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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:37 PM   #1401
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Do you know what road that BRT is on? It makes you realize how wide some of those streets in the burbs are. That looks pretty good for a place like Markham. A physical separation of bike lanes from cars is imperative though. It's an improvement over what we have now, but it's still not all that safe.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:55 PM   #1402
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Do you know what road that BRT is on? It makes you realize how wide some of those streets in the burbs are. That looks pretty good for a place like Markham. A physical separation of bike lanes from cars is imperative though. It's an improvement over what we have now, but it's still not all that safe.
Hwy 7 Between Bayview and 404 ATM.
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 02:56 PM   #1403
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View from 25 The Esplanade by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/]

Working on Union Station by [url=https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/]
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Old June 3rd, 2014, 03:00 PM   #1404
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Photos from Metrolinx's flickr:


May 2014 - Union Station Revitalization Train Shed by Metrolinx, on Flickr


May 2014 - Union Station Revitalization Train Shed by Metrolinx, on Flickr


May 2014 - Union Station Revitalization Train Shed by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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Old June 6th, 2014, 04:27 AM   #1405
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can't wait for it to be finished. just under 2 years left.
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Old June 7th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #1406
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So which parts won't be finished in time for the Pan American Games?
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Old June 7th, 2014, 03:39 AM   #1407
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Most of it. The first of the two new concourses will be completed and the second platform on the subway will be finished, but the second concourse (where the current concourse exists) and the trainshed will be unfinished. The glass portion from my understanding will be finished but the restoration of the historic bush shed will be incomplete.

It won't be the mess it is today, and it will be a vast improvement on the current setup, but it won't be finished either.
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Old June 7th, 2014, 04:21 AM   #1408
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It's interesting that as the Union Station renovations progress I can't help but think that in 5-10 years some real estate developer will propose something similar to Hudson Yards which is being planned/constructed in NYC.
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Old June 7th, 2014, 07:27 PM   #1409
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Especially with Hudson Yards being developed by a Toronto firm, Oxford. There's bound to be information flow.
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Old June 7th, 2014, 09:43 PM   #1410
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looking forward to when it is completed!
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Old June 10th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #1411
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Progress continues on new Weston GO station, which is rebuilding in preparation of new Union Pearson Express:


Structural steel framing; west tunnel access entrance by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Steel framing platform; Stairs to east tunnel by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Future platform stair to east tunnel by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Future east tunnel entrance by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Weston and track work on way to Union by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Rail corridor looking east towards the CN Tower by Metrolinx, on Flickr


3-track work from the west by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Future south side Lawrence pedestrian access to Weston by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Building pedestrian access to Weston from north side of Lawrence by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old June 10th, 2014, 11:51 PM   #1412
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Can't wait for the completion. I live 15 minute walking from there, I hope this project will help to revitalize that area.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 05:52 AM   #1413
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sadly an election has been called, although Liberals are leading, if the right wing conservative party of Tim Hudak wins, there will be no money for transit in Toronto. existing projects may or may not be completed, there is a chance the eglinton crosstown might be halted just like Harris did in late 90's. For sure there will be no more transit projects. Let's hope a Lib majority or atleast a coalition with NDP wins and then we'll make some real progress.
The Liberals won big tonight, so Toronto transit enthusiasts can breathe easy.
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 05:23 PM   #1414
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Tracks for GO trains around Whitby are temporary removed, allowing construction of new South Blair Street Underpass:

4. Looking west at the site of the future underpass, between the CN tracks on the left and the recently shifted GO tracks on the right. by Metrolinx, on Flickr

5. Looking west at the site of the future underpass, between the CN tracks on the left and the recently shifted GO tracks on the right. by Metrolinx, on Flickr

6. Grading work around the habitat compensation area between the future sites of the South Blair St. underpass and GO Transit's ERMF. by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old June 22nd, 2014, 11:37 PM   #1415
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very good....
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Old June 24th, 2014, 07:52 AM   #1416
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From Metrolinx, May photos from Union Station new concource:

May 2014 - Union Station Revitalization GO Concourse by Metrolinx, on Flickr


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May 2014 - Union Station Revitalization GO Concourse by Metrolinx, on Flickr

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Old June 25th, 2014, 04:22 AM   #1417
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now THAT is what I am excited about opening!


The Blair street underpass is a small part of the much larger East rail maintenance facility.
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Old June 25th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #1418
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More photos from Union station:

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

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Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr


Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

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Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr

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Escalators to new TTC Subway station second platform:


Jun 2014; Union Station projects by Metrolinx, on Flickr
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Old June 26th, 2014, 09:24 AM   #1419
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Wow, ACC is right next to the Union Station.

Does lots of Leafs and Raptors fans travel by GO trains?
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Old June 27th, 2014, 08:03 AM   #1420
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Wow, ACC is right next to the Union Station.

Does lots of Leafs and Raptors fans travel by GO trains?
It really helps keep the traffic volume down coming in before and heading out after games. The Rogers Centre/Skydome is just down the street. The trains are always full of fans in various paraphernalia. Beats paying the parking premium whenever there's a game downtown!

There was an early proposal when they were trying to figure out where the new stadium/arena would be built to place it on top of Union Station similar to Madison Square Garden/Penn Station.
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