Just a thought: if you were to have been paid for every instance of Toronto-bashing you've engaged in here, I'd expect you'd be sufficiently well-off by now to be able to relocate from this burg (the very place which makes you so chronically miserable).We pretend it is "Toronto style" ("we prefer this way") instead of lack of taste.
I don't totally disagree with his point... but there's a lot of things Toronto used to do badly that it does better now. As far as I know, the city has hundred of millions in the Parkland Acquisition Fund that has to be spent on things like this. Could really be a great site for a mini-square like something you would find in New York... a dose of green plus a multi-purpose space for smaller gatherings, farmer's markets, etc... What bums me out about this city is how it seems like developers run the show. I've been spending a lot of time down around Unwin Avenue working on my boat at the Outer Harbour Marina. That's probably 200 acres of land within a 10 minute drive of downtown. Has amazing potential but I feel like if it was ever developed, it would just become another Cityplace. Municipal Government here seems to be well-meaning but in the end the developers pretty much get what they want, which is why we get stuck with things like Cityplace, McCondos in what is some of the most prime land we have.
Ksun, what made you decide that Toronto was the best place for you to move to? What do you even like about this city?