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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

    I rode these last night from Eglinton (or wherever they started) to Bloor. There are a few issues I noticed, although generally I was very pleased to have this as an option. The first big issue, is that the markings can be very confusing, especially at dusk. There are a few points you're...
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    Cycling infrastructure (Separated bike lanes headed downtown)

    In my experience, it's not the lycra-clad cyclists that are the problem when it comes to obeying bicycle signals (or, harrassing those who do); but rather the bike couriers (or, as is often the case on this stretch of road, the couriers riding electric scooters in the bike lanes). This does...
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    Crosstown LRT | Metrolinx

    To be fair, a weekly communication of service disruption is a bit different than a whole new line opening / closing an old line. I'll admit that I've forgotten to look for service disruptions on the TTC and left myself in a jam before. I don't have cable, I don't have any interest in following...
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    The challenge of obesity

    I'm sure you're aware of this, but there is nothing wrong with eating chicken nuggets or fast food. 10 chicken nuggets from BK have 428 calories, and while they do have a bit more saturated fats than one would like, there's nothing wrong with eating them as part of your diet. Sure, most of us...
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    Toronto Rental Cost (& AirBnB) Issues

    This is a great comment, and I've personally been the "victim" of this situation. Previous tenant obviously ignored multiple fairly serious issues (washroom tap barely worked, shower temp. control didn't work, dryer squeaked and shook and barely worked, etc. etc.), so when I came in and asked my...
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    How’s your 2020?

    I was one of the lucky ones, who only felt the effects of 2020 in terms of boredom, some social isolation, and a lack of access to the gym but otherwise wasn't impacted. Those of us who aren't parents and who were lucky enough not to have job loss I think found that we were saving more money and...
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    The challenge of obesity

    Some really good discussion above - I think this shows what a complex topic obesity is, touching on everything from physical health, to mental health, incentive, etc. One thing that shouldn't be overlooked, in my opinion, is the "moral hazard" of obesity. In particular in Canada, one does not...
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    Toronto | 55C: 55 Charles Condos | 167m | 50s | MOD Developments | a—A

    From Wednesday, Aug. 12 when the shoring tower showed up. Lots of trucks on the street this morning, though not sure if for 55C or the Madison project. Busy times on Charles!
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    Toronto | 284 Lawrence West | 50.40m | 13s | First Capital | Turner Fleischer

    Wow. Mia MacFarlane, the OG NIMBY. That is some letter.
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    Hudson's Bay Company (including Top Shop / Top Man)

    I recently had to go into the Hudson's Bay Centre (Yonge & Bloor) location in Toronto - comparing that to the Queen Street location is beyond night & day. There were parts of that store that didn't look like they'd been visited by customer or employee in decades, possibly longer. I was saddened...
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    Your solution is a bit simplistic. For one, as public health officials have repeatedly said, a negative result today doesn't imply a negative tomorrow, or the day after. A second consideration is that isolating everyone who is positive isn't possible - what about those in LTCs who require care...
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    Aura at College Park | 271.87m | 78s | Canderel | Graziani + Corazza COMPLETE

    I had this experience living at Harbour Plaza - I believe it was around August, or late summer anyways, every corner of my balcony panels would have a spider. Tried clearing them once - back within the hour, as you said. It was interesting watching them start all the same size, in every corner...
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    Premier Doug Ford's Ontario

    He did sound very upset. I didn't particularly like his tone, personally. I work with/for a landlord or two, and frankly, DoFo implying that we owe it to tenants to cut them a break is a bit silly to me. Is it in our best interest, and probably many others' best interest, to apply for...
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    Hudson's Bay Company (including Top Shop / Top Man)

    The Winnipeg store was also appraised at, or below, zero due to the huge cost to bring the building up to code, and/or the cost to re-develop it into something useful. It is a beautiful building, and the cost to HBC to continue to use the building for its department store use would surely be...
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    There are so many things going on here. You're worried about the possibility of a relationship "breaking down without physical distance, especially at the start", yet you are engaged. Oh, you just got engaged in Feb. after knowing each other for 4 months. I see. You spent a month away from...
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    I agree with you here - means testing would be nice, but sometimes adds more complexity than it is worth. In particular at a time when I assume the bureaucracy doesn't have a lot of excess capacity to add in new mechanisms like this. I'm still not convinced this wasn't a decision made to keep...
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    If someone loses their job, it's pretty certain that there is going to be a financial impact to their household. We didn't need data on the entire working population to know that. Seniors on OAS have had no change to their income, and we don't know what, if any change, to expenses they've had or...
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    CERB is based on people losing their income. Not anecdotal. CEWS is based on businesses losing 15%/30% of their revenues. Not anecdotal. $300 payment to seniors because "delivery costs, probably". Anecdotal.
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    Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 (nCoV-2019)

    That's a) anecdotal, and b) if planned carefully shouldn't be a material expense for most seniors. Not to mention the fact that we are all going to have to suffer a little bit here. I've kept my job, but am facing challenges - I had to re-arrange my budget to make this work, and I don't see...