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Recent content by strookie

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    Vaughan Centre Bus Terminal

    Inside scoop is that it will open well in time for the September 2019 school rush.
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    Downtown Vaughan (VMC)

    Nope. The only thing in the way to complete that park is the south part of the Lowe's building and parking lot. SmartCentres will work with Lowes to relocate.
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    Cosmos Condos CANCELLED (VMC, Liberty 4 towers to 35s, Kirkor)

    I was so hoping for the Jetsons-like flying cars once the project is completed, as per their advertising.
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Nor any team colours. Unless the home team at that time was called the Grey Socks. LOL.
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    Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    The Smart Centres letter refers to a "current vacancy" at Millway and Hwy 7. That doesn't sound like it refers to undeveloped land, but you might be right. The letter has that sense of urgency in it that suggests that Smart Centres won't wait for a new office to be built for them. I think...
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    Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    This makes me wonder, now, who actually paid for the "To Subway" sign on the east side of the Home Outfitters building. It does make sense for Smart Centres to move there, as it is a building they built completely for retail, but in a unique two-storey way, and, if their plan pans out, it would...
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    So it may just be that if you get a few people to stand just in the right positions, you could write words on it. Offensive words. Like the art installation at TTC Pioneer Village station. Then they'll pull the plug.
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    Toronto | Pearson Transit Hub | ?m | ?s | GTAA

    Ha! I'm not much of a movie-goer and the title doesn't ring a bell. But, thanks, you're making me look it up.
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    TTC: New Fare Gate Installation

    Finally an admission of what we've been reporting here for months. It is good to hear them give some detail on the why. By the way, regarding the gate manufacturer's name, Scheidt is sh!t in German. (Only half kidding.)
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    Exactly. I live in Georgetown and work near VMC. If I commuted with GO and ZUM 501, my commute, including walking, would be 2.5 hours, as opposed to 47 minutes driving on the 407. Isn't the main complaint of people that transit is not attractive because it takes 'way too long?
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    But for years already YRT has been actively promoting priority signalling as something that already exists. I believe they have directed the drivers not to activate the priority unless they're falling behind schedule. What that really means that YRT needs to push a more aggressive schedule. And...
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    I'm not a Viva rider but as a frequent driver on Hwy 7 I'll have to say, too, that I've never seen any evidence of signal priority anywhere along the actual BRT. That includes the short single lane under the 404, where signal lights control just the bus traffic. If the lane is clear for the...
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    Great Platform Height Debate: Subway-Style Level Boarding for GO Trains

    But 48" is incompatible with the SuperLiner cars, so does Amtrak have two standards?
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    Miscellany Toronto Photographs: Then and Now

    Tallest Miss Toronto on record at six feet even.