On a small lot at the end of the stub end street, up against a small cliff or escarpment, a developer has fitted in a small 18 unit apartment building. IMO, it looks great, superior to many of the … Continue reading Interesting Intensification
Traditional Main Streets were formed in the past. With lot sizes and building sizes to match. That of course is what makes them “traditional” and of a scale many people like. But since their heyday in the 20’s, or 40’s … Continue reading Merivale CDP: Expanding the Traditional Main Street lots
Having yesterday dispatched the “transit priority” concept for Merivale, as being just a tarted up “do nothing” same old – same old option, lipstick on the proverbial pig, what about the other options? They definitely offer something to the adjacent … Continue reading Road diet, complete street options for Merivale
The city is offering four options, or concepts, for improving Merivale in the traditional main street area between the Farm and Carling Avenue. Three of the options involve a road diet, ie right-sizing the road for the amount of traffic … Continue reading Does transit priority really mean … do nothing?
In honour of the No 2 Bus, here is a WSA story from 2012: It was a hot and sunny four o’clock as I left Loblaws in Westboro. My two cloth bags didn’t seem to have much in the line … Continue reading Spaggetti Dinner on the No 2 Bus
Merivale Road is a curious creature. It is a place, a destination, thus functioning as a street. It accesses adjacent land, giving it value. And it also has a somewhat conflicting role as a through road to get from one area … Continue reading The three ages of Merivale
Yesterday we looked at how the western side corners of the ‘abutments’ at the new Bayview LRT Bridge were done. On the west side, the corners were constructed using corner pieces, with a nicely beveled corner: I was curious about how well … Continue reading Retaining walls at Bayview Station, ii