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The sidewalk isn't a big deal outside of snow. Yes you have riders getting off miWay and walking to Kipling, but most of it at peak time. Even then, it's not that bad like everyone is making it out to be.

The sidewalks around the Kipling station are too narrow in the first place. The east sidewalk is supposed to be widen once the construction is finish for the tower.

Once miWay moves, feet traffic will be light until more development is added to the area. Even then, people will hop the TTC bus to the TTC station, unless they want to use miWay.

Bloor is a dead road for TTC. miWay picks up and drop riders off in between major roads and it various at the time of day. A lot of those riders live along the Bloor route in Toronto in the first place.
Actually the east sidewalk was supposed to be finished before above-ground work on the building commenced. If I had put money on them reneging that particular clause of the approved plan...
 

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Incorrect. Stollers. Impassable basically.
You are pushing it on these, as next to none show up in the first place based on my visits. Can't speak to other times since I am not there in the first place. They can work there one at a time going in the same direction, but not both direction for sure.

Why do an east sidewalk before construction starts or finish when it will get damage?? It will be done one way or another after construction is done since the sidewalk is close at this time. Have your say in 18 months from now, other saying it has been rebuilt.
 

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You are pushing it on these, as next to none show up in the first place based on my visits. Can't speak to other times since I am not there in the first place. They can work there one at a time going in the same direction, but not both direction for sure.

Why do an east sidewalk before construction starts or finish when it will get damage?? It will be done one way or another after construction is done since the sidewalk is close at this time. Have your say in 18 months from now, other saying it has been rebuilt.
You nailed it - you're not there daily. I respect that you get around a lot and document all these projects extensively - but you don't live there, so your comments about how the sidewalk is just fine are irrelevant. Just this morning there was approx 40-45 people waiting to cross SB at Subway - backed up past the hydro pole and spilling onto the street.

And I'm not saying that the E sidewalk now would be a great idea, I'm saying it was what the developer and City officially agreed on. And it didn't happen. Considering they've ruined the other adjacent sidewalk (Dundas), they've penned in a whole community of people - more than the whole town I grew up in.

So try taking a quick jaunt across the street to Shoppers, or even the Starbucks at St Albans. It's not a workable situation for residents or other people walking through. Not to mention Main & Main have essentially taken over a lane of traffic as well. It is a very difficult time to live in this neighbourhood.
 

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Steel going up for the first haft of the pour slab for the station. Another truck load of steel arrived as I was shooting the site. No idea why that tall structure north of the driveway is needed unless the bridge will connect to it or for mechanical equipment. Interesting how the steel is form.

Lots of Metrolinx problems on this project and par for the course. Don't ask as it may get some people in hot water and not talking the low end.

New curve high wall at the north end being form. You can see where the new tunnel will connect to the exiting one now.

Give a royal cheer for Guild Electric as they are a head of schedule for getting the footing and anchors in place for the new traffic light intersection at Acorn and Dundas. Some poles are going up as well. Still haven't got six point finish yet.

Photos will follow when I have time since we are gone as of Sat for 3 weeks
 

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Looks like most the steel will be up for the new terminal by the end of next week. They have installed a truss walkway over the main terminal and steel frame to the north. The terminal most likely be enclosed by year end.

The first section on the tunnel between the new terminal and the old TTC tunnel is in the process of having the roof form for it. The rest could be finish by the end of the year or early next year.

The first haft of the west noise wall for the west condo is in place and getting ready for the 2nd haft.

A first for Guild Electric as they have the new traffic lights in place for the new TTC entrance/exit at Acorn as well the concrete medium. Work taking place in forming the curbs for TTC entrance/exit as will for Acorn itself.

No sign for the new stair/elevator on GO platform for the walkway bridge from the the new terminal.to it.






 

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Gee!!....Taken Metrolinx a month or so after the fact to post the write up on the bridge after I shot it back in Aug. it was already in place when I shot it. Still no sign of framing on the GO Platform for the walkway to the platform from the hub.

As of Sept 17, forming for the 2nd haft of the curve wall at the west end was in place. 25% of the tunnel is built from the hub to TTC tunnel and forming was taking place for the floor for another 50%. From the looks of things until I get a better closer look at the east end of the new tunnel, looks like an elevator is going to go in either for the Kiss & Ride loop or for the tunnel so accessibility riders can get to the surface to use current Kipling ramp entrance to the bus concourse.
 

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Gee!!....Taken Metrolinx a month or so after the fact to post the write up on the bridge after I shot it back in Aug. it was already in place when I shot it. Still no sign of framing on the GO Platform for the walkway to the platform from the hub.

As of Sept 17, forming for the 2nd haft of the curve wall at the west end was in place. 25% of the tunnel is built from the hub to TTC tunnel and forming was taking place for the floor for another 50%. From the looks of things until I get a better closer look at the east end of the new tunnel, looks like an elevator is going to go in either for the Kiss & Ride loop or for the tunnel so accessibility riders can get to the surface to use current Kipling ramp entrance to the bus concourse.
The whole bridge is up, not just the northern section. In your shots the bridge over the tracks was not in place, which it is now. It's a much larger bridge than the earlier section. This happened this weekend.
 

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The whole bridge is up, not just the northern section. In your shots the bridge over the tracks was not in place, which it is now. It's a much larger bridge than the earlier section. This happened this weekend.
Thanks, as I wasn't sure from the photo.

Its possible that the new Hub could be open by June 2020 or sooner, since most exterior work will be done this year. The building and bridge will be enclose in the coming months. It will be the first section of the Transitway to open on time or ahead of schedule. A lot will depend on building the new TTC parking lot and moving the roof for the Kiss & Ride back into place.
 

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I was at the Mississauga City Centre transit terminal by Square One yesterday, and there’s a public consultation going on, with maps of proposed MiWay routes that will terminate at Kipling instead of Islington once the Kipling transit hub is operational. What’s interesting is they have a specific date for the changes: I think it’s Sep 17, 2020.
 

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I was at the Mississauga City Centre transit terminal by Square One yesterday, and there’s a public consultation going on, with maps of proposed MiWay routes that will terminate at Kipling instead of Islington once the Kipling transit hub is operational. What’s interesting is they have a specific date for the changes: I think it’s Sep 17, 2020.
That date sounds about right. While the structure is largely in place, there's a lot of work to be done on the terminal before first use.
 

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