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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    "Boys, we need transparent roof paneling on the cheap."
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    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413

    Oh absolutely it gets congested, I've driven it. Particularly the central segment between I-55 an I-90 near O'Hare but saying that, the tolls do make a difference on traffic levels. Obviously not 407 levels of free-flowing vehicles but traversing Chicagoland in rush hour via I-294 is infinitely...
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    Toronto | 401 Bay Street (formerly Simpson Tower) | 143.86m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    Baseless, yes but I was referring more to the relationship between designer/architect, builder, material/cladding supplier(s) and the property owner. Nothing related to the City.
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    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Highway 413

    We should look no further than Chicago to see the effects of minimal/moderate highway tolls. Even with reasonable toll rates, Chicago's tolled highways are rarely congested as drivers consciously avoid them. Basically every freeway outside of the central Chicago area is tolled and as such there...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Well, if it makes people feel any better, the same architectural firm that designed Camden Yards and PNC Park will also be overseeing this reno. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Populous_(company)#MLB Populous has a phenomenal track record with MLB parks relative to the other firm that designed...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    I know they renovated the 300 and 400 level suites recently and reduced their overall numbers by consolidating them. Sections could even be converted to fan spaces if they wanted to reduce numbers even further. I'm sure that's being considered.
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Ed will sit inside said bunker, anxiously scouting the team from above.
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    With due respect, your interpretation of those suites/restaurants is far from the reality. The subterranean suites are the new norm in all modern sports & entertainment facilities. The gist of it is that corporations and key sponsors buy them up which increases gate revenues. In down years, key...
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    Toronto | 401 Bay Street (formerly Simpson Tower) | 143.86m | 33s | Cadillac Fairview | WZMH

    Judging by the sheer lack of pride in this abomination, I wouldn't be surprised if there were some under the table payoffs going on.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    To add to this cultural component reflecting the urban (transit) vs suburban (auto-centric) divide, the ever-present ideal of home ownership is absolutely perpetuated by the lived experiences of many of the GTA's numerous ethnic groups. Many of the SW Europeans who first immigrated to Toronto in...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Interested in seeing how the new scoreboard reno turns out. Looks like the new screen will be larger and some of the LED screens will be replaced. Perhaps a new fan area will be constructed in that space as well. In terms of the $250MM reno plans, I'd say this pic is indicative that substantial...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241.39m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    The staircase connecting CIBC to the PATH/Scotiabank Arena really skews the symmetrical appearance of the main lobby. Though I'd wager the builders probably had little choice in the matter.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    That and their subjective opinions (i.e. votes and political currency) on the transit file matter more to the powers that be than say, transit planning experts.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    It's almost as if entitled, demanding, nosy, motormouthed constituents find a way to meddle with the best laid transit plans.
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    I'm sure Dundas BRT will help but from a cycling/pedestrian perspective, will things really change along that stretch? I imagine they'll carve out a sliver of a road lane so cyclists can precariously share the road with vehicles whizzing by at 60 - 80 km/h. I don't cycle and I would certainly...
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    Toronto | Sherway Gardens Phase 1 Infill | 149.3m | 45s | Diamond Corp | Hariri Pontarini

    The TTC should extend Line 2 to Sherway and stronger commuter rail service should be a priority. If the Missing Link is ever built (hopefully) and Metrolinx takes control of the Milton line, they should consider branching it at Dixie, going underground, hitting a new Sherway hub then traversing...
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    I run through this area regularly, though much less so in winter. The wider sidewalks are welcome and I guess the distinct "bike lanes" are an improvement but realistically, this reconfiguration pales in comparison to what exists in other cities, especially European cities. The entire stretch of...
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    Toronto | Sherway Gardens Phase 1 Infill | 149.3m | 45s | Diamond Corp | Hariri Pontarini

    Question on this prospective alignment: An East Mall station is smack dab in the middle of a heavily industrial area. Metro is currently constructing new DC's on both sides of the 427. Once completed do they sell off the land adjacent to Honeydale where the old DC and Food Basics currently...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    "Free mulch for all area residents!"
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Forget tunneling, double decking or rebuilding interchanges. IMO the 407 is the best solution to relieving 401 congestion and bottlenecks. Lower the tolls and get more truck traffic on it.

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