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St Lawrence Market

There is someone making test bores in the parking lot (NW corner Front & George. I have seen this here before about 6 years ago but it is the last surface lot in the area and I can see some massive building being squeezed onto it!

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It is worth remembering that the buildings on Front & George adjacent to this lot (the Coras to the north and the Booster Juice to the west ) are NOT old. They were 'recreated' in the 1980s

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Another collision with a car up on the sidewalk at Jarvis and Front, just around the corner from where the King streetcar was derailed by a car a few weeks ago:

I feel very unsafe walking in that area, with all the cars running the yellows/reds, and this is why. I wonder if cops were on duty directing traffic in the intersection when this happened?
 
Another collision with a car up on the sidewalk at Jarvis and Front, just around the corner from where the King streetcar was derailed by a car a few weeks ago:

I feel very unsafe walking in that area, with all the cars running the yellows/reds, and this is why. I wonder if cops were on duty directing traffic in the intersection when this happened?
Unsurprising. People seem to think being frustrated by traffic is an excuse to drive recklessly. Ultimately, drivers end up hurting others and they are protected, so the incentive to think about others is low.

Also, everyone that lives south of Esplanade drives like an insane person - don't know what their problems are.
 
I feel very unsafe walking in that area, with all the cars running the yellows/reds, and this is why. I wonder if cops were on duty directing traffic in the intersection when this happened?
It’s less frequent that I see traffic cops in this intersection than up at King and Jarvis. I feel like it’s safe to assume this car wasn’t directed through by police considering it managed to crash seconds afterwards. Personally, I never walk along Jarvis anywhere south of Queen, it’s an incredibly hostile environment.

For those who missed it, the topic of reducing lanes on Jarvis was discussed in the market north thread a month or two ago. The sort of conclusion was that there need to be incremental changes made all the way up Jarvis + Mt Pleasant to reduce traffic flow between here and the Gardiner. Simply choking this south part of Jarvis would bring more problems than it would solve.
 
Another collision with a car up on the sidewalk at Jarvis and Front, just around the corner from where the King streetcar was derailed by a car a few weeks ago:

I feel very unsafe walking in that area, with all the cars running the yellows/reds, and this is why. I wonder if cops were on duty directing traffic in the intersection when this happened?
When I get off the streetcar along King I always feel the need to be very cautious now and peek around it first before fully crossing the street given the frequency I have seen drivers pass stopped streetcars, including once a Wheel-Trans bus that went straight by with the streetcar doors open. Then there's the idiots who pass on the left using the oncoming traffic lane which has become so common I see it every week.

And it's not only drivers but escooter and ebikers think they have free reign to blast through transit stop waiting areas and through red lights too, and especially the crosswalk at Ontario Street they don't even know that exists.
 
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Publish Date: July 2, 2024 at 12:00 Noon
Issue Date: July 2, 2024 at 12:00 Noon
Submission Deadline: July 29, 2024 at 12:00 Noon
Solicitation Document
Description: New Connection to SCOTT STREET Sewage Pumping Station and Incoming Sewer, One New MH, 5.8 meters of 675 mm connection pipe, 4.1 meters of 1800 mm steel liner by hand mined, Bypass, and road restoration and markings.

This is THIS project

Last year, the City of Toronto successfully replaced the watermain and the city-owned portion of substandard water services on Scott Street from The Esplanade to Front Street East. As part of Phase 1 of the project, a new sanitary sewer was also constructed. During this construction, the City of Toronto identified additional improvements that could enhance system efficiency and save on future servicing costs. However, due to contractual and timing constraints, these improvements could not be accommodated in Phase 1. Therefore, those improvements will be addressed in Phase 2 of the sanitary sewer upgrades to the City-owned portion of this infrastructure. The work includes the construction of a new shaft and a 7-meter connecting pipe on the west side of Scott Street that is located at 100 meters south of Front Street East.
 
Taken 8 July.
I passed by last night. Seems to be obstructed by the grassy knoll on the west edge of the park, next to Scott St.
We ate lunch at Landwer a few weeks ago, the food was good and prices are reasonable for 2024. The staff was very professional and efficient. We liked the space indoors. I think the patio will look a bit nicer as the summer progresses and the plantings in the boxes grow taller. The patio might not have a clear view of the fountain, but it does have a nice view of the park and it's completely shaded/rain sheltered which is a nice feature many days. I'm sure they'll do very well with locals and tourists looking for a quick bite before a show at Meridian Hall or the Scotiabank or a Jays game, etc.
 
For what it's worth, RE/MAX has included Old Town Toronto in its new list of best places to live in Canada.


Old Town is said to be the first named neighbourhood in Toronto, gaining its name and neighbourhood status around 1815. Even in the modern day, you can experience historic character with its cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture, and local landmarks including St. Lawrence Market, the famed Flatiron Building, St. James Cathedral and the Distillery District. King and Queen Streets are a stone's throw away, and when life pulls you further from home, public transit is around every corner and the Gardiner Expressway is just to the south. Given its central downtown location, the majority of homes here come in condo and apartment form.
 
For what it's worth, RE/MAX has included Old Town Toronto in its new list of best places to live in Canada.


Old Town is said to be the first named neighbourhood in Toronto, gaining its name and neighbourhood status around 1815. Even in the modern day, you can experience historic character with its cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture, and local landmarks including St. Lawrence Market, the famed Flatiron Building, St. James Cathedral and the Distillery District. King and Queen Streets are a stone's throw away, and when life pulls you further from home, public transit is around every corner and the Gardiner Expressway is just to the south. Given its central downtown location, the majority of homes here come in condo and apartment form.
Well, Old Town/St Lawrence IS a great place to live but the criteria for this are unclear even in the full Remax Report (which is very brief! ) https://blog.remax.ca/best-places-to-live-in-canada/
 

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