Saturday, 16 June 2018
Friday, 15 June 2018
"Two of these things are not like the others. "
I think these two little guys, on Sheppard Ave at Bayview, are doomed. There are high-rises all around them now.
But not too long ago, Sheppard was lined with little bungalows all like this.
So what happened?
Obviously Toronto housing rices have gone through the roof in the last 20 years.
But here it is due to one event; the Sheppard "subway to nowhere".
This subway line has been mocked forever, saying the density was too low to support a subway.
It still has low ridership, but it is increasing rapidly each year.
So this post could have been called "If You Built It, They Will Built It".
Because at the intersection where each station is, massive development is taking place.
Above used to be a dusty, quiet little corner, with all bungalows.
Not any more.
So where is it smarter to build a subway; on a dusty quiet little corner with few tall buildings, and let the growth come to them?
Or on a densely populated street, lined with high-rises? Can you say "Eglinton Crosstown LRT"?
For people living on or even near Eglinton, or trying to drive on it, this is a ten year disaster.
The Sheppard way, a couple of little bungalows up there will meet their demise. But I don't think the owners will be too upset.
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
I guess chocolate manufacturers must have been thinking, "How can we sell more candy?"
"Make it like a vitamin! That it is actually good for you!"
I think this must have have been how Arm & Hammer increased their sales a long time ago.
They probably sat around brainstorming, "How can we sell more baking soda? A tablespoon here and there in your muffins isn't doing it for us."
So somebody must have said, "Why don't we get them to open a box and put it in the fridge. And just leave it there!"
"Ha ha, hilarious!"
"Oh oh oh, here's another one - open a whole box. And then throw it down the sink!!"
"Unbelievable! You're a genius!"
Or something close to that........
[Post Script: Coincidentally, in today's paper, an actual article about what chocolate manufacturers are trying to do as people turn away from chocolate to healthier options. I suggest they go to Shoppers Drugmart and check out what Jamieson has already done!]
Monday, 11 June 2018
Saturday, 9 June 2018
In the 1930's, when this neighbourhood was being developed, they buried a pesky creek - Ames Creek - as it had been giving the developers problems.
However, as usual, Mother Nature always wins.
The buried creek, that they then built the houses on top of, weakened the foundations so much the houses are tipping into each other, as you can see by the eavestroughs overlapping and the chimneys touching!
The whole street is like that.
I'm guessing it's kind of difficult to sell a home in this neighbourhood.
Friday, 8 June 2018
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
Thursday, 31 May 2018
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
Be kind of nice to see Alex Ovechkin - the Great 8 - finally win Lord Stanley's Cup.
But also kind of hard not to root that that band of discarded misfits from Las Vegas.
Actually - more correctly - that band of discarded misfits from Canada.
The Vegas Golden Knights have more Canucks than any other team in the NHL.
As Grapes would say "(A lot of) good Canadian boys!"
With their nationalities to prove it.
So as much a Ovie has been a long suffering superstar, kind leaning for the local boys......
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
Last night a man was murdered in Yorkville, another was murdered at Yorkdale and police are looking for a suspect who earlier murdered a man at York University.
It is the first one that is really worrisome - because that is my neighbourhood!
And I buy all my furs at that store.