Sunday, 30 June 2013
Friday, 28 June 2013
And she is going to fight it.
She admits to rolling through multiple stop signs on that same ride, but is going to flight this one a technicality.
In almost the same place. She got off with a warning.
At the time, she tweeted; "Just got pulled over by Toronto’s finest for rolling through a stop-sign on my bike. Pls cycle safely ;).”
That is the appropriate response.
The appropriate response is not admitting to rolling through multiple stop signs, then vowing to fight the ticket because of a typo. What kind of message is that?
This time she thought she was going to get another warning. As she related to the Star; “He went into his car,” she said, “and I figured, OK, I’m going to get a warning. And he came out with a $110 ticket. I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? Are you serious?’”
So she is fighting this on the grounds that he allegedly wrote the wrong intersection on the ticket.
Maybe he did, but come on, her response should have been; "My bad. Pls cycle safely ;)".
Someone said, now that she is considering a mayoral run, she's trying to develop an edgier, gritter attitude to appeal to the hip, downtown crowd.
Which obviously includes dissing the police.
Because she took a potshot at them as well, as the Star also reports;
"Stintz also urged Toronto Police, through Twitter, to focus on drivers blocking transit lanes rather than cyclists on residential streets.
“I love Toronto Police but suggest less of an enforcement clampdown on cyclists and more of one on King transit lanes,” she tweeted."
Gotta love politicians......
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
I saw the Trans March last year. It is on the Friday night. Very....uhhh....interesting.
And on Saturday is the Dyke Hike. Here is a reminder of one of the times I watched it; Reminder
So maybe this is Pride Week.
Even good old corporate TD Canada Trust.
In fairness to them, they have been a long time sponsor - as you can tell if you clicked on the Reminder, above.
Maybe you go to one after the other. Maybe you don't go at all.
Fer sure, Sailor.....
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Especially a golf driving range.
I did need something else, but the golf gods haven't invented that yet.
Good thing they have those big nets up everywhere......
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
In specific, through leafy Rosedale.
Looks like this stately mansion is going to be getting a new neighbour, in front there.
Lots to choose from.
Wow, this looks to be a bit larger than the rest of the buildings in the neighbourhood.
No one will even notice.....
Locals say you never try to get in that way, from the south.
You only attempt it from the north. And now you know why.
Now the driver's buddy is out directing - and blocking - traffic on Yonge St. during rush hour.
Attached video shows some of the action - or lack of - as the driver tries to rock the truck from between that rock and the hard place. And his buddy patiently waves cars by and encourages him to back that big rig up.
The only action really is the bar manager as she makes funny faces at me.
I mean I only stopped in to ask what the problem was. Otherwise I'd never be in there, of course.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
If you do believe this building is next to where I live then you don't need to be forgiven. You are correct.
Hey, don't judge a book by its cover.
So when I'm ready for my first "Mani", I might go over there, kick the garbage bags out of the way, and check it out.
Monday, 17 June 2013
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Well, some of us anyway.
And 50 years later - still looking good.
Hmmmmm.....in fact, very good.
Lois is going to have a tough choice.....
I will not be doing the same thing with a picture of the 70's me and today.
Saturday, 15 June 2013
Another in a continuing series about the Canadian judicial system. Unfortunately.
And the headline leaves out one little important detail, as you will see.
Let me recap the article for you;
- This woman was on probation and had just been released from jail three days earlier for assaulting her boyfriend.
- She set fire to her boyfriend's mother's house because his mother had called police about the assault.
- She kills five people.
- She gets a life sentence.
- And here comes the good part - the judge then looks at her and says, "...with no chance of parole for five years! And if you ever do this again, you won't get parole for seven years next time!" The judge may not have said the second line.
Really? She torches a house with five people inside.
Now, his mother was not one of the ones killed in the fire.
So I'm guessing that in just about five years, his mother better start looking over her shoulder.
And maybe me, too......
Friday, 14 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
I just received this in the mail from the Heart & Stroke people.
It says it's called an "Address Book".....
Looks a lot like your iPhone Contacts List.
Except this is made out of, what is it, paper!
What will they think of next!
Apparently, you write these "names" and "addresses" on the paper with something called a pen or a pencil, not sure the difference.
And if their number or address changes, you strike it out and write the new address underneath in very small letters.
Nobody can say they're wasting our donations!
[Ed. note; That started out okay, but man......]
Okay, okay. If anyone sees a dead horse lying around, I'd love to come over and beat that, too.
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
It seems like just yesterday I was agreeing with a Toronto Star columnist and today I'm agreeing with a Toronto Star letter writer.
Is there a full moon? An impending Apocalypse?
But I think she captures perfectly what is happening today.
See Dollar Store Mentality Is Hurting Us for a ledgible copy.
And it's true. Half the people say the outsourcing of Canadian jobs is bad.
But as soon as they take off their "jobs" hat and put on their "consumer" hat, they head straight to Walmart or Costco or Target. Or a Dollar Store.
Because if that wasn't true, those places would be empty. But they're not. They're packed!
And there's the rub......
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Six months after they were almost ready.
I posted about this last winter, when they were just about finished constructing them. See That Didn't Take Long! for a reminder.
It then took six months from that date to finally get them operational. Six months!
Must have been a lot of last minute modifications to make.
Now the title of the original post (That Didn't Take Long) may be a bit misleading, but it was referring to how long it would take before cars and delivery vehicles would be parking illegally in those lanes.
And guess what - today's article focused almost exclusively on cars blocking the supposedly separated lanes. Which were concerns expressed six months ago by cyclists and, ahem......insightful bloggers.
So in that six months, city workers addressed exactly.......nothing.
Thanks for coming out, guys.
Monday, 10 June 2013
Saturday, 8 June 2013
"Boogie on a Stick?"
Meanwhile, down the street - more art.
Now known as, thanks to the Marketers, "The Fashion District".
In fact, too realistic.
The artist had done the letters in ink only. Then, one night, an aspiring artist painted it yellow and black.
I kind of like the effect, but the original artist is incensed.
Still better than a lump of poo on a pole, I say.
Friday, 7 June 2013
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
But then the teachers said to her, "But, but that will mean we'll need fewer teachers to teach them!"
So the government thought about it and said, "Uhhhhh....welll..... uhhhh.....then we'll double the length of time it takes!"
Teachers; "Yay!! You're the greatest!"
And they all, continued, to live happily ever after. The End.
Monday, 3 June 2013
Here we are featuring what's left of the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI). Where my folks - and many of my friends' folks - would repair for brandy and cigars after a good dinner of red wine and redder meat.
So what kind of a tribute is this to such a grand old building?
[I cleverly said "tribute", as that is the name of the developer - whose blue name you can just make out in the bottom of the first photo.]
But you can still see the fitting tribute.
I guess the facade is tucked in, behind those trees somewhere.....