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    Toronto Toronto | Bijou on Bloor | 42.1m | 12s | Plaza | BDP Quadrangle

    I wonder what the lower level retail will be used for. It's a huge area. I'm guessing a grocery store (with an elevator/escalator to Unit 2 on the main floor). if that's the case the Green P may be even more busy than what it is today. The small grocers in Bloor West have been able to...
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    But is slows the trains down (longer boarding times). If you have narrower trains you can move them more frequently (and faster) along the line
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    Humberline bridge...?

    Meanwhile elsewhere on the Humber... There was oil leaching into the Humber last night near the Old Mill. Supposedly a contractor who paved in the are (Old Mill Dr) left a lot of paving material in the culverts and the rain yesterday saw all the oil leach out into the storm sewers. The City...
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    Dundas West/ Bloor Mobility Hub +interconnected hub network (Metrolinx)

    But why spend all the money buying land? Plus the development is already going ahead...too late in the day to change it. Build a similar sized building on top of the existing loop. Plus find a developer that owns some land on Bloor so the building is larger and includes an at-grade connection...
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    TTC: Automatic Train Control and Subway Platform Screen Doors

    Not sure if its a dumb question but.... If there are full height platform doors what changes to the ventilation systems are required? I assume they need more at the platform level. But does it result in less ventilation requirements within the tunnels...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    Hwy 100 was built like the Hanlon with the abilty to covert it to a full freeway in the future. In the 90's it was downloaded and I think there was a regional number assigned to it (and locally called Airport Road) Stopped being a connector road at some point The city then widened it to 4...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    When the 401 was built there was a political decision to bring it south of Woodstock and London. Don't know why...if there was a hope that Hwy 7/8 would eventually also be a freeway or St Thomas had political might. Does anyone know on this forum? To go to Waterloo the back roads are often...
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    Roads: Ontario/GTA Highways Discussion

    KW is very fortunate most of their freeways are provincially owned. - Hwy 7 from Baden to Victoria St. - Hwy 8 from the 401 to Hwy 7 (plus running concurrently with Hwy 7 to Baden). - Hwy 85 from Victoria St to the Conestogo River (from there to the St Jacobs roundabout i guess it...
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    Metrolinx: Presto Fare Card

    If you look at the recovery ratios of other transit authorities there is a mix of what is included and what is not. But generally maintenance is included. Except the TTC. There is always a SOGR that comes from the capital fund which should be included as a subsidy in the farebox recovery...
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    Mississauga Dundas Transportation Master Plan

    Have you been to Downtown Markham lately? Even with their sporadic BRT system the urban fabric is coming along nicely. Not perfect but pretty darn good even compared to international standards of densifying suburbs. Along Dundas we should see the same as Mississauga will set very stringent...
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    Pickering Airport (Transport Canada/GTAA, Proposed)

    From Pickering YHM is 1:40-2:30 driving time. YYZ is 1:00-1:30. Uber it's $200 vs $100. It's too far. When I look at the 401 corridor (expanded a bit) we have international medium sized (or larger) airports in Detroit, Windsor, London, KW, Hamilton, YYZ, Toronto Island and then nothing to...
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    Roads: Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration (City of Toronto, UC)

    Drove through there this weekend. Good news is that the eastbound bike lane is complete on Dundas between Kipling & Bloor. Bad news was that cyclists decided they should be riding on the road (and veering right in front of a car to go from the right hand side of the right turn lane so they can...
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    Ford Gov't Selling Naming Rights for GO Stations

    @mods Please change heading to Metrolinx sells....
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    Canadian Pension Funds & Infrastructure Investments

    The CPPIB has a mandate to manage undue risk. Geographical concentration and sectoral concentration are both undue risks they need to minimize (which includes too many Canadian investments). It's not a change to the norms but a change to the underlying legislation which most politicians won't...
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    Canadian Pension Funds & Infrastructure Investments

    To be clear, the CPP transfers money to the CPPIB and they invest on their behalf. The CPPIB has 3 objectives (and 3 only): - meet the obligations of the CPP (i.e. pension payouts) - manage any surpluses transferred from the CPP to the CPPIB - invest to achieve a maximum amount of return...
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    Toronto Toronto | GO Transit: Davenport Diamond Grade Separation | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    If this remains a privately owned space they could lock the gates at night to make sure a tent city does not sprout underneath this overpass. Residents may be apprehensive about this.
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    Platform doors, smaller trains, larger doors, no seats that impede flow, automation. Hmmm...I wonder if the dwell time will be better? I guess I should just listen to the "experts" who say no.
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    The most comprehensive analysis I saw was in London a couple of years ago when they banned Uber's. Coles notes --- the taxi industry may be spreading false information that Uber's are worse than taxis. When in...
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    TTC: Other Items (catch all)

    There are a lot of areas on Lawrence that could use queue jumping lanes (to the right of the right turn lanes) in lieu of a dedicated lanes. Both Lawrence East and West. They work quite well in suburban areas of other cities but for some reason are ignored here. What I find quite interesting...
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    TTC: St. Clair Streetcar Right Of Way

    When I ride the 7 bus a significant portion of users (most?) are going north of St Clair. If you introduce the streetcar to St Clair will you force them to then switch to the 511 to get to Bloor? Or will we duplicate service (and the added cost thereon)? Once the Crosstown is up and running...