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    161-173 Gowan Ave

    Possible land assembly by Trolleybus on Gowan Ave? "Field Work in Progress" signs can be found on several of the front lawns of the six detached houses between 161 and 173 Gowan, which is two semi-detached homes west of Pape and just south of the planned Ontario Line Cosburn Station.
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    Toronto Bike Share

    Station update from last week's Bike Share newsletter. Northern Light has mentioned the new stations already, but note the conversion of some existing stations to e-bike charging stations + the new ones to come.
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    Toronto | 2 Carlton | 251.1m | 73s | Northam | IBI Group

    Very odd park, but I guess it would provide more room for people to wait for the streetcar?
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    East York-Old East York

    Change of plans. The site is almost certainly going to be used for Ontario Line Cosburn station construction.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    His contract presumably is not actually up until mid-2023, if it is actually a 5 year contract, given that he was appointed in July 2018.
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    TTC: Easier Access Phase III

    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...
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    Toronto | GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    The entire South Parkdale neighbourhood was demolished for the Gardiner:
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    Toronto | Kipling Station Transit Hub | ?m | 2s | Metrolinx | SAI

    Ramp seems to be 3' wide, so the same as the accessible subway fare gates.
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    East York-Old East York

    Pape Village retail update: The former Dollar Blitz beside Food Basics is becoming a.... Burger King :( Tokyo Smoke has opened where Folia Grill used to be. Work is well underway to transform the McDs. Reopening in June.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    The corridor that that room used to be would have led to just south of where the current north passage meets the stairs to Warden. Where the wall on the right side of this photo is.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    Aha. This 1969 photo shows a corridor to the stairs to Warden and the north passage with an EXIT sign above it between bus bays 8 and 9. You can also see it tiled in this under construction photo. Today it's hidden away behind this Operators door.
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    There was indeed a second entrance to the station from the Kiss and Ride which is the mirror image of the currently open entrance. It was walled off when the fare line was rearranged as Dan noted and remains in place behind the door in this photo. The Easier Access plans show this entrance being...
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    Coffee Time

    The relatively recently relocated Coffee Time at Pape and Gowan is still there, though it is currently closed due to the pandemic.
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    Toronto | Crosstown LRT: Eglinton Station | ?m | 1s | Metrolinx | IBI Group

    New temporary entrance to the subway station for the duration of LRT construction for egress capacity as the tunnel to the east side of Yonge will be closing soon.
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    East York-Old East York

    Right you are. Looks like it was just a one day overlap with both locations open.