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Traffic construction lights being install at Station Gate/CCTT on Rathburn. The other 2 intersections on Rathburn have the poles and wires up, but not all the lights.

No intersection south of 403 to Dundas has construction lights up yet. Dundas is done and waiting for lights to be turn on. Could not see any construction light south of Dundas.

As for the bank at Dundas, it been torn down and replace with anew one,

There used to be a so call heritage house east of Hurontario on the south side, but wouldn't class it been heritage. That whole block can go for better development
 
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The Queensway Construction Light were finished being install and turn on today as well the removal of the medium Lights and other ones. About a dozen trucks and large crew on site when I went by it the first time and only a few trucks and crew working on the control box on my return.

The 2 intersection to the south install, but not turn on. Dundas still not turn on.

4 more intersection to Cooksville Station need to be done. Then there is 8 more intersection to the 403 to be done as well. No idea what has to be done north of the 403 and will have a look next week.

Haven't been over to Sq One to see where things are from my last visit.
 

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"Toronto Suburban Railway - 1923
On April 14th 1917 the Toronto Suburban Railway's Guelph Line was open for business. The electric interurban railcars ran from Keele and St. Clair in the Junction to the City of Guelph; a distance of around 80km.

This old film footage from 1923 shows a freight locomotive hauling standard steam cars along the Guelph line. This was possibly an excursion for the Orangeman day celebrations. The final stop in the footage appears to be Eldorado Park in Brampton.

The T.Sub.R. gradually shut down its routes until lastly the Guelph line in 1931. The company was closed and the rail lines and bridges were ripped up.

Our museum was built on part of the old suburban Guelph line, near Rockwood, Ontario. Come out to the HCRR to learn more about Ontario's electric railway history!

This footage is from British Pathé's youtube channel."


 

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"Toronto Suburban Railway - 1923
On April 14th 1917 the Toronto Suburban Railway's Guelph Line was open for business. The electric interurban railcars ran from Keele and St. Clair in the Junction to the City of Guelph; a distance of around 80km.

This old film footage from 1923 shows a freight locomotive hauling standard steam cars along the Guelph line. This was possibly an excursion for the Orangeman day celebrations. The final stop in the footage appears to be Eldorado Park in Brampton.

The T.Sub.R. gradually shut down its routes until lastly the Guelph line in 1931. The company was closed and the rail lines and bridges were ripped up.

Our museum was built on part of the old suburban Guelph line, near Rockwood, Ontario. Come out to the HCRR to learn more about Ontario's electric railway history!

This footage is from British Pathé's youtube channel."


Is the museum open again? Website says closed due to COVID
 

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Since Monday, poles have gone up at King St.

Neither north or south Service Rd at the QEW have lights yet. Mineola has working construction lights and the other 2 nothing at all.

Not sure what going on with the creek at the GO Station as trees are cut down in places as and if this is a city project or a joint project to encase the creek and have development on top of it . From what I remember shooting Hurontario area, the LRT is beside the creek and lower than it is now.

Had a look at the maintenance complex and see they have built a retaining wall from Kennedy Rd to or pass the complex for water and raise the land as well. A road will run over this creek that has a bridge built over it. Not sure who project this is and paying for it, but a few months from completion. The Complex is being enclose now and has a small building on the north side that could be use for washing the cars.
 

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Dundas Intersection should be turn on on Wed as crews were busy working on it today.

The westbound off from for 401 to Hurontario working as well the one north of it. Nothing at the eastbound ramp at all. Britannia Intersection turn on as well at Eglinton as while at Matheson. Surprise to working lights at Sq One Dr considering nothing was there a week ago since crews were working on Station Gates intersection that still not done.

Crews are almost up to Britannia for new water lines being follow by other lines. Something was taking place on the west side off road and no idea what.
 

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Interesting comments in the article about flood control...

Creeks are used as a natural flood management system as they reduce the flow of water prior to it reaching larger waterways.

They offer a sustainable approach to managing and reducing the impacts of floods. Creek networks are very beneficial to the environment and provide the functions necessary for species and habitats to thrive.

Especially when one of the major causes of flooding is shown in the article...

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Parking lots, vast single-story buildings, and W-I-D-E roads are a major source of rainfall runoff, causing flooding downstream. The rainfall has to go someplace, usually the lowest point of in the landscape, in this case the creek.
 
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Interesting comments in the article about flood control...



Especially when one of the major causes of flooding is shown in the article...

mary-fix-work-area.jpg


Parking lots, vast single-story buildings, and W-I-D-E roads are a major source of rainfall runoff, causing flooding downstream. The rainfall has to go someplace, usually the lowest point of in the landscape, in this case the creek.
Not sure if this under the contractor control or the city, but most trees were cut down last week when I shot the area..

This could be under Metrolinx control to the point the creek will be encase to allow parking or development on top of it.

Even though they cut down the trees beside the creek, there are trees standing inside of the creek that are small.

The tunnel and ramp area for the LRT is on the east side of the creek in the first place with the base almost the same level of the creek level. Encasing the creek in that area prevents any flooding of the LRT line.

Depending on the parking structure, will this north parking area be needed??
 

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Not sure if this under the contractor control or the city, but most trees were cut down last week when I shot the area..

This could be under Metrolinx control to the point the creek will be encase to allow parking or development on top of it.

Even though they cut down the trees beside the creek, there are trees standing inside of the creek that are small.

The tunnel and ramp area for the LRT is on the east side of the creek in the first place with the base almost the same level of the creek level. Encasing the creek in that area prevents any flooding of the LRT line.

Depending on the parking structure, will this north parking area be needed??

I think they explain this in the article:

As part of revitalizing the creek bed, contractors will remove invasive vegetation species, such as Manitoba Maple to help native species thrive. Crews will then replant more trees in order to enhance local biodiversity, as part of Metrolinx’s landscape plan.
 

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🤣 Can't wait to have a coffee at the cafe overlooking scenic Steeles Ave W. Trying to rehabilitate our traffic sewers seems like an exercise in futility. Steeles is an 8 lane highway here, with heavy truck traffic that is not going away (this is the main distribution cluster for the GTA). Why don't we let our traffic sewers be traffic sewers and treat them as periphery instead of the centre.


Approx location of the cafe in the in the plan above, looking east. Try to enjoy your macchiato and scone while being serenaded by engine brakes from the trucks trundling by.
 

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🤣 Can't wait to have a coffee at the cafe overlooking scenic Steeles Ave W. Trying to rehabilitate our traffic sewers seems like an exercise in futility. Steeles is an 8 lane highway here, with heavy truck traffic that is not going away (this is the main distribution cluster for the GTA). Why don't we let our traffic sewers be traffic sewers and treat them as periphery instead of the centre.


Approx location of the cafe in the in the plan above, looking east. Try to enjoy your macchiato and scone while being serenaded by engine brakes from the trucks trundling by.

There isn't a lot of heavy truck traffic here, apart from retail deliveries. Through trucks are banned from Main Street north of Steeles. The truck traffic on Steeles in Brampton is only bad east of Rutherford Road and west of Mississauga Road.
 

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