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    Mayor Olivia Chow's Toronto

    Yeah, I'd have to say that at least this part is a reasonable guess:
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    Restaurant Comings & Goings

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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    It seems I was right the first time. So up until the very end, basically all the polls just sucked. 0.08%, which puts that doggie in the top 5th of candidates.
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    I haven't been following him, but I see his signs everywhere now. Is it because of his promise to kill the municipal land transfer tax?
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    Heheh. Actually I did a lookup of the number and people report the number is associated with scammers and telemarketers. So it's probably either some existing bulk texting service or else a spoofed number.
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    Hmm... I guess I was wrong on my prediction. I thought it'd be Chow #1, Bailao #2, and the others further down in the polls. Guess not. Anyhow... Are the candidates allowed to spam us by text? Is this authorized by Mark Saunders? I got this by text today: I'm Mark Saunders running for Mayor If...
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    If he polls above 5% in the coming weeks, I'll be shocked.
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    2023 Toronto Mayoral by-election

    I know very little about Toronto politics, but I'll give my 2¢ as an ill-informed outsider anyway. I feel it's not unreasonable to weigh in this way, as probably most voters are even more ill-informed than me, unfortunately. ;) I'm thinking Josh Matlow is unlikely to gain much traction going...
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    Pixar's Turning Red - Is this scene at Dundas near Spadina?

    Yeah, Toronto "feel" with a hybrid of locations makes sense. The choice of Lester B Pearson makes sense too because it's potentially recognizably Toronto even for non-Torontonians - YYZ. However, I think in street shot we are looking west, because she's flying through the air south.
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    Pixar's Turning Red - Is this scene at Dundas near Spadina?

    I'm thinking this is supposed to be a fictionalized version of the Dundas Street Chinatown. I say this because it's a Chinatown of course, and earlier in the trailer she's running along some roofs south with the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre off to the left. She is running toward what looks...
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    According to today's housepriceindex.ca database update, houses are now worth 2.75X as much as when I bought back in August 2007, with the Toronto index breaking through the psychological 300 barrier for the first time in history. (The index was arbitrarily set at 100 for June 2005.)...
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    So, how long do we have to wait before we declare it a soft landing? Prices peaked in July of 2017 with an index of 254.93, and then fell 7.4% to 236.07 in Dec. 2017. Since then in the last year and a half, they've increased at about the rate of inflation. In any case, in less than 6 months...
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    Baby, we got a bubble!?

    I just got my mortgage discharge documentation last week and in the letter from my bank they said to contact the insurance company to tell them the mortgage is discharged. So, I did, and guess what? My insurer has a huge discount for mortgage-free owners. I got almost a 20% discount! This was...
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    Some pix of the west, north, and east sides, from last week:
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    I wasn't expecting that colour at the bottom. Looks fine now, but it seems it might get dirty looking really quickly. Looking forward to it!
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    I didn't realize this is just down the street from Haven on the Bluffs, on the same street. You mentioned Glen Everest, but the front is actually 2201 Kingston Road. Regarding my previous post above, you can see Cliffside Public School right behind the lot for Haven on the Bluffs. (This...
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    Well, perhaps more like really grungy apartments in the area, some of which are rented to crackheads. Take a walk on the north side of the street, in the alleyway behind the shops, and look at some of the apartments there. Pretty awful looking. Really sketchy. Or at least they were previously. I...
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    So, despite some previous claims here, the final colour isn't even close to that grey base.
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    Ah, so a lot of the brick is already up around back.
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    Toronto Haven On The Bluffs Condos | 38.71m | 10s | VHL Developments | Master Building

    Glad you posted those pics cuz I didn’t have time to take any, but your pics show it. If you look closely there are bricks piled up in some of the balconies. It looks like they’ll be starting to do the outer brick layer soon.

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