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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    When I worked for a utilities company a few years ago, any meeting with more than a small number of attendees (5 or more I believe) had to open with a "Safety Moment" like the one in the MX deck. There was even a folder on the internal SharePoint where you could just download premade ones to add...
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    Toronto 68 Wellesley Street East | 91.9m | 28s | KingSett Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    Thanks, I hate it. Aside from the obvious shadowing issues on the park, doesn't this run into the problem of there being only a 4 story streetwall, with step backs beyond that, allowed along this section of Church? because as you can see in the renders, that clearly has been applied to the...
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    Toronto Toronto Coach Terminal Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | CreateTO

    Honestly curious if landing the helicopter in high winds would be harder if it was on top of the HSC. If so, that seems like a good enough reason not to move it. I also wouldn't be surprised if moving it ended up being more disruptive to more proposals than the current changes are. Right now...
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    Yonge Street Revitalization (Downtown Yonge BIA/City of Toronto)

    The City's capital funding process is maddeningly opaque at times lol.
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    Pretty sure the original announcement of the 2 Bloor West renovations included Nike as a tenant in the renders, before it changed to Lululemon, so I'm not surprised to see them open a store at this intersection, I guess they just switched corners. Also hoping this Mango has a men's section...
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    Bloor-Yorkville Scene

    IIRC Lululemon will have an entrance in the concourse level. So maybe that'll help bring in some traffic/new tenants.
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    Toronto Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC: Badgerow, Carlaw & Thackeray Block | 79.08m | 23s | Infrastructure ON | SvN

    Who needs culture in a city when you can have a weed store, an A&W and a Rexall! And maybe a nail bar!
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    Toronto Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC: Badgerow, Carlaw & Thackeray Block | 79.08m | 23s | Infrastructure ON | SvN

    I figured this was inevitable, but goodbye to the best Rock Climbing gym anywhere close to downtown, cus as if there is any way IO would design a retail space meant for a climbing gym instead of a Shoppers (or other Galen Weston-owned business). And unlike other relocated businesses for most...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    But SUBWAYS SUBWAYS SUBWAYS! To be more serious, the Sheppard line could have worked. IF they had A) built the connection to the University Line so to the line had a real purpose as a northern connector between the arms of line 1, B) went to Vic Park so it actually went to where jobs are, and...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    If we count all the way back to the original Queen St Subway Streetcar Line plan in 1911, we're only 4 years shy of this project (in one form or another) being the same age as the world's oldest person!
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    Toronto Eaton Centre

    Given there's already a Winners closer to that Marshall's than TEC (the one in College Park), I think it'll be fine. Both stores seem to do well enough where they are that i don't think they'd wanna move anything. Plus Marshall's seems to be benefitting from some of the traffic going to IKEA...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Depends on the scope of the contract, but I'd guess it's highly unlikely MX is going to have contractors negotiating with CN or CP. That would remain a government/Metrolinx problem. Freight bypasses for example would almost certainly not be part of any current contract (no one is going to make a...
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    Letters for the GO lines is definitely coming at some point, it's in Metrolinx's Wayfinding standard, and looks similar to the TTC line signage. Main difference is the letters are in squares with rounded corners rather than numbers in circles. Also worth noting both Lakeshore West (Line A) and...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    If I was gonna guess, the OL ending at Eglinton is probably because MX, while doing the studies on Relief Line North had at least figured out that the alignment needed to go to Don Mills and Eglinton. Which tbh, was pretty obvious. But we also know from those studies they had 2 options under...
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    Toronto The Ivy | 110.33m | 34s | Tricon | Graziani + Corazza

    Watching them rebuild the heritage building that used to house the entrance to Toronto's only gay club, knowing it's just gonna become like a weed store or a nail salon (or something else equally generic), is so depressing. We're just slowly becoming a giant vertical suburb with no nightlife or...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Another element is that, in order to avoid underpinning, Osgoode and Queen are being tunneled through bedrock, in order to prevent any shifting of the soil between the new tunnel and the existing station (you can really see this in the way Queen Station puts all the vertical access areas either...
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    Toronto The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Tbh, I wouldn't be surprised if a majority of Americans think it snows most of the year everywhere in Canada. Their education system... does not exactly care about anything beyond their borders. You'd hope the internet has improved things (but i doubt it), but there is a reason Rick Mercer's...
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    Ottawa Transit Developments

    Honestly it was so dumb that they decided to cut corners at Blair and St Laurent when every other station was, maybe aside from the trench, brand new. It's not like they repurposed Lees or Tremblay, those got full replacements.
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    Toronto PATH Retail

    Interestingly they have moved above ground further West. Assuming the Simcoe Place one didn't re-open (it was closed last I was there a couple months ago but I haven't been past recently), it's been effectively replaced by one at street level on Wellington near Simcoe (in the RBC tower), and the...
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    Toronto Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Is there just something about Union Station that makes it some sort of weird signage/wayfaring purgatory? Because like, I swear to god, the moment anything related to signage touches this building it becomes completely insane.