In an update to my previous post on “The Best Sushi in the GTA” I forgot to mention Makimono’s other location in Pickering. In case you are in the Pickering Town Centre area just take a quick walk arcross the street to 1790 Liverpool Road, just north of the 401. It’s also a great location for Sushi in Durham Ontario. The location is sometimes busy during lunch, however it’s also has a great atmosphere and staff. Of course, being that it’s an all-you-can eat location, you may want to leave a lot of room to “expand”. Otherwise you may need to take a quick nap afterwards. We all love good eats and if you have other locations, please be sure to share them with us. Happy eating!
It looks like the GTTA has received funding for the following projects. Maybe I am still in disbelief until I see shovels in the ground? I am not in favour of all of the plans listed, but this definitely will be some good news for once for public transit in the Greater Toronto Area. What seems to be lacking is funding for Transit City, other than the head start funding. What is interesting is the Durham BRT funding, which will be a definite boost to transit in Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa.
By: Andy MJ (a.k.a “The G.T.A Patriot” / Toronto, Ontario)
MoveOntario 2020 Foundation Investments Total: $791.3 million
Hamilton A-Line, James-Upper James corridor and Airport connector – $6.9 million
Hamilton B-Line, King-Main corridor – $17.4 million
Hamilton James Street North GO/VIA Station – Gateway to Niagara – $3.0 million
Halton Region Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – $57.6 million
Bolton GO Transit service improvements – $600,000
Dundas and Hurontario higher-order transit corridor development – $26.5million
Mississauga Transitway Hub: Airport-Renforth Gateway – $39.0 million
York-VIVA Highway 7, Pine Valley Drive to Kennedy Road – $62.0 million
York-VIVA Yonge Street, Richmond Hill Centre to 19th Avenue – $19.0 million
York-VIVA Yonge Street, 19th Avenue to Newmarket – $29.0 million
Toronto-York Yonge subway extension to Richmond Hill (Phase 1) – $423.7 million
Toronto-TTC Transit City Light Rail Transit (LRT) head start – $7.1 million
Polling is an interesting subject. Over the weekend the Toronto Star published the various polls, which seem to indicate that the Liberals will be victorious on October 10, 2007. However, what is more interesting is the 905 region. There are a lot of, dare I say, extremely close ridings. Who knows how the vote will swing now that the faith-based issue is off the table. The Conservatives have a lot to gain in these ridings and we really do not know the “mood” of the public. It will definitely be an interesting night indeed. The spread in predicted Liberal seats, based on the polls below, will definitely be something to watch on election night. Another item that has been overlooked is Toronto and the NDP. Are people angry enough with Dalton McGuinty to cause them to lose seats? My gut tells me that the NDP will steal some ridings from the ‘Grits’ on Wednesday, but that is to be seen. If the Liberals come out as the winner, they will definitely get a “bloody nose” from the electorate.