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    How Toronto Lost Its Groove

    Sorry, but this idea is laughable, not to mention smug. The city wasn't founded in 1998, nor does it exist in a vacuum. How built up was Toronto's downtown core when most of today's GTA was countryside? As others are trying to point out, the city-region is an organic, interdependent urban whole...
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    How Toronto Lost Its Groove

    Miller is indeed an intelligent guy with good intentions, but he needed to be a more of a pragmatist and less of an ideologue.
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    To be honest, I hadn't noticed this thread was specifically for Eglinton. As for the original Transit City plan: - I would've killed the RT revitalization (let's not forget *that* was in the plan), Sheppard East, Jane, and Malvern. Don Mills questionable. - I would've kept Eglinton (with...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    You can't just cherry-pick Eglinton to justify the whole plan, nor should you assume that just because I oppose TC I automatically support the mayor's plan. What about all the ridiculous transfers? The superfluous lines to Malvern? The fact that the Jane LRT would be virtually impossible to...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    Transit City has to be one of the most short-sighted and ideologically-motivated transit plans ever conceived, but I do agree that one has to be 'educated' to be convinced otherwise. A lot of common sense has to be pushed out of one's head to embrace it.
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    Should Toronto Have A Set Of Standards for Potential Mayors?

    Hah, I tend to lean right more in the traditional Euro sense than in the neo-con Free Dominion sense, but point taken :) FWIW, I have to agree with those against requiring a degree. Holding one is virtually meaningless in terms of intelligence, competence, work ethic, etc., especially these...
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    Should Toronto Have A Set Of Standards for Potential Mayors?

    Ironic considering UT has already become an equivalent ghetto of the left. It's virtually impossible to have an opposing point of view here anymore without being piled on by the young-and-angry brigade.
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    Downtown vs. Suburbs: Yes, It's An Ethnic Thing

    "White" is a bit of a red herring even though it makes for a provocative title. The author's point is that contrary to stereotypes of suburbia imported from US media, Toronto's suburbs are complex, vibrant places predominantly made up of immigrants and their children whose ideals and values...
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    Downtown vs. Suburbs: Yes, It's An Ethnic Thing

    Or perhaps their values align more closely with Ford's than those of downtowners. Why White Scenesters Hate the ‘Burbs
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    AoD: I agree it's not the best approach. I'm still hoping Ford will prove to be useful on the balance in breaking the grip special interests have on the city, but politicians like him definitely are double-edged swords. I also suspect ham-fisted solutions would be less likely if he didn't get...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Agree with you completely, AoD. It mainly bothers me that a lot of people don't want to recognize that Ford's much-derided 'gravy' does in fact exist and that it isn't fair to simply raise taxes when honest hard-nosed attempts aren't being made to run the city in a more cost-effective way. It's...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    It's not library yoga classes specifically; they're symptomatic of a wider death-by-a-thousand-cuts entitlement problem. And I'm not saying Toronto needs austerity measures; I'm saying that we'd be wise in this economy to proactively streamline things to avoid a more painful situation where we...
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    Rob Ford's Toronto

    Why does the city need to own the zoo? Or be in the garbage collection business? Why does the TTC need an army of fare collectors and janitors? Why do the unions always seem to get what they want? Why does the public library system offer yoga classes? These things aren't dependent on the current...
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    Sherway (Greenfield South) Power Plant

    True, but those industrial uses (from what I can tell, perhaps I'm wrong) seem to be limited to warehouses, distribution centres, workshops, and maybe some small factories. A pollution emitting gas power plant is a totally different animal.
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    Sherway (Greenfield South) Power Plant

    Really? Are you familiar at all with the area around this plant? It isn't some middle-of-nowhere outer-GTA subdivision built five years ago. Other than Lakeview, I wouldn't say the area is as "industrial" as you think it is. I'm surprised by all the support here since it seems like such a...

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