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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    The Ontario/Relief line was never going to be called either of those names by the general public after opening. It's just going to be a number like the rest. Maybe the street names will stick for lines that follow a single street but that obviously doesn't apply for the OL. Doug Ford will be...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes)

    No pictures, but the separated bike lanes on Steeles between Midland and Kennedy are now open.
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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    You don't think that Queen, Osgoode, Pape, etc. are going to be just as complex, if not more so?
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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    The current project goes farther west but not as far north (with phase 2, which Ford cancelled). Which is better isn't nearly as cut and dry as you suggest. The relief line work was moving at breakneck speed as well, after decades of dormancy. Don't forget that the previous government got a lot...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    To be fair, the Ontario line builds on years of work done for the Relief line. The Relief line would have been under construction by now if it had been allowed to continue. And planning for the second phase, likely to Sheppard, was well underway. Ford isn't doing anything that the city and...
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    Toronto | Park Lawn GO Station | 12.83m | 2s | First Capital | Hatch

    Again you're doing this one extreme or the other thing. Reducing reliance on driving doesn't mean hating the idea of driving. Charging for parking doesn't mean that you have to charge for parking all day, every day. These discussions are more fruitful if you see the shades of grey.
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    Toronto | Park Lawn GO Station | 12.83m | 2s | First Capital | Hatch

    I don't think anyone is forgetting that at all. GO's overreliance on Union Station is part of the reason that new and expanded interchange stations are being built around the city to create a tightly integrated local and regional rapid transit system.. The Distillery District is a 20 minute...
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    Toronto | Park Lawn GO Station | 12.83m | 2s | First Capital | Hatch

    Yes you're right, Paris doesn't have a separate letter for each branch of a line. I meant in concept, if not the details. I think it's just an old fashioned mentality based on an outdated service model and misguided assumptions. Every trainload of drivers creates a traffic jam (and the...
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    Toronto | Park Lawn GO Station | 12.83m | 2s | First Capital | Hatch

    The problem with that is that the names change as lines get extended. The Kitchener Line used to be the Georgetown Line for example. The alphabetical letter based system solves that problem. It's the same way that the Paris RER lines are named.
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    It's support workers that are striking, not teachers.
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    It's not even about CUPE's offer. It's about the right to collectively bargain. The deal that would have come out of negotiations would almost certainly been lower than CUPE's initial ask. But they never got to that point because Ford preemptively removed the right to negotiate.
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    Some key differences between the Dutch arterial and the one in Milton: Narrower lanes and lower design speed Fewer lanes LRT in the median Separated cycling infrastructure on both sides and, critically, protected intersections. No painted bike lanes with forced conflicts at every intersection...

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