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Toronto Downtown Relief Line (recommended route and a staggering price tag revealed)

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Toronto Downtown Relief Line (recommended route and a staggering price tag revealed)

from http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story ... d-by-city/

"The Downtown Relief Line has a recommended route and a staggering price tag: it would go from Pape Station to downtown via first Eastern Avenue and then on the west side of the Don River via Queen Street East."

"The relief line would be expected to provide a net reduction of between 3,400 and 5,900 on the Yonge line at Bloor Street. The Toronto Transit Commission estimates that the relief line would cost $6.799 billion and is not the least expensive of the options the city examined."
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.........or they could have just built more subways, but hey that was too expensive.
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So is the idea to gentrify the east end, Eastern Ave in particular? If the subway goes though there, you can bet the big condo developers are going to want to build everywhere along the route.
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notfromqc wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 10:35 am
So is the idea to gentrify the east end, Eastern Ave in particular? If the subway goes though there, you can be the big condo developers are going to want to build everywhere along the route.
Nope, the idea is to lighten the load going south on Yonge and St. George, especially rush hour. The Awesome people coming from and through gentrified North York deserve it!

You can add 225% to the final price tag btw.
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Oh god. If they quote 6.799B, that probably translates to 10B after all the delays and miscalculations that's bound to happen in our construction industry.

We need a relief line for sure. If you don't get on at Finch in the morning commute to work, for sure you will be standing. by the time you reach sheppard, might already be a full train.

I don't care anymore. Just build something already.
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BananaHunter wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 11:53 am
Oh god. If they quote 6.799B, that probably translates to 10B after all the delays and miscalculations that's bound to happen in our construction industry.

We need a relief line for sure. If you don't get on at Finch in the morning commute to work, for sure you will be standing. by the time you reach sheppard, might already be a full train.

I don't care anymore. Just build something already.
Don't forget there will be bonuses on top of that price tag because you know, the guys on top are actually physically building the subway hahah NOT just a bunch of douches in suits scamming from top down.
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BananaHunter wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 11:53 am
Oh god. If they quote 6.799B, that probably translates to 10B after all the delays and miscalculations that's bound to happen in our construction industry.

We need a relief line for sure. If you don't get on at Finch in the morning commute to work, for sure you will be standing. by the time you reach sheppard, might already be a full train.

I don't care anymore. Just build something already.
Adds probably 10 minutes but get on at Finch, get off at North York, go back to Finch with a seat.
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They should of stuck with Transit City planning and began work on the relief line already,this project could of been started way faster.
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tk1000 wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 8:32 am
from http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story ... d-by-city/

"The Downtown Relief Line has a recommended route and a staggering price tag: it would go from Pape Station to downtown via first Eastern Avenue and then on the west side of the Don River via Queen Street East."

"The relief line would be expected to provide a net reduction of between 3,400 and 5,900 on the Yonge line at Bloor Street. The Toronto Transit Commission estimates that the relief line would cost $6.799 billion and is not the least expensive of the options the city examined."
This is Toronto Star and their fight to cancel Scarborough Subway and get a relief line first.
Toronto Taxpayers exists for the all the improvement in Downtown. This is been promoted by Star and their Lobbyist foe years now.
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An of course, property taxes won't go up to pay for this. Ha ha. Suck it home owners!
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And thats why you own property at union :) no subway gtfo
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everyone gonna pay more and more , there's no stop to this taxing madness
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This city is toast.
The morning crowds are already overwhelming and getting bigger by the day with ever increasing population....
A relief line is already needed now....
We are barely at the planning stage....
Might never even happen....
TTCmageddon............
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