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    Toronto | Promenade Mall Revitalization | ?m | 35s | Liberty Development | WZMH

    Walked the mall last night, Popeyes, A&W and Jolibee are doing very well. Carlton Cards is on it's final days of liquidation before closure. The Source, SoftMoc and Bikini Village are gone. Have heard that Old Navy is in the process of closing down and that they are getting clearance items in...
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    Never understood why they feel they need to beat the pedestrian on a green. Almost to the point of mowing them down. Another thing I have noticed as well on the VIVA corridors is that the pedestrian signals are now timed to go right after the left turn signals and before the green.
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    The other day I noticed that York Region has now banned right-hand turns on red at Bathurst St. and Clark Ave. I’m wondering if this is a trial study and if this has been put in place at other locations. My rough guess is that this is a trial to see if it deals with the extra long right-hand...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    All of this brings me to the old saying: “If it isn’t broken, why fix it?” They brought it upon themselves to mess with the old license plates. My question is, was there ever a open bid for this contract or was it sole sourced to 3M?
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    Fare evasion on the TTC...

    I don’t know what sort of agreement YRT has with York Region Police but I’ve noticed that York Region Police at times do carry out fare inspection duties especially in Markham on VIVA. Other times York Region Police accompany Fare Inspectors during end of the month blitzes. Majority of the time...
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    Any one else notice that there’s now radio ads by the City of Toronto telling drivers to be more aware of pedestrians and the rising number of road deaths. Its sort of ironic that they would spend money on these ads when drivers themselves probably aren’t listening to the radio.
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    Downtown Vaughan (VMC)

    I never noticed until this afternoon how prominent the towers around downtown are becoming. What really strikes is there’s now a skyline of downtown Vaughan. While on VIVA heading to VMC, at the CN Macmillan Yard Bridge you truly experience the new skyline.
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    York Region Transit: Viva service thread

    It was there prior to the latest website update. It’s strange that they removed it but I’m pretty sure they didn’t want people seeing how dismal the frequencies have gotten. Lately I’ve been using Google Maps to pull up the Viva schedules as they (York Region) has a partnership with Google to...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    New Presto Reader installed at the Viva stop at Finch: Hopefully they’ll be as robust as the existing ones.
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    York Region Transit: Viva service thread

    Just spotted a new Viva Presto reader installed at Finch. Never noticed until now.
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Wouldn't it be more appropriate to also reach out to European operators as these cars are based on existing cars on that side of the pond?
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    They’re paving the intersection of Newestminster and Centre today. Looks like the Region is trying to get Centre Street finished within the next few weeks. The new Promenade Viva stop is now lighted up at night.
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    Took a meander to the new Terminal tonight. The walk is far more pleasant than the walk from the fare gates to the Viva stop (southern end of VMC). I actually don’t mind the length at all. My guess would be the temperature, it’s about 20C based on my really rough estimate. The terminal is heated...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Not a good sign, hope the Crosstown won’t be facing these issues as well. Perhaps a sign that the Ontario Line should also be built as a traditional subway over whatever new bedazzling light rail technology. Ottawa LRT...
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    Toronto | D'or Condos | ?m | ?s | Cityzen

    From last week:
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Just a random thought here. What are the chances that Toronto Transportation will comply with instituting transit signalling on the Crosstown? The fact that they don’t care about the current streetcar routes says they won’t change. But can Metrolinx via MTO stickhandle Toronto Transportation...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    I noticed they removed the signage after someone called them out in copying the sign. Or at least altered their pic of the maintenance storage facility sign without the logo.
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    My understanding with regards to the ticket machines is to help alleviate the bus loading time. Specifically the 20 Jane route with everyone heading towards Vaughan Mills and Wonderland. They instituted all doors boarding at VMC to quicken the loading with VIVA Fare Inspectors checking for valid...
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    YRT/Viva Construction Thread (Rapidways, Terminals)

    Last week the top layer of asphalt was laid on both the eastbound and westbound lanes on Centre St. between Hwy 7 and Bathurst. Tonight they are laying down the red asphalt on the busway.