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    Eastern Avenue Bridge/DVP Interchange

    Is that the origin of "Canary"? Huh. TIL. I'm more partial to something like "Foundry Road", myself.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Bradford West Gwillimbury already has plans in motion for the reconstruction of Holland Street to take advantage of traffic being diverted onto the Bypass. The Environmental Study Report for Holland Street was recently released, and there is no plan to reduce speeds along most of the corridor as...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Trucks are already banned between Melbourne and Marshview, except for deliveries.
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    TTC: Sheppard Subway Extension (Proposed)

    Still just plans, plans, and more plans. We're a while out from anything shovel-ready. Just as well, too, I think a western extension would be more beneficial while we can still clear space for a TBM launch site near Sheppard West.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Northumberland County launched "Commuter Connect" back in September, a shuttle bus that includes a line between Cobourg and Oshawa GO. It's a fixed route with two morning trips and three afternoon/evening trips. Cobourg has a separate on-demand transit system within the town itself that doesn't...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Bradford has a system like this - taxi rides to meet peak-hour GO trains were only 25 cents a ride pre-pandemic. I'm not sure how this has changed with the BWG Transit subsidy though. A system like that from St. Thomas to London could be useful, but I question if it would tamper momentum for a...
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    Bloor-Yonge Station Capacity Enhancement

    Toronto needs a little more colour. Let's use Stuart Semple's pinkest pink instead. Taken from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artist-only-person-banned-using-worlds-pinkest-pink-180961464/
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    Zoning Reform Ideas

    Of course, the idiotic monster homes are their homes.
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    Toronto | 18 Elm | 134.09m | 39s | Westerkirk Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    I love the idea of intensifying in and around heritage areas to create a vibrant mix of old and new. But not like this. "It's downtown" is not a good enough justification. We need to be encouraging the "missing middle", not smacking towers on top of them.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    If it was going to connect with the 400 at all, I would loop it around the western edge of Barrie and across the north shore of Little Lake, and merge it into Highway 11. Such an extension would also pummel Bradford, New Tecumseth, Essa, and western Innisfil with suburban sprawl and logistics...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I would support extending the 427 to Bolton, if it was feasible, but any farther than that is pointless - there will never be enough demand generated beyond there to justify a full 400-series highway. Also, who else would even support a northwards 427 extension outside of Caledon? Part of why...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    https://www.bradfordtoday.ca/local-news/reconstruction-of-county-rd-88-bridge-on-the-horizon-5940581 The old two-lane bridge crossing over Highway 400 just west of Bradford is set to be replaced beginning next year. It's one of the last original bridges from when the 400 first opened, and with...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    There is a train layover facility planned in Bradford West Gwillimbury to handle overnight train storage, and it's intended to support the additional trains that electrification will allow GO to run on the line. A Metrolinx presentation on the facility from 2016 can be found here.
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    The Barrie line is also a relatively quick win where electrification would strengthen the case for some infill stations - particularly Caledonia, Highway 7, Mulock, and Innisfil/Alcona. It's also not like Metrolinx can't make headway on multiple corridors at once.
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    Toronto | GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    So is that a vehicle-only tunnel? It looks kind of short to me...

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