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    VIA Rail

    I've been here a loooong time but usually lurk (I get way too heated when I comment regularly lol). I'm aware of the overall HFR plans - I just thought the placement of the grey arrows between Ottawa and Montreal seemed interesting because of the route I mentioned. Obviously these are just lines...
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    VIA Rail

    There's an old CPR line running to the east of Ottawa that was turned into a rail-trail years ago. Could be a fever dream I'm misremembering as fact but I could swear I'd read Via was exploring turning it back into active track at some point. Even if that's not true, the corridor does seem a lot...
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    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    It's being moved down the hill to John Galt Park, the city voted to move it a few months ago. Contractors are currently debating how they want to move the train.
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    VIA Rail

    I should've checked the numbers, thanks for that. Good point re. the low cost option. Ideally we'd spend that bit extra. I did some quick Googling and found that the Malahat has been seeing upgrades recently - $34 million committed in 2016 and most of the work is complete or nearing completion...
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    VIA Rail

    I rarely post anymore but, having lived on the island a couple years, one benefit I haven't seen mentioned is the Malahat chokepoint. Yes the island highway is much faster than the train but it's also incredibly dangerous at points, especially between Victoria and Duncan. There are accidents on...
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    Toronto Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194.15m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    No one said anything about illegal. However, this is absolutely unprofessional and absolutely creates a toxic work environment. It's not ridiculous to ask that women should be able to work without seeing porn plastered on the walls. Men too, for that matter. If I was a gay construction worker...
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    Toronto Toronto | Wellesley on the Park | 194.15m | 60s | Lanterra | KPMB

    lmao strongly disapproving of blatant sexism makes people fragile? You guys should be ashamed - you're exactly the sort of people the expression "men are trash" refers to. If it's unacceptable, it's unacceptable. Just because women put up with sexism in northern Alberta (or anywhere else, for...
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    Toronto Toronto | Concord Sky | 299m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    It's honestly embarrassing how pathetically idiotic the discourse on this forum gets thanks to a small number of users who allow greed, a strange obsession with tall buildings and their own ignorance to derail any kind of interesting discussion of the politics of development. I used to enjoy...
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    346 Spadina Avenue (?, 3s, Metropolitan Commercial, ?) COMPLETE

    A little more history: The Labour Lyceum used to be on this site. It was an important location in the early Toronto labour movement and central to Spadina's Jewish community. It is also where a service for the famous anarchist Emma Goldman was...
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    Toronto Toronto | Concord Sky | 299m | 85s | Concord Adex | a—A

    Exaggerated emotional responses to a proposed building always subject to change ✓ Refusal to accept the possibility market conditions made a 344 m tower unviable ✓ Blame placed on a former city planner and the local councillor with zero evidence connecting them to the decision except a raging...
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    Toronto Toronto | The Jack Condos | 39.01m | 11s | Aspen Ridge | BDP Quadrangle

    Agreed. This stretch of Yonge south of Davisville and north of Davenport will probably never see tall buildings (as the wealthy homeowners in Summerhill and Rosedale will block just about any major development) but a string of mid-rises and small towers (sub-15 storeys) along this stretch of...
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    Vaughan Toronto | CG Tower | 188.97m | 60s | Cortel Group | BDP Quadrangle

    Probably Yellowknife, NWT actually. Only 19,000~ people, 600-1000 km from any other major city (depending on whether you count Fort Mac as a big city or not). But several genuine skyscrapers as it is a major regional centre for the entirety of the Canadian Arctic.
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    2018 Provincial Election Transit Promises

    I think an angle some people are forgetting here is that the Ford brothers' schtick in municipal politics was to whinge about how "downtown has enough subways, Scarborough deserves subways!" The wedge isn't going to be building a subway to take that away from "downtown leftists," it's going to...
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    Toronto 630 Spadina Ave (Knox Presbyterian Church, 14s, Kearns Mancini Architects)

    There should be an option 3 - leave the heritage house alone and perhaps give a couple extra storeys to the building to the south. Perhaps it's just that the massing plan is preliminary but the added floors on the heritage house look awful.
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    Toronto Toronto | Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    The MBTA is awful... Literally the only thing it has going for it is wide coverage but it's as filthy as the MTA, breaks down more often than the TTC and the frequencies are terrible. Plus horrifying construction costs and delays for even fairly minor projects like the Green Line extension. The...
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    Toronto Toronto | 346 Davenport | 36.27m | 9s | Freed | RAW Design

    I lived in this neighbourhood a couple years back and even bickered with someone on UT who made similar claims to you about the social housing apartment. They claimed it was the source of a bunch of break-ins, robberies etc. I'll say the same thing now as I did then - the only people who ever...
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    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    I actually posted (and will repost) a really great photo of the totem being painted by I think the carver, Daniel Maltipi. It was really well-made and received among the batch - the B.C. government held a small contest to judge the best totem carved and Maltipi's won third place. I think it...
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    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    So I asked about a totem pole at Ontario Place a couple months ago and I have an update of sorts. I've found a couple new photos that happen to include the totem. I don't know the old Ontario Place set up very well, however. Does anyone know where the totem would be based upon these photos? I...
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    Toronto Toronto | 250 University | 155.76m | 47s | Northam | IBI Group

    Only good thing I'm seeing so far is that the design appears to give some breathing space for the heritage building. Otherwise gross.
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    Toronto Toronto | Ontario Line | ?m | ?s

    Jesus Christ man. I get that you disagree with the Queen Street alignment but reading your posts you'd think city planners murdered your family in front of you... Do you have to make every post about the DRL so hyperbolic and, frankly, deranged?