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Recent content by kool maudit

  1. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    agreed. what most people consider "american culture" was created by us too; we were there from the beginning, at many times to a degree out of proportion to our share of the combined population.
  2. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    the "growing beyond canada" thing is an old component of the inter-canadian debate. it's a known trope.
  3. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    montreal does feel canadian. in fact, nowhere feels more canadian than montreal. i often think of this when people, usually tourists full of guidebook wisdom, start going on about france and paris. the montreal alley with the iron stairs, the green-roofed church/chateau-y institutional building...
  4. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    i guess you'll be furnishing quotes in addition to your vague imputations.
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    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    is this really the level on which you want to approach this? are you so factionally minded that you can only see people -- and their arguments -- as predetermined avatars of ongoing tribal wars? is the fact that i live in montreal the only possible reason i could have for saying what i said...
  6. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    this of u of t / harvard thing is embarrassingly homerish. were u of t in boston, and harvard in toronto, you would be totally unambiguous about saying toronto had the advantage. can you not see that you are sticking up for the home team at least a bit here?
  7. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    it's a very particular refusal to accept the synthesizing aspect of new york's genius. it wasn't uncommon in 1910, but it is now.
  8. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    strident, uncommon assertions are not the same as facts. they're not even the same as arguments.
  9. K

    Toronto/Boston comparisons

    if new york wouldn't crack your top 50, then your list is designed to make you appear interesting and idiosyncratic -- and not to be, you know, accurate.
  10. K

    Architectural styles unique to Toronto

    the bay and gables are nice, but this stuff is just dumpy.
  11. K

    Licenses and plates may loom for Toronto cyclists

    how dreary. is nothing informal or spontaneous anymore? if canada goes much further down this road i will move to buenos aires. or stay in quebec ;)
  12. K

    More Lost Toronto in colour

    i remember that toronto from the '80s. very tall, very sparse and with much more of a sort of gritty, "midwestern inner city" feel than it has today. soot-stained brick and canadian accents.
  13. K

    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    love this stuff
  14. K

    suicide bombers

    i think it is silly when people respond to a new story with a "so what? what about [insert other stat here]?" it's not a meaningful contribution to the discussion, and it betrays a lack of understanding as to how both news media and the human mind work. the news is, at root, a collection of...
  15. K

    Toronto CMA Population Change Since 1971

    just over two million.