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Old April 7th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #601
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^ I love it, looks clean, modern, bright and very welcoming
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Old April 8th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #602
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Old April 8th, 2011, 02:20 AM   #603
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Old April 8th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #604
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Old April 12th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #605
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Get ready for another summer of construction
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Toronto will be rife with roadwork again this summer, but motorists will have a new website to warn them of closures and a pledge that work will be coordinated to keep disruptions to a minimum.

Denzil Minnan-Wong, chair of the city’s public works and infrastructure committee, announced the changes to reporters at a news conference Monday.

“It is critical that, with the amount of work taking place, we continue to coordinate the work very carefully in order to keep disruptions to a minimum,” he said.

Minnan-Wong said the new website, toronto.ca/torontostreets, will notify residents of planned and emergency road construction, travel conditions and special events across the city.

Some of the projects are on well-used links such as Pottery Rd. between Broadview and Bayview Aves., which will be reconstructed this year. It will have a lot of signs to warn motorists.

“We want people to know construction is coming and to take alternative routes if they can,” said Myles Currie, of the city’s transportation services division.

For its part, the city will try to schedule work so routes parallel to a major project remain clear.

Some $130 million will be spent on roads and bridges this year. Some of the major projects:

• Dundas St. from Dovercourt Rd. to Howard Park Ave.;

• Victoria Park Ave. from Highway 401 to Finch Ave.;

• Humber College Blvd. from Highway 27 to Carrier Dr.;

• Dufferin St. from Rogers Rd. to Eglinton Ave.;

• Finch Ave. from Yonge St. to Bayview Ave.

The Victoria Park and Pottery Rd. projects involve reconstruction, which takes longer, and at $3 million per kilometer is three times more expensive than simple repaving, Minnan-Wong said.

“Because we’ve neglected the roads for so long, we often have to do reconstructions where we pull out the entire road, the curbs and re-do the sidewalks.”

Minnan-Wong said he wants to do more repaving so as to extend the life of roads and delay the need to rebuild.

The city’s road work backlog has dropped to about $270 million from $320 million, but much of that progress was due to one-time federal infrastructure money spent last year.

“We did a lot more roads and we have the federal government to thank for that,” he said.

While trimming the backlog some more will require extra spending, Minnan-Wong said this year’s roads budget keeps the backlog as is, neither bigger nor smaller.

“We’re staying the course right now. We’re going to need more money to decrease the backlog even further and that’s what we’d like to do in the future.

“The sad reality is our roads are getting very old, and if we don’t put in more money … that (backlog) number could increase a great deal more.”

A further $80 million will be spent on roadwork done in conjunction with water main and sewer replacement and other “public realm initiatives.”

Pothole filling continues, with more than 73,000 fixed so far this year toward a goal of 237,000, at a total cost of $1.5 million.

Special events expected to cause traffic closures and diversions this season include the Pride Parade, Beaches Jazz Festival, Honda Indy, Afrofest and Caribana.

Mayor Rob Ford campaigned last year on a vow to improve Toronto roads and ease gridlock.

“Spending money on roads and infrastructure is a very important part of this administration and Rob Ford’s agenda,” Minnan-Wong said. “He wants to fix the roads, he wants to make them better and safer for cars and cyclists and pedestrians.”

Ford and other right-leaning councillors, including Minnan-Wong, have been critical of delayed and over-budget projects including reconstruction of the so-called “mink mile” retail strip on Bloor St. W.

The Star has been tracking another delay-filled project on Roncesvalles Ave.

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Old April 13th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #607
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Perfect and wonderful, I want already to see it finished
Perfect, though i'd like the nightview...
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Old April 16th, 2011, 01:41 PM   #608
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A larger version with projects labeled: http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...Legend1605.jpg
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Old April 16th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #609
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Incredible buildings for the city.

I love that building that reminds me of Aqua in Chicago,
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Toronto's skyline in 2020

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With all the development happening, Toronto will cement its position in my top 10. I may even have to move it up a spot or 2 over the next couple years.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #612
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A larger version with projects labeled: http://urbantoronto.ca/picoftheday/i...Legend1605.jpg
amazing, damn toronto is developing pretty well, and this is mostly the southern areas.imagine if one day the young-finch(down town north york) cluster stretches all the way to the lowest parts of richmond hill, man itl be awesome, but that will take a good 50 years lol
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Old April 16th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #613
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And it will probably be even bigger because most buildings are being build in 3-4 years from the point of when they are proposed. So around the year 2017 you could get a realistic look of the skyline in 2020. How many new buildings will be announced that we don't know about yet in the coming 6 years? Probably a lot.
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Yeah, that 2020 render will probably happen around 2014 as I can only spot one building that isn't already built, under construction, or about to break ground. There are actually lots of new projects in the pipe that aren't in that render.
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Toronto is really getting loads of Hong Kong style condos.
LOL?? these are sooo typical torontonian, its not even funny, hong kong is a diff story
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Old April 17th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #617
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It is funny that the tallest building U/C will make the least impact on the skyline. Kinda good in one regard ... bit of a missed opportunity if you look at it through another perspective.
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Those renders are awesome! Way to go Toronto!
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Old April 19th, 2011, 01:36 AM   #619
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The skyline will stretch farther west as well, no? There's already quite a lot of tall-ish condos south of the Gardiner in the Mimico area.
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It'll spread in all directions, except south of course. There's a big space between downtown Toronto and Mimico that would need filling up, but there has been a lot of development in that area, including South Beach condos and the Beyond the Sea project (both with horrible names IMO).
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