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Toronto's summertime roadwork fest the start of a noisier – but sounder – future - The Globe and Mail
MARCUS GEE
The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jul. 18 2014

Bloor Street West is getting new sidewalks and asphalt. Dundas and Spadina is being dug up for track and water-main work. Construction fencing is going in and heavy equipment setting up on Eglinton Avenue for the Crosstown light-rail transit project. Then, of course, there is the Gardiner Expressway, now in the midst of a massive rehabilitation that often slows traffic to a crawl even more snail-like than usual. With contractors hurrying to finish projects for next year’s Pan American Games as well, it is feeling like the worst construction season in years.
Eglinton_Crosstown  summertime  Toronto  infrastructure  transit  TTC  congestion  transportation  Metrolinx  traffic_congestion 
july 2014 by jerryking
A Don Mills Subway for Toronto
October 30, 2013 | Torontoist| By Steve Munro.

A proposal for improving transit in a city that desperately needs it.
The Don Mills Subway
What would this line provide?

A connection to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT
A connection with the Danforth Subway Line
A connection with the streetcar on Cherry that will, eventually, link to the eastern waterfront
Connections with the Yonge-University subway at King and St. Andrew stations
A connection with a proposed satellite GO terminal at Spadina and Front
And what parts of the city would it serve?

Potential development sites at Don Mills and Eglinton
Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park
The East York residential district
Riverdale and Leslieville at Gerrard and at Queen
Planned redevelopment of the Lever Brothers (Great Gulf) site at Broadview and Eastern (East Harbour)
The Distillery and Canary Districts
The St. Lawrence neighbourhood
This is not a trivial list, and these locations already have population density or can easily be served with short surface feeder trips.
Don_Mills  DRL  East_Harbour  Eglinton_Crosstown  redevelopments  Toronto  transit 
november 2013 by jerryking
Stintz bid for facts on Crosstown line derailed - The Globe and Mail
elizabeth church
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012
TTC  Toronto  transit  Eglinton_Crosstown 
february 2012 by jerryking
Rob Ford’s entrenched position on Toronto transit hurts our pocketbooks - The Globe and Mail
Nov. 17, 2011 | G&M | Editorial.

critics are questioning whether the Eglinton line, known as The Crosstown, can even be built for the amount budgeted by Queen’s Park.

The reason? Under former mayor David Miller, the $4.6-billion Crosstown was to operate in a dedicated surface right-of-way for almost half the route while running in a tunnel through the city core. But Mr. Ford, who campaigned to end the so-called “war on the car,” insisted the entire 19-kilometre line be buried, at an additional cost of $2.2-billion, an almost 50-per-cent mark-up. While transit officials say that burying the LRT may attract a few more riders, $2.2-billion is a steep premium to pay for what is an essentially aesthetic decision, especially for a fiscal conservative.

There’s an elegant solution readily available to the mayor. He should ask Mr. McGuinty to revert to the original Eglinton plan, but on the proviso that the $2.2-billion be used as seed money for a public-private partnership deal for the Sheppard subway. The model is Vancouver’s Canada Line, built with $720-million in capital from a private consortium that operates the service through a 35-year franchise.
editorials  Rob_Ford  transit  Toronto  TTC  Eglinton_Crosstown  Queen’s_Park 
november 2011 by jerryking
Eglinton light-rail line to go underground after winning provincial funding - The Globe and Mail
Tamara Baluja
From Friday's Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011
Send to Susan Allsopp
LRT  transit  Rob_Ford  TTC  Toronto  Eglinton_Crosstown 
april 2011 by jerryking

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