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Everyone going on about how it should have been built.... I don't see anyone volunteering for their taxes to be increased....
 

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That's a horrible argument in this context, we should be optimizing over the capacity of service provided. The marginal benefit of the right transport infrastructure is very high. Also, Toronto has tons of economic growth coming in the next 20-30 years. Any other city in North America would be lucky to draw on all the future tax revenue potential we have.

At least Vancouver adds a tax hike with their transit projects.
 

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Was looking at the hole where The Salvation Army Church was by Yonge and it almost triple depth wise now. That one hell of a hole when it was a drive in almost a year ago.

Looks like they still digging it out as the long arm excavator was there. Can't see the bottom with all the bracing in the way.

Way behind photographing in this area and the longest of any place I shoot by 11 months.

Talking to locals while shooting, their biggest complaint was the weekend closure that should be done over night as well the shuttle buses with too many riders.

No way in hell to do this work overnight and need the weekends to do the work.

As for shuttle buses, saw a lot of empty buses on Yonge to about 20 on the artic's. If you didn't see a bus in one minute, you would see up to 10 in the next minute. My 40' left St Clair with 3 of us on it and 15 on the Artic from Eglinton. Never saw a bus with 20 or more riders on it and can't speak for all the buses other than the ones I saw.
 

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Slightly off topic but... Is anyone else concerned about the depth some of these LRT stations are at ? It appeared that the stairways and escalators in some stations are enormously long - if and when the escalators breakdown as they are apt to do, what does that mean for ridership?
 

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Slightly off topic but... Is anyone else concerned about the depth some of these LRT stations are at ? It appeared that the stairways and escalators in some stations are enormously long - if and when the escalators breakdown as they are apt to do, what does that mean for ridership?

Can't be any worse than the Sheppard Subway. Anyone who has been to Bayview, Leslie, Bessarion or Don Mills can tell you the agony of stairs.
 

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Slightly off topic but... Is anyone else concerned about the depth some of these LRT stations are at ? It appeared that the stairways and escalators in some stations are enormously long - if and when the escalators breakdown as they are apt to do, what does that mean for ridership?

Its pretty standard with bored subways. Its typical everywhere else in the world ive been with deep bore.
 

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The ION example is for a system that has more safety and priority features built into it still getting crashes. (and deaths) The crosstown will not have flashing lights, crossing arms, nor audible alarms which ION has.

The street running sections of ION, akin to those on the east end of the Crosstown, have none of these things.
 

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Eglinton Crosstown LRT
Construction Notice
UPDATED: Upcoming Concrete Pour at Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street
December 3, 2020
What Work Is Taking Place?
As early as Thursday December 3, 2020 crews at Eglinton Station will perform a concrete pour on the north side of Eglinton Avenue, east of Yonge Street. The concrete will form one of the permanent station structures underground. To ensure the integrity and continuity of the pour, work will begin as early as 4:00 a.m. and take approximately eighteen (18) hours to complete.

To safely perform this work, the north-south crosswalk on the east side of Eglinton Avenue will be temporarily closed during the pour, to allow enough space for concrete trucks to enter and exit the work zone. Concrete trucks will stage within the work zones. Traffic control personnel and/or a paid duty officer will be present, while this work takes place.

What to Expect
Noise from construction equipment including concrete trucks and pumps, can be expected. Please note that concrete trucks must remain running to allow for continuous turning of the mixer and to discharge concrete. Site lighting is required and will be positioned away from residential properties. Two concrete pumps will be set up within the work one. +7 concrete trucks are expected per hour. Expect delays while travelling through the intersection.

HOURS OF WORK
• As early as Thursday December 3, 2020
• The pour will begin at 4:00 a.m. and take approximately eighteen (18) hours to complete.
• Work may be rescheduled due to inclement weather and/or unforeseen circumstances.

TRAFFIC DETAILS
• No change to the existing traffic configuration is expected as a result of this work.
• Concrete trucks will stage within the work zones.

PEDESTRIAN DETAILS
• The north-south crosswalk on the east side of Eglinton Avenue will be temporarily closed during the pour.
• The crosswalk will re-open as soon as the pour is complete.
• Traffic control personnel will be present while this work takes place.

TTC DETAILS
• No impact to TTC is expected as a result of this work.
 

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Can't be any worse than the Sheppard Subway. Anyone who has been to Bayview, Leslie, Bessarion or Don Mills can tell you the agony of stairs.
I live close to Leslie station and I don't mind long stairs. Are long stairs worse than choosing a 3 times slower bus ride to avoid subway? If not, then it shouldn't affect the ridership. People who live there will use the stations. They won't start driving because stairs are longer.
 

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Keele & Eglinton Intersection back to normal with cycles lanes on Eglinton.
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