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

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Please no relief line, only increases downtown core values ;) )) looking at $100k increases from precon to finish
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Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee approved an amendment that would look at shifting the route of the Downtown Relief Line a block to the west, from Pape Avenue to Carlaw Avenue.
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story ... al-3-bill/
Residents from Danforth and Pape brought forward concerns that the subway’s route down the relatively narrow street would create big problems for the residential homes alongside.
And local Councillor Paula Fletcher convinced Mayor John Tory to ask for a report on the impact of moving the subway.
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tk1000 wrote:
Jun 29th, 2016 9:57 pm
Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee approved an amendment that would look at shifting the route of the Downtown Relief Line a block to the west, from Pape Avenue to Carlaw Avenue.
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story ... al-3-bill/
How does that help? Isn't Pape wider than Carlaw?
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Swerny wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 3:17 pm
build it, it will boost my property value even more.

besides, it sounds like a bargain compared to the 1 stop Scarborough subway for $3B
It looks like the DRL line is 2 billion more and carries half the passengers as the Scarborough subway - why are either of these being built?
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thechampion116 wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 1:18 pm
Adds probably 10 minutes but get on at Finch, get off at North York, go back to Finch with a seat.
Or just stand for 20 minutes...
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YIKES, I hadn't heard this but it's very interesting, to say the least as my husband's family owns a business right on Eastern Ave. I hope it doesn't affect them (expropriation) but then again, that might be a good thing.
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Shaner wrote:
Jun 29th, 2016 10:34 pm
Or just stand for 20 minutes...
Or leave 20-1hr earlier as earlier trains are less crowded. More staggering the better. All the trains that arrive at King St. between 8:30-9pm is the most busiest. Trains on Yonge at 5:05-5:45 are the worst. Maybe the city should start encouraging more staggered schedules for the companies in the financial core.
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Toronto's Downtown Relief Line isn't supposed to break ground until 2025, but the city shared a new alignment for the project, which will see the incoming subway route pass through Leslieville.
http://www.blogto.com/city/2017/04/new- ... slieville/
Instead of traveling north/south via Pape Avenue, as originally planned, the DRL will run beneath Carlaw Avenue. This would cost more money, but an updated figure hasn't been released yet. As CBC reports, the project is already hovering around $7 billion.
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Self-driving cars and the hyperloop will be huge changes in how we live. Moving UofT to their suburban campuses would also dynamically shift the traffic in Toronto significantly enough to help alleviate a lot of this congestion.
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sandeeS wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 4:32 pm
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.
Where do you think the riders of the Scarborough Subway is going to/from?
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Must be somebody important living on that stretch of Pape
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olek86 wrote:
Jun 23rd, 2016 3:39 pm
They should of stuck with Transit City planning and began work on the relief line already,this project could of been started way faster.
Exactly! Rob Ford's killing off the Transit City plans set back the development of transit in this City by 20 years. Add Tory's stubbornness to that mess and we'll be lucky to see anything new in the next 10 years (other than the Vaughan subway extension and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT - both of which were well on the way before Fo-ry got in).
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tk1000 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2017 11:00 pm
Mayor Tory Pushes Province to Fund Downtown Relief Line
Tory wants a provincial budget commitment to match funding in the federal budget.
http://torontoist.com/2017/04/mayor-tor ... lief-line/
Write to your MPP telling them that the City of Toronto/TTC can't be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans.

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