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    GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

    There are transit projects, current and past, across the city (Weston, Strachan, Eglinton, Scarborough, Eglinton West, etc) that have put transit below ground for the benefit of sound mitigation, and reduced impacts above ground like using up space, blocking sun, creating something that has poor...
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    GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

    No, those things are all urban blight. Not sure what your definition is for a "world class" city and why you don't consider Toronto to be on that list as we are considered an Alpha world city. You name a city and I can point out something that everyone agrees is bad about it and we can say...
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    GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

    I'm not sure most people in the area consider Bloor and Lansdowne the neighborhood. There is no negative impact to Bloor (no elevated guideway is being built there) and transit there is already good with the subway station. Dupont is to Bloor what Davisville is to St.Clair... except on this...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    There was decent transit in Toronto low rise neighborhoods long before highrises started popping up everywhere. They key was, and continues to be, relatively frequent surface transit routes that start at the network backbone which operates high frequency. If the GO network can get to a high...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    Something that is unlikely to ever be a priority but if magically it was prioritized would need a proper connection to this station. The success of the TTC subway and surface transit feeder route model is based on the model of sheltered bus loops from which all routes begin. Surface transit...
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    The streetcar integration is a disappointment. The streetcar only goes a few stops west of the rail corridor after which a transfer to 189 is required. They should have all routes lead to the bus loop including the streetcar so a high quality transit hub can exist. If the connection between...
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    I'm sure the effort to turn North Toronto Station into a functioning GO station is not that difficult if that is what the province wanted to do, as compared to new build options in a different location on the line. The greater effort would be the investment required on track infrastructure to...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Squirrel and Beaver hold the most potential for future quips in news headlines.
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    VIA Rail

    Agreed. Factual and with video focused on the things we want to see. Thanks for the walkthrough.
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    GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation

    The neighbourhood was in a battle about the negative impacts to their neighbourhood brought about by this grade separation. The neighbourhood doesn't get any benefit from GO trains rumbling overhead on a frequent basis and like the huge improvement removing the freeway over Lakeshore East had...
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    True. There was a link to the busiest intersections in Toronto in another thread recently and that map showed that outside old Toronto there are almost no intersections where the number of vehicles don't vastly outnumber the number of pedestrians. The data was a bit old, and it would be nice...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    ONxpress mentions John Holland for application lead and construction. I googled John Holland and the first hit is a psychic medium and spiritual teacher. The fact they submitted the bid after consulting the stars and reading the tea leaves means their bid is fait compli.
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Hoping for ONxpress too. Seems the most likely to keep Bombardier legacy sites active with work.
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    It really isn't one project with one budget. Union subway station second platform was a project, UP Express was a project, then the train shed rebuild was a project, then the dig down to add larger concourses more vertical access and a mall plus restorations was a project, the new bus terminal...
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    VIA Rail

    Looks like the construction work on Lakeshore East gives people a new view of the city when going to and from Montreal and Ottawa. I find it crazy that at Hagerman, Doncaster, and Snider you can only head west on the York subdivision when coming from downtown. The only way onto the York...
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    A modern double deck articulated LRT would be nice to see :)
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    What does No Trucks sign mean?

    Enforcing the rule would require following the truck to see where it goes in order to determine if it could have followed an arterial route to get there which makes it a difficult rule to enforce, but if you did report that there are frequent violations (x trucks per hour) they might enforce it...
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    Toronto | 70 Caledonia Park | 22.5m | 6s | EDEV Real Estate | pml.A

    There are so many self-storage sites under development. They should have a TLC Hoarders self-storage edition. For most of these people it is time for them to sell their stuff if they use it so rarely it is locked in a self-storage locker.
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    Toronto | 611 Keele | 17.5m | 5s | Talus Capital | Paul Hastings Architect

    Did they already start construction on this site or is the fact that there is a new area plan that allows mixed use on this site too late to prevent this eyesore and underutilization of land?
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Yes, I think the empty retail I am fine with as I'm sure the market will exist to solve that quickly once the pandemic restrictions are fully lifted. However the jersey barriers, the condition of the floors, the unpainted ceiling, and low or poor lighting conditions in many areas is concerning...