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GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

^ The transit enthusiast in me questions why two tracks aren't shown there, but I assume the artist who did it wasn't aware. I assume the location would have two tracks...
 
Cross-posting from the Orbit thread. Innisfil GO renderings:
So Metrolinx can spare the expense of full-length canopies and inviting station entrances outside of Toronto, but within the city they only want to pop in a few shelters or partial length canopies along with the cheapest station entrance possible.

Makes perfect sense to me.
 
So Metrolinx can spare the expense of full-length canopies and inviting station entrances outside of Toronto, but within the city they only want to pop in a few shelters or partial length canopies along with the cheapest station entrance possible.

Makes perfect sense to me.

It does, actually. Service further in will be much more frequent. Don't need canopies as badly if one is just getting off and running for the subway or streetcar.

Those renders are a bit of asking the wrong question. The question for Innisfil is, what kind of development will surround the depot, and will it fulfil a full "15-minute" community. I think the depot design will complement a good town center nicely, but let's see the design. Hopefully there isn't a parking lot in sight.

- Pauul
 
So Metrolinx can spare the expense of full-length canopies and inviting station entrances outside of Toronto, but within the city they only want to pop in a few shelters or partial length canopies along with the cheapest station entrance possible.

Weston station:
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.23.11.png


Mount Dennis station:
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.23.31.png


King Liberty station:
RER_-_KL_RENDERINGS_-_2023_AUGUST_23_Page_14_Image_0001.jpg


Long Branch station:
artistic20rendering20of20long-branch-go-station-platform.494302.png


Exhibition station:
01_exhibition_aerial_2022_0207_print.jpg


East Harbour station
Architectural_Concept_GO_Platform_3.jpg


Guildwood station:
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.34.35.png


Kennedy station:
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.45.17.png


Agincourt station
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.46.08.png


Milliken station:
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.46.47.png


Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 18.49.20.png
 
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Station NameHas Full CanopiesProof
Long BranchPLANNED
2021_05_03_LongbranchRendering_Page_02.jpg

MimicoNO, not planned
Park LawnPLANNED
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ExhibitionPLANNED
47564-142547.jpeg

UnionYES
East HarborPLANNED
0gm5zlv93jzb1.jpg
DanforthPARTIAL, ONE PLATFORMhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Danforth_GO_Station.jpg/1200px-Danforth_GO_StationScreenshot 2024-01-25 at 6.00.18 PM.png.jpg
ScarboroughPARTIAL, ONE PLATFORMhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Scarborough+GO/@43.7169115,-79.2547205,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOC3u-HBimkva7MVVgbwWIYPg13MBw_MlCboNou!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOC3u-HBimkva7MVVgbwWIYPg13MBw_MlCboNou%3Dw203-h101-k-no!7i4608!8i2304!4m9!3m8!1s0x89d4ce4f3336f5b7:0xb351f2bca805bfa3!8m2!3d43.7169115!4d-79.2547205!10e5!14m1!1BCgIgAQ!16zL20vMDY5Y2oy?entry=ttuScreenshot 2024-01-25 at 5.59.49 PM.png
EglintonPLANNED
1670256223-20221205-eglinton-go-station-toronto.jpg

GuildwoodYES
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 6.02.21 PM.png
Rouge HillNO, not planned
KiplingNO, not plannedhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/K...!10e5!14m1!1BCgIgAQ!16zL20vMDR4bDF0?entry=ttu
Malton (technically not in Toronto)PARTIAL, BOTH PLATFORMS, PARTIAL LENGTH
Screenshot 2024-01-25 at 6.03.33 PM.png
Woodbine RacetrackUNKNOWN
Etobicoke NorthNO, not planned
WestonYES
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-23-11-png.535318
Mt DennisYES
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-23-31-png.535317
St ClairPLANNED, PARTIAL LENGTH
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-5-46-34-pm-png.535336

BloorYES
King LibertyPLANNED
RER_-_KL_RENDERINGS_-_2023_AUGUST_23_Page_14_Image_0001.jpg

Downsview ParkNO, not planned
CaledoniaYES
1692887431-20230824-caledonia-go-station-toronto-1.jpg
LansdowneNO, shelters onlyhttps://assets.metrolinx.com/image/...nx/smarttrackbloorlans-dec09-final_q4ptcu.pdf
Old CummerNO
OriolePLANNED
Relocation-of-Oriole-GO-Station-Offers-New-Connections-at-The.jpg
MilikenYES
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-46-47-png.535320

Finch-KennedyPLANNED
3jj42bu9r67c1.jpg
AgincourtYEShttps://urbantoronto.ca/forum/attachments/screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-46-08-png.535321/
KennedyYEShttps://urbantoronto.ca/forum/attachments/screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-45-17-png.535322/
 
6 of the 22 GO stations that are planned or already exist do not have canopies and are not planned to have any canopies

They are

Rouge Hill
Kipling
Etobicoke North
Downsview Park
Lansdowne
Old Cummer

2 are unknown
Mimico
Woodbine racetrack
 
Weston station:
View attachment 535318

Mount Dennis station:
View attachment 535317

King Liberty station:
RER_-_KL_RENDERINGS_-_2023_AUGUST_23_Page_14_Image_0001.jpg


Long Branch station:
artistic20rendering20of20long-branch-go-station-platform.494302.png


Exhibition station:
01_exhibition_aerial_2022_0207_print.jpg


East Harbour station
Architectural_Concept_GO_Platform_3.jpg


Guildwood station:
View attachment 535319

Kennedy station:
View attachment 535322

Agincourt station
View attachment 535321

Milliken station:
View attachment 535320
I'll have to applaud you for the fact checking that's a very good job actually. I should've been specific in referring to future/planned stations as part of GO Expansion, but nevertheless yes you're correct.

Station NameHas Full CanopiesProof
Long BranchPLANNED
2021_05_03_LongbranchRendering_Page_02.jpg
MimicoNO, not planned
Park LawnPLANNED
1667985776361-png.438099
ExhibitionPLANNED
47564-142547.jpeg
UnionYES
East HarborPLANNED
0gm5zlv93jzb1.jpg
DanforthPARTIAL, ONE PLATFORMhttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Danforth_GO_Station.jpg/1200px-Danforth_GO_StationView attachment 535341.jpg
ScarboroughPARTIAL, ONE PLATFORMhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Scarborough+GO/@43.7169115,-79.2547205,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipOC3u-HBimkva7MVVgbwWIYPg13MBw_MlCboNou!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOC3u-HBimkva7MVVgbwWIYPg13MBw_MlCboNou%3Dw203-h101-k-no!7i4608!8i2304!4m9!3m8!1s0x89d4ce4f3336f5b7:0xb351f2bca805bfa3!8m2!3d43.7169115!4d-79.2547205!10e5!14m1!1BCgIgAQ!16zL20vMDY5Y2oy?entry=ttuView attachment 535340
EglintonPLANNED
1670256223-20221205-eglinton-go-station-toronto.jpg
GuildwoodYESView attachment 535342
Rouge HillNO, not planned
KiplingNO, not plannedhttps://www.google.com/maps/place/Kipling+GO/@43.636955,-79.536287,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipMaYUGWMyZyUeYug0av1g6q0oj-peF3n958srCN!2e10!3e12!6shttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/p/AF1QipMaYUGWMyZyUeYug0av1g6q0oj-peF3n958srCN=w203-h152-k-no!7i4000!8i3000!4m9!3m8!1s0x882b37bfb8c98f97:0x7c323a41128ab1a5!8m2!3d43.636955!4d-79.536287!10e5!14m1!1BCgIgAQ!16zL20vMDR4bDF0?entry=ttu
Malton (technically not in Toronto)PARTIAL, BOTH PLATFORMS, PARTIAL LENGTHView attachment 535343
Woodbine RacetrackUNKNOWN
Etobicoke NorthNO, not planned
WestonYES
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-23-11-png.535318
Mt DennisYES
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-23-31-png.535317
St ClairPLANNED, PARTIAL LENGTH
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-5-46-34-pm-png.535336
BloorYES
King LibertyPLANNED
RER_-_KL_RENDERINGS_-_2023_AUGUST_23_Page_14_Image_0001.jpg
Downsview ParkNO, not planned
CaledoniaYES
1692887431-20230824-caledonia-go-station-toronto-1.jpg
LansdowneNO, shelters onlyhttps://assets.metrolinx.com/image/...nx/smarttrackbloorlans-dec09-final_q4ptcu.pdf
Old CummerNO
OriolePLANNED
Relocation-of-Oriole-GO-Station-Offers-New-Connections-at-The.jpg
MilikenYES
screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-46-47-png.535320
Finch-KennedyPLANNED
3jj42bu9r67c1.jpg
AgincourtYEShttps://urbantoronto.ca/forum/attachments/screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-46-08-png.535321/
KennedyYEShttps://urbantoronto.ca/forum/attachments/screenshot-2024-01-25-at-18-45-17-png.535322/
This is the list that intrigues me as it includes GO Expansion stations, and will be looking to see if these stations get their canopies VE'd out as they get closer to construction. I dont believe Exhibition or East Harbour will have their canopies VE'd out (even though East Harbour has been significantly cheapened), but i'm skeptical on Caledonia, King-Liberty, St.Clair, Park Lawn and to an extent Finch-Kennedy. The rest of the stations in this list are outside the scope of GO Expansion but yes it's fair to say that full canopies have been included in their rebuilds.
 
Is Metrolinx using that awful "T" logo for all future GO stations? Why wouldn't they just keep using the GO logo? It's iconic and easily recognizable.
The stupid T logo will be used because Metolionx paid a wayfinding expert to tell them that they need a symbol so that people will recognize all public transit. It's stupid to because it's only been used on a few Metoloinx projects and they have made lame excuses as to why it wasn't on others where it should have been. Also all the other transit agencies have said a big fat no to using it outside of anything that Metolonx is paying for, because they also don't see and for it.
 
The stupid T logo will be used because Metolionx paid a wayfinding expert to tell them that they need a symbol so that people will recognize all public transit. It's stupid too because it's only been used on a few Metoloinx projects and they have made lame excuses as to why it wasn't on others where it should have been. Also all the other transit agencies have said a big fat no to using it outside of anything that Metolonx is paying for, because they also don't see and for it.
Of all places Milton adopted the T logo!
IMG_1851.jpeg

I know it’s not the best way to do things here, but honestly think it should have been forced on everyone, alongside the entire wayfinding design that Metrolinx made in 2019. It could have been this:
You_Doodle+_2024-01-23T05_02_09Z.jpeg
 
Of all places Milton adopted the T logo!View attachment 535345
I know it’s not the best way to do things here, but honestly think it should have been forced on everyone, alongside the entire wayfinding design that Metrolinx made in 2019. It could have been this:View attachment 535346
It's still dumb and thankful Metrolink isn't forcing anyone else to use. It's stupid and dumb because it's entirely pointless and a complete waste of money. Nobody outside of Metrolinx and a few people in here actually know anything about the t symbol and what it means ot what it's supposed to mean and that's a major failure on Metrolink for attempting to use it for some reason and convince people that there is a problem and this random extra symbol that nobody knows about solves it.
 
Nobody outside of Metrolinx and a few people in here actually know anything about the t symbol
That’s because it’s only been used on a very tiny part of the GO network with no real explanation, it was supposed to be a symbol that represented the entire GTHA, if everyone adopted it the general public would soon know what it means
 

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