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  1. cassius

    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    I second this, for these exact same reasons.
  2. cassius

    Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    I have to disagree with this. I spent 10 days in Tokyo two summers ago and found it to be quite easy to navigate. That map is insane but once you've taken a moment to look at it you can plan your upcoming trip quickly. It's fairly easy to figure out considering how large the system is and...
  3. cassius

    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    Thanks Dan. Didn't realize it was a new delivery. I had assumed the 4th car to start running in service was actually one of the first two test vehicles being put into production. Though I guess they both get shipped back to Bombardier for fixups before making it onto the route.
  4. cassius

    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    So we have 4 of the new streetcars running by the sounds of it. :) A number of pages back, someone mentioned that Bombardier would be ramping up production and expecting to deliver 2 per month. Has that started yet, or do we not start seeing them until April?
  5. cassius

    Toronto | Queens Quay & Water's Edge Revitalization | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    Is this a no-left-turn intersection? And if not, it doesn't appear there are any traffic signals.
  6. cassius

    Toronto | Parliament Street Data Centre | ?m | 5s | BRL Realty | WZMH

    I operate one. There's dozens throughout the city and a few larger ones in the 905 as well.
  7. cassius

    Toronto | U Condominiums | 184m | 56s | Pemberton | architectsAlliance

    This project is one of the very few that I find more attractive close up than from a distance. It's a nice change.
  8. cassius

    Are you voting strategically for Tory?

    In my opinion, Ford doesn't have a chance, and I think there's even a small possibility of a 3rd place finish for him. The way I see it, it's a split vote in the suburbs between Tory and Ford. Downtown may have a split vote between Chow and Tory, but likely only because many of those that...
  9. cassius

    General cycling issues (Is Toronto bike friendly?)

    I generally do about 2 meters. 1 meter is barely enough with pedestrians randomly stepping onto the road (my route is Queen St) and the safety issue of bumpy roads along the outer edges. But that's totally dependent upon the situation and a wide variety of factors. My rule is minimize...
  10. cassius

    Toronto | Mirvish+Gehry Toronto | 329m | 91s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    I don't want to be a downer, but this can easily just be a rounded-off number.
  11. cassius

    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    Except this isn't how it has worked - not by a long shot. Instead what's happened is that existing, and more affordable, rentals have seen that people are willing to pay much more in rent to condo owners trying to cover their mortgage with tenants. So they raise their prices too because they...
  12. cassius

    Trinity-Spadina by-election

    Here's my predictions, using zero scientific data. :) 44% - Liberals 36% - NDP 12% - PC 8% - Green
  13. cassius

    Toronto | 7 Labatt | 126.18m | 38s | TAS | HOK

    Does anyone care to take a guess about how long it'll be from here to demolition?
  14. cassius

    2014 Municipal Election: Toronto Mayoral Race

    For municipalities?
  15. cassius

    Toronto | Mirvish+Gehry Toronto | 329m | 91s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    I think the way this meets the street is much more realistic than the previous incarnation, though a little muted. I'm glad they've decided to respect much of the existing structures. Ground level and the first dozen floors or so look good. Going by the images so far, the towers are a disaster...
  16. cassius

    Ten York Street Condos | 224m | 65s | Tridel | Wallman Architects

    I think the Rob Ford's Toronto thread has the highest count. Or possibly the Metropolis thread. I remember that one having a high post count and the project felt like it took about 10 years.
  17. cassius

    Toronto | Mirvish+Gehry Toronto | 329m | 91s | Great Gulf | Gehry Partners

    Perhaps they just don't want this to play into their decision much because they know that element could easily be removed from the overall plan, or succumb to bait and switch. Or it could simply be removed after a few years and become something else all together.
  18. cassius

    Rob Ford's Toronto

    FWIW For Immediate Release April 30th, 2014 Tonight I want to take some time to speak from my heart to the people of Toronto. It’s not easy to be vulnerable and this is one of the most difficult times in my life. I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the...
  19. cassius

    2014 Municipal Election: Toronto Mayoral Race

    Agreed. And I don't see what you wrote above as being any different than, or at odds with, my comment. Can't we stop pretending that transportation modes, other than cars, shouldn't be considered and implemented if it's the wish or desires of some of these communities? Even if that means...
  20. cassius

    Toronto | Atrium on Bay Expansion | 82m | 19s | H&R REIT | P + S / IBI

    As did I. Shibuya (Crossing) felt like it was more a part of the community and a place that locals used and occupied, whereas I don't get that same feeling from Times Square. But for Shibuya, other than the feeding train station, there was also a lot more in the back alleys that were fed by...

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