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    Toronto | Hurontario-Main LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Mississauga has fully adopted the Los Angeles strategy of "let's put our dowtown core nowhere near the waterfront for some reason".
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    Yeah the Vancouver design would be overkill for the Don River span for sure. The Rio example is a little closer to what I was hoping for.
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    When I hear "architecturally stunning subway bridge" I picture something more like this: Or closer to home, even this:
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    Toronto | GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    This is why it's so frustrating to see people like Jennifer Keesmaat stoking fears about how elevated rapid transit would destroy Toronto's streetlife. Modern elevated guideways are nothing like the rusting iron behemoths in places like Chicago and Brooklyn.
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Along with a dedicated subway system between Manhattan and New Jersey (PATH), NJ Transit runs a fairly robust network of fast and relatively frequent electrified regional rail trains from Penn Station to numerous points throughout the state. I am sure there are improvements to be made - as with...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    Their existing metro has some super deep platforms too. I remember Lucien L'Allier station having at least four loooooong escalator rides from platform to surface level.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    You can't get on the QEW East from the Mississauga branch of the 403, at least not without exiting first at Upper Middle Rd.
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    The Confederation Line is for all intents and purposes a fully grade separated metro system. Using light rail vehicles for such a system in what I assume is some kind of hybrid/cost saving measure was cleary a poor decision. Something like the Canada Line cars in Vancouver would have been more...
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    Toronto | GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Looking at these pictures it's kind of hard to believe that an extremely active and busy heavy rail line ran through that area for so long without any kind of grade separation until now. With the residential density on Wallace and surrounding streets plus the hundreds of Ubisoft employees...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    Also soon to come: Yonge North subway extension.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    For all the faults of the CDPQi (and there were/are many), at least they got a full brand new rapid transit line in Montreal built relatively quickly. Contrast that with the Blue line extension, which has been talked about (and talked about and talked about) for decades before only now seeing...
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    A true rapid transit connection between downtown Ottawa and Gatineau would involve a tunnel under the Ottawa River, which is not going to happen.
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    Montréal Transit Developments

    From what I recall (and it's been a few years since I lived in Montreal) the rail line along the shore runs at street level directly through the old port, a major tourist area with a ton of foot traffic. It would be difficult to grade separate it as an REM line without tunneling.
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Why can't VIA passengers just use the new York and Bay concourses to board? Never understood why they needed a separate passenger waiting area in the first place.

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