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  1. W. K. Lis

    Plant Nurseries

    Places like Plant World and Humber Nurseries have gone (hopefully only temporary) from the retail scene, some turned wholesale only. We have only small retailers in the plant nursery business this spring. While there will be big box stores or grocery stores that sell nursery stock, they are...
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    Street Lighting

    Chicago’s night sky is about to become an orange memory, as the city nears end of LED streetlight replacement. But are the new lights better?` From link. The city of Chicago is swapping its sodium vapor streetlights for LED streetlights. The lights on Irving Park Road at Lavergne Avenue are...
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    Spadina Rapid Transit Line (Speculative)

    Couldn't the 512 ST. CLAIR streetcar be UPGRADED to become a new SPADINA LIGHT RAIL RAPID TRANSIT LINE? HOW? 1. Replace the single-point track switches with double-point tracks? Similar to the double-point track switches used by the heavy rail lines in existance and light rail lines being...
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    Mechanical Leaf Collection

    Etobicoke/York Collection and Scarborough Leaf Collection From link. Mechanical Leaf Collection back in 2018 was scheduled from Monday, November 12 to Saturday, December 8, 2018. This SERVICE, paid by our taxes, should be expanded to ALL parts of the City of Toronto. Contact your councillor.
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    School day/year/years duration

    There is more to learn these days compared to when I or we went to school. With the passage of time, there is more history. There is more technology to learn. There are more rules, laws, and instruction to learn. How do we compare with other schools around the world, to start. From link...
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    Total Eclipse—April 8, 2024

    Know its early, but mark it on your calendars on your smartphones. Total eclipse on April 8, 2024. From link. Invite your friends. Have a stay-cation on that Monday. Should be a good day to visit Niagara Falls, between 2:04:51 PM and 4:31:54 PM, with totality at 3:20:02 PM. Toronto will...
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    Better Word For Light Rail "Stop"?

    We have the word "Station" for the underground transit stops, but we have been using the word "Stop" for the at-grade "Stations" for light rail transit "Stops". The English language has used non-English words synonyms on many occasions. For example, "chair" comes from the Old French...
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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    There is an official Eglinton East LRT at this link. All the images come from that website. You can place your comments in this thread, but correspondence should be sent to either their contact page at this link, or via e-mail to EglintonEastLRT@toronto.ca Of interest to me, is the Kingston...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    From www.eglintonwestlrt.ca project history at this link. City Council approved ten (10) stop locations for the Eglinton West LRT to be carried forward, and if necessary, to update the previously approved EA through the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), as identified in EX29.1...
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT: Oakwood Station | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    Fairbank & Oakwood Stations Open House From link: April 6, 2017 Eglinton Crosstown Update: Open House Meeting Fairbank and Oakwood Stations Join us at our upcoming open house and learn about the future Fairbank and Oakwood stations, two of 15 underground stations on the new Eglinton line...
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    Wet 'N' Wild Toronto

    Even though it is actually in Brampton. With hits of warm weather to come, time to plan for your summer fun. After an absence of a couple of years, the old Wild Water Kingdom is now under new management, renamed, and "upgraded". The bad part is that it would cost more (inflation mostly)...
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    President Donald Trump's United States of America

    Effective replacement or continuation thread for the Who would you like to see win the 2016 US election? thread.
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    TTC: One-Person Train Operation

    Single operator subways another step in TTC modernization We would not be doing this if we thought the safety of our passengers or our staff would be compromised From this link. On Oct. 9, the Toronto Transit Commission will begin the rollout of one person train operation, or OPTO. Beginning...
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    Ped/Bike/Transit Bridge or Tunnel to Toronto Island?

    A bridge too far? The case for a pedestrian, cyclist link to Toronto Island It shouldn't be this hard to access the city’s best public space. From link.
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    Get your tickets here! For a small (actually LARGE) fee, of course.

    Used to be, to get tickets for an event, you or your friend had to get to the venue's box office to buy a ticket or tickets. You had to line up, wait in line, a purchase the tickets at the box office window. For cash. Nowadays, for the "convenience" of not having to do that, you can do that...
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    TORONTO Pan Am Sign

    After this year, 2015, and after the Parapan Am and Pam Am Games, the TORONTO sign may go on a "tour" of Toronto. Where do you like to see it?
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    Sidewalk plowing

    Montréal plows its sidewalk, entirely. See link. In Toronto, only some areas get their sidewalks plowed and salted. It is time for Toronto to plow ALL its sidewalks. See story at this link. Please, do not park your motor vehicle in your driveway in such a way in that it overhangs or sits...
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    2014 Municipal Election: T.O. District School Board & Catholic School Board Trustee

    http://youtu.be/U9c_KttvQPU You do know that Monday, October 27, 2014 is also election day for school trustees.
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    Cne 2014

    The CNE will be running this year from August 15 to September 1, 2014, see this link, However, August 16 to 17, the TTC's Line 1 will be closed from St. Andrew Station to King Station, for Union Station second platform work. Don't know why they scheduled that work during the CNE. There will...
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    Ontario Flag needs replacing

    Ontario's flag has been in existence only since its adoption on May 21, 1965. It combines the Canadian Red Ensign with the Union Jack in the upper-left corner, and the Armorial Bearings of Ontario to the right. The Shield contains the Cross of St. George on a white background, representing...

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