AlvinofDiaspar

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Once the concourse renovation is complete, commuters will still facing be a lengthy period of disruption at the station. The Metrolinx work at track level to accommodate increased GO transit service is expected to last for years.
Except that you can't divorce concourse and platform work if you fundamentally rearrange how the space is used; access will have to be modified and that by default will affect the concourse. This project is utterly pathetic - basically deciding that the requirements will have to change when the project is halfway through - and lord forbid they don't come up with a compromised sh*tjob because of things you can't modify anymore, limited by work that has already been done.

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From this link.

The TTR supervised construction of the new station which began in 1914...
the new station's headhouse and east and west office wings (the station building visible from Front Street West) were completed in 1920, it did not open to the public for another seven years...
Although the station was incomplete, its building was complete and the station was opened on August 6, 1927 by the Prince of Wales...
was not fully completed until 1930 when the train shed was completed...
So no surprises about completion dates.
 

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The article clearly implies that ML either forgot to do something, or changed its mind on something, or added scope after the fact. Those quoted are clearly going out of their way to not make an issue over this. The question is, can they afford to continue to take the heat for ML if someone more adversarial - DF being the perfect example - pokes at this issue on a sustained basis? And what is gained in the relationship if, after having downplayed the booboo, the City decides later not to take the heat, and throws ML under the bus by pointing fingers at ML?

Personally I don't feel any loyalty or empathy to ML that would make me applaud this bit of playing nice. ML seems to continually evade accountability, and gets away with it. If there was an oops here, the planning process will work better if ML fesses up. At this point it's not a big overage as a % of project scope, and a few months more won't matter. And if the City does feel the change has merit, why won't they say what it is and tell why they think it's worth the cost and delay?

Seems like a case where continued obfuscation invites someone to make the issue bigger than it may be, when a transparent explanation, which may involve a small mea culpa, would defuse it.

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Construction will linger at Union for years to come, with Metrolinx soon starting construction on the new platform and electrification coming. The interior construction for the station concourses will be done in a year or two however.

The impact of the construction is going to get much lower in the future.
 

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Construction will linger at Union for years to come, with Metrolinx soon starting construction on the new platform and electrification coming. The interior construction for the station concourses will be done in a year or two however.

The impact of the construction is going to get much lower in the future.
Don't bet on that - they will have to punch new access points from the platforms into the concourse given the nature of some of the upcoming and proposed changes. Is it as disruptive as closing a concourse entirely? Probably not. Is it going to be largely painless? Doubtful.

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