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Old June 18th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #121
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"When it comes to repave or rebuild all that. It 's going to cost A TON of money."


It's all constantly being rebuilt/repaved.








"I don't want this sort of stuff in my city. Great photos, Great destruction. God help you."



Well, any large metropilis has to have a highway system. Toronto's is fairly well designed for the various purposes they muct perform. Mostly, they haven't ruined the old inner-city, which is a plus....the through/ring design works pretty well. They can get pretty crowded though...but I guess that's the problem with all of them.

With the exception of the 407 ETR, all roadways in Ontario have no tolls. Although I can see that changing.






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Old June 18th, 2005, 01:41 AM   #122
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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.
2 and a half actually. Highway 401, 407 ETR, Gardiner + QEW (terminates at DVP).

Given that America is even more car friendly than Canada, more congestion is expected.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 03:28 AM   #123
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^I think he means through the central/downtown city.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #124
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Canada looks like the USA's sister!!!
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Old June 18th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #125
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Why do you retards oppose highways for? They do bring some advantages you know.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 03:47 AM   #126
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Nice pictures.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 07:53 AM   #127
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6 - 407/400, loooks like Markham, not sure on this one though.
This is actually looking at the 401/427/27 interchange. Eglinton Avenue (ill-fated Richview Expressway is the main thoroughfare running vertically through the picture

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401/404/DVP interchange. 404/DVP running vertically through the picture.

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Old June 18th, 2005, 07:59 AM   #128
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- The worlds longest 12-lane or more span of Highway (Mississauga to Brock Road, Pickering)
It probably is the longest 12-lane span of freeway in the world. But it only extends from Etobicoke to Pickering, not Mississauga


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- The longest non-toll freeway under a single highway authority in North America.
At one point, yes, but this record has been surpassed at least once. Afterall, everything is bigger in Texas.


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- 401/400 interchange is the busiest interchange in North America with a total of 26 lanes of combined traffic
This one is just funny ... the 400/401 interchange isn't even the busiest in Ontario, let along North America.

Wikipedia strikes again ...

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Old June 18th, 2005, 08:04 AM   #129
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Whoa, thats great, i love how there's trees and empty space everywhere. I thought toronto was a lot more dense, it's very sprawly, i like it though
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Old June 18th, 2005, 08:11 AM   #130
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It probably is the longest 12-lane span of freeway in the world. But it only extends from Etobicoke to Pickering, not Mississauga

It does extend to Mississauga...12+ lanes beginning/ending at the 401/403 interchange.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 08:16 AM   #131
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It does extend to Mississauga...12+ lanes beginning/ending at the 401/403 interchange.
The 401 from the 403/410 to the 427 interchange has a 16-18 lane configuration. The C-D ends at the 427 interchange, where the 401 has a 8 lane configuration. From then on the 401 is 10 lanes to the 409, and then east of the 409 the 401 once again has a 12+ lane C/D system. There is a 12-lane configuration in Mississauaga, but it is not connected (and therefore not continuous) with the mainline section in Toronto.

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Old June 18th, 2005, 08:54 AM   #132
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I wish they would update the crappy global air photos.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #133
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Whoa, thats great, i love how there's trees and empty space everywhere. I thought toronto was a lot more dense, it's very sprawly, i like it though

I live in the far west of the Greater Toronto Area and one of my buddies moved to Dana Point for a few years (ill be there on the 20th of next month), and he said the exact same thing when he came home. Wow, space and Trees!
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Old June 20th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #134
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Yeah, it looks sprawly and spacious, yet you see a lot of highrise apartments here and there... very interesting.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 12:13 AM   #135
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I thought I had some of the best Ontario Freeway pictures around, but you have me beat by a mile. I mean Kilometer!

Keep up the great work.

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Old July 5th, 2005, 03:01 AM   #136
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Well you can thank this site for the most part.

http://www.onthighways.com/index.html
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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #137
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Woooooooo!, DVP not in Scarborough Hillis.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #138
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Reminds me of any large American city. Looks nice, though.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #139
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******* awesome .
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Old July 8th, 2005, 12:55 PM   #140
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Why do you retards oppose highways for? They do bring some advantages you know.

You are obviously suffering the effects of exhaust fumes if you can't work out why many people around the globe oppose these enormous roads.
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