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    Cabbagetown

    Thanks.
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    Cabbagetown

    I've been going to a few open houses in Cabbagetown lately. My wife loves the area, but I've always been hesitant. One of the biggest problems I see is the lack of parking. As a result, we've been looking exclusively at homes with laneway parking, but I haven't been able to find out, after...
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    City Workers Strike 2009

    I never thought I would say this, but I'd rather Mel Lastman was mayor. At least he was good for a few laughs. Miller and all his supporters are just sad. Five weeks of what appears to be a completely avoidable strike and the almost certainty of additional tax hikes in the future.
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    City Workers Strike 2009

    The blockade is definitely problematic. It's one thing not to pick up the garbage. It's another to prevent people from disposing of it on their own. I personally don't care if the city ever picks up the garbage again as I think I can store my garbage in my garage indefinitely. Most of my...
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    City Workers Strike 2009

    I guess then the disparity is a non-issue. People should just get the best deal they can whether it is in the public sector or private sector. I don't see anything wrong with that.
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    City Workers Strike 2009

    This is a rather broad generalization and I'm not sure if it's that helpful. This discrepancy in compensation favouring public sector employees exists primarily with less-skilled positions. The private sector clearly compensates skilled workers and professionals significantly better than the...
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    City Workers Strike 2009

    Since everyone on council seems to agree that this will be a long strike, the media should canvass our elected officials to see what they are doing with their garbage. I've been storing my garbage in the garage and if this goes on past the end of summer I'll probably rent a bin and use it to...
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    Stand Up Shower Stall or Tub Shower Bathroom ?

    I am surprised anyone would want to forgo a bathtub completely. Are there any women here? Most women I know love the occasional bath. A tub and separate shower stall would be ideal for any place, but if it's a choice of one or the other I'd definitely go with the bath. I think it would be...
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    Shops at Don Mills (redevelopment, Giannone Petricone/Pellow + Associates )

    Too bad mcewan isn't open yet. That probably would be worth a special visit if you are not nearby. Not sure how long mcewan can stay open in this economy though, so you might need to get there shortly after it opens if you are interested. The mall will definitely put a premium on the price...
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    TTC: Flexity Streetcars Testing & Delivery (Bombardier)

    I share the concern about the grey colour. I'm hoping that it will be nice and bright with very little red. I really dislike all the red on the current streetcars.
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    Restaurant Comings & Goings

    Interesting. Until I read the article, I didn't even know that Richtree was distinct from Movenpick. Most people I know still refer to the restaurant in the BCE building as Movenpick.
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    Will you be voting for or against David Miller in the 2010 election

    He should have just increased property taxes, which is what he is doing anyway.
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    Will you be voting for or against David Miller in the 2010 election

    The only way I'd vote for Miller is if he gets rid of the land transfer tax before he runs again. I'd seriously consider voting for any person who promises to get rid of that tax.
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    Homeowners face 4% tax hike

    My point was not about the new garbage fee, although I do feel that the fee in this context can only be considered a tax increase. My point is that the taxes renters pay are indirect, which should be a concern to them as they simply do not know how much of their rent is going to taxes. If...
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    Homeowners face 4% tax hike

    I think this is one of the biggest problems with our municipal tax system. There's simply no transparency which creates a silly schism between tenants and homeowners. I suspect most tenants are completely ignorant of how property taxes affect their rents. If the city actually imposed a...

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