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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    A lot of Italy isn't comparable as it's much poorer. Modal shares of Dutch, British, or French cities would be more accurate. The inner burbs aren't about 3 points above it. The entire city of Toronto, including downtown, was at 46% in 2016, or 4 points above. I imagine the inner burbs are...
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    You think Paris is anything like Brampton? Outside of the largest European cities, auto modal shares are over 80%. Netherlands, for all its hoopla, has an 88% automobile modal share for trips. Of course Amsterdam is going to have a lower rate - just like Downtown Toronto is going to have a...
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    Toronto non-mall retail (Odds & Ends)

    because 1. its a stupid idea, and 2. it would have to be provincially implemented and good luck convincing Doug.
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    Some GO stations are almost entirely reserved parking, which is $100/month to rent a space. Long Branch GO has 272 spaces.. that means $27,000/month in parking revenue. And there is a waiting list for spaces there.
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    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Guelph to 400

    Bolton GO has pretty poor ridership projections from my understanding and would be quite expensive to implement - there is a reason that Metrolinx has been slow to implement.
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    65-87 Heward Avenue (Kevric, 6s, RAW Design)

    I presume those would go on the south end of the site, probably after demolishing the film studio building.
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    860 Pharmacy Avenue (?, 34s, ?)

    Most of them so far have been as a response to the City's golden mile secondary plan. The amount of demand for condos in this area will mean it will probably take decades to build them all out.
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    York University - Major Capital Priorities

    ^ I remember getting one when I was attending that someone threw a wet floor sign over a toilet stall when someone was in there. Got an "assault" tag in the email. I seem to recall someone giving "stares" to someone as sexual assault as well. They pretty much just list anything that someone...
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    Toronto | Kings Club at King High Line | 58m | 18s | First Capital | Kasian

    It seems dead now but once all the retail is open the sidewalks should be busy. The retail offerings here are pretty strong in terms of traffic generators - it may be sterile but it will attract tons of people.
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    Who ever said I thought you were? My "love" of widening roads comes from a pragmatic approach to infrastructure and a realization that we can't add 3 million people to the GTA in the next 30 years with only piecemeal "fixing the grid" type road works, no matter how much we push transit modal...
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    I’m not saying it’s the answer - just the political reality of Brampton. Even then, my comment was less on the capacity of Brampton’s roads and more so how they design them. There are much better ways of laying out cities that can support high volumes of cars without making a pedestrian feel...
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    Toronto | 335 Yonge | 106m | 30s | Lalani | Zeidler

    I think people are looking for something more.. interesting. Nobody is upset about the internals, which seem pretty reasonable and well designed, just the facade expression. Lots of opportunities to keep the building's functionality while still creating something a little nicer to look at...
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    I would be surprised if Brampton actually went through with cancelling the widening as well. The city has invested a ton into its bus network which has paid off but ultimately is still extremely car reliant. It's built form means that is likely not to change in any significant way either. Bus...
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    Pickering Airport (Transport Canada/GTAA, Proposed)

    Uxbridge is still on a local based system. It's limiting growth quite a bit because they don't have servicing capacity. Uxbridge doesn't have a ton of additional greenfield lands, just a bit for maybe 3-4,000 new residents, but has been receiving quite a lot of new infill townhouse applications...
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    Hurontario LRT | Metrolinx

    Thanks Drum. So looks like a March 2020 construction start. Only 4 months away!