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    F-35 Fighter Jet Purchase OK, it’s off topic. But still...
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    I think SteveX’s point is that the probability of being fined for speeding in Toronto is minuscule, and the fines aren’t all that high. Net-net, putting up a sign with a number is unlikely to do much to regulate speeds if nothing else changes. So I agree with you - we need to make significant...
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    F-35 Fighter Jet Purchase

    Not at all. It means they’ll soldier on into the mid-2070’s.
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    Ontario Line (was Relief Line South, in Design)

    Surely the section between Eglinton and Shepard could be mostly above ground.
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    Toronto | U of T: Robarts Library Renovations & Robarts Common | ?m | ?s | U of T | Diamond Schmitt

    Next to Robarts, the Brooklyn Bridge would feel lightly built.
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    Toronto shootings

    Those are federal only. The combined federal-provincial top marginal rate in Ontario is 53.5% on ordinary income, kicking in at around $220k in taxable income. If you have high T4 income (salary), there aren’t that many loopholes, and you certainly don’t end up paying little to no income tax.
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    Toronto shootings

    Yup, nothing to see here. Complacency all round, chaps.
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    Does Toronto Have Enough Tourist Pull?

    Sure, if by “extensive” you mean 59th in the world, comfortably nestled between Dubai and Bucharest in size.
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    Road Safety & Vision Zero Plan

    Some reasons why putting up a sign with a reduced speed limit will do exactly nothing: Police enforcement is sporadic and minimal; Police don’t even enforce to posted limits when they’re around; We refuse to deploy speed cameras; We’ve built many of our streets to encourage fast driving. For...
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    The Climate Change Thread If Toronto’s climate in 2080 is likely to be best approximated by the climate in Secaucus today, that hardly seems like a slow-motion catastrophe for us. Of course, we may choose to severely limit our CO2...
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    The seemingly terminal decline of Tim Hortons

    Not to mention the fact that Tim’s uses powdered eggs in its breakfast sandwiches, while McDonald’s uses real eggs. RBI seems to be open to a lot of different marketing approaches, but serving fresh, good quality food doesn’t seem to be a menu option.
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    Toronto shootings

    While I agree that harsher sentencing would be a good idea, it runs against everything the judiciary stands for. And given their “living tree” interpretation of the Charter, judges rule.
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    Anyone subscribe to the Globe and Mail? Thoughts?

    You can read The Star for free on the Toronto Public Library site. Ditto the NYT.
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    Toronto | Union Station Revitalization | ?m | ?s | City of Toronto | NORR

    Asking if we’re there yet is so pesky. Especially in Toronto. After all, the Union Station thread only started in 2005, so the elapsed time is as a nanosecond compared to the geological scale scientists apply to most Toronto transit projects. Not to forget we have the electrification and...
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    Grumpy Middle-Aged Man on Snowflake Culture

    I’m inclined to agree that the cultural revolution is probably mostly confined to government, the media, and parts of academia like the humanities, social sciences and education. Or “Communications Studies” - whatever that is - at WLU if the Lindsay Shepherd case is any indication. My two...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    The deficit calculation specifically excludes government spending on capital items. However, it does include a line for depreciation of existing capital stock, more or less the same as a private sector corporation’s income statement. So when people call for a reduction in the deficit, they’re...
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    King Street (Streetcar Transit Priority)

    Sydney monitors bus lanes with cameras. Lots and lots of cameras. Driver compliance, at least for the 333 bus, is virtually 100%. Of course, NSW actually enforces its traffic laws and levies eye-watering fines on offenders (hello $112 parking ticket), so drivers tend to be pretty...
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    F-35 Fighter Jet Purchase

    Hey, it’s just like Toronto transit planning!
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    F-35 Fighter Jet Purchase

    From KH’s deeply informed comments, I assume the F35 will win the competition. However, from the polls I assume the next government will be a Liberal minority supported by the Greens and NDP. I wonder if such a government would go ahead with the F35.