The screen can simply be projected onto the wall across from the tracks, as many cities do, ads and all.
I made that that comment years ago when Onestop started the program.

You can have a number of these wall panels along the full length of the platform that are way lager and easier to read than the current 1-2 overhead ones. Also on the centre columns in various stations.

It was pointed out by others, its only pennies per rider to have these screens than going to the outside market to supply them with adds on them.
I'm sure Toronto taxpayers won't mind coughing up a fairly trivial amount of money (in the grand scheme of things) for screens that they can actually read. We don't absolutely need the ads for them.

I'm sure the penny pinchers are looking at ways to put advertisements next to traffic signals.


I can see the lawyer firms putting their ads on them. If they can find someplace to put those ad signs.



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Since I was yet again caught offguard by the weekend subway closures between Union and St Andrew, I decided to see how the construction is coming along.

The old platform is still far from finished, but some sections are starting to get white tiles.




The stairs leading down to the old platform are much wider now.



Not sure what's happening here. It's upstairs in the main concourse.


These new stairs feel really narrow to me.


A closeup of the new Front Street bricks.



At the new platform, workers wasted no time completing their work. Unfortunately the photos are blurry since I rushed through this part. I had to catch the 510, and it happened to be the new streetcar that pulled in and was about to leave.


That shiny artwork is going to get coated in brake dust unless it's cleaned frequently.
That shiny artwork is going to get coated in brake dust unless it's cleaned frequently.

It's expected and planned for - from UT:

Zones of Immersion also had to be resilient to harsh cleaners that would be used to get rid of the dust that the trains would blow on to the mural as well as potential defacement. Reid did this by encasing the work in a heavy-duty glass box made for long lasting wear and tear. Lastly, the design had to accommodate refuge cages, the small boxes peppered along the length of the platform for subway workers to jump into when a train enters the platform while they are on the job. This meant that the mural is not completely parallel to the platform; it jogs in and out to allow room for these refuge cages.

Now how often it's done is another question entirely - hopefully often, considering this is a flagship station.

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