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    Toronto | Backyard Neighbourhood Condos | 25m | 10s | VANDYK Group | Kohn

    The food co-op was relying on funding from VanDyk, the convenience of local shops was one of their selling points. I would love to hear what the purchasers are saying I can't see if there are any POI forms on the windows.
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    Toronto | On The GO Mimico Condos | 75m | 27s | Stanton Renaissance | McCallum Sather

    I had a lot of hope for this development. However I just saw the update for Backyard Condos, if Vandyk can't manage a 6 storey condo how are they going to manage a 27 storey one?
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    Toronto | Backyard Neighbourhood Condos | 25m | 10s | VANDYK Group | Kohn

    That's kind of worrying. The building looked all but complete in the summer and the food co-op said they would open in June 2019. I wonder how the purchasers feel about this.
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    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    The main thing is housing, affordable and in a good area. If it is banal so be it, functionality is banal. There will be homeowners (taxpayers and of course the omnipotent investors) living on land that previously housed a nightclub that rocked only on the weekend. Daniels gets a lot of stick...
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    Toronto | Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts | 156m | 45s | Daniels | RAW Design

    I have seen a canoeist coming in from the island, tie up his canoe at the sugar plant and walk up Jarvis street for a tims, at least this locale will be closer.
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    Toronto | 75 on The Esplanade | 100m | 29s | Harhay | architectsAlliance

    they are already at ground level, could be less than 2 years and they will be occupied, that always amazes me about construction in this city it seems forever for consultations but very little time for actual construction.
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    Report on racialized bias by Toronto Police (particular to excessive force)

    cops are never off duty? You really think that is a good look for the city? Exhausted, worn out, burnt out and never allowed to tap out? Cops are human beings just like everybody else. As for being held to a higher standard, why shouldn't all citizens aim for common decency in public? Why is...
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    Report on racialized bias by Toronto Police (particular to excessive force)

    something else which is not referenced is the cultural norms regarding power and rule of law. Some cultures do not regard some crime as real crime. Canada has a history of dealing with corruption, violence and property crime in the same way - police, court, prison. Some cultures don't see...
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    Leslie Street Spit

    awesome photos! love the swan and cygnets battening down for winter.
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    2019 Canadian Federal Election

    I looked at all of the candidates in my riding (Spadina-Fort York) and really tried hard to listen to what they are saying. For that reason the leaders are almost a distraction, background noise to the importance of whomever will be in parliament for this district. Vaughan has already proven...
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    2019 Canadian Federal Election

    Let's remind ourselves Harper was in power for nearly a decade, there is a completely different view of a long term government than a short term one. I still think Harper lost because people just wanted a change. It is ironic that Scheer whines about the spending of this Liberal government...
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    Toronto | No. 31 Condos | 137m | 37s | Lanterra | Arquitectonica

    awesome location, let's see what quality materials they use......
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    2019 Canadian Federal Election

    Oh Lord please we are not going down the "governments should do something about climate change" road. It isn't up to governments to change people's behaviour, remember the 5cents on plastic bags? How well did that reduce plastic waste? If people don't want plastic clogging up the oceans then...
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    2019 Canadian Federal Election

    I don't think there is a personality cult around Trudeau that's just media speak for something they can't explain. Trudeau let Toronto down last year, our MP Adam Vaughan let Toronto down last year - there is no way I am going to forget that. He's a Montrealer, he hates Toronto - I get that...
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    What explains this geographic trend of a high percentage of young adults living with parents in Southern Ontario?

    I don't know that there is an actual social movement, it may be that the parents just have nice places to live and the kids enjoy it. I think it is nice to be able to live with your family comfortably, at any age. What bothers me is the drive to start married life with a house, couples now...