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  1. simply Dan

    Toronto gay pride denied federal funds

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/05/07/gay-pride-funding.html Toronto gay pride denied federal funds Last Updated: Friday, May 7, 2010 | 6:27 PM ET CBC News Organizers of Toronto's gay pride festival were surprised and angry Friday at the Conservative government's decision to drop...
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    Liberty Place Lofts and Condos at Liberty Village (CanAlfa) - Real Estate -

    Condos from $142K?? I'm guessing that will be for 250 sq. ft?
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    Reuters: Some shrinking U.S. cities find splendor in green

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE56F3VF20090716?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=11569 Some shrinking U.S. cities find splendor in green By Andy Sullivan and Kevin Krolicki WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - For some U.S. Rust Belt cities, the future will be smaller and...
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    Reuters: Is the housing bust about to take Manhattan?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE55D1ON20090614 NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City real estate prices are looking increasingly shaky as instability in two of the city's sexier submarkets -- second homes in the Hamptons, and new condos in Manhattan -- register the latest signs of...
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    Soviet War Memorial, Berlin

    To break the monotony of winter in Toronto, I spent a few days in Berlin last week, and although most of my time was spent inside bars and clubs catching up with old friends, I did manage to do a wee bit of sight seeing as well. One of the more fascinating and beautiful places of interest for...
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    Record 19 Million U.S. Homes Stood Vacant at End of 2008

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=email_en&refer=home&sid=aKufqJK9j1cY Record 19 Million U.S. Homes Stood Vacant at End of 2008 By Kathleen M. Howley Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- A record 19 million U.S. houses stood empty at the end of 2008 as banks seized homes faster than they could...
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    MTA: One Inch Error costs $200,000

    *This concerns New York City - Mods, feel free to move elsewhere if necessary. Rail dumb, MTA! Platform at South Ferry station 1 inch too far from train BY PETE DONOHUE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Oops! A staggeringly basic blunder is delaying the grand opening of the MTA's first new...
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    New York City fears return to 1970s

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE50Q6IH20090127 By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - While many U.S. cities worry that their economies are deteriorating to the level of the 1930s Great Depression, New York City fears reliving a more recent decade that features strongly in...
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    LA Times: VHS era is winding down

    http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/front/la-et-vhs-tapes22-2008dec22,0,7495390.story The last big supplier of the tapes is ditching the format, ending the long fade-out of a product that ushered in the home theater. By Geoff Boucher December 22, 2008 Pop culture is finally...
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    With news this bad, what's next for America?

    Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-Economy/idUSTRE4BF11F20081216?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10276 With news this bad, what's next for America? By Mark Egan - Analysis NEW YORK (Reuters) - To some it signals the end of the American empire, to others it's just part of the...
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    Bloor & Sherbourne, 1912 and 1984

    1912: 1984:
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    TD Bank branches from the 1950s - 1970s

    Keele & Lawrence 1958: Keele & Lawrence 1969: Bloor & Sherbourne 1975: Unknown locations, 1973:
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    Globe: Did someone say the R word? Not in Toronto

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080617.BARBER17/TPStory/National/HYOntario Did someone say the R word? Not in Toronto JOHN BARBER jbarber@globeandmail.com E-mail John Barber | Read Bio | Latest Columns June 17, 2008 Is Toronto recession-proof? Judging by the...
  14. simply Dan

    Portlands Industry

    From earlier today:
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    Name places in Toronto where we need these...

    ...great cafes and bars! This one is in Hamburg, Germany, and animates the street better than any Tim Horton's ever could. I'm thinking Harbourfront, Dundas Square, Grange Park... perhaps in front of the Skydome. Thoughts?
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    New renderings of Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport

    Here are two new renderings of the future Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport, currently under construction. I've never seem so many pedestrians rendered outdoors at a major airport!
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    Canada's military exports soar as numbers go unreported: CBC investigation

    http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2007/10/29/military-exports.html Canada's military exports soar as numbers go unreported: CBC investigation Last Updated: Monday, October 29, 2007 | 8:22 AM ET Canada's military exports have more than tripled over the past seven years, a CBC News...
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    CBC: Other sectors cushion Ont. from manufacturing job losses: economists

    Other sectors cushion Ont. from manufacturing job losses: economists Last Updated: Monday, September 3, 2007 | 10:33 AM ET The Canadian Press http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2007/09/03/ontario-jobs.html Job losses in manufacturing in Ontario — like the 1,200 cuts announced at General...
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    Clever advertising...

    Would it be too intrusive if Toronto suddenly had advertising video screen barges in the harbour day and night?

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