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

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How people deal with taking the subway at rush hour I'll never know *shudders*
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Jimbobs wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 5:57 pm
Write to your MPP telling them that the City of Toronto/TTC can't be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans.
Can Metrolinx be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans?

"Both the TTC and regional transit authority Metrolinx have identified the downtown relief line as a top transit priority."
from https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/ ... w-ave.html
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tk1000 wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 7:39 pm
Can Metrolinx be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans?
Good question, tk1000. What do you think?
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tk1000 wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 7:39 pm
Can Metrolinx be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans?

"Both the TTC and regional transit authority Metrolinx have identified the downtown relief line as a top transit priority."
from https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/ ... w-ave.html
The residents of Pape Street with their $1.5+ million dollar homes flexed their muscle and killed the 100 yr plan (don't know the exact number but it's been there A LONG time) of a downtown relief line along Pape Street. Going back to the drawing board will take another 70 years. So now, it will be 250 years before any realistic expectation of a downtown relief line will happen.

Just so funny how a 1000 signatures can change something like this lol. And 'Top' priority. Everything to them is a 'Top' priority. We need the Scarborough Subway going beyond Toronto Borders. The West gets the Vaughan line while the North gets the Yonge line. The East needs a line. Especially with the growth of Durham, the fastest growing suburb right now.
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tk1000 wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 7:39 pm
Can Metrolinx be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans?

"Both the TTC and regional transit authority Metrolinx have identified the downtown relief line as a top transit priority."
from https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/ ... w-ave.html
The problem with the TTC making plans is the interference they receive from City Council and the Mayor's office. By getting Metrolinx involved, the parish pump politicking is reduced (or elevated to a higher level of policking!).
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tk1000 wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 7:39 pm
Can Metrolinx be trusted to make reasonable transit expansion plans?
Yes. Their progress has been significant.
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Sanyo wrote:
Apr 13th, 2017 6:34 pm
How people deal with taking the subway at rush hour I'll never know *shudders*
It's better than taking the Scarborough RT at rush hour. I think it has the most flatulent ridership by far.
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mbg wrote:
Apr 18th, 2017 7:11 pm
It's better than taking the Scarborough RT at rush hour. I think it has the most flatulent ridership by far.
Never have taken public transportation except the odd time with the go train.

But being stuck like a sardine in a subway is not my idea of living day to day to get to work.
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Sanyo wrote:
Apr 18th, 2017 7:24 pm
Never have taken public transportation except the odd time with the go train.

But being stuck like a sardine in a subway is not my idea of living day to day to get to work.
I'd rather be packed in a subway than face the bumper to bumper traffic on the DVP everyday. I'd like to believe my grey hair growth will be reduced by 100000000000%.
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Apr 18th, 2017 8:49 pm
I'd rather be packed in a subway than face the bumper to bumper traffic on the DVP everyday. I'd like to believe my grey hair growth will be reduced by 100000000000%.
i dont take dvp...i too would pull my hair out.
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What's wrong with standing on the subway? It was designed to have people standing with all those handle bars, no?

An what's wrong with standing in lines to wait your turn? We do that all the time, especially at government offices, no?
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Archanfel wrote:
Apr 19th, 2017 3:59 pm
What's wrong with standing on the subway? It was designed to have people standing with all those handle bars, no? ...
Exactly.
I have never been unable to get on the subway. It is truly amazing, when you walk to the door, smile and say something like "sorry folks, I really need to catch this train", how much space suddenly appears.
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Jimbobs wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2017 1:30 am
Exactly.
I have never been unable to get on the subway. It is truly amazing, when you walk to the door, smile and say something like "sorry folks, I really need to catch this train", how much space suddenly appears.
Feel free to try that around 5&6 pm going north at Dundas station. I stopped taking rush hour transit a decade ago and it was a pain to get on a train back then. I can only imagine how bad it is now.
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This feels so weird, I was born near Pape and Gerrard and spent 5 years growing up a few houses from that intersection. It'd be hard to imagine it having a subway. Its not dense housing at all. Its a family neighborhood, with big trees and historic old homes (I believe mine was over 80 years old, maybe even 100 ). There's better places to have a subway,
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webdoctors wrote:
Apr 24th, 2017 11:17 pm
This feels so weird, I was born near Pape and Gerrard and spent 5 years growing up a few houses from that intersection. It'd be hard to imagine it having a subway. Its not dense housing at all. Its a family neighborhood, with big trees and historic old homes (I believe mine was over 80 years old, maybe even 100 ). There's better places to have a subway,
and downtown Toronto when the TD towers are, was the same thing 100 years ago. Its called progress. Its not gonna stay like that forever. Eventually sky scrappers will move in.

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