TIFF 2012 Part I

The Toronto Film Festival has been back for another year, and I was distracted from transit affairs enough to be watching movies and writing reviews rather than the usual content on this site.

Reviews appear here in the order I screened films.

Included in this batch are:

  • Festival promos and observations
  • Rust and Bone
  • The Gatekeepers
  • Stories We Tell
  • Frances Ha
  • Anna Karenina
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Capital
  • A Liar’s Autobiography — The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman
  • Cloud Atlas

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Streetcar Track Rebuilding Plans (Updated)

Updated September 20, 2012 at 6:00 am:

Correction:  The work planned for Bingham Loop is the removal of the special work at Victoria Park leading to the unused tail track.  This will eliminate a totally unnecessary wear point at the entrance to the east-to-north curve.  In the original version of the table, I listed this as the removal of the runaround track.

Update:  The question of track on Adelaide has been answered by the TTC in the following note from Brad Ross:

We’re protecting Adelaide at York, meaning that we’ll keep the utilities out of the East to North and North to East curve areas. When Adelaide is redone we’ll make provision as required at York. No timeline for Adelaide, York is in our 2013 program. We plan to remove all abandoned track including all obsolete turns at the intersection of Queen, Richmond and Adelaide – southbound track.

The intersection at York does not now include a north-to-east curve, but this would be a logical mate to a planned new curve east-to-north at King and York.  In brief, the 2013 job will see a simple straight through northbound track at Adelaide, but the TTC is allowing for installation of curves when/if Adelaide is eventually rebuilt.

Original post from September 16 follows the break.

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