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    Greyer than that, I'm afraid. The gubbmint...

    Greyer than that, I'm afraid. The gubbmint oversees the whole mess and our politicians have been routinely co-opted (ie. bribed with election funding) to keep the status quo, election after election....
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    Completely understandable, Batman. I just thought...

    Completely understandable, Batman. I just thought you and Robin, intrepid wizards that you are, would have come up with some sort of clever Bat-muffler system you could retrofit onto the Batcopter -...
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    All salient points, Batman. But what's wrong with...

    All salient points, Batman. But what's wrong with the Batcopter? That thing in the shop again?
  4. Looks very blocky and stodgy so far. Hope the...

    Looks very blocky and stodgy so far. Hope the thing improves. Sleek it is not.
  5. Thread: Riverdale

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    We've done a lunchtime thing every time we've...

    We've done a lunchtime thing every time we've gone and have opted for lattes and such rather than booze. That helps keep the tab down. Nothing against booze, mind you! And yeah, the food was very...
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    Discovered Factory Girl last winter; we've been...

    Discovered Factory Girl last winter; we've been back a couple of times. Good food, maybe a bit pricey but definitely a cut above what you typically get, hence worth the experience.
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    Happy you like 'em, Junctionist. Bloordale is...

    Happy you like 'em, Junctionist. Bloordale is cool... haven't frequented it much in recent years but there's some interesting street scenes and it feels like it's changing up yet retaining a lot of...
  8. Taken Monday. https://copy.com/664XJh8kBEtbuq01

    Taken Monday.

    https://copy.com/664XJh8kBEtbuq01
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    It's ridiculous that Ontario in the year 2014...

    It's ridiculous that Ontario in the year 2014 should have one place sell beer, and only beer (but only certain kinds of beer) - and have another that sells all sorts of alcohol, including beer - but...
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    Excellent idea. We can then let a foriegn...

    Excellent idea. We can then let a foriegn consortium start up an alternate entity called The Dairy Store, where they will reap fantastic profits from colluding with the government-controlled Milk...
  11. Very Jetsons, that.

    Very Jetsons, that.
  12. Thread: Corktown

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    Dunno. A loooong time.

    Dunno. A loooong time.
  13. Thread: Corktown

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    Wow, Marty Millionaire moving! You don't say. I...

    Wow, Marty Millionaire moving! You don't say. I wonder how far it's going from its present location. The film and television industry has done more than its part to keep that place in business for...
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    Aura, yesterday morning. ...

    Aura, yesterday morning.

    https://copy.com/66960zLAYNagjz31
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    I dunno. The design as depicted looks pretty...

    I dunno. The design as depicted looks pretty jumbled and hodge-podge to me, too. All I can say is that I hope this rendering is but an early milestone along a lengthy trajectory of refinement.
  16. Thread: Riverdale

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    Funny! I hadn't noticed. Probably because I go...

    Funny! I hadn't noticed. Probably because I go out of my way to avoid it due to horrendous traffic. But thanks for the tip.
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    Far as I know, it's still happening. Yeah,...

    Far as I know, it's still happening.

    Yeah, soil contamination is an issue. Reason why it was called "Leadville" by our real estate agent when we were shopping around for a house, a decade ago. The...
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    Indeed. Remember also that they plan to phase out...

    Indeed. Remember also that they plan to phase out the existing fleet - presumably they'll be sold on to other countries, as is often the case. Either that or they'll be mothballed and stored...
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    Connaught is a teensy street. There's only so...

    Connaught is a teensy street. There's only so much room for redevelopment on it - a couple of city-owned homes but the rest is semis and one or two detached homes, plus the skinny towns at the top of...
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    I think the restos and bars are coming. As for...

    I think the restos and bars are coming. As for the traffic speed, it'll slow down. It's already dog-slow in rush hour. I've seen it change fairly dramatically over the past ten years or so.
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    Some recent shots. Bloordale...

    Some recent shots.

    Bloordale
    https://copy.com/eyVyHxcgcw19I6zK

    https://copy.com/cZsomK3aTF333PFT

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    https://copy.com/iL1ZHZpk0zrQYWnC
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    Yeah, that's a pretty tame decline. Not terribly...

    Yeah, that's a pretty tame decline. Not terribly encouraging.
  23. Thread: Toronto skyline

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    Jill: nice shots. I appreciate the fact that your...

    Jill: nice shots. I appreciate the fact that your work doesn't look so glaringly digital. Share more when the inspiration strikes!
  24. Sounds terribly doctrinaire and patronizing in...

    Sounds terribly doctrinaire and patronizing in its generalization. Who are these too-proud masses you're referring to?
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    Wonder who has got those metal figureheads now -...

    Wonder who has got those metal figureheads now - contemporary gargolyles? - which used to grace the entrance to the club. Doubtless they're someone's trophies.

    Oh well. It's an ugly exterior -...
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