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The secondary entrance on the southwest corner seems like such a missed opportunity. To come out the front door you will be walking up the stairs past the level of the Kay Gardiner Beltline, and then once at the top there will be stairs on the outside to go down to the Kay Gardiner Beltline. They could have put in another door on the Beltline and made the path a quick walkway from the apartments on the north side of Eglinton without crossing the street, and with appropriate lighting a walkway into the neighbourhood.
They may have decided against it because of what befell the Nordheimer exit at St. Clair West:
St. Clair West’s exit onto Nordheimer ravine was locked and roped off due to lack of use and safety concerns
excerpt from: https://transittoronto.ca/subway/5106.shtml
 

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How old is this photo as it missing a lot of things like TTC bus terminal and the GO Stations?? Otherwise a nice view that we will most like never see.

A real nice shot of Toronto Skyline
 

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How exactly are the vehicles stored in the yard? Do they drive automatically to park in the outside multiple rows of tracks? Do the drivers get off at the TTC operations building's platform and then drive on their own? If not, how do drivers get on and off?
 

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As a recreational cyclist, an entrance directly on the Beltline, complete with bike racks and even a set of bike repair tools, would be great, especially given the high cyclist traffic on the Beltline.
That's literally what everyone for the past ten years have been saying. But the TTC is against any subway entrance/exit in a park/trail or secluded location for safety reasons. It's unfortunate and really wished this was an exception.
 

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Thanks.

Do that shot today will see a huge different all around for the area. Even the skyline will see some changes as well.

As a note, there are a number of sections along the ROW that now have handrail to stop people crossing the tracks in mid block.
 

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How exactly are the vehicles stored in the yard? Do they drive automatically to park in the outside multiple rows of tracks? Do the drivers get off at the TTC operations building's platform and then drive on their own? If not, how do drivers get on and off?
Once everything is set up, the system in theory is capable of completely automated operation, even in the yard. Whether they will actually use this capability, I don't know.

At this point however, the signal systems are still a work-in-progress and so I doubt that the automation capability is live.

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That's literally what everyone for the past ten years have been saying. But the TTC is against any subway entrance/exit in a park/trail or secluded location for safety reasons. It's unfortunate and really wished this was an exception.
The TTC could have installed lighting and loudspeakers that play classical music to deter loiterers and vandals. Even they had done so in various subway stations in the past. Chaplin station would be excellent for classical music.


Another major advantage of using classical music is the fact that many composers have been dead for over a century. This means that classical music is in the public domain and the TTC does not legally need to pay anything for the rights to play them.

At least there would be Eine kleine Nachtmusik (a little night-music) to keep the peace during the night.

It's always good to have some music in the background, even if it's Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

The music would be played across all Four Seasons, including those by Vivaldi.
 
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The TTC could have installed lighting and loudspeakers that play classical music to deter loiterers and vandals. Even they had done so in various subway stations in the past. Chaplin station would be excellent for classical music.


Another major advantage of using classical music is the fact that many composers have been dead for over a century. This means that classical music is in the public domain and the TTC does not legally need to pay anything for the rights to play them.

At least there would be Eine kleine Nachtmusik (a little night-music) to keep the peace during the night.

It's always good to have some music in the background, even if it's Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

The music would be played across all Four Seasons, including those by Vivaldi.

Lighting and music activated by motion of humans, deer, raccoons, coyotes!
 

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