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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Could the Ontario Line be the impetus to re-route the Richmond Hill line through the Leaside spur? If so, would it not make more sense to create a less-circuitous route through downtown and align it along King? It would be an easier transition from the rail corridor underneath the Distillery...
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    Scotiabank Arena (Air Canada Centre) Renovations

    Anybody know the impetus for the full-scale re-cladding? The original silver-steel look appeared to be perfectly fine unless that cladding was at the end of its lifespan.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    I've seen some extensive excavation work along the 410 corridor from Derry south to Courtneypark recently. Did some digging online and looks like they're going to add some on-ramps to and from Courtneypark. The project work includes: The reconfiguration of the Highway 410/Courtneypark Drive...
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    Roads: GTA West Corridor—Guelph to 400

    I think MTO would have to completely re-do the Mayfield interchange in order for that to work. GTA West would also have to swing further north in that section to avoid the Acklands Grainger DC, auto mall and new subdivision immediately east of the 410. Expropriating that land would be incredibly...
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    Roadside Begging

    Anecdotally, I've noticed the presence of panhandlers has increased over the last 5 years or so. It's across all areas of the GTA now. I see an almost daily rotation of different people at the main intersections I frequent: 1. 403-Erin Mills 2. QEW-Erin Mills 3. 427-Dundas 4. 401-Morningside...
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    Toronto | CIBC SQUARE | 241m | 50s | Hines | WilkinsonEyre

    "Johnson? Come see me in my portable office."
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    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    It's certainly doable. I saw something like that when I was in LA last year. There is some separation of HOV/HOT lanes from general traffic on certain freeways in the form of ramps and flyovers. I-105 and I-10 interchange being one prime example...
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    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    Yeah QEW is a big one they need to address but luckily it's being done, however long it will take. I was mistaken thinking the HOV lanes were being extended south on the 403 but I have seen that PDF before. 403-QEW is needed and the QEW HOV lanes into Mississauga will be a good thing too. As for...
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    Roads: Highway 401 Widening - Highway 8 to Highway 410 (MTO, U/C, Planned)

    I'm thinking the 403 south of 407 will be next so the proper connection can be made to the EB and WB QEW and the HOV lanes can be extended. I also hope MTO will consider widening the 403 through Mississauga as it could realistically use another general purpose lane. A lot of bottlenecks in that...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Agreed. Even so, the smaller columns in the foreground look more like supports for the existing 100 - 500 level seating structure as opposed to holding up the fixed portion of the roof. Not an engineer either but I believe the larger, wider columns behind the roof structure are what help keep it...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Wouldn't be surprised if something similar to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is proposed for the roof. I know we've discussed it in the past but ETFE is the way to go. Architecture firm HKS, Inc., also responsible for the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium and the Indianapolis Colts' Lucas Oil...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Street width is definitely a good point regarding pedestrian flows. Ditto the noise complaints. It does get pretty rowdy, especially after games so despite the cool location, the backlash would be a pretty big deterrent. Rogers Centre and the surrounding area is drab on non-game days but I...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Explain how they're completely different when Wrigley and Fenway have minimal transit options within their vicinity. Parking is limited in both locations and I know Fenway limits the amount of vehicles in the area on game days. I believe they do the same at Wrigley. I've only visited Wrigley but...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Yup. Must be TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT HELL and DARK AND SCARY AND DIMLY LIT AT NIGHT. :eek:
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Umm that's why the idea would be to re-develop a lot of that area. You know, bars, restaurants, etc. Been through Liberty plenty of times and your claims of safety concerns are grossly exaggerated. Exhibition GO would require more expansion to the underground walkway but not like that's...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@41.9472026,-87.656495,3a,75y,45.41h,53.56t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNubWl18Q3yO3OVzoRAPOAgmPl419bNBMUIyiBe!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNubWl18Q3yO3OVzoRAPOAgmPl419bNBMUIyiBe%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya92.81622-ro-0-fo100!7i4096!8i2048...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    What? So you're implying people are scared of the dark as another reason why a stadium in Liberty wouldn't work?
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Those are all fair points but it's a better solution than Ontario Place which is far out of any transit connections besides driving. Downsview Park is a better alternative but still incredibly distant from the core and it's not a lively area in the slightest.
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Perhaps, but I'd liken it to something similar to Wrigleyville. You'd be stupid to drive into Wrigleyville and the same principle would apply here. Plus the Lakeshore GO is immediately to the south and along with the proposed LV GO station, that would make it more palatable. Who knows what...
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    Rogers Centre Renovations

    Site is about 200 x 200 metres. The Dome site is about 230 x 230 metres. Lamport + the parking lot to the south could easily fit a baseball diamond and a smaller, quaint and more personable stadium which seems to be what everybody wants.
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