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    Toronto | 2350 Yonge | 166.65m | 50s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    I picked up what you were putting down; I just wanted to rip on this proposal some more.
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    Toronto | 2350 Yonge | 166.65m | 50s | Bazis | Rosario Varacalli

    I don't think it's fair to call this a value-adding proposal; there's nothing of value in this proposal. The retail being replaced with five different entrances is bewildering, and putting in a turntable loading area is a total joke. This is Midtown Toronto, not Midtown Manhattan - are we really...
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    Toronto | 123 Wynford Drive | 181.25m | 55s | Originate | Moriyama & Teshima

    Why would anyone want to live there, anyways? It's a nearly completely car-dependent lot with no nearby amenities. Closest grocery store is across the DVP. And I hate the architecture of it - it looks like acoustic foam. I know it's supposed to be Japanese-inspired, but it just does not work here.
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Exactly this. Bradford is also rebuilding the 10th Sideroad and 5th Line to make a better-paved road with a gradual curve north into the west end of town. It will be a more convenient and safer interchange for the vast majority of residents - including myself. Farmers in the Holland Marsh are...
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    Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY)

    It's fine, they can just handle all the new traffic that will come from Caledon on an eight-lane urban boulevard with median truck lanes. Brampton gonna Brampton.
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    Pickering Town Centre Redevelopment

    Nothing says "urban" like a sterile, flat lawn. That, combined with the scrapping of the performance arts centre, is disappointing but not unexpected.
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    TTC: Yonge North Subway Extension (Finch-Richmond Hill) (Funded/Planned)

    I'm hopeful that in the end, we'll get the Cummer Station, and maybe a shallower alignment that bulldozes the Royal Orchard neighbourhood.
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    Metrolinx: Finch West LRT

    Jane and Finch desperately needs reinvestment, but uprooting the existing community would be a huge loss for Toronto's culture and heritage, not to mention not actually solving the problem of poverty among its residents - who would now be forced to be poor somewhere else. I just hope that the...
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    Toronto | 2823 Eglinton East | 46.5m | 13s | 2872136 Ontario Inc | IBI Group

    The latest article for this proposal is very generous with the definition of "along Eglinton LRT route". Even the renders show curbside bus lanes instead. The density's fine, but I could have made that render. It's hopelessly bland and unattractive; not even the single tree's worth of wood...
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    Toronto | Crosstown Community | 135.02m | 44s | Aspen Ridge | Sweeny &Co

    Correct. Naming the extension Wynford Drive would have resulted in the entire street being renumbered, since address numbers increase the further east you go from Don Mills... unless they went with "Wynford Drive West" but I prefer Moriyama Drive, personally.
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    Beautiful building. I love the mixing of different kinds of masonry. I went to Google Maps to see what it looks like today, and yeesh! It looks like a school portable! Nothing of value lost here.
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    Eglinton East LRT | Metrolinx

    If they're really stretching to justify an LRT here, my thoughts are that it might be better to give Kingston Road rapid transit service from East Toronto to Morningside, and just have a terminal for transferring to Eglinton East and/or Markham Road. That would cover more ground, but also it...
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    Barrie Collingwood Railway (BCRY)

    Because all GO buses run on weekends?
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    Barrie Collingwood Railway (BCRY)

    There's no need. There are already LINX buses from Barrie to Wasaga Beach via Angus and Stayner, and from Wasaga Beach to Collingwood. There's no need for an intermediate step of GO buses along the route before any train service.
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    Barrie Collingwood Railway (BCRY)

    I think you're underestimating how quickly growth is coming to Simcoe County. Barrie, Bradford, and Alliston are filling out fast, and there's no way Innisfil can soak up all of the demand. By the time the rails are back in place in Essa and beyond, there will be a decently-sized commuter base...
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    North American Transit System Ranking

    There are special interest groups in Chicago advocating for a new rail link between two of their commuter/intercity lines, and they're actually using the further-along GO RER as a proposal to emulate. I wouldn't be so quick to say that Toronto is going to surpass cities like Chicago, New York...
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    Toronto Pearson International Airport

    I recently filled out a survey that was emailed out by Vox Pop Labs, with a focus on "social and environmental accountability" at Pearson. The suggestions survey takers were asked to rate ranged from the theoretically simple (e.g. charging airlines extra for night flights) to the ambitious (e.g...
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    Toronto | Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design) | ?m | ?s

    Don't forget the extension into Etobicoke: Eglinton Wester than West Eglinton Westest 3: Revelations Eglinton West X-Treme Rise of the West of the Eglinton Eglinton Hyperwest Martin Grove Eglinton Westestest
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    Orangeville-Brampton Railway (OBRY)

    Boosting (and electrifying?) GO Bus 37 might be more cost-effective for Orangeville's growth and transit connections in the medium term, though personally I'd love to see an Orangeville - Schomberg - Newmarket service someday as well... or at least a Mayfield - Bolton - King City route as an...

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