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    Toronto, ON / Eglinton Terriroty
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    Public Transit (mostly buses)
    Favourite Bus: TTC 1996 Orion V ex-CNG 9402
    Favourite TTC Bus Route(s): 29 Dufferin
    Favourite TTC Bus Terminal(s): Wilson, York Mills, Don Mills, Downsview
    Favourite TTC Streetcar Route(s): 510 Spadina, 512 St. Clair
    Favourite Streetcar Loop(s): Union Station, Spadina Station, Exhibtion East

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  1. I thought the city decided to use the land (or at least part of it) for the new Police Division building to consolidate the current 54 and 55 Divisions in one building. EDIT: Disregard, I should have known better. BlogTO's wording is terrible. It made it seem like the entire piece of land was to be used for for affordable housing. A quick google search helped me find the Danforth Garage Master Plan from last year that shows a whole transformation of the land to include TTC offices, the TPS Divison, a new library, community space and mixed use buildings (likely where the affordable housing would go). The garage is also part of the Heritage registrar so any new developments will have to incorporate it in some way.
  2. TTC (all sightings within the last 2 hours): 1385 & 3496 on 24A 8773 (RAD) on 116B. It ended up using the old looping at Kingston Rd that was used when 116B was an internal route via the Eglinton Ave E triangle just northwest of Kingston Rd. ES-1 (ex-7906) southbound on Victoria Park at the 401 at about 4:00pm. Ended up keeping pace with it for about 15 minutes until it turned southwest on O'Connor. Noticed the TPS logo was removed from the rear.
  3. TTC 3451 on 86A, just spotted about 15-20 minutes ago eastbound at Kingston & Morningside.
  4. I found this on Reddit and thought I'd share it here. It's a podcast episode about the 1995 Russell Hill subway accident and the inquest that followed. I found it quite interesting, learned some things I didn't know already about the accident. https://omny.fm/shows/history-of/the-ttc-subway-crash-5
  5. TTC 8526 on 85B a 2015-16 LFS, possibly 8404, on 985A
  6. I noticed on Thursday a number of Birchmount Novas had the seats directly behind the driver blocked with caution tape. A few Eglinton ones did as well, but not as many as Birchmount based on my observations.
  7. They seem to have fixed this. Noticed a number of buses today with the rear sign fitting the entire P/R message on two lines similar to the "Not In Service" rear sign.
  8. Yeah, didn't notice any out today except for one 985 bus heading towards Don Mills. I assumed it was a 985A coming from STC. Artics from 985 were reassigned to 85 today. Based on the Transee, It looks like Mt Dennis chose to throw a few of their extra artics onto 89 today, i guess to compensate for the loss of 989.
  9. At next week's Board Meeting there is a procurement authorization to purchase more Wheel-Trans buses. In addition to ordering another 20 ProMasters for delivery between this year and 2022, the TTC would like to order 1 ProMaster/Arboc Cutaway demo bus for delivery this year. Upon successful assessment by ACAT of the demo bus, the TTC will order 90 more for delivery this year and 2021. These Cutaways will replace the Friendly Buses, including the community bus fleet. Procurement Authorization – Purchase of Wheel-Trans Buses
  10. Is it a sped up view out the front windows at night? TSN uses it as one of their stock city scenery shots going in and out of commercial breaks during Raptors games. It's a sped up view of 4144 on Dundas St East going from roughly Parliament to Church St.
  11. I'm going to assume 8395 also was on Steeles East this morning. I spotted it deadheading east on Sheppard just west of Malvern Garage. When I checked the tracker about 10 minutes later it was on Markham Rd near Steeles.
  12. Kingston & Lawrence is already a fairly busy stop in the morning with people transferring from 54/954 onto 86/986/905. Adding 15-20 more passengers every 15 minutes or so to the mix would make it even worse. Not to mention the Kennedy bound buses are usually pretty full before arriving at Lawrence, especially the 986.
  13. I'm curious to see if this 178A proposal gets past the community consultation phase. Based on my experience most people who take 86D currently, especially during peak periods, are headed to/from Kennedy Station.
  14. The Scarborough East study recommended, among other changes, having 116C use Kingston Rd and combining 116A and 86D into a new "177" route that would serve Guildwood.
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