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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I’ve been following the Crossrail developments in London. I remember two years out from the originally scheduled completion, the underground station structures were complete, some escalators were installed, and some of the visual finishes (wall tiles, signs, etc...) were being installed. It felt...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    The complexity of a 12 storey building is noting compared to a transit system. I have a really hard time seeing this coming together in time. We’re going to need a significant amount of time for testing, which means that Crosslinx really has less than a year and a half to get two interchange...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Really curious to see how long Metrolinx is going to take to announce that the Crosstown is again delayed. Sooner or later some inquisitive reporter is going to do some digging around and figure out that transit stations typically aren't a pile of dirt a mere 22 months out from revenue service...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Yup, that looks like a transit station ready for revenue service in 22 months. Love the finishes here; the dirt aesthetic is very unique. Will Metrolinx be giving commuters pickaxes to mine their way to the trains, or...?
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    Toronto | Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    This trespassing charge is the Criminal Code violation, right? I’m surprised that would be a lower penalty than a simple administrative fine.
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    Toronto | Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    Between this, the Presto AG report, and their mishandling of the Crosstown LRT payouts, this agency has very serious accountability issues. And by that, I mean the agency is totally unaccountable. Metrolinx treats every aspect of their operation as some kind is state secret. This needs to stop...
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    Metrolinx: Other Items (catch all)

    this is what happens when you have an secretive, unaccountable and nepotistic PR agency calling the shots
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    Metrolinx: Other Items (catch all)

    Metrolinx can’t even get their toy train system with like 14 daily riders running properly, yet their CEO claims running a subway would be “easy”
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Ha. I wasn’t very happy to see Ford elected, but I had the feeling that the silver lining would be that he’d set the wheels in motion for Toronto to become a constitutionally protected charter city, with significant autonomy, albeit inadvertently. His time in office would clearly demonstrate why...
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    This Province of Toronto/GTA thing will never happen anyways. The energy should be focused on devolving powers to the municipalities with constitutional protections. We can achieve our goals just as well
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    22 months to revenue service... lol
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    Toronto | Untitled Toronto | ?m | 33s | Reserve Properties | IBI Group

    Generic branding perfect for a generic building
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    Proposed Charter City Constitutional Amendment

    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2019/11/05/toronto-should-have-control-over-its-future.html
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    Proposed Charter City Constitutional Amendment

    Don’t think there’s a thread for this. MPP Vaughan has announced that the federal Liberals are on board with proposals enshrine the City of Toronto with constitutional protections. Mayor Tory appears cautiously supportive of the initiative as well. Assuming the PC government is removed from...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Hard to judge these numbers without stated frequencies and passenger density. Last time Metrolinx produced capacity numbers, there was some questionable manipulation of the numbers going on, with unrealistically high frequencies
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I know a few people that insist the bus is more comfortable than light rail. No, I don't understand it either.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    They can’t build transit effectively, Presto is a dumpster fire, but at least they have really good PR and a whole lot of secrecy to absolve themselves of any public accountability whatsoever Back when that other party was in power, I used to joke that Metrolinx was just a glorified PR agency...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    They should write an article on how the Ontario Line will never properly relieve the Yonge Line congestion. In fact, maybe that’s why they stopped calling it the Relief Line! Ontario Line: Small trains for a more congested commute!
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    SmartTrack (Proposed)

    I really don't care what we call the official centre. It's the empasis on SCC, at the expense of other nodes in Scabeough that is silly. If we relaxed development rules at Kennedy Eglinton five years ago, we could be well on our way to having some nice density there. Eglinton Crosstown should be...

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