Agreed completely but this also means that Metrolinx has an opportunity to take feedback from this early stage and then incorporate it into the final signage when that signage is put up.Part of the reason why the wayfinding may be such a mess right now is because the reno is only ~1/3rd completed. A lot of the access points between the concourses are either the old ones (likely in inconvenient locations for easy wayfinding and passenger flow), or temporary ones. I'm sure when getting somewhere doesn't involve going through two hallways that are boarded up and then making a left up a set of temporary stairs, the wayfinding signage will improve as a result.
1) I assume it will be through the moat, Great Hall and/or Platform 3Two questions:
1)After Pan-Am, when the Bay Concourse is set to begin renovation, can someone tell me what is the proposed walking path from the GO Trains to the TTC station?
2)On an unrelated note, whats the deal with the exterior glass roof above the GO trains? It seems like it covers about 20% of the length of the train, and it doesn't look like anything else is set to cover the remainder - is this by design or was the original design aborted due to cost/schedule?
It will be extremely unfortunate to lose the mostly-inside path (only having to cross the moat) to get to the TTC, if that's what you are saying. What is Platform 3?1) I assume it will be through the moat, Great Hall and/or Platform 3
2) Apparently the dank shed is 'heritage' and as such some of it has to be retained.
Until 2017 .... Then TTC-Union becomes much better!It will be extremely unfortunate to lose the mostly-inside path (only having to cross the moat) to get to the TTC, if that's what you are saying.
On one hand that would make sense. On the other hand, the west Bay teamway is already pretty packed with people walking down Bay Street. If all the subway traffic gets diverted there as well, it may not be able to handle it.However, I think Metrolinx will put up a covered walkway to keep commuters dry in the moat-lengthwise walk to the center Great Hall entrance, then walking eastwarss, you now have a direct stairway to the new concourse.
Or just use the Bay teamways, I believe both east/west remains open.
The stairs between platform 3 and the Bay West teamway are currently closed. The exits to the skywalk, the stairs and elevator to the York concourse, stairs to the VIA and Bay concourses, and the exit to the bus terminal/Bay East teamway are all usable, but Bay West is boarded up as of today. If they reopen it that would be a great way to connect from York to TTC once Bay closes, but without it platform 3 is not going to be of any real use for connecting to the TTC.Until 2017 .... Then TTC-Union becomes much better!
Platform 3 is the northmost platform at Union, against the brick wall. It is the sheltered walkway to GO bus station, and extends all the way to Skywalk/UPX, with connections to both concourses. Platform 3 is a little known quick cross-Union-station shortcut..... shhhh; commuter secret!