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Crane coming down today:

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The pink faux brick panels are chipped and cracked, especially on the corners, and the white concrete panels also look scuffed and dirty in several places.

On the south east side those gray faux brick panels do not seem to have the same finish, (matte/gloss?) they just look mismatched. It all just looks even worse when seen in daylight and up close. The finishes are so far looking pretty sad to me.
 

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Yeah the panels on this look like they're made out of particle board or something. They look cheap and kinda rough now and I'm scared of how they're going to age.
 

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Although the architecture here leaves a bit to be desired, it is positive to finally see the start of some more substantial density at this node. Especially with how well it is connected to various transit options.
 

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Although the architecture here leaves a bit to be desired, it is positive to finally see the start of some more substantial density at this node. Especially with how well it is connected to various transit options.
Yes and, hopefully, Metrolinx will now hurry up and get to work on a proper pedestrian link between the UPX and TTC. Looking at the Metrolinx website, it doesn't seem to be listed as a current or upcoming project.
 
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Yes and, hopefully, Metrolinx will now hurry up and get to work on a proper pedestrian link between the UPX and TTC. Looking at the Metrolinx website, it doesn't seem to be listed as a current or upcoming project.

Designs are supposedly to be finalized by the end of this year and construction to begin sometime next year. But we've heard it all before..

Ideally, there should be a direct underground pedestrian tunnel connection between the GO-UPX station mezzanine and the mezzanine level in Dundas West subway station. Not sure how this would be accomplished without digging up Dundas Street West and Edna Ave (right after they finished replacing the streetcar tracks). The McDonald's would presumably be in the way and need to be removed.

But if they are only planning to take over part of the Crossways parking garage, with automated Presto gates, for only the east end of subway platforms, with a separated mezzanine, then passengers wanting to transfer onto a bus or streetcar would have to walk the entire subway platform length to the other end, and up to the mezzanine which of course would be absolutely ridiculous.

Yet, still, this is what I believe will be constructed. But fingers crossed until we see the preliminary designs.
 

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