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GO Transit: Union Station Shed Replacement & Track Upgrades (Zeidler)

Pictures from today.
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really just a massive shame they never extended the glass box all the way to both ends. It just makes the whole thing look incomplete and cheap, especially now that they ditched the green roof as well.
Seriously. If they wanted to save some of the train shed, it should have been relocated to somewhere else, either another less used station (ideally one with a heritage station building to go with it), or a museum.
 
The roundhouse museum is right there (obviously not all of it should go there but a small portion could). Besides that if they couldn’t find anywhere to put the rest of it, then it should just be scrapped… it isn’t that worthy of full preservation
 
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Widening the rail bridges at Lower Jarvis and Lower Sherbourne Streets.
I thought they were adding a crane base but obviously this is the embankment for the bridge extension. I thought I read something about a crane. I guess to a lift (from above, below or beside will be required at some time.

Today Jarvis St.
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really just a massive shame they never extended the glass box all the way to both ends. It just makes the whole thing look incomplete and cheap, especially now that they ditched the green roof as well.
I'm one of the few people on here that is pro-train-shed preservation, but without the green roof and proper interior accent lighting the project gets low marks in my books.
 
I'm one of the few people on here that is pro-train-shed preservation, but without the green roof and proper interior accent lighting the project gets low marks in my books.
How can you do a green roof on the shed without taking away its historic look? It would be akin to taking a steam locomotive and running it on overhead wires.
 
We all want European infrastructure here in Canada, why not Swiss steam engines too:View attachment 547718
I really want to argue that it isn't what I meant, but sadly, it's exactly what I meant.

Now, with the train shed roof, if we just leave it, eventually moss will grow on it. Is that green enough?
 
Utility bridge installed this past weekend along the south side of the Cherry St. rail bridge to fascilitate work on the GO Expansion OnCorridor Works Project. Same installed along the Parliament St. rail bridge the weekend prior. View attachment 569156View attachment 569157View attachment 569158
I didn’t know where to post this.

Assuming this is related to the track rework and moving the high voltage and communication and track control feeds.

Parliment street bridge north of the tracks.
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I noticed in the video Metrolinx made about the VR system that OnXpress is using, you can see both the new elevated pedestrian bridges connecting all the platforms being extended outside of the shed.

The west bridge seems to come out above what will eventually be the former UP Express terminal in the Skywalk.

The east bridge seems to come out of the east side of CIBC Square Phase II, and span across with a Yonge Street entrance on the south side.
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