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    Mayor Olivia Chow's Toronto

    It's interesting. Most people who are in rent-controlled units pay significantly below market rate (as they should), and might be the ones who could afford a little more. There's nothing that protects those in the post-2018 built units, who, logically, would be the ones already paying the most...
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    Mayor Olivia Chow's Toronto

    I don't think they will pony up. There is anti-Toronto sentiment out there. There are people in Ontario/Canada who have modest 200k houses who pay more in taxes than people in Toronto with 2 million dollar homes, but Chow wants them (outside of Toronto) to pay even more so she can rename Dundas...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    The comments I read "People will rise up! Rexdale will burn! The streets will run red with blood because the average speed of the LRT is x kph instead of y kph!" felt to me like a tongue-in-cheek mocking of someone who is advocating that Rexdale deserves faster transit that is on par with the...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    This post really doesn't sit well with me. This "this is good enough for the people of Rexdale" has a hint of something... to it. We aren't making the downtown crowd along the Yonge corridor, or along Boor, wait these kind of times/spdees, but for the people of Rexdale, "yeah, let em wait."...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    If it does have an average speed of around 16km/h, it is very similar to the other streetcar speed in Etobicoke, the 501 Queen average speed along the whole line is said to be around 18km/h, surely faster in the section along the Queensway that is grade-separated. This fits much more in the...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    36 mins to go 10km? lol. This isn't going to be convincing anybody to get out of their car. Happy with how quickly they finished this, but we need to do better. I don't even want this line on our Rapid Transit/Subway map, certainly not the "stops" that are not stations, this should appear on...
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    Toronto ECWE: Jane-Eglinton Station | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    I thought they were trying to avoid confusing people with using Eglinton in station names along a line named Eglinton. Scarlett Woods would make sense, but would likely be confusing with a Scarlett station just west of here. Maybe "York", "Roseland", "Topham Pond", or "Nunziata" or "Frances...
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    Vaughan 255 Bass Pro Mills Drive | 131.9m | 39s | BentallGreenOak | Hariri Pontarini

    We - who live in Toronto, don't want our transit dollars spent in York region. Enough. We have enough high density areas in our own city that need rapid transit that have way higher density than anything in York region (think Humber Bay shores). We don't want to be connected to you with our...
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    Toronto 4174 Dundas West | 50.8m | 14s | Dunpar Homes | Turner Fleischer

    Still unsure why the city is so against height here. Kingsway by the River (just west of this site) is almost 80m tall, and looks to be even taller given that it's at the top of a hill. Again, can't stand Dunpar, but that aside, this location is perfect for 80m-100m buildings, the "amenities"...
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    Toronto The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Yeah, that video is ridiculous. He keeps referring to the idea of an outdoor mall in "Canada" as a bad idea, yet Toronto is further south than I think it's 27 of the 50 states? Because Toronto happens to be in a country with Nunavut or Edmonton, lumps the city in to make the idea of an...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Are only the two termini of this line's stops referred to as stations? The rest are "Stops"? I'm a little confused as to why "stops" are going to appear on the TTC Rapid Transit maps as the map otherwise only has transit "stations" on it - with the exception of the Pearson Airport "Stop"...
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    Oakville North Oakville Elementary #3 | 14.09m | 3s | HDSB | Hossack & Associates Architect

    Are three storey elementary schools very common in Ontario in the last 40-50 years? I can't recall many of them in the GTA suburbs (other than very old schools that were built pre 1970s)
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    Toronto Pinnacle Etobicoke | 137.76m | 43s | Pinnacle | Turner Fleischer

    Does McDonalds have a plan to open somewhere else in the area? Just noticed that it closed, guess it's been closed for a while now?
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    New University...where should it go?

    This sounds a little like that American rhetoric we hear so often. In Canada, University/college tuition isn't as extreme as it is in America. There's nobody going into 6-7 figure debt from a gender-studies degree. Let people study the things that are of interest to them? And, on the other...
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    Toronto Cloverdale Mall Redevelopment | 156.9m | 48s | QuadReal | Giannone Petricone

    Cloverdale is unique in that it has a good mix of national retailers but also many independent/local small businesses running out of the mall - I hope they get to stay, too. Not just the big brand names.
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    How to solve homeless issue?

    I ask this question seriously, but why would someone stop if the alternative (working.. getting a job minimum wage job) would not afford them any place to live in Toronto/Vancouver? You are no further ahead if you devote 40 hours of your life (or more) working.. so why do it?
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    Roads: Traffic Signals

    Speaking of Brampton.. can we get lights (or a roundabout) at Countryside and HeartLake? Literally takes 15 minutes to turn left here.
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    Toronto 598 The Queensway | 15.24m | 4s | Queensvalley Properties | GG

    Again, some of Etobicoke's biggest institutions (read money makers) are at grade retail one block west of there - so I wouldn't say "that's it".
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    Toronto 598 The Queensway | 15.24m | 4s | Queensvalley Properties | GG

    This is precisely where retail should be required. You have Toms Dairy Freeze and Mamma Martino's just a block away, which bring large walk-up crowds, extending that is important. Would be nice to have ground level retail from Park Lawn to help make The Queensway the avenue it is meant to be.
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    Toronto Thirty Six Zorra Condominiums | 113.68m | 35s | Altree | Graziani + Corazza

    The podium is yuck, but the tower looks great.