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ION - Waterloo Region's Light Rail Transit
So, for the fun of it, a list of intersections / streets where work is still to begin:

Victoria: King to Charles
King: Victoria to Francis
Frederick: Duke to Charles
Ottawa: Courtland to Mill
Erb/Caroline (I know work has started, but it was paved over for the winter.)

Did I miss anything?
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I walked past the work at Charles and Queen today and noticed that the dig had uncovered what looked like a section of an old concrete foundation and a quantity of old red bricks - remnants of the old arena, I assume?
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(04-20-2016, 10:34 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I walked past the work at Charles and Queen today and noticed that the dig had uncovered what looked like a section of an old concrete foundation and a quantity of old red bricks - remnants of the old arena, I assume?

That is actually a unbelievably rare corduroy road done by an obscure sect known as the Masonry Mennonites.
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(04-20-2016, 10:57 PM)eizenstriet Wrote:
(04-20-2016, 10:34 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I walked past the work at Charles and Queen today and noticed that the dig had uncovered what looked like a section of an old concrete foundation and a quantity of old red bricks - remnants of the old arena, I assume?

That is actually a unbelievably rare corduroy road done by an obscure sect known as the Masonry Mennonites.

lol - fortunately, the old auditorium is well enough documented that I don't think anyone will be calling for an archaeological dig!  I should see if I can salvage one of the bricks and offer it to the Waterloo Region Museum.!
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It was an old arena in fact.

http://www.theaud.ca/en/aboutus/history.asp.
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(04-20-2016, 01:44 PM)Canard Wrote:  2/2 post cntrc. and LRV testing, some fencing may be decor, city and Regdiscuss optns.

Why would they install one type of fence only to potentially rip it out and install another type of fence?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(04-20-2016, 11:10 PM)Pheidippides Wrote:
(04-20-2016, 01:44 PM)Canard Wrote:  2/2 post cntrc. and LRV testing, some fencing may be decor, city and Regdiscuss optns.

Why would they install one type of fence only to potentially rip it out and install another type of fence?

"some", "may".

If there is to be a second fence, I'm guessing Grandlinq has no intention of paying for it.
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Exactly; I think this is a lot like buying a house, finding out the builder is only giving you a basic kitchen countertop and fixtures. You say "but I want a granite countertop!" And they say "ok, but we'll back charge you and delay closing by 3 months." And you say "oh. Never mind, I'll do it myself."

I just hope we don't "move in" and decide the crappy countertop and fixtures are actually ok and never bother with the granite.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(04-20-2016, 11:07 PM)Elmira Guy Wrote: It was an old arena in fact.

http://www.theaud.ca/en/aboutus/history.asp.

Yes.  I remember my mother mentioning that she used to go skating there as a teenager.
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(04-20-2016, 10:16 PM)timio Wrote: So, for the fun of it, a list of intersections / streets where work is still to begin:

Victoria: King to Charles
King: Victoria to Francis
Frederick: Duke to Charles
Ottawa: Courtland to Mill
Erb/Caroline (I know work has started, but it was paved over for the winter.)

Did I miss anything?

Duke, Victoria to Breithaupt. They're currently installing a switch just to the east, which looks like it's intended to divert the rail line a bit (further) north while they re-grade for the overpass approach.
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Ottawa, Caroline to Mill is well under way now, is it not? Was by on the weekend and could see from Courtland/Borden that it's closed and traffic is detoured onto Borden as a result.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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Lots of traction now on Twitter about the fence. Let's keep up the good work and get change effected here!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Statement from <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GrandLinq?src=hash">#GrandLinq</a> re: Chain-link fence through W.loo Park, Univ. of Waterloo and Perimeter Institute. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/wrLRT?src=hash">#wrLRT</a> <a href="https://t.co/K3ZKPI2iVV">pic.twitter.com/K3ZKPI2iVV</a></p>&mdash; Iain (@Canardiain) <a href="https://twitter.com/Canardiain/status/723098292943499264">April 21, 2016</a></blockquote>
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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I saw the crew hanging the contact wire (am I saying this right?) in the vicinity of Columbia Street today.
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Contact wire - yes! The upper wire is called a messenger wire, and sags (hence the term catenary - a catenary curve is the shape a rope hangs in between two points due to gravity). The contact wire is the lower one, which the pantograph on the train comes in contact with, and is more-or-less horizontal.
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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(04-21-2016, 10:36 AM)Canard Wrote: Ottawa, Caroline to Mill is well under way now, is it not? Was by on the weekend and could see from Courtland/Borden that it's closed and traffic is detoured onto Borden as a result.

Charles to Mill.  Yes, work is going on.
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