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    Toronto | Y&S Condos | 121.3m | 35s | Tribute | Graziani + Corazza

    There have been cars here forever. Not sure of your point.
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    Toronto | Exchange District Condos | 232m | 72s | Camrost-Felcorp | IBI Group

    I'd think so in some places. Some of the residential here is actually semi-rural style development judging by the long thin lots with the deep backyards.
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    Toronto | Pinnacle One Yonge | 312.5m | 95s | Pinnacle | Hariri Pontarini

    It's more of a truncating considering it's now basically eastbound Lake Shore Blvd.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Its kind of like the pre-YRT Yonge and Bayview "C" buses that used city-style buses and operated as municipal transit and accepted tickets and transfers.
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    Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY)

    The last point seems a little melodramatic. Its not as though mainlines are in any danger of being closed down.
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    Why were no other "Metropolitan (City)" regions ever created in Ontario?

    That's a Metro parking authority badge, even though police could still issue parking tickets. And parking in Peel cities is not under regional authority. Also, that sign is on a municipal road, not a highway.
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    Why were no other "Metropolitan (City)" regions ever created in Ontario?

    Metro Toronto did have parking authority: https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/264271253724_/Police-Patch-Metropolitan-Toronto.jpg And did licensing too: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3047/2949207849_d8a9175936_z.jpg?zz=1 Other RM's and counties don't have populations on highway...
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    Why were no other "Metropolitan (City)" regions ever created in Ontario?

    Metro did have some key differences from other RM's though. Like vernacular, division of powers, and border signage: It was rarely called a region, was considered one city by many, and did not have "regional police" or "regional chairs" in a named sense. It also had parking authority (but lacked...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    To make things more clear: The final five were never historical towns in their own right. Where's historic "Olde Town Etobicoke" for example? It never existed. Townships don't count as distinct settlements. They only grew due to spillover from Toronto which also engulfed independent towns like...
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    Why were no other "Metropolitan (City)" regions ever created in Ontario?

    My question was that why there were no other Metro-type regions created by splitting off parts of counties, rather simply restructurings of entire counties. Example: Metropolitan Toronto was created from a part of York County, with the rest of the county remaining until it was made into a...
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    Toronto/Chicago comparisons

    They said that decades ago already.
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    Why were no other "Metropolitan (City)" regions ever created in Ontario?

    Metropolitan Toronto was created by splitting Toronto and it's suburbs from what was then York County in 1953, creating a new county-level tier. Why was this not done to say, Hamilton and Ottawa (or perhaps London), while leaving the rest of their parent counties (Wentworth and Carlton...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    They can solve the problem like they did with the two "Main Streets" in Markham (Eg: Main Street Unionville).
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    Okay, but my point was none them ever existed as actual towns that originally grew separately from the City of Toronto (in the way that Stoney Creek, Dundas, and Ancaster were in respect to Hamilton) as such. Townships are not settlements in that sense, just large rural districts that Toronto...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    The municipal structure of all Metropolitan Toronto was quirky in the sense that none of the former suburban "cities" were actually historical settlements at all, just sections of the original York Township that were hived off into new townships as development progressed outwards, absorbing...

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