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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    Well, a lot of municipalities and AMO are coming out strongly against incursions on the Greenbelt and other blitz-like attacks on the Land Use Planning guidelines built up over decades. Who writes this stuff ? Perhaps, a few sycophantic staff remembered bits of disgruntled juvenilia and put it...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    Until they have to pick up the actual costs of development.
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    Bill 23 , More Homes, Faster...with 20 EROs - is what can happen when you think you can do whatever the hell you want. You have to wonder who is putting this all together for the low-brows at Queens Park. There must be some pretty large consulting fees.
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Agreed, and now we reap the dubious benefits of the 'majority' government. A leader with a conscience might actually feel chastened by the limited support the Tories actually received in the last election- just dreaming here.
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    Toronto | Scotiabank North Tower at Bay Adelaide Centre | 140.2m | 32s | Brookfield | KPMB

    Anti-human is the impression I get -expensive in-fill giving nothing back. Is this supposed to be modernist ? There is sadly less here than the classic " there's no there, there", and bleakly so.
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    Thanks for your good advice, as always. This property is a Managed Forest which I own and has been planted with native trees and bushes yearly to increase biodiversity. I love red oaks and dogwoods especially. Serviceberry is a great favourite for wildlife. Sadly, Autumn Olive was planted by the...
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    The Toronto Tree Thread

    In 1985 I planted rows of maples along my long country driveway. Half were Norways and half were Sugars. The Norways have thrived, the Sugars not so well. Through the years, I came to understand that I'd made a mistake in planting Norway Maple for a couple of reasons. Compared to native Sugar...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    The Carpenters Union certainly didn't.
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    In bully-boy Doug's schoolyard, being a lackey is the one career enhancing position available. Character and integrity begone !
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    Toronto | Ontario Place | ?m | ?s | Province of Ontario | Zeidler

    Does anyone have an idea why there continues to be a split vote ? Another election like the last one, and all our handwringing will be purely academic.
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    The current government believes you're either for them or against them - quite simple, really. Less than 20% of eligible voters can lead to unassailability.
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    Jair Bolsonaro's Brazil

    Good riddance to Bolsonaro. We appear to be living in an age where defeated candidates can expect to be investigated, for better or worse.
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    Evocative Images of Lost Toronto

    My extended family lived around Greenwood and Gerrard in the 40's, 50's and 60's. The Riverdale zoo and High Park and Cherry Beach were our getaways. They say that odours are powerful in memory - I can still smell the 'fragrance' of Riverdale, and those monkeys.

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