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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    "no Friggin diggin" narrator: actually, they were tunnelin'
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    I said all along, I don't think having substantive development will be an issue here. And the leverage the Province has means it will likely be even more substantive - which is to say more than 15,000 units in Langstaff Gateway and more than 12K in RH (which is to say easily upwards of 50K...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    I'll take the over on all counts :) But yes, there will be lovely southern views in any highrises at these sites.
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    Indeed - and no details on the heights/densities etc. but given the size of these sites, it's obviously going to: a) Be a lot more than we've already seen in the RH and Markham plans. The Markham TOC is a little more than half of Langstaff Gateway and Richmond Hill's appears to be all of...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    Well, I said above that they're being a bit two-faced saying they love the subway, they love Clark Station, they just want the thing out of their neighbourhood. And yes, some pols have gone along with the charade - which is easy to do (whether you're a local councillor or federal MP candidate)...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    And what does York Region have to do with this, in that they are York Region residents complaining about Metrolinx? Are you saying people are annoyed that these spoiled YR residents are complaining about the subway they're getting? Cuz if so a) small neighbourhood, not "York Region" and b)...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    Question - are humans allowed to go or is this another dog-based protest? Seriously - I'll just say (again) that this ridiculous and it will probably continue after Metrolinx actually does some decent communication (how deep are the tunnels? what's the ACTUAL impact of trains at those depths...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    It's a tricky needle they're trying to thread. "We are so grateful that, after years of waiting, we are finally getting a subway! And we're thrilled about that Clark station! Thornhill property values, no slouch right now, will go through the roof! But, um, we're not sure about the route you've...
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    Yorkdale Shopping Centre

    I didn't know about this store until I visited the mall, for the first time in ages, last week. People were lined up, a couple of dozen of them, to get in. I didn't have the heart to tell them they could walk 30 seconds to Sport Chek and find most of the same stuff. 😜
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Back when there was a magical plan called Transit City, the Don Mills LRT was supposed to go by here. There was a very significant redevelopment plan but it's either very dormant or totally dead - but there's space, FWIW. But, yeah, it's amazing that this guy's argument is absorb 100s of...
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    Fixed it: "People in Toronto are Urging the City to spend Hundreds of Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to Seize Private Property and then Find Another $2B of Taxpayer Funds in Order to Build a Park, Over The Course of the Next 20 Years, Give or Take."
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    Toronto | Tyndale Green | 61.5m | 20s | Markee Developments | KPMB

    It had certainly crossed my mind that this is not far at all from the Cummer development. I don't want to be Super Urbanist who can't at all relate to the idea of having AFFORDABLE HOUSING going in next door being a concern; I get it. But as others have said, there's a certain hysteria some...
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    Toronto | Tyndale Green | 61.5m | 20s | Markee Developments | KPMB

    If I saw a massive housing development was going up in my neighbourhood, yes, there would be legit reasons to be concerned. I guess I just look at that flyer and am reading between the lines that AFFORDABLE and RENTAL are what they are hilighting. Who cares that it's RENTAL? (Funny tangent...
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    Toronto | Orbit Condos | ?m | ?s | Cortel Group | PARTISANS

    I completely understand looking at this and wondering what it'll actually mean in reality but I would bear a couple of things in mind, especially if we're talking about sprawl and stuff. 1) Simcoe County and Innisfil are in the Growth Plan. Simcoe's population is "required" to increase from...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    This is a fair framing: People like shiny, new things, no question. And I'm sure Rogers similarly feels that they would love to build a new stadium if they could build it where the current one is and especially if someone else would pay for it. If I told you I'd give you a new house right now...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    As much as I like the idea of a new park and am curious about all these scenarios getting kicked around, I'm inclined to agree that: a) The current site (close to Union, in the heart of southcore etc.) is preferable to the Portlands (an area that will be infilling for decades), though one must...
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    "We choose to go underground to Richmond Hill. We choose to go underground to Richmond Hill in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard... And, right, also because we don't care about property values of a few houses in Royal Orchard."
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    You're shouting at clouds, my friend There will be substantial parkland (a lot more than a ribbon) as part of the development. Is it enough? Maybe you're right that it's not but the City is still allowed to expropriate, if they want to put your money where their mouth is. And you have things...
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    Rail Deck Park (?, ?, ?)

    Yes, well said. The City claimed a minor victory when the LPAT ruled that the land COULD be used as a park. I believe the zoning is not yet in place to allow for all the ORCA development, but it will be, per the LPAT. I've lost track of precisel where we are in this process, it's been so...

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