By the way, the CBC probably paid for itself last year with the hat trick success of Schitt's Creek, Workin' Moms and Kim's Convenience outside of Canada.
Had a look at Bloor St as well a few other things today and this will not be completed this year, other than the roads. Sidewalks will not be completed until 2021.
The 2 centre lanes west of Kipling needs paving and this will be none shortly as paving equipment sitting on site.
The south/west corner at Bloor and Kipling form for concrete. The eastbound bike lane starts past the church driveway.
Both corners on the east side of Kipling MIA with the sidewalk about 150-200 east of Kipling. The south sidewalk has a huge gap and both side of a road between Bloor and Dundas that is MIA.
No sidewalk on either side of the street between Bloor and old Dundas as well no sidewalk on the south side of old Dundas from Kipling to Dunbloor.
The south/west corner of Bloor/Dundas form for concrete, but a gap exist between it and where the sidewalk stops about 100' west of the enter section. The two east side corner need to be form and that shouldn't take much time to do.
The north/west corner at Bloor and Dunbloor MIA in both direction for about 150'.
The south/west corner at Dundas/Dunbloor MIA for about 150' on Dunbloor and non existing on Dundas.
Traffic lights installed for Dundas and Dunbloor intersection, but not in service. No idea what plan for Dundas with the barriers and pillions are
All new sidewalk built this year need paving for the bike lanes.
Trees have been planted for new sidewalks.
Until the framing for The Westward Apartments come down, the sidewalk and corner can't be done other than a new curb for that area.
Photos to follow when I have time to work on them.
Once all the roadwork is done, the lead foot drivers will take over the roads.
It looks like a change in contractor with Fermar doing the work now in place of being a sub.
...you have Councillor Stephen Holyday railing against the imposition of sidewalks on his Etobicoke constituents. “This is the way the road was built and, frankly, people are happy,” Holyday said of the approximately one-quarter of Toronto streets where the curbs are sidewalk-free.
You kind of wish these conservative suburban politicians would make up their mind: I mean, if pedestrians walking on the road while you’re trying to drive are a big problem, perhaps you shouldn’t also force them to walk on the road in your neighbourhood.
Or maybe there is a certain consistency: if you think people walking around is the disease, then perhaps you see giving them a place to walk as a major symptom.
Consistent or not, it was familiar. This city council, for a decade or more at least, has had a block that portrays any strategy to make streets safer as a “war on the car,” and mans the barricades in defence of motor vehicles at the first sight of a pedestrian or cyclist.
You can watch a long time and feel like every day is déjà vu all over again. And again. And again...
They all need work as there isn't a full section that can be use at this time. The south side can be use from Kipling to about 200' from Bloor St. You are better off using the road.^^ Can you give us an update on the raised cycle tracks in the area? Opened? Which ones need work?
What benches that are to be install when there isn't pedestrians walking the streets like ward councilors have stated???
We know there is to be an Y there, a city hall, affordable housing next to the Church for that new wide reclaim area, 30-40 story towers on the 2 street and a guessing game what the plaza will turn into. The land bound by Kipling-Old Dundas-Bloor-New Street can be park/plaza. The police station needs to be relocated to get a road into that area and to build X there as well. It's also a guessing game what will be built for all the other locations.That's the real challenge with this project. Changing the roads and putting in sidewalks was the easy part. Now we see whether the development creates a worthwhile community space. I'm not optimistic - sure looks like North York West or Humber Bay North to me. Big towers, spaced out, along roads that will never be transformed from anything other than busy arterials. The issue is not, where will pedestrians stop and sit, it's... why would anyone enjoy sitting there?
But maybe there will be an off-Dundas sidestreet or pedestrian square or outdoor mall/plaza included so people don't need to linger alongside all the traffic.