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Old August 29th, 2016, 03:46 PM   #2001
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What so special about this building that it had to be moved? Normally such obstructions are simply demolished.

Is it historically significant? Do they want to use it for something?
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Old August 30th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #2003
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What so special about this building that it had to be moved? Normally such obstructions are simply demolished.

Is it historically significant? Do they want to use it for something?
It was part of a large Kodak campus, which shut down in 2006. Building 9 is the last one standing.

The building will be part the new Mount Dennis station when Line 5 opens.
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Old October 19th, 2016, 03:47 PM   #2004
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Hurontario light rail request for qualifications issued
19 Oct 2016



CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications seeking parties interested in a contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the planned Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.

The 20 km line to the west of Toronto would run from Port Credit GO station in Mississauga to the Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue in Brampton. The 22 stops would include connections to GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West commuter rail routes and local bus services

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Old October 19th, 2016, 06:48 PM   #2005
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a map of the proposed Hurontario LRT



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Old October 20th, 2016, 05:00 PM   #2006
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that's great news. I hope it will be in its own R.O.W.
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Old October 23rd, 2016, 10:08 AM   #2007
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Hello,

The project is a good idea.
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Old October 24th, 2016, 01:22 AM   #2009
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Metrolinx Boring machine move for Eglinton LRT - Mammoet

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Report outlines steep costs of running new Toronto transit lines
A new report explains the outcomes of negotiations between the province and City of Toronto on a number of transit projects.
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The City of Toronto is on the hook for tens of millions of dollars in transit costs that many believed the province would pay for.

According to a city report released on Monday, Toronto will be responsible for funding the operation and day-to-day maintenance of new LRT lines that the province is paying to build.

The report outlines the outcomes of negotiations between the province and city on a number of transit projects, including the Eglinton Crosstown, Finch West, and Sheppard East LRT lines, as well as Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack plan. It was originally supposed to go before Tory’s executive committee last week but wasn’t completed in time. The terms of the agreement have still to be approved by council.

The report estimates that the gross operating and maintenance costs for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT will be $80 million a year when it opens in 2021. The cost will be offset by increased fare revenue and savings the TTC will reap by not running bus service on Eglinton, bringing the net cost to the city down to $39 million a year.

Estimates for the gross operating costs of the other provincially funded LRT lines are: $51.5 million in 2022 dollars for the Finch West LRT, and $38.1 million in 2025 for the Sheppard East LRT.

It’s not clear how the city will raise the funds to operate and maintain these lines.

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The city has the more immediate issue of funding for the Spadina subway extension.. It opens next year, the city needs to figure out how to fund the $15 million annual subsidy needed for it. Eglinton is still 5 years off.
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some spadina subway photo updates:

Vaughan Metropolitian Centre Station



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Pioneer Village Station:





York University Station:



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The Downsview Park contract looks substantially complete, the first portion of the project to finish. Apparently test trains will begin running in April. Project opening is scheduled for end of year, 2017 (December 31).
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wow, we're finally getting some world class looking subway stations.
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Metrolinx moves to terminate Bombardier LRV contract
Friday, November 04, 2016



TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx confirmed on November 3 that it has filed a notice of intent to terminate a contract worth up to $C 770m ($US 574.2m) for up to 182 Flexity Freedom LRVs

Metrolinx awarded Bombardier the contract to supply LRVs for new light rail lines in the Toronto region in June 2010, with delivery scheduled to take place between 2013 and 2020. However, the order has suffered repeated delays and despite the revision of the delivery timetable, remains behind schedule

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From Transitdrum118, a look inside of new ION LRT Maintenance Yard And Complex:





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Old November 28th, 2016, 08:26 AM   #2016
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wow, we're finally getting some world class looking subway stations.
Why not use the space above the station for a building that can be more useful for urban development?

I like how south of Bloor, you do not have any stations above the ground. The stations tie into existing buildings and make it more pedestrian friendly.

Just think of the money that could be made by renting or selling the air rights to those stations.
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Old November 28th, 2016, 08:36 PM   #2017
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Why not use the space above the station for a building that can be more useful for urban development?

I like how south of Bloor, you do not have any stations above the ground. The stations tie into existing buildings and make it more pedestrian friendly.

Just think of the money that could be made by renting or selling the air rights to those stations.
Normally I'd agree with that but these stations are so far north that we'd have to see decades of growth before these areas will get stitched into the urban fabric. It's suburbia in every sense of the word.

I suppose there's an argument that one has to start urbanizing the suburbs even if that sort of density looks out of place today. That said, I'm pleased that these peripheral areas are getting connected to the rail network and impressed with the beautiful stations. Normally (especially on the outskirts) Toronto just builds something functional with little attention to visual appeal.
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They are doing it on Eglinton for a few of the new underground LRT stops.

KPMG building has a direct connection to the vaughan subway station too, so employees can get to the subway without walking outside.
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A photo of the first LRV leaving the Thunder Bay factory for testing in Kingston. Exciting to see what will be running on Eglinton in a few short years!



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Normally I'd agree with that but these stations are so far north that we'd have to see decades of growth before these areas will get stitched into the urban fabric. It's suburbia in every sense of the word.

I suppose there's an argument that one has to start urbanizing the suburbs even if that sort of density looks out of place today. That said, I'm pleased that these peripheral areas are getting connected to the rail network and impressed with the beautiful stations. Normally (especially on the outskirts) Toronto just builds something functional with little attention to visual appeal.
If you build it, they will come.

I am trying to think of a subway station that has not seen major growth since first opened.
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