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    Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study

    The GTA's six million is still a number to work with. Given that population for Toronto and using Beijing as an analogue (and remember, Beijing's subway's going to keep growing at a breakneck pace and that Toronto's population will be growing significantly in the future too,) we'd need about...
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    Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study

    But, at the same time, the government will have less funds per capita to build transit like this, which matters a lot for materials. And given this seems to be a highly federalized and even just high profile project, I'd expect workers to have more than fair wages and generally good...
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    Graffiti

    I use spraypaint to prime and paint models. Some people use spraypaint to touch up their cars and houses, or paint furniture. And really, the only real problem with graffiti in general is simple tagging, just scrawling a name without providing any actual art. A much better solution would be...
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    Downtown Rapid Transit Expansion Study

    I really don't understand why anyone would be betting on gas carrying us through. There's no way for the future to not move away from it, and the sooner we do it, the better it is for everyone and the smoother the transition. Switching over to electrified railways, metros, LRT, and trolley...
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    FIXING Transit City

    Obviously the truth is neither. But if Chinese citizens were given the choice that people here in Toronto get as a money vs intensity of transit, I don't feel like they'd be sheeping over LRT when we have such an incomplete RT network right now. The same for HSR. And it's not just China...
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    FIXING Transit City

    It's not even that much. Sure, there are some people who definitely get the short end of the stick, their houses torn down for a new rapid transit line, but you don't get the kind of attitude that you do in Canada. You don't get half the city protesting transit expansion just because it costs...
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    Toronto needs more 300m+ Towers

    Why don't they just encourage development outside the downtown core? I'm sure that'd take pressure off from the real estate boom.
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    Transit City Plan

    I agree entirely here. First things first, if Toronto were to actually consider large elevated portions, we could see grade separated transit costs significantly decrease, making a proper subway network a better possibility. A lot of Sheppard east of VP could be elevated, and there may be room...
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    Rail: Ontario-Quebec High Speed Rail Study

    ^^ Yeah that was NE, not west.
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    FIXING Transit City

    The point is that a big investment in rapid transit will benefit the entire system, not just a small stretch of land. If you were to extend the Sheppard Subway across to STC, it'd have a huge benefit to half the people in Scarborough. Your idea of "building up value" is kind of flawed...
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    FIXING Transit City

    I would improve this metaphor. It's more like you are the head of a multi-billion dollar car manufacturer. Are you going to build a bunch of tiny little manufacturing plants across the world, or are you going to build two or three big ones, that has a vastly increased efficiency over the...
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    Toronto needs more 300m+ Towers

    Then it's coolness vs. the benefit of splitting a single supertall into 3 or 4 buildings. You may achieve some dick-waving rights by having a big 300m skyline, but you get a better city if you focus growth into smaller buildings which can go across the city rather than be focused in a single area.
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    Wind Turbines for Toronto Waterfront?

    ^^ The pro of wind power is that it can happen pretty much anywhere. You may look at a single farm and talk about it's insignificance, but you have to realize that Southern Ontario could have windmills all over it, whether it be large operations in key areas or just wind turbines scattered...
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    Transit City Plan

    I almost agree entirely. The only bone I have to pick is with the though of any portion of Eglinton not being grade separated. Everything west of Don Mills should be grade separated, and east of Don Mills is questionable as to whether it would require rapid transit at all, so is LRT even...
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    FIXING Transit City

    To be blunt, I don't trust the TTC's estimates. And again, conditions on Eglinton are basically the exact same (if not even better for transit,) as the B-D was at the time of its construction. And would you argue that transit in the city would be better if the B-D was LRT past Keele and Pape...

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