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    2018 Municipal Election: Toronto Council Races

    I have to concur with what others have said: Mihevc is positioning himself as a controllable-progressive. He is okay with being a tabby cat for Tory, just so long as he gets a taste of the cream. The Scarborough subway being turfed next term will rely significantly on Matlow being re-elected...
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    2018 Municipal Election: Toronto Council Races

    Christina Liu (sex ed opponent, now running for council in Ward 17) is now touting the endorsement of Mel Lastman on signs (that are way too detailed to be taken in while people are driving by at 40 kph). Even walking by them, you have to squint and realize who that old guy with the candidate...
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    Political Landscape of Toronto (including Ward Boundary Review)

    An added wrinkle is that the school boards now have to play catch-up. As the TDSB is limited to 22 trustees, a ward boundary review is now necessary. Three trustees will be representing 3 wards each now, as the trustee boundaries must align with council's. I suspect that downtown trustees are...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    If they do by some miracle pull it off, then the ordering 60 extra vehicles conversation going to come sooner than some anticipated.
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    Political Landscape of Toronto (including Ward Boundary Review)

    I could see someone in the Andrew Cash mould, if not the man himself, making a play for one of the three wards. For a former MP, he has been keeping his name in the news.
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    Cry me a river.
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    An "independent" Scarborough would be dependent for a lot of things. Transit, police/fire/EMT, libraries, etc. … In fact, an independent Scarborough would automatically mean the re-establishment of some form of Metro, with the remainder of Toronto holding all the cards over all those files...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    I have a very difficult time believing this: it assumes a base level of cynicism on the part of the TTC as to strain credulity. Moreover, such a theory removes the blame from sitting squarely on the shoulders of Bombardier, where it rightly belongs. If Bombardier had actually honoured its...
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    Toronto Hotel X (was Hotel in the Garden) | ?m | 27s | Exhibition Place | NORR

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/12/troubles-at-the-hotel-x.html
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    Mayor John Tory's Toronto

    With more than 2 years left in the mandate, that's more than a caretaker role of passing along requests to city departments from constituents. Six months, a year, perhaps. Not here.
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    Toronto Spadina Subway Extension Emergency Exits | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    Lovely-looking station, although almost completely reliant on commuters, since there is no local residential population to speak of. Can't see it being much used after office hours and on weekends.
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    Toronto Spadina Subway Extension Emergency Exits | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    "Tim and Jan Edler's 'LightSpell' (not yet installed), will allow users to spell out messages for others to see." I can see this getting out of hand pretty quickly. Will said messages be moderated before display? Otherwise, cue said installation being turned off in six months because passengers...
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    Toronto Crosstown LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | Arcadis

    I'm expecting a Starbucks in Mt. Dennis before too long.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    By not opposing the task force, Byford can't be labelled obstructionist, and is essentially handing ownership of the cuts to Tory. You want to get rid of the discounted Metropass program? Fine. Mr. Mayor. Here are several thousand emails/phone calls from outraged constituents who will be making...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Aside from being a political non-starter (no politician is ever going to encourage people to use transit less), here's why: The TTC runs service with seats and space for passengers, whether it is used or not. This is a fixed cost. It loses less money if there are more passengers who pay fares...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Now that Rob's gone, and Mikey is looking a little too moderate for his tastes, Worms has found a new vastly inappropriate conservative male authority figure to latch on to. http://thestarphoenix.com/opinion/editorials/god-put-conservatives-on-earth-to-stop-taxes-everywhere-forever-brad-trost
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    I imagine any legal action will be happening over and against the gnashing of teeth from Liberal MPPs from Thunder Bay. According to them, Bombardier can do no wrong. Ever. It's the rest of the world that's wrong!
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    Mississauga Hurontario-Main Line 10 LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Ah, Sim City 2000. Where you could have waterfalls that would go nowhere just so you could build a load of dams for non-polluting power.
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    Mississauga Hurontario-Main Line 10 LRT | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    Mega City One, here we come! Please name the first mega block Peach Trees. It would mean so much.
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    Sheppard Line 4 Subway Extension (Proposed)

    If the Sheppard LRT money is sacrificed for the SSE and Eglinton East LRT (or worse, just the SSE), then the cynicism demonstrated by some politicians will astound me. They would rather give their constituents on Sheppard absolutely nothing - nothing at all - than have an LRT *already...

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