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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    That seems like a good potential route option. The question is whether it's a good spend of ~$5 billion at this time (using SSE cost/km).
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    "45. What will be the frequency of the train on and off-peak? A total of 15 Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) will be operating during both morning and afternoon peak hours, with 5 minutes in between trains (also known as "5- minute headway"). During off-peak hours, there will be 7 to 10 minutes...
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    The Coming Disruption of Transport

    Hopefully LV will be able to use the tunnels for shuttle buses if/when the TBC ditches the project.
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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    Hey! I use that left turn! :)
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    Do the electrical poles (don't know the right term) carry the local electrical power in addition to LRT power? I drove along the east side and noticed that the poles were huge compared to the ones on St Clair, that there were two sets of wires and none along the road. I don't remember reading...
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    https://stevemunro.ca/2022/06/05/waterfront-lrt-update-june-2022/ Steve Munro has posted a summary of the latest report. No much new info.
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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    https://stevemunro.ca/2022/06/04/eglinton-east-lrt-update-june-2022/ After reading the summary, the changes seem reasonable. If the route to Sheppard /McCowan is built as proposed, all the better.
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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    There is a ton of new development along St Clair since the ROW was put in.
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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    With the latest changes since this was proposed - losing the direct connection and the extension of line 2 deeper into Scarborough, it may be better to spend the money on creating a proper BRT network within Scarborough. Maybe instead of ending at Malvern this line should end at Sheppard/McCowan
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    Problematic Park Design - Why Some Parks Don't Work

    These are our usual playgrounds Under 5 -> The new St Andrew, Victoria Square, the Train station playground and the Huron-Washington park Over 5 -> Grange, St James, Allen Gardens
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    -double articulated are not legal from what I've seen written on this site -accidents are not a frequent issue (check Steve Munro's analysis of streetcar lines) The major advantage is capacity and reliability. Secondarily, a train ride is more comfortable than a bus ride (ask someone who easily...
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    Problematic Park Design - Why Some Parks Don't Work

    Sorry, I wrote incorrectly. I meant to say on a few visits we've had grown ups in the playground equipment (for toddlers). I don't bother going there anymore as we had to then walk over to a different playground. Other times, it's simply a matter of having to be on a higher level of alert while...
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    Problematic Park Design - Why Some Parks Don't Work

    I didn't know the Barbara Hall park had a playground but wouldn't go for the same reasons. We stopped going to the Kensington park too. We had a couple visits were the park was already in use by those 20+ in age and I didn't feel the kids would be safe.
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    I just came back (writing from the airport) around 8am. Zoomed through customs with Nexus. No problems. Fastest experience on the way back as far as customs. Luggage took a bit but nothing excessive. Craziness must be exclusively at peak times

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