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Old June 11th, 2005, 02:28 AM   #101
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The Orange Crush right? I remember being stuck in that nightmare before.
haha yea, i believe thats wat he's talking about. they're planning on expanding it soon though, so lets wait and see..


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Old June 15th, 2005, 05:21 AM   #102
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Just starting reading this thread, a little tense at times but thats OK. BUT...............then I saw "you're a ******* idiot man", and that goes too far no matter what you thought of the comment.
No more profanity please.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:09 PM   #103
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Toronto Highway Aerials, Amazing

Toronto has some of the most impressive highway infrastructure in the world along with a solid public transit system. So here are some aerials.

DISCLAIMER: These are aerials, the city is not as flat, or as sprawly as these pics would have you beleive so please dont comment on those points. Also some of these arent even Toronto itself but its far outer suburbs so keep that in mind.






















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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:19 PM   #104
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When it comes to repave or rebuild all that. It 's going to cost A TON of money.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:29 PM   #105
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Amazing pics
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:46 PM   #106
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To bad there is always so much traffic on the highways! It would have been nice to see a shot of the 401 right beside the airport. The highway has to be a half mile wide there. I always enjoy picking up relatives at the airport from places that do not have such and extensive highway system. When we get out on the 401 they are blown away by the scale.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #107
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Tolls are inevitable.

I'm always amazed about the amount of highrise apartments along the 427.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 08:13 PM   #108
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Amazing.Some of those roads are so wide
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Old June 17th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #109
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That has to be the widest highway I've seen

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Old June 17th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #110
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The aerials are nice and I can usually spot the 401 and what I thought was the Don Valley Expressway, but I was clueless as to the others. Could you label the various highways and what part of town they are in?
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Old June 17th, 2005, 09:44 PM   #111
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Old June 17th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #112
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1 - 427, Etobicoke
2 - 404 (Turns into the DVP), Scarborough
3 - 400, Looks like its in Vaughan
4 - 400/407, same areas as last pic
5 - 401/400 entrance, Etobicoke
6 - 407/400, loooks like Markham, not sure on this one though
7 - 401, Edge of Toronto/Mississauga (Airport)
8 - 401, Scarborough
9 - 401, Etobicoke/York area
10 - 400/407 Etobicoke
11 - 401 (403 going south), Mississauga
12 - Airport
13 - 401, Etobicoke/York area
14 - 401, Etobicoke
15 - 401/400, Etobicoke
16 - 401/Allen Road, Yorkdale Mall
17 - No clue
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Old June 17th, 2005, 10:18 PM   #113
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Old June 17th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #114
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I don't want this sort of stuff in my city. Great photos, Great destruction. God help you.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 10:41 PM   #115
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^ May I ask how people get around in Melbourne?? The Toronto metro nearly has double the transit ridership that Melbourne has and it certainly doesnt have double the population. And judging by your reaction you dont have large highways, so what gives??
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Old June 17th, 2005, 11:34 PM   #116
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I don't want this sort of stuff in my city. Great photos, Great destruction. God help you.
I agree that highways suck, but don't forget that they are no located downtwon, except 1 elevated that is by the waterfront, which swings north after the main downtown area (hence, not cut through the downtown area, though, some say it creates a barrier to the waterfront even though I would say the rail lines do the same thing even if you got rid of the highway).

Don't forget that you do need cities to export import goods and services.

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Old June 17th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #117
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It seems That Toronto has just about one through highway. If the major cities in the states had just one highways going through the city. The highway would be just as big and maybe even more congested.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:17 AM   #118
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401:
- It includes North America's busiest multi-structure bridge @ Hoggs Hollow (4 structures for both sets of Collector & Express lanes).
- The worlds longest 12-lane or more span of Highway (Mississauga to Brock Road, Pickering)
- The worlds busiest trucking route.
- Carries more than 40% of all of Canada's trade with the US.
- Carries 4% of the all of the US's trade with Canada.
- 401 & QEW carry so much US Trade to Canada that they are considered the most important strategic infrastructure in Canada by the US Intelligence Committee.
- The longest non-toll freeway under a single highway authority in North America.
- 401/400 interchange is the busiest interchange in North America with a total of 26 lanes of combined traffic
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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:21 AM   #119
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How much of those highways are public ?
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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:30 AM   #120
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How much of those highways are public ?
If you mean public as in no tolls. All are public except the 407.
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