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Old May 21st, 2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Union Station Revitalization

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Do you have future fotos of Union Station ?
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Old May 21st, 2011, 02:31 PM   #2
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Old May 21st, 2011, 05:06 PM   #3
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sorry, progect pictures
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Old May 21st, 2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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Hehe. Sorry, couldn't resist. Rather than me posting a bunch of pictures from different sites, check out this link for Google Images search results. You'll see a bunch of renderings and you can follow them to their individual sites.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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Do you have VIA Rail progect for North Ontario ? or this region not learning ?
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Old June 11th, 2011, 04:30 AM   #6
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The Company i work for called Carillion is currently digging right now. They won the bid of $360 million which will probably cost more then $400 million in the end.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #7
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Old July 13th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #8
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Why in Canada of train not so developed as in Great Britain ? Does can it is needed to buy in trains as in England to start them in Large Toronto ?
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nobody lives up north ^
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:31 PM   #10
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Why in Canada of train not so developed as in Great Britain ? Does can it is needed to buy in trains as in England to start them in Large Toronto ?
Great Britain is much more dense than Canada is. They have about twice the population that we do, yet our land is massive. Most of our population live close to the U.S. border, so we do have trains running between those cities. But because the distances are so far apart, the infrastructure is more expensive and takes longer to build. The demand is there in Great Britain, not so much here.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 05:29 PM   #11
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Why in Canada of train not so developed as in Great Britain ? Does can it is needed to buy in trains as in England to start them in Large Toronto ?
90% of Canada's population are located within our cities, the rest of the country is vast with small pockets of population. Rail just isn't fast enough to keep most of Canada connected (yet).

Canada has 57,216 kilometres (35,552 mi) total trackage. 5th Largest network on the globe.
Great Britain has 16,264 kilometres (10,106 mi) total trackage. 17th Largest network on the globe.

Also Great Britain at it's peak had over 34,000 km (21,126 mi) of track.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #12
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TTC Union Station redevelopment
http://www3.ttc.ca/PDF/About_the_TTC...rch_4_2011.pdf

GO Union Station redevelopment
http://www.gotransit.com/unionstatio...y/default.aspx
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Old October 17th, 2011, 02:54 AM   #13
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http://www.toronto.ca/union_station/pdf/part3_1.pdf
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http://www3.ttc.ca/PDF/About_the_TTC...rch_4_2011.pdf
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Old October 17th, 2011, 03:02 AM   #15
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And finally, the whole report:

http://www.toronto.ca/union_station/pdf/master_plan.pdf
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Old October 19th, 2011, 08:59 PM   #16
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I'm looking forward to the north plaza most, personally.
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Hopefully eventual connection to NYC via High Speed Rail.

And Montreal too.

But I can dream.
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Old October 24th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #18
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I look forward to see the subway system connected to the go train in the same way the RER is connected to the regular subway in Paris. I've noticed that a few stations are very close by (for Example Dundas West) There are quite a few shortcuts to exploit
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Old October 25th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #19
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Hopefully eventual connection to NYC via High Speed Rail.

And Montreal too.

But I can dream.
Detroit and Chicago too please! (and buffalo on route to NYC, as well as Ottawa on route to Montreal)
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 09:39 PM   #20
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http://www.thegridto.com/city/local-...s-for-walkers/

Front Street is for walkers

_Wed Nov 2, 2011_Local News


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Ahead of the final public consultation session to be held on Nov. 3 at Metro Hall, the City of Toronto has released information regarding its plans for the constantly congested area.
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As the busiest transport hub in Canada, Union Station has over 200,000 commuters passing through its doors every business day while, outside the station, upwards of 2,500 people cross Front mid-block during peak hours ever day, with pedestrians outnumbering vehicles 10 to 1 in rush hour. With this number expected to double in the next 10 to 15 years, the proposed new design will attempt to expand pedestrian space and reduce traffic lanes, while improving the appearance and functionality of the area.
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Here is a summary of the proposed changes:

Sidewalk expansion: the plan suggests adding more walking space to reduce crossing distances; a grand civic plaza; and wider crosswalks at intersections.

Fewer car lanes: instead of two lanes in each direction, the plan calls for one wider lane each way, to be shared by cars and bikes.

More green space: the plan includes the addition of soil cell planters.

“Table Top” mid-block pedestrian crossing: spanning the width of the plaza will be a raised section of the road that acts as a traffic-slowing mechanism and increases pedestrian traffic across the street.

Median planters removed: a mountable median will be put in their place to provide refuge for crossing pedestrians and allow emergency vehicles to more easily navigate the busy section of Front Street.

Improved streetscapes: along with more bicycle rings and a Bixi station, granite pavement treatment will beautify the civic plaza, while new lights and additional seating will make the whole area more pedestrian-friendly.
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