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crs1026

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I think it's just the usual subway politics. Ford lives in the area and doesn't want above-ground transit. And neither do his conservative party constituents.
Baby, meet bathwater.

There are legitimate concerns about traffic impacts at some of the major intersections. By no means does this justify end-to-end tunnelling.

Residents in the area are well connected in terms of residents' associations, and there are lots of people with the professional skills and connections to push buttons. The surrounding neighbourhoods are autocentric by design.

Its a Ford Nation heartland.

- Paul
 

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Remember that Ford lives around the corner from Eglinton and Kipling. Perhaps he doesn't want to look at a giant trench.
I think it's just the usual subway politics. Ford lives in the area and doesn't want above-ground transit. And neither do his conservative party constituents.
Mississauga also went PC Provincially, so being able to say they extended 'the subway' to Mississauga will look good on their resumes too.
 

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Mississauga also went PC Provincially, so being able to say they extended 'the subway' to Mississauga will look good on their resumes too.
That's right, it is considered a Subway.... Makes even more sense.
Except they haven't exactly been spinning this project as "we're bringing the subway to Mississauga". At least so far.
 

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The province and Metrolinx seem like they are going to move very quickly on this and the Ontario Line.

Let's say for the sake of argument that they accomplish their objective and there are shovels in the ground in time for the 2022 election. What does that say about red tape in this province under previous regimes?
 

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Planned location is the parking lot next to the alt hotel the area boarded by Airport Rd, Hwy 409, Viscount Rd, and, roughly, American Dr.

The red circle outlines the site where the GTAA hopes to build the transit hub. (Greater Toronto Airport Authority/Submitted)


The glass-roofed building at the centre of this rendering could become the area you arrive at Toronto's Pearson International Airport in the future. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority said it thinks the surrounding buildings will be a mix of office, commercial and hotel space. (GTAA/Submitted)

From link.

They could "rough-in" the station box and trackbed now for the Eglinton West LRT and Finch West LRT, then wait for the rest of the LRT to be built.
 
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Except they haven't exactly been spinning this project as "we're bringing the subway to Mississauga". At least so far.
"MPP Anand provided an update from Queen’s Park, focusing on the provincial government’s budget for 2019, which included funding for the Eglinton West LRT and the Eglinton Crosstown West Subway Extension to Pearson Airport."
 

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"MPP Anand provided an update from Queen’s Park, focusing on the provincial government’s budget for 2019, which included funding for the Eglinton West LRT and the Eglinton Crosstown West Subway Extension to Pearson Airport."
Must be using "subway" in the dictionary definition of "an underground electric rail system". Some of the non-transit using "conservative" followers may think it means "underground heavy rail rapid transit", while some of us transit users hope it means "light rail rapid transit" (above or below or surface running).
 

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The red circle outlines the site where the GTAA hopes to build the transit hub. (Greater Toronto Airport Authority/Submitted)


The glass-roofed building at the centre of this rendering could become the area you arrive at Toronto's Pearson International Airport in the future. The Greater Toronto Airports Authority said it thinks the surrounding buildings will be a mix of office, commercial and hotel space. (GTAA/Submitted)

From link.

They could "rough-in" the station box and trackbed now for the Eglinton West LRT and Finch West LRT, then wait for the rest of the LRT to be built.
How long of a walk will it be from the transit hub to the train terminals?

A lot of the American airports have a 10+ walk to the transit facilities. Does't make for a pleasant experience
 

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"MPP Anand provided an update from Queen’s Park, focusing on the provincial government’s budget for 2019, which included funding for the Eglinton West LRT and the Eglinton Crosstown West Subway Extension to Pearson Airport."
Doesn't that create confusion? Eglinton West LRT and Eglinton Crosstown West subway extension. One might confuse them for two different projects.
 

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The province and Metrolinx seem like they are going to move very quickly on this and the Ontario Line.

Let's say for the sake of argument that they accomplish their objective and there are shovels in the ground in time for the 2022 election. What does that say about red tape in this province under previous regimes?
The problem has never been “red tape”. More like false starts that were cancelled and redirected by new governments.

Apart from the surface vs tunnel issue, the premise for Eglinton West LRT is the same as it was when McGinty trimmed the Eglinton LRT project in what... 2011? Had that not happened, the western extension would be nearing completion as part of Crosstown.

Design on the Relief Line was progressing well until Ford hijacked the project. Let’s see if the Ford design has the same rigour as that design effort. We will see if there are changes or rework after the initial contract is let. Changes are a big source of cost overruns.

- Paul
 

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