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  1. RyLucky

    GO Transit: Construction Projects (Metrolinx, various)

    Better yet, connect it all the way to Lindenshire and make it totally public.
  2. RyLucky

    Calgary | MacKimmie Complex and Professional Faculties Building Redevelopment | ?m | 15s | U of C | DIALOG

    Libraries make the best new buildings in this city
  3. RyLucky

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    It really looks denser than a few years ago, especially the few blocks north of 17th ave between 9th and 6th st
  4. RyLucky

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    You’re right. I just had a cerveza on top of “las setas” last year. It reminds me of a pergola.
  5. RyLucky

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    I’m loving that joinery
  6. RyLucky

    Calgary | The Concord | 57.30m | 17s | Concord Pacific | Arthur Erickson

    Alpine shrubs seem like a good rooftop choice, but if they can keep those trees full of leaves I’ll be very happy.
  7. RyLucky

    Calgary | Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    Whatever gets the entire line open soonest
  8. RyLucky

    Calgary | Green Line LRT | ?m | ?s | Calgary Transit

    It is nice. Folks will probably compare it to toronto’s Streetcars with ROW: St Claire, Spadina, Waterfront, etc. Hopefully it connects well with GO and VIA. Good for KW.
  9. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    I think looking at the GTA in the next 30 years, most of the growth will go to the 905 (like it or not), and the bulk of lane*km congestion will be caused by these people. Our best chance at mitigating this problem is creating value in underutilized near suburbs (industrial and single-family...
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    Calgary | TELUS Sky | 222.19m | 60s | Westbank | Bjarke Ingels Group

    It will also be a good day when the parking lot in the foreground is gone
  11. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    It could be worth considering low-floor trains too.
  12. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    I think there’s a decent chance that by the time a RL is operational, TTC, GO, UPX, VIA, and 20 other agencies might be rolled into 1-2 operators. Transit in Ontario should strive to be like Germany, France, or China. And all of it should be give land-use authority for the entire Golden Horseshoe!
  13. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    I suppose a main challenge with possible RER-style would be providing power: Does the entire line get third rail or overhead catenary? It seems to me that it's worth at least considering doing a new line with an overhead catenary. What are GO's future power specs like after they switch from...
  14. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    That probably is the highest density of parking lots, I mean, greatest potential for TOD per distance to downtown. Maybe we should build a sneltrein/stoptrein double track. Run express service that links up with GO on the inside track and stops every 1200 m on the outside track. :cool: By the...
  15. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    I hadn't considered literally sharing track with CN/GO; just stealing a bit of at-grade ROW and sharing station resources at Dundas-West. However, you bring up an interesting idea. Given how far off this entire project seems, there are a lot of out-of-the-box possibilities. A Paris-style RER...
  16. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    The trouble with the whole west side is that there isn’t as much development potential until north of eglinton, west of Humber, etc. This branch is badly needed but will be more expensive with less pay off than, say, building LRTs all around the 905. That said, there’s a ton of underutilization...
  17. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    Yes, although realistically the Go/CN Corridor might make more sense than Roncy.
  18. RyLucky

    Ontario Line Extension West of Ontario Place (Speculation)

    The main question is where the west arm of the DRL should lead. Here’s an overview of the leading options: 1) Follow Queen to Dufferin. Turn North. Connect to Bloor-Dufferin. One day extend to... Eglinton-Dufferin? ... the Junction? 2) Terminate at Exhibition. Serve Queen-West, Liberty...
  19. RyLucky

    Urban Development and Proposals Discussion

    Late to the convo, but here’s my $0.02: It really should be a mix of densities, and every single design element should aim to promote walking, biking, and transit use. Often low to medium rise buildings are better at this than high rises. Retail and mixed use are great at promoting these modes...

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