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    Toronto Toronto | Nobu Residences Toronto | 156.66m | 45s | Madison Group | Teeple Architects

    The most shocking thing about all of this is the fact that Mercer has been kept in that derelict and frankly useless state when it should be pedestrianized (either fully or at least partially) and redesigned.
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    Toronto Toronto | Union Pearson Express | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx | MMM Group Limited

    Where are Bloor and Weston passengers supposed to hang out for 30 min while they wait for their train? I don't recall the Pearson platform (or any of them, really) having adequate seating and facilities for such wait times.
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    Church-Wellesley Village

    Now this is coming straight from dreamland but it would be great if this building were bought up and donated to the 519 in lieu of the sad space they wanted to carve out for them at that proposal on the NE corner of Church and Wellesley. Probably too hefty a price tag but it's nice to think...
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    Toronto Toronto | Eglinton Line 5 Crosstown West Extension | ?m | ?s | Metrolinx

    I sometimes wonder if it would be feasible to elevate/bury both Jane and Eglinton and unite all four corners of greenery into a massive urban park and forest.
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    TTC: Jane (LRT) RapidTO

    Wouldn't it make sense for any potential line on Jane to go on/over the train tracks between Lawrence and Eglinton, and then down to Dundas West (stopping at Mount Dennis and Stockyards)? I get that the line has to connect to Line 2 in addition to just Line 5, but I don't think it has to be Jane...
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    Toronto Toronto | 68 Wellesley Street East | 91.9m | 28s | KingSett Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    So the mid-section between the existing heritage portion and the white tower is supposed to be community space for the 519? I'm happy to see that. The design itself is whatever.
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    Brampton Toronto | Bramrose Square | ?m | 68s | Starbank | Turner Fleischer

    That proposed parkland is laughable tbh, just like the rest of this proposal. It's a good start but it needs to be made way more humane.
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    Toronto Toronto | 475 Yonge Street | 255.76m | 78s | KingSett Capital | BDP Quadrangle

    I would imagine they could be making it easier to pass it on to another developer in this current market if it's two lots instead of one?
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    but like, and pardon my lack of engineering knowledge, wouldn't it be possible to tunnel past Kennedy station just enough to make it above ground, and then potentially go elevated? does the way they built Kennedy impede any further tunnelling (or even cut and cover, if just for a bit)?
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    Toronto Toronto | Gerrard-Carlaw South TOC: Badgerow, Carlaw & Thackeray Block | 79.08m | 23s | Infrastructure ON | SvN

    They need to switch the location of the 23 storey building and the southernmost 11 storey one so the smoke stacks can have their own moment. Also are any of the heritage facades on the eastern edge of the site being retained?
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    GO Transit: Service thread (including extensions)

    I hope this means that GO service can soon start feeling more like Berlin's S-Bahn and not the mess that it can be under Metrolinx's leadership. The press release says the consortium will be in charge of train service planning, which I hope also means we get consistent line/route nomenclature...
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    Toronto Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Obviously outdoor malls in Canada aren't as ideal as they'd be in The Bahamas. But what is the alternative? Only having indoor spots to hang out? Being resigned to dark and dingy spots just because it's cold? If there's anyone on Earth who knows how to brave the winter it's Canadians. And sure...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    I made a slightly less crunchy version (now with a legend!). If anyone has recommendations for easy/accessible/ideally web-based software recommendations to make this a bit easier, I'm all ears! I also included a few changes in this version, namely consolidating both entrances on Sorauren Park...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    Are there plans to combine the future Lansdowne GO station with Dundas West? I thought they'd remain as separate stations on separate lines. Also yeah, the distances are quite short, but about the same as that between Union and the future Front-Spadina section. I have been living and travelling...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    this isn't exactly a transit fantasy map, but its an idea i've been thinking about for a while. when talking about go electrification/RER and intensification of the downtown core, i can't help but think of the massive potential for redevelopment at the No Frills site on Dundas West. barring some...
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    Toronto Toronto | The Well | 174.03m | 46s | RioCan | Hariri Pontarini

    Front Street west of Spadina is in desperate need of an overhaul. I hope that with the plans to build a GO station there the whole street can get redone and made more pedestrian friendly and visually appealing.
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    Waterfront Transit Reset Phase 1 Study

    Okay but is a connection to Line 1 so necessary? I don't see why all this money is being spent on a tunnel to connect this line to Union station when we could probably figure out less costly connections with the Ontario Line at Exhibition and potentially East Harbour and even a future Cherry...
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    Toronto Harbour Ferries

    I also think its extremely shortsighted for the city not to plan a way to get into the water taxi business. I feel like its worth looking into whether public water taxi services are feasible. There’s no reason people should be paying 13 bucks (or 9 for that matter) to be on the water for five...
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    Toronto Toronto | Quayside | ?m | ?s | Dream

    I think it's really shortsighted not to have a Distillery GO station as part of the future SmartTrack/GO RER system here. So many people who will eventually be underserved by the even more elusive East Bayfront LRT.
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    Toronto Toronto | The One | 328.4m | 91s | Mizrahi Developments | Foster + Partners

    pardon me if it's been discussed already, but when is the height increase on The One up for approval?

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