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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Sorry but just reading what you wrote and interpreting it differently, wonder if the rails could become a means for construction. No more concrete trucks and dump trucks clogging area roads during station construction. Use the rails to bring everything in and out. Materials, workers even. Build...
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    GO Transit Electrification (Metrolinx, Proposed)

    They've been coming for quite awhile. Any day now.
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    TTC: Scarborough Subway Extension (formerly LRT replacement) (City of Toronto, Design Phase)

    How much shorter would it be with SSE instead, like a couple mins? Also with the Line 3 upgrade plan there was to be a station at Bellamy, so if you're at 36 Lee Centre Dr that'd actually give you a 5min walk to a subway station. Less than to current McCowan station (1km). And if SSE's SC...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    See where I wrote Scarlett to Bemersyde? Or centre of the road to house? Or the word "average"? Want to see a map to show how wrong you are, which interestingly contradicts your spiel on the previous page about how well you know Eglinton? And that "+60m" works out to well over 60m. Again, there...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Whether it's your opinon or not Eglinton West, from Scarlett to Bemersyde, it's like on average 60m from the centre of the road to people's homes. Maybe a bit less since some are closer. Say 55m. Either way that kind of distance makes Eglinton West stand virtually alone in the city for single...
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    Toronto | Lower Don Lands Redevelopment | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

    If I remember correctly all the ones along Commissioners, those rusted ugly pylons, are to be kept. For aesthetic reasons. I don't remember the doc that explained it, but I recall images showing a bioswale/channel down the middle of the road and vines growing on the rusty towers. And a brief...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Oh definitely. Was sort of referring to off *off* peak that the current bus could potentially overtake any LRT line. Doesn't matter though, even if they had zero signal priority LRT lines on some of the suburban 416's corridors are long time coming and would be a huge improvement. More capacity...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    But you're tallying up in median LRT stops. With the exception of being designed for 30m vehicles instead of 60m, the routes mentioned have stops and built infrastructure almost identical to FW or EE. And Spadina/Harbourfront definitely weren't streetcars before they were built. Whether it's...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    If you're adding up all the LRT stops probably should include Spadina and St Clair in the last 30 table. Perhaps even QQW and the Cherry spur since they're spec'd to LRT.. Definitely get the giddiness when a new plan comes out. But historically many of the projects promised before/after an...
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    Eglinton West LRT | Metrolinx

    Would definitely have been great, but a tad reinventive/fantasy to slip in that 'elevated' part. That wasn't on the table. It was pretty clear from the MOU's getgo that it was all underground from Mt Dennis to Kennedy. Even well after the decision an option of abandoning the SRT and continuing...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Worst part is that the Prov gave themselves $150M to study RLN. Since they didn't exactly have anything to show for it, what'd they do with that money for two years. Probably will have an enclosure as it passes over the archery range. There are bad shots, and there bad shots.
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    The Plague of EIFS

    Saw a blizzard today. White stuff blowing everywhere. A few weeks back saw a bad one in North York blowing over thousands of square metres. Same downtown last year, summer polystyrene snowstorm. Gotta crack down on this stuff. There are no rules. The people installing it sand it flat as if it's...
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    Transit Fantasy Maps

    Looks good to me. With the supposed OL technology could build it sized for 50m trains. Heck can get away with 25m lengths. People Mover size, but a subway with relatively sufficient capacity.
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    Metrolinx: Sheppard East LRT (In Design)

    One of the things with T1 and TR that throws ppl off is that they *look* loud. Corrugated sheet metal adorned with chains, the other resembling lead ingots. Whereas other cities opted for plastic-y rounded colourful trains. Obviously we know which ones give the appearance of being...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Ok but that's still not adding up for me, maybe I'm missing something since I have looked at Metrolinx's blog. But the corridor was going to be widened and squared off/hardscaped regardless with RER or whatever we're calling it. And looking at Line 2 around Kipling or Line 3 parallel to Uxbridge...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Not sure about this insinuative "they" wanted to tunnel under the Don. The prov looked at routes too and concluded that a tunnel under the river was necessary. Likely because there's nowhere to bridge, and using the rail corridor came at the expense of track expansion in a pivotal corridor. A...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    I really hope that station can be called Strange station. De Grassi would be good too, but Strange is too awesome to miss out on
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    To be fair this is an elevated viaduct on top of an elevated viaduct. I support doing it, even though I know it comes at the expense of a track on a constrained and planned-for rail corridor. But probably wise to call a spade a spade. In that it's not similar to Line 3 on the surface, and that...
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Yeah I'm keen to see vertical alignments for that area. They more or less have the portal for the w/b track right where the RH line joins USRC. Also the e/b track's portal within the rail corridor or Don Yard.
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    Roads: Bathurst Street Bridge

    Beefy. Hope it gets a coat of black paint when finished, and spotlights pointed on it.