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  1. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    Jesus, for all I know adma made that. Give the stalker-esque nature of this all I'm pretty much looking out my balcony.
  2. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    Ohh yea, adma got me. I'm actually a pedophile too. Not only a pedophile mind you, a pedophile that reads The Sun. Tremble before adma, Nancy Drew of the intrawebs. ...get a life. You're only making yourself look like a paranoid fool at this point. And all for defending the Hyatt of all...
  3. Whoaccio

    Toronto as a Global City? What's holding us back?

    Is it really that important to be a "global city"? All things being equal I'm of the opinion that bigger is better, but I don't really see what Toronto ever gets out of these totally arbitrary categorization of cities. I'm more interested in comparing for things like quantity and quality of...
  4. Whoaccio

    How much greener are condos?

    I must have missed the Adam Vaughan editorial about creating "those who earn 3-4x the median household income while both parents employed in the nearby environs friendly condos." He said "family friendly," not "friendly to 1% of the population friendly." It's implied that he is advocating...
  5. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    Really? Can you link to these? My screen name an onomatopoeia of a sneeze (whoo-ahh-shoo), so I'd be curious to actually learn of someone called it. In any case, you must be either a real looser or incredibly petty to run background checks because someone who disagrees with on, ultimately an...
  6. Whoaccio

    G&M on the "Madrid Miracle"

    The hollow lines that are named "ML (light metro)" are LRT, but even without them it is quite impressive.
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    How much greener are condos?

    If you work downtown, commuting is quite easy along the subway network. Travel times from, say, NYCC to King Station are competitive and the cost is very low. Even if you do live in the 905, you can locate fairly close to a GO Station and be downtown without too much trouble. Sure, it's not as...
  8. Whoaccio

    "Save Local TV" vs. "Stop the TV Tax" Campaigns

    Yea, the Broadcaster ad is far, far more annoying than the stop the "TV Tax" ads. As far as ads go, the "TV Tax" ad isn't that bad. It's not too long, it's to the point and the main actor is believable as "pissed off Canadian media consumer." The Broadcaster ad made me feel like clawing my eyes...
  9. Whoaccio

    How much greener are condos?

    Yea, that's sort of my point. That even if you want to raise the family in an "urban setting" it doesn't make any particular load of sense to locate right in the CBD or Clubland. That's why I don't get why Adam Vauhan et al find it so unbelievable that families with kids don't want to move into...
  10. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    Yes, it is bland and forgettable. As is 180 Bloor and the retail shops to the West. They're almost the definition of Toronto bland. If you weren't the type of person that finds week old tofu culturally significant that would be obvious. You can't separate the two. As it is, the Church/Condo...
  11. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Royal Ontario Museum | ?m | ?s | Daniel Libeskind

    I get the feeling this is less a list of 10 ugliest buildings on Earth than "here are 10 buildings which aren't my favorite." Everyone knows the ugliest buildings on Earth are the ones nobody knows about, while these are all relatively famous. The description for the ROM didn't even sound like...
  12. Whoaccio

    Symposium: Designing Transit Cities (Nov 19-20)

    Government owners would have just as many incentives to manipulate prices as a private owner. On the one hand they are clearly likely to undercharge, which they currently do, to appease public opinions. On the other hand if they start using tolls as a revenue source to fund other projects they...
  13. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Spadina Subway Extension Emergency Exits | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    I think most people understand that having the province spend a billion dollars to let the TTC save a few million p.a. is stupid in so many ways. I'm just having a tough time figuring out if you are actually saying it's a good idea or being argumentative. In any case, all residents of...
  14. Whoaccio

    G&M on the "Madrid Miracle"

    No, I wouldn't. It subsidizes heavy industry at the expense of poorer Quebecers, it subsidizes rural middle-class at the expense of Quebec's youth and it leads to rampant environmental destruction and over consumption. It's social justice ass backwards. EDIT: And if that wasn't enough, now they...
  15. Whoaccio

    Symposium: Designing Transit Cities (Nov 19-20)

    There's not much wrong with using tolls to fund other projects, but GraphicMatt made the point that a private companies desire for a "healthy profit margin" would make private roads inherently unaccountable to their customers. There is no difference though between a private company making a...
  16. Whoaccio

    G&M on the "Madrid Miracle"

    I didn't mean for this to get into a debate over how useful electrification is. My point was, and remains, that the benefits of these infrastructure megaprojects is often far less than they would seem. The most obvious example is Japan. Their road, rail and air transportation networks are pretty...
  17. Whoaccio

    Toronto | Spadina Subway Extension Emergency Exits | ?m | 1s | TTC | IBI Group

    Really? I must have missed the MBA class where they tell you to spend 100 dollars in one department to save 5 in another and call it a win. Nothing wrong with doing a full cost accounting, but arguing that capital expenses are "free" because of jurisdictional issues is asinine.
  18. Whoaccio

    Symposium: Designing Transit Cities (Nov 19-20)

    Ohh yea, there's no evidence of that whatsoever. In any case, that's not what I said. I said that it wouldn't be politically or ethically feasible for Ontario to simply introduce tolls on the highways and use the proceeds to fund other things. If we privatized the roads, Ontario can realize...
  19. Whoaccio

    Symposium: Designing Transit Cities (Nov 19-20)

    Obviously the financial rational behind privatization has many components. Anything said at this point is just guesswork, but I would bet quite heavily that the return on the highway network is lower than what we could get elsewhere. Right now we loose money on the highways, so it's quite...
  20. Whoaccio

    G&M on the "Madrid Miracle"

    Just because Yugoslavia does something doesn't make it a great idea... Electrification doesn't really make sense for what North Americans use trains for. Long-haul, practically transcontinental, freight shipping doesn't really benefit from electrification. Most of the trackage avoids cities, so...

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