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Greater Toronto Area Enhancement Pack v2.2 (free)

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I just finished the final version (for now at least) of my GTA Enhancement Pack. Now the whole area should feel much more realistic. I have  imported, edited and color corrected photogrammetry and added many 3D objects for many key areas that are prominent in VFR flying and IFT approaches to Pearson CYYZ and CYTZ. Now the city looks much more convincing. I even went totally bonkers when doing Wilson station right next to Downsview airport, and custom modeled/painted TTC buses and Coach Canada ones too. Then I seeded a few of those throughout the city as well. You can download it free at https://flightsim.to/file/538/greater-toronto-area-enhancement-pack if yuu like. Just wanted to share it. You can see some juicy photos in the spoiler below:

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Screenshots with some photogrammetry goodness:

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New CN Tower

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Previously missing Bloor One building

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The new custom buses! Sp cute with their little logos and paint chemes!

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Bloor One again, among default photogrammetry. Final version has it more toned down. The default photogrammetry is much darger than autogen I used as a reference for color correction.

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Wilson station, visible on approach to Downsview,right next to the runway actually -  customized Google photogrammetry with new buses, car parking and static cars, trains etc.!

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New buses in daytime (default Toronto scenery)

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Midtown

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Top beacons for tallest building, as much as they can be custom created in Blender

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North York

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Scarborough Town Centre

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Improved Buttonvile - with Asobo 3D SDK models, as photogrammetry looks too blurry up close. But this is much closer to real life, with missing tower now there etc.

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Local GA fiels - Burlington. Phtogrammetry + 3D models

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Improved Downsview area - lots of new objects, construction site, trains, cars, buses, buildings etc.

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Replaced static wind generatore with an animated one, with night beacon

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Oakville Donwtown:

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Mississauga Downtown

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Crazy terrain fix:

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Oakville Trafalgar Hospital with helipad and flashing night beacons

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Humber Bay Shores

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Mandir

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Night illumination

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Canada's Wonderland

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Yorkdale mall and area

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Here's the full info: 

Spoiler

Version 2.2 - with custom-modeled and painted TTC buses (yes, I went totally bonkers!!!) and CoachCanada buses, new Wilson station at Downsview with trains, multiple mesh and terrain fixes and new objects.

File size: 876Mb

 

DESCRIPTION

This pack features hand-picked key areas around Greater Toronto Area to compliment default photogrammetry and autogen areas and default terrain fixes for maximum VFR flight and IFR approaches enjoyment.  

 

FEATURES

  • All areas implement 3 LOD levels, minimizing FPS impact
  • Photogrammetry is heavily edited and texture color, contrast and brightness is carefully corrected to match surrounding autogen scenery
  • Custom night lighting, including flashing strobes on tall buildings and facade illumination
  • Stock buildings, cars, trains, antennas and other objects are added to enrich the scenery

SCENERY

  • CN Tower - improved detailed model, realistic night lighting, red and white strobes
  • Bloor One building (missing in default photogrammetry)
  • Midtown highrise area
  • North York - Younge street highrise area
  • Humber Bay Shores, Humber Bay Arch Bridge
  • Mississauga DowntownSquare One mall
  • Humber river “aqueduct” ridge terrain fix
  • Oakville Downtown, lighthouse with beacon
  • Oakville Trafalgar Hospital with helipad and surrounding area
  • Downsview Airport CYZD enhancement - cars, buildings, objects etc.
  • Wilson Subway Station with custom modeled TTC Buses
  • Yorkdale Mall
  • Burlington Executive Airport CZBA enhancement - photogrammetry, cars, buildings, objects etc.
  • Buttonville CYKZ enhancements - cars, buildings, objects etc.
  • Cathedral of the Transfiguration, Cathedraltown
  • Radio towers with beacons in Missisauga/Oakville areas
  • Scarborough City Centre
  • Canada's Wonderland
  • Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Exhibition place animated Windmill with flashing night beacon

 

INTRODUCTION

The areas of the pack are very close to CYYZ - Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto has photogrammetry in MSFS, and Toronto Island CYTZ is a custom airport, but photogrammetry ends outside of Toronto proper, and starts again around Burlington and Hamilton area. Many important Greater Toronto Area VFR landmarks and POI are left to autogen.

I've decided to correct that as much as I can, as well as fix some glaring terrain errors, such as a huge and long weird "aqueduct" type ridge with a Humber river on top.

I'm aiming for making the whole GTA area comfortable for VFR flights and authentic CYYZ approaches and departures, and make local GA flights more enjoyable. So far I've done Oakville downtown and now Missisauga downtown. Meshes optimized and heavily edited, textures color corrected to blend with autogen building.

 

INSTALLATION

Unzip into Community folder. There are 3 zip files, each corresponds to a major area. They are designed to work together, so install all three. After installation your Community folder should have three new subfolders: /oakville/, /mississauga/ and /toronto/.

 

DISTRIBUTION

This free creation contains content from Google Maps or Google Earth. In accordance with Google Terms of Services and especially point 2.2 of Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service, this creation is based on « fair use » or « fair dealing » of the data provided by google throught its services. No commercial use or any gain is or will ever be made by the author of this creation, who doesn’t own anything regarding google assets but a simple user Licence. According to the following document https://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/permissions/geoguidelines/, the author is freely sharing a creative application of Google Maps or Google Earth. The author will not recieve any form of retribution for sharing his work. If this content would be found somewhere where it is provided in exchange of money or any kind of retribution, I would not be with the consent of the author.

As Google stated it cannot answer to any direct demand about a particular creative use of its properties, like stated in the « written permission » paragraph of the same document, to verify if its complying with its Term of Services, and as it is economically unreasonable for the casual creator of this content to ask for a costly legal analysis of its creation like proposed in the « Fair use » paragraph of the document, the author of this creation will stop sharing it freely and destroy any trace of it at first demand from Google, in accordance with the paragraph « Taking action in case of problems » of the Google Terms of Service about « advance notice » provided « when reasonably possible ».

 

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 CNC3  Brampton-Caledon Airport [Toronto Canada]
 CYKZ  Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport [Toronto Canada]
Available now at my website FlightSimulation.RomanDesign.ca +4 Free Scenery Packs

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Amazing work!


I like to fool airline passengers into thinking I have my own swimming pool by painting a large blue rectangle on my patio!

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Fantastic work, thank you!


Dave

Current System (Running at 1440p): ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero Z490, i9 10900k @ 5.1Ghz, RTX2080ti, 32GB DDR4 3600 RAM, EVGA CLC 280mm AIO Cooler, Brunner CLS-E NG Yoke, Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS, VirtualFly Ruddo+ and TQ6+

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36 minutes ago, andyjohnston.net said:

Oh, you have to sign up? 

Not sure, but it you do - try Vortex, you can download it there too, again, not sure if you need to sign up there as well. https://www.nexusmods.com/microsoftflightsimulator/mods/290 Those are 2 places I uploaded to.

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 CNC3  Brampton-Caledon Airport [Toronto Canada]
 CYKZ  Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport [Toronto Canada]
Available now at my website FlightSimulation.RomanDesign.ca +4 Free Scenery Packs

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Everyone, you're welcome! Glad to share. I can't fly yet - waiting for Reverb G2 VR preorder and RTX 3080 to become available. Without VR it's no fun for me, once you taste VR, everything else looks, well, flat :-). Until then I decided to spend time improving my hometown.

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 CNC3  Brampton-Caledon Airport [Toronto Canada]
 CYKZ  Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport [Toronto Canada]
Available now at my website FlightSimulation.RomanDesign.ca +4 Free Scenery Packs

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Absolutely stunning, thank you so much for this. What a difference to the GTA this makes.

If I may a humble request. In the screenshots it looks like BMO Field is the old stadium, before the upper deck and roof was added. Is there any way you could use the current model which is in Google Maps to bring the stadium up to date as its a major landmark on the 08 approach into YTZ?
Regardless what you have done so far is incredible and I'm hugely grateful.

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Is there a link to download these sceneries without having to join? I'm sick and tired of having to sign up to get what is technically free. Please consider putting these sceneries in the AVSIM library. Thank you.

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For people interested in freeware I would highly recommend getting an account on flightsim.to.

It is a very good service and since you sign up you will get notified about updates to your favorite mods.

People need to create an additional account to the stone age AVSIM library as well so I don't see the big deal.

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Holy word not allowed! Nice job!

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Fantastic job!!!

14 minutes ago, odourboy said:

Holy word not allowed!

LOL...Hey Khan.....if you want to say KRAP....you can't say it here....if you were saying something else that awarded you a "word not allowed" here...then you're on your own, hehe.  KRAP is naturally the ICAO identifier for Rapid City. 😉  Purely an aviation term. 🙂 🙂 🙂

And for VVTF.....that's "VeeVee TF"   probably won't be too long before those get added to the "word not allowed" dictionary here.


Regards,

Steve Dra

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