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TTC: Easier Access Phase III

Northern Light

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Great front page story on the Warden redevelopment - much needed. Looking forward to a future Housing TO site on the development land created!

It is a good piece, though I believe it has an error in this paragraph:

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The bus concourse is being lowered to the same level as the subway concourse/mezzanine; not to the subway platform level, which wouldn't make much sense given that the subway is an island platform running perpendicular to the bus terminal.
 

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That makes more sense, thanks.

So basically, there are 3 levels - level 1 (at-grade) for bus, level 2 for concourse and level 3 for subway.

I guess I shouldn't make a comparison to Kennedy? (or is Kennedy 4 levels?)
 

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Yes, agree 100% - the first HOUSING NOW site at Warden on the North Parking-Lot should start construction this year.

We expect future city lands for new affordable-housing to become available closer to the TTC Station on the South side in future years, as rendered by Choice/Loblaws in this "Conceptual Block Massing (2021)" for 685 Warden.
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Did anyone else pickup that Yorkdale's elevator opened? The TTC website says the station is now accessible. Strange that there was no formal announcement.
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Haven't been to Yorkdale because of COVID-19. Have they finished repairing and lighting up the station’s Arc en Ciel? Also haven't heard a peep.
 

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Haven't been to Yorkdale because of COVID-19. Have they finished repairing and lighting up the station’s Arc en Ciel? Also haven't heard a peep.
The elevator is in service one of the temporary stairs has been removed presumably to put in a new escalator, the other is still open. No sign of work on Arc en Ciel but it may be one of the last things they do although there is scaffolding up at the south end of the station platform so they may be doing it in sections with the north end last. I've been there twice in the last couple of weeks, one day was when they were limiting the number of people into the mall and had the walkway to the subway closed and the other was on Monday and everything was open as normal..
 

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Reading the report going to the Commission next week, find it odd they are saying construction starts on Islington new terminal in 2023 with the elevator being in service in 2024 and full completion in Q2 2026. Can't see it taking 3 years to build the new terminal when it should take no more 18 months. They have to build a tunnel from the current concourse to the terminal that will be short section.

If TTC is smart, they would build a ramp from the street level to the concourse/tunnel area since the street level will be lower than the current entrance. The only elevator will be in the terminal itself.

Doing the ramp entrance will allow faster access for everyone well the terminal is being built. The drop off/pickup will be relocated to the west to allow building of the new entrance to the terminal as well the terminal itself.
 

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If TTC is smart, they would build a ramp from the street level to the concourse/tunnel area since the street level will be lower than the current entrance. The only elevator will be in the terminal itself.
It's not explicitly stated at this previous UT news post , but reading between the lines it seems that is exactly what TTC is doing:

"...along with a new main entrance building on the west side of Islington Avenue, connecting directly to the station’s existing concourse level."'

"Fulfilling requirements of the TTC and province, the new buildings are to include a pair of escalators and a single elevator serving the new ground and existing station concourse levels."
 

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Tender is out for elevators for Spadina Station (Line 1)

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From: https://www.merx.com/ttc/solicitati...N-EASIER-ACCESS-PHASE-III/0000217796?origin=0
How about a split moving sidewalk between the two Spadina Stations. Oh wait, we have non-transit users on the TTC board and at city hall. Never mind.

See The history of the moving sidewalk at Spadina subway station at this link.


This is the moving sidewalk at Pearson Airport. Used by the rich and elite, so it will not be removed.

See
 

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How about a split moving sidewalk between the two Spadina Stations. Oh wait, we have non-transit users on the TTC board and at city hall. Never mind.

See The history of the moving sidewalk at Spadina subway station at this link.


This is the moving sidewalk at Pearson Airport. Used by the rich and elite, so it will not be removed.

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The one's at Pearson don't have to deal with snow salt as much as the ones at Spadina did. They were removed because of the amount of mantinice it took every year to fix them and more people walled beside them then actually used them as opposed to escalators or the one's at the airport.

Also the "high speed" ones at Pearson are in terminal one only and in the international arrivals area just before Customs and imageation so not in an are that sees outside weather and also they don't really travel much faster than a normal one.
 

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IIRC the high speed sidewalks in Pearson were the first of their kind globally when installed, and operate at about twice the speed of regular moving sidewalks.

They're also a commercial failure; sell enough to continue manufacturing but they'll never get back their R&D* investment. TKE's ACCEL, the current name for a light redesign of the model installed in Pearson, has very few installations globally.

* Since the Accel uses a Linear Induction Motor, and their MULTI elevator technology is also LIM based, it's possible they'll get much of it back indirectly through the elevator product line. I don't know how much is common, if any, but the design experience (particularly noise reduction) was probably useful.
 
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