Newer controls are snow/ice based.Most automated snow-melt systems are temperature based, not precipitation based.
problem is the govt almost always look at only the initial startup costs and dont care as much for upkeep over the next 50 years. they will almost always go for the cheaper option.Probably too late for today on the Finch West LRT, but doable for installing heating cables on its extensions and other LRT projects.
Everybody seems to have a story of waiting an inordinate amount of time at that despicable liminal space known as the Humber Loop. One day within the century we will finally wait for a streetcar in some beautiful cafe at the bottom of the finally completed Christe redev.These hyper-specific complaints about shelters are always a little strange for me. As someone who travels a lot on the TTC (it can take me up to an hour and a half to commute to work on the TTC), these shelters seem absolutely fine. I have no expectation that I will be protected at a TTC stop from inclement weather.
For instance, at the Kipling station bus bay, I often wait outside - even in the winter - because getting a seat on a bus is better than staying slightly warmer and drier for five to ten minutes.
What bothers me more when waiting in inclement weather is the train/bus/whatever taking longer than five or ten minutes. That is infuriating. I have waited at the Queen Streetcar's Humber Loop - which has an indoor portion but is NOT heated - in the winter for more than thirty minutes, and that experience is burnt into my soul.
Too late in the year to lay grass now, it will get the finishing touches closer to project completion.
Don't worry. Independent artists will soon add some colour free of charge. (I do think some street art is great)
To defend Toronto (I know, shocking), the problem goes far and beyond the borders of this city."Toronto Grey" ™
Colours are too edgy for this puritan city.