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  1. BurlOak

    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    Harris would qualify. Problem is he followed a horrendous NDP government, which force him to act quickly to restore Ontario's economy. It's basically the same thing with Ford - following 2 terrible Liberal governments, he had little choice but make drastic changes. Peterson was acceptable...
  2. BurlOak

    VIA Rail

    Sorry - I replied to a federal thread.
  3. BurlOak

    PM Justin Trudeau's Canada

    I think I proved my point. The one person who is most guilty is easily remember by you - and everyone else forgotten due to one-sided media coverage. The families may remember Marcel Lemay and Sam Gualtieri - but the fact is that the media and the left care nothing about them.
  4. BurlOak

    VIA Rail

    A police officer is killed at Oka, and he is forgotten. Under Bourassa A rioter is killed at Ipperwash, and Media still talks about it. Under Harris. A native beats a non-native citizen to within an inch of his life, and it is forgotten. Under McGuinty. Sometimes enforcing the law can get...
  5. BurlOak

    Gardiner Expressway Hybrid Design

    Your travelling level along DVP, and then have to climb to get over the rail tracks. First off, it takes about 160m to switch from level to 4% grade (highest recommended for freeway) . (Based on assuming K=40, corresponding to 90 design speed, and 80 posted). The grade varies from 0 to 4%...
  6. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    We've seen this story before. The ideal is somewhere between the 2 options on the table. Should we go with "Do Nothing", pick one of the binary choices, or find the optimum in-between. (Last time we went "binary", although with the amount of time it took to make the decision - it actually...
  7. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Gas plant was unique in that Liberals spent $1B to cancel their own plans. Gov't has always spent money cancelling others plans, or building/over-building far from ideal projects - but wasting huge sums of money cancelling your own plans was something rarely seen. This is maybe similar to the...
  8. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    The betting is it will go straight up Pape and out Minton Place - and then yes, just west of the Millwood Bridge. https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.6966191,-79.3531831,17z
  9. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    A couple of things I don't like here; Whereas Rob Ford, within 4 months of taking office, created an MOU to merge the Eglinton LRT with the SRT. Here, it took Doug 4.5 months just to tell Metrolinx to start looking into it. So essentially, the plan took 2 months to be derived. At least Rob...
  10. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    This Preliminary Ontario Line (POL) seems to acknowledge the benefits of building Pape with cut-and-cover. It also recognizes that the Carlaw jog forces the line so deep under that Sanitary sewer (on Carlaw) that it precludes cut-and-cover all the way to Mortimer, which makes the Gerrard and...
  11. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Here's what I've got for the Relief Line (Yellow), Ontario Line (Orange) and Concept Relief Line (Blue). The bottom of that blue line appears to avoid residential - so I say continue the cut-and-cover all the way down Pape and around to the East Harbour Station (or possibly just east of it)...
  12. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    This does look better. The questions it raises. 1) How about moving the TBM launch from King/Sumach to East Harbour Station box - and then continue cut-and-cover from here east and then northwards 2) How was this to get down from Queen - or was Ontario Place not even a destination then?
  13. BurlOak

    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    Liberals using Iperwash for political gain started the inaction trend.
  14. BurlOak

    PM Justin Trudeau's Canada

    Not just Africa - Iran too (actually I think it was from Germany). Trudeau criticized for shaking hands with Iranian foreign minister after deadly plane crash
  15. BurlOak

    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    A welcome change from the Liberals, who de-listed eye exams and chiropracty - and raised taxes to boot.
  16. BurlOak

    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    I think they might have it the on-street part through Golden Mile was not started when the PC's got in. As it is, that on-street portion through Golden Mile ensures that nothing will be extended farther East (unless paid entirely by the City).
  17. BurlOak

    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Also a bit surprising that the portion that the NDP prioritized as underground, the Liberals proposed as on-street - and now it will be elevated (?).
  18. BurlOak

    Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

    Back in the 70's, we bought about 1.5 km away from 401. The houses right next to it were significantly cheaper. Within a decade, those who bought cheap complained against the noise and MTO installed noise wall. These were the metal noise walls that bounced the sound away - so we actually...
  19. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    There are 4 routes here to consider. From 1920 until 1997, highway 11 was straight up Yonge Street. In 1929, when the Hogg's Hollow bridge was completed, it created a bypass for trucks who could go around the rim of the valley and join back up with Yonge closer to Lawrence. I am not sure...
  20. BurlOak

    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    That was built using cast-in-place concrete. were those joints created periodically to allow for shrinkage of the concrete to occur at these joints, instead of creates cracks in the concrete. There is a recess shown which likely had a gasket of some sorts between where the next segment is...

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