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Those guard rails I pointed out earlier are definitely for traffic and permanent.

Also, good news or bad news for people wanting unobstructed views of the skyline from the bridge - it appears the Martin Goodman Trail will be running on the west side.
 

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Those guard rails I pointed out earlier are definitely for traffic and permanent.

Also, good news or bad news for people wanting unobstructed views of the skyline from the bridge - it appears the Martin Goodman Trail will be running on the west side.
Regardless, the area is gonna be beautiful.
 

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Getting ready for paving.

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Are those really gonna be the streetlights for Villiers Island? Or are they just temporary?
I was hoping for much better.
They appear to be standard City of Toronto (THSL) streetlights. I assume that, if there is park lighting (as I assume there will be), it will be more appropriate. There is a rationale for having all lighting on a street the same - though I too wish that the City standard (or, more accurately, the THSL standard) were better!
 

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They appear to be standard City of Toronto (THSL) streetlights. I assume that, if there is park lighting (as I assume there will be), it will be more appropriate. There is a rationale for having all lighting on a street the same - though I too wish that the City standard (or, more accurately, the THSL standard) were better!

This street lighting is inappropriate, I don't recall seeing it in the streetscape renders that went before the DRP........but perhaps I missed it.
 

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This street lighting is inappropriate, I don't recall seeing it in the streetscape renders that went before the DRP........but perhaps I missed it.
I fully agree. They look even worse next to the beautiful bridges. These ones were shown to the DRP but Toronto Hydro must've changed plans. Still pretty bad...

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It's also very odd that utilitarian street lights will be used for the park. Why would they ever do that?
 

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I fully agree. They look even worse next to the beautiful bridges. These ones were shown to the DRP but Toronto Hydro must've changed plans. Still pretty bad...

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It's also very odd that utilitarian street lights will be used for the park. Why would they ever do that?
If the DRP was shown something that is not being installed I suggest you email Waterfront Toronto and ask them what is going on. It is POSSIBLE that they are not the final lights but just ones that THSL have in stock - there are many 'supply chain issues" at present and any special designs may be back-logged. (Yes, ever the optimist!!)
 

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To me, the definitive waterfront park lighting in Toronto is the fixture used in the eastern beaches, which is also 'dark skies' friendly.

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A newer version would obviously be LED; and one could play w/the colour if desired; a deeper blue, perhaps? But I think it's handsome, functional, and can excel from an ecological perspective.

On the subject of road lighting, we could obviously choose to extend the West 8 design for Queen's Quay here; but I also wouldn't be opposed to any number of other choices, including a road-sized version of that Eastern Beaches fixture, maybe in jet black, or possibly, if it doesn't come off too garish, the pop'in red from the area bridges.
 
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If the DRP was shown something that is not being installed I suggest you email Waterfront Toronto and ask them what is going on. It is POSSIBLE that they are not the final lights but just ones that THSL have in stock - there are many 'supply chain issues" at present and any special designs may be back-logged. (Yes, ever the optimist!!)
...because outside of that explanation, they're would be clearly value engineering things down. /sigh
 

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