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  1. alps

    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    This part of the UrbanToronto piece really struck me: Maybe I'm missing something but this plan (the Ontario Line in general) seems pretty ill-considered compared to the Relief Line. I also wonder if the smaller, shorter trains are going to result in a Canada Line-type scenario where the...
  2. alps

    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    Thanks! I just posted a screenshot there.
  3. alps

    Dundas West/ Bloor Mobility Hub +interconnected hub network (Metrolinx)

    Not knowing about this thread, I happened to contact Metrolinx about this tunnel and received the below reply yesterday. They said it will be completed by 2022 (which contradicts the reply given to Mrgeosim last month that completion is expected for 2023).
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    Toronto Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    I emailed Metrolinx to ask when the pedestrian tunnel between Bloor station and Dundas West TTC station will open. They replied that it will be completed in 2022 (no exact date yet known). (Sorry if this is common knowledge)
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Thanks for the info. As an outsider looking in I admit I am mostly ignorant about underground utilities and surface connections. I had no clue the Cherry streetcar would be extended southward. Here is the Preferred Alignment with 500 metre catchments: Here's a map with one station deleted...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    I was hoping there would just be one station between Yonge and the Don River. I think if you placed the Queen station box on the eastern side of Yonge and moved the "King and Sumach" station farther from the Don River you would still cover the bulk of that area within a 500 metre radius...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    Yes they are different cities, but I don't see why many of the successful practices of the Hong Kong MTR would not apply in Toronto. Greater commercialisation of TTC-owned properties, partnership with private developers to undertake topside development, more prudent approach to providing new...
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    Toronto Ontario Line 3 | ?m | ?s

    I had the opposite thought. It seems like there is an opportunity to delete 1-2 stations while still putting most within a 500 metre walking radius. Why are the stations in Toronto always so close together compared to modern systems in cities like Hong Kong? I think I have asked a similar...
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    Toronto Hullmark Centre | 167.94m | 45s | Tridel | Kirkor Architects

    Nonsense comparison. I live in Hong Kong, and by your logic Hong Kong must have worse traffic congestion than Toronto by virtue of population alone. Of course it doesn't, due to population density coupled with high-capacity public transit.
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    Toronto Southcore Financial Centre & Delta Toronto | 159.71m | 45s | GWL | KPMB

    Check out this tool:
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    Toronto Discovery at Concord Park Place | ?m | 28s | Concord Adex | BDP Quadrangle

    I like the coloured glass. Makes for an interesting focal point to a clean, crisp, but otherwise somewhat dull and rectangular base.
  12. alps

    Toronto The Yorkville Condominiums | 104.54m | 31s | Lifetime | Wallman Architects

    The M&T office should've had heritage designation/protection.
  13. alps

    The Shopping Mall Question

    shouldn't spout opinions on articles without reading them
  14. alps

    Toronto One Bloor East | 257.24m | 76s | Great Gulf | Hariri Pontarini

    That Scotiabank is cool!
  15. alps

    Shanghai's Expo trials get crowded, rocky start

    I'm not very impressed with the Canada pavillion..
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    Toronto from Porter Airlines

    Great shots, I love the look of the skyline extending up the Yonge subway line. I took Porter in 2007, was a nice experience with the island airport.
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    Star: Shopping wars: 'Screw it, I need some bags'

    'Cause some 17-year old part timer is liable to pass the word on to the regional office. I dunno, if I have a complaint, I don't do it that way. I had people yelling at me like it was my own decision, is my point. "My elderly mother shops here, what is she supposed to do, huh?!" "This is just...
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    Markham Remington Centre | ?m | 33s | Remington Group | Kohn

    What "dirty looks to non-Chinese" That doesn't happen :), stop making an issue where there is none. Plenty of white people shop at these places and if they were glaring at every single one of them...well, it doesn't happen, stop being ludicrous. This project looks great!
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    Star: Shopping wars: 'Screw it, I need some bags'

    Two years ago I worked at one of the first Superstores to get rid of plastic bags in Canada, and just thinking of some of the idiotic reactions we got makes me sick of this debate. No well-adjusted person freaks out at something as trivial as whether or not they receive plastic bags for free at...