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    Toronto 2150 Lake Shore | 215.75m | 67s | First Capital | Allies and Morrison

    That's a lot of housing that's been approved for a long time being paused for a summer for a circus...weird that the city would be cool with that given it's such a big amount of affordable housing in their queue...
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    Toronto One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    This whole corner is a ghost town now. The bay is gone, Nordstrom is gone, apple seems to not want to be in the new building and the CIBC building is being redeveloped…maybe the city should use these buildings for homeless shelters or build a school or something…
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    Toronto Church of Scientology | ?m | 8s

    What I don’t understand is that this building really has no spiritual value…realistically I think if the city were to make a reasonable offer - ie maybe forgive the taxes and transfer ownership to the city…and in exchange the city builds a shelter or affordable housing and a community center -...
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    I heard the biker was in the lane, and she was wearing a helmet. Truck was turning right and she ended up under the back wheel. In this situation it seems clear that side guards are necessary (from the pictures it didn't seem the truck had them). Secondly at intersections a cement post can be...
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    If they are doing anything for the world cup at BMO field then at the minimum we are going to get an upgraded go station with better pedestrian flow. Ideally we get lakeshore electrified, the connection to Dufferin, the pedestrian bridge at Fort York, completion of Ontario Place redesign...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    What do people think of putting stanchions at some of the busier stops...obviously this will work better when there are all flexity's and they can line up with the doors...but it would remove some of the rush and crowding that happen at some of the busier stops, and make it a bit easier for the...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    My question is around incentives for bombardier to meet and resolve the MTBF issues. 1) they’ve already hit the maximum penalties under the contract 2) it’s unlikely that the ttc would cancel the contract if they fail to meet it, having only 60 vehicles for the next 5 years while another...
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    Union Station LRT Loop Reconfiguration (TTC, Proposed)

    So, back to Bay Street surface streetcar....benefits: 1) Can support east and west expansion 2) Can go north to king for connectivity with dedicated King transit way (routing options) 3) Can go north to queen for connectivity with queen streetcar (routing options) 4) Eventual connectivity with...
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    Toronto-Muskoka Rail Service

    I think GO Bus service to Huntsville and Parry Sound from Barrie would be a good first step. New stations need to be built with the following: 1) Car rental 2) Car share 3) Long term parking protected from elements 4) Location near highway - no need to enter the city The use cases they need...
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    General cycling issues (Is Toronto bike friendly?)

    Would also like to see a list of paths that could be upgraded to paved...lots of the rail trails should be upgraded as they are high use and probably the paving would be easier to maintain...
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    General cycling issues (Is Toronto bike friendly?)

    Hopefully they make it a bit more exciting than just...go straight along this concession road for 200km...if they are going to do this, they need to have some over country paths that meander or pass by nice things....connectivity to historical sites is good, paths that cut through farms or...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    How much of a screw up is it if you miss the boat and have to hire a massive plane to get your parts delivered on to be in that meeting...
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    General cycling issues (Is Toronto bike friendly?)

    They move traffic back in general, which allows for more visibility of stopped also allows for doing a left hook turn (ie. going across the intersection doing a turn in the bike box so you can go straight across when the light changes)- which is often not possible if cars are...
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    Toronto Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    I think the other thing is that as land values rise it may make sense for the film industry to relocate...when this happens the land will be freed up all at once and a plan will be put forth at that point for the freed up point planning that now as it will be 3-5 decades before it...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    2) Martin Goodman Trail - If made wider and more direct at certain stretches, could double as one, although obviously lower speed than ideal, and a mixed-use trail once it reaches the Harbourfront area. I think in some way there needs to be a MGT bypass through downtown...maybe on the north...
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    Toronto Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Put the bricks back in...let it settle...come back every couple of months and fix them if they are uneven until it's settled...seems pretty straight forward... If you are paying for some guy to come and put pavement down, then rip it up and put bricks down...why not just pay for the guy to put...
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    Toronto Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure Ontar

    Lakeshore deck park!
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    Toronto Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Infrastructure Ontar

    I was down there today...wanted to lie on the grass before the Canadian Geese arrive and ruin it... My feeling is the parking lot on the south side should be redeveloped - with parking on the lakeshore side in a couple of levels, with the south side facing the water commercial (restaurants) and...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s

    This is key to getting the subway projects completed in a reasonable amount of time...all three subways that are being proposed should focus on getting the TBM's ordered - it's even more important than the funding of the entire project. Toronto (and Tory specifically) should be focusing on...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    I'd be curious to know what the cost of updating the system for all these edge cases is...likewise how many phone calls and refunds they have to do...and what it will be when the system is scaled up. There is a cost to the TTC of having the current complicated transfer system...whether it be...