanks Goldie: I had not realised that streetcars looped north on Simcoe (presumably having gone west along Station Street). I would have thought the hill at that block would have been too steep but I guess the older streetcars were made of sterner stuff. This is where the runaway hot dog...
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    Living in condo during occupancy period and assigning it. No capital gains as principle residence.

    I am 99% sure the answers above are correct but this is the kind of complicated thing you REALLY need a tax lawyer or accountant to handle.
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    Toronto | 88 Queen | 163m | 51s | St Thomas Dev | Hariri Pontarini

    This may have been posted 18 minutes ago, it was clearly taken a few days ago (before the snow.). Maybe good to always say when the photos were actually taken.
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    The Sony Centre will always be the O'Keefe Centre

    They have now installed signage in and over the 'garden' at corner of Front & Yonge. - sorry no photo. That piece of garden was rather useless and there is still some left . This 'park' is a Claude Cormier project and certainly not up to his magnificent Berczy and his planned Love Park @...
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Yes, this was a time when the City thought ahead (and , to be fair, it was a new street). Think of Bloor Viaduct built to accommodate a subway, many years later. Now we are the opposite, building (or not!) long after the need is there - think QQ east streetcar!
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    The road was maybe wide because in those days the City planned ahead (and it did lead to a stadium!) The sign is directional one to the National Yacht Club. See:
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    TTC: Streetcar Network

    I think you will find many who would disagree about buses being more reliable than streetcars - they certainly do not last for nearly as long. The just retired streetcars were 40+ years old. I would also point out that buses need garages too.
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    I am not too worried about the new machines not 'sticking out' - if one is travelling by transit one expects to find both ticket-selling and ticket-verifying & validating machines. The knack is to put them in places one expects! Ticket validation machines belong at entrances to platforms or...
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    Toronto | 65 King Street East | 83m | 18s | Carttera | WZMH

    I must say this comment reminds me of the complaints from the condo dwellers at 35 Church (Market Square) who (unsuccessfully) opposed the building of 60 Colbourne for exactly the same reasons!
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    Sidewalk plowing

    Heated sidewalks MAY have a place in our battle but I suggest we first need to concentrate on sidewalk ploughing. City staff seem to think it's impossible in downtown Toronto and maybe we should invest in a trip to Montreal for them to see their system in action. I lived there for 30 years...