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Chester Station second exit

I am so happy I’m not an elected official. I went to the TTC’s meeting about the second exit for Chester Station. My councillor attended and she tweeted this just a moment ago.

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Since I don’t seek public office I can tell you the truth. What Councillor Fragedakis tweeted can be summed up as such…


That was not a “good discussion.” The angry man who interrupted the session to proclaim that the TTC would have to buy his house if they wanted to put elevators at the main exit of Chester Station was not a good discussion.

The man who decided to deride the TTC staff for calling the meeting on such short notice was not good discussion. They advertised this meeting weeks ago.

The people who couldn’t comprehend that the details of the “station box” would be provided at the first meeting of the working group, and would be a guideline for them to make their recommendations were not “good discussion.”

I went in to listen and find out what was happening in my neighbourhood. I ended up volunteering for the working group because these people shouldn’t be on it.

If they see this post, though, that will probably rule me out.

iPhone Ringtones

Time for a non-Rocktober post.

I’ve made some ringtones for my iPhone, and I thought I’d share. Yes I’m infringing on some copyright with these, but I hope the BBC, Nintendo, Stephin Merritt, Apple, and the TTC will forgive me.

The Magnetic Fields – “BBC Radiophonic Workshop”
Doctor Who Theme (Christopher Eccleston era)
Doctor Who Theme (William Hartnell era) 
Super Mario Bros. coin sound
The Magnetic Fields – “One April Day”
Sloan – “Cheap Champaign”
Tetris music
TTC door chime 

Toronto got itself a subway, really!

My dear, and sexy friend Nicholas, posted this video to twitter. There’s a few things that strike me about this video… other than the terrible audio, because really, the sound’s horrible.

  1. Three tokens for a quarter?!?! WTF?!?! Now it’s one token for twelve quarters!
  2. Toronto in the ’50s seems quaint. I’m pretty sure it’s just the music, but Toronto in the ’50s does seem like some cheesy movie. Anyone have a time machine? I wanna see what it was really like? Go down to Queen Street and see what was hopping in the pubs and bars that lined Queen West. I’m sure Buddy Holly was shredding on the stage of the Horseshoe.
  3. “Toronto got itself a subway, really!” That quote. It’s kinda cute how he says it, but the content of what he says is the reality. Toronto was as full of municipal cynicism as it is today. It’s a tradition. I think it’s a tradition that needs to end. I think it’s about time we looked with optimism at what Toronto is and, more importantly, what it can become.

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