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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    The way the MGT wends around the buildings looks *a lot* like Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Which isn't the worst thing; the path there is an excellent and well-used public amenity, and rather generously proportioned. But hard not to feel this is a massive missed...
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    Toronto | Pearson Transit Hub | ?m | ?s | GTAA

    Never understood why, basically uniquely in the world, Canadian cities all have these silly ‘YXX’ airport codes. No other country seems to have this constraint. How much would GTAA have to pay the owner of TOR — Torrington Municipal Airport, Wyoming — to get their hands on it and join the ranks...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    Wild guess of what's coming: a REM-style DBFOM plan to build the South and North legs of the Relief Line in one go, perhaps using lighter but still subway-ish technology. And perhaps a couple of south-of-Bloor stations removed to provide a faster "regional" ride to the core. Like I said, wild...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    This This is exactly what Singapore is doing with its new MRT lines. Of course, they're going faster than one per decade.
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    Toronto | Tower at Pier 27 | 114.9m | 35s | Cityzen | a—A

    What’s to become of the sales centre? Surely there isn’t enough room for another phase.
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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    Yep. Moorgate/Liverpool Street are going to be one giant station, with exits at either end of the Crossrail platforms connecting to each. Great for multiplying connections but will require users to know a bit about where they're going.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    The probable difference: the bare-minimum standard of public realm design and implementation is just much higher in Vancouver and environs. Both the underground and elevated sections of the Canada Line got very, very nice street-level upgrades rolled in as part of the construction, and as...
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    Toronto | Bloor Street Revitalization | ?m | ?s | Bloor-Yorkville BIA | architectsAlliance

    If there's money to be spent, I would much rather see it used to extend the same street treatment westward (at least) to Spadina, and east to Sherbourne. Bloor from Avenue west has some very handsome buildings and of course a couple of critical cultural institutions, and deserves better.
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    I am certainly no fan of buses but to be fair I have experienced them all over the world, from international flights at big airports: Frankfurt, Istanbul, Munich, Heathrow, HKG...
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    Toronto | Berczy Park Revitalization | ?m | ?s

    FWIW, in New York these sorts of places tend to have grass largely fenced off, eg in Madison Square Park, with only limited sections available for dog-walking/sunbathing etc. And they look amazing. Though much of that is down to privately-sponsored maintenance by the local conservancies, BIDs...
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    Toronto | Minto Westside | 68.88m | 20s | Minto Group | Wallman Architects

    With so many brand-new buildings that obviously have fully underground servicing, what are the odds Hydro takes the opportunity here to remove the hideous wooden poles along Bathurst to replace them with something befitting a modern city? Who am I kidding, I know...
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    London has done a lot to make the city more pedestrian and especially cyclist-friendly. The cycle superhighways are pretty amazing. But there's a very long way to go. The six-way Bank junction, which has to have more pedestrians than just about anywhere this side of Shibuya, is almost absurdly...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    And WestJet’s plans to do the same, on smaller scale, in T3.
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    So, the "temporary" concrete jersey barriers in the Front Street Plaza are still there, despite the talk of removing them after the knee-jerk reaction to the Yonge attack. Pretty surprising (or, I guess, not) considering what was spent on creating an inviting and high-quality public space. Would...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    Yes, Air Canada. There were two other very big AC widebodies parked next to mine, which looked to have received the same treatment. The airstairs had a sort of plastic bubble overhead, but it leaked badly - tons of rain coming through in ragged streams. The best part was after entering the...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    I had the pleasure of disembarking off a long-haul onto buses today in the pouring rain - from a fully-loaded 400-passenger AC 777. Took about 10-15 minutes just to get the stairs in place, with flight crew making periodic announcements to apologize profusely for not being able to obtain a gate...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Apple Pay does indeed work in London on tube/busses and (I believe) national rail within the London commuter zone.
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    Toronto | Pearson Transit Hub | ?m | ?s | GTAA

    Just wait for summer, when passenger volumes go up 30%. The few times I've flown to Europe from Montreal it's seemed very crowded in the evening too, FWIW - the quite narrow structure of the YUL terminal building not helping at all. Though I see they've built a somewhat fatter extension at the...
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    PATH Network Expansion (various, various, various)

    The PATH really is a significant strategic asset, and I would like to see the city get a bit more aggressive about making sure that new development in the shoulder areas of downtown is properly integrated. Without putting too fine a point on it: now that tech seems to be the main driver of...