Exactly, if you want to attract people to the service, make it stand out.Whatever the reason is, using grey for on-street vehicles is outright dumb. Makes them less visible, and they look boring. Subways operate in a different environment. In a brighly lit platform, a subway train looks silver rather than grey.
That said, not a big deal. The rails and all infrastructure in place, the trains are running and carrying the passengers, repainting them a few years later will be an easy job if the public asks for that.
I'm sure the LRVs will eventually be littered with ads anyways. Should that happen, whatever colour they are right now doesn't even matter that much. But I honestly still think there needs to be a touch of colour, grey is such a depressing colour.Exactly, if you want to attract people to the service, make it stand out.
I wouldn't be so bitter about it if the stations themselves weren't as grey as London's sky.I'm sure the LRVs will eventually be littered with ads anyways. Should that happen, whatever colour they are right now doesn't even matter that much. But I honestly still think there needs to be a touch of colour, grey is such a depressing colour.
Thanks for the info! It's always nice to get some context from someone who's more familiar with the area. The Finch/Driftwood site I'm referring to, though, is the parcel south of Finch Street across from the church, behind the bus shelter. I doubt it would be any more likely to see infill, though.I think if there is any proposals they would be posted on this site first, after appearing on the city's website.
I'd like to see some more development along the corridor, I'd say the Finch/Driftwood site would be hard since it is a church currently, I don't think theyd give up prime land so easily for development.
Some good tower in the park intensification for sure there is only one that happened so far in recent history at the apartments east of Finch and Jayzel, they put a bunch of rental townhouses about 15 years ago.
There is currently a proposal for the SE corner of Finch and Milvan for yet another gas station that we dont need in the area. I know the plaza beside the new tim hortons at milvan went up for sale a couple years ago, that would make a great site. Also the Finchdale mall, Albion mall, Jane and Finch mall, and the plaza on the SW corner of Finch and weston would make great sites for mixed use.
Thistletown hospital lands were put up for sale for redevelopment by the provincal government 3 years ago not sure what happened with it: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2017/11/ontario-supporting-new-affordable-housing-development.html
There is currently a proposal at the carwash between the mcdonalds and burger king: https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-2370-finch-west-53m-15s-icon.28017/
And one near the subway station at keele: https://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/toronto-1315-finch-west-46m-14s-ctn-atif-aqeel.26802/