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Hmm, I question the desirability of this location, even with transit. Would offices want to be located to close to a noisy airport?
Depends where the offices are located. If they aren't near the flight paths, it shouldn't be so noisy. Also, sound proofing would help with keeping the airplane noise in mind.
 

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Depends where the offices are located. If they aren't near the flight paths, it shouldn't be so noisy. Also, sound proofing would help with keeping the airplane noise in mind.

Took a couple images from the current Master Plan (2017). Which pieces survive to the next plan are unknown.


Here you can see where Eglinton West LRT slides into play:
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Area 6A/6B are lands they are interested in redeveloping. 6A was the terminal expansion, 6B was commercial use.
Screenshot from 2021-03-02 11-28-10.png
 

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That somewhat defeats the primary purpose of Union West, which is not really bringing passengers to the airport. Pearson wants to build several million sqft of office space on land they own and collect revenue through it in an effort to reduce airport fees. Transit is primarily to ensure this office space is attractive; Harbour East is a competitor to the Union West concept.

Having strong transit connectivity at the airport is a nice side-effect but not something they'll volunteer to fund without strong office demand.

I have to agree, rail direct to the terminals is probably better no matter what. Having to take a crappy people mover for the last leg sucks. The US just changed their rules regarding bringing trains directly to the airport and they are cheering it, and we want to move in the direction of more people movers . . . .
 

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I have to agree, rail direct to the terminals is probably better no matter what. Having to take a crappy people mover for the last leg sucks. The US just changed their rules regarding bringing trains directly to the airport and they are cheering it, and we want to move in the direction of more people movers . . . .
In fact you'd have to WALK to the terminals considering that in the Transit Hub plan, the LINK train would also be removed. Unless a replacement for the LINK Train is built to serve the hub.
 

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In fact you'd have to WALK to the terminals considering that in the Transit Hub plan, the LINK train would also be removed. Unless a replacement for the LINK Train is built to serve the hub.
I'd think there be something - be it moving sidewalks heading in 2-3 directions, or a Heathrow 5ish people-mover underground.
 

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I wonder what will happen to the upx once egwlrt is built to the airport, will they keep it or repurpose it for the finch west lrt?
It is, but it's no where near enough capacity to handle a significant increase in ridership. And it's already at the limit of it's ultimate capacity.
Why not make it use the same technology srt uses?
 

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I wonder what will happen to the upx once egwlrt is built to the airport, will they keep it or repurpose it for the finch west lrt?

Why not make it use the same technology srt uses?
The UPX will still be the only link from downtown to person and the fastest. There is absolutely no reason for them to repurpose it.
 

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The UPX will still be the only link from downtown to person and the fastest. There is absolutely no reason for them to repurpose it.
What about the plan to convert the line to RER standards? This would involve the use of the same GO EMU's likely to be used across the GO Network. The EMUs can operate on the rest of the GO Network.

 

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News release for First Negotiations Proponent is out. Looks like IO really wants people to know these projects are moving forward as typically they wait until Preferred Proponent.


Aecon/Dragados built the current Crosstown tunnels (portion from Yonge eastwards) and is also involved in the Finch West LRT.
 
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