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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    I've always thought that SW Ontario could support a dense web of passenger rail lines. Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford, and Milton are all very close together and have close to 2 million people between them. The highway infrastructure between them is lacking in a lot...
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    Toronto | Regent Park: EVOLV | 102.41m | 29s | Daniels | IBI Group

    At least that would add some colour. What is it with modern architects and their use of as little colour as possible?
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    VIA Rail

    Toronto's city hall is from the same era and I still hear people refer to it as "New City Hall".
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    VIA Rail

    This is something that the Toronto subway map sorely lacks. And its absence gets more glaring every year as the commuter network expands.
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    VIA Rail

    Which is interesting because Montreal and now Ottawa have very clear and specific logos for their metro systems. Toronto, by contrast, has no specific metro symbol, instead using the TTC corporate logo. Montreal and Ottawa should in theory be easier to navigate but I guess they fall into the...
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    Algonquin Provincial Park

    You just proposed converting thousands and thousands of hectares of active farmland to wilderness parks. These areas haven't been wilderness for 200 years. Good luck with that.
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

    It's amazing how many people who design cycling infrastructure still don't get it. I recently had a conversation with an engineer who designs bike lanes and paths who said that green paint was enough for to alert drivers of a bike path at an intersection, driver education was all that was...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    If we're being honest, Scarborough has 8 subway stations. The SRT is a metro by any definition. It's a subway in everything but name.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I don't think Spain supports the point you're trying to make. The metros in Madrid and Barcelona are generally underground in the central areas and above ground in outlying areas. In other words, the opposite of what Toronto is doing. If Toronto were to follow the Spanish model as you suggest...
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    VIA Rail

    Constantly comparing ourselves to China is pointless since any comparison can simply be dismissed because of vastly different government systems. Comparing ourselves to other wealthy democracies is a lot more useful. And there's no shortage of democracies that are better at building...
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    Toronto skyline

    I seem to be finding myself in some of the better skyline vantage points lately. One from the summer
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    Toronto skyline

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    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Guelph to 400

    Michael Moore, is that you? The route runs mostly south of the Greenbelt, on lands that will get developed at one point or another regardless. The Greenbelt and Growth Plan weren't meant to halt greenfield development altogether, but to slow it down and make it denser. There's a lot of rural...
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    The Future of City-Owned Golf Courses in Toronto

    A developer with a prime downtown site would never trade it for land as far away as those two golf courses. Not that the developable golf course land is undesirable, but it's a completely different market and not a replacement for downtown land. It's like asking someone to give up their Ferrari...