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Old Posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:48 PM
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That number seems much lower than has been given in the past. Concrete hasn't suddenly become cheaper. What's the difference? Skeptical me says the people in charge have decided to do this and it will, in actuality, be a lot more expensive than the number they use to sell the public on the project. It's also going to take multiple levels of govt to fund and I see that being a problem.
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2019, 9:58 PM
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We spend too much money on car centric suburban infrastructure.
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We spend too much money on car centric suburban infrastructure.
We spend money where people want it spent. I realize there will be no pleasing the likes of you when it comes to infrastructure development but you should be used to it by now.
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2019, 11:35 PM
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We spend money where people want it spent. I realize there will be no pleasing the likes of you when it comes to infrastructure development but you should be used to it by now.
When are you going to get it though your thick, wrinkly skull that governments are not businesses that supply a market with some product or service that is in demand? Yes they offer these when the free market is unable to do so fairly and competitively (i.e. water, fire, police, education, healthcare). It is, however, the job of different levels of government to study and make tough and complicated decisions for the collective and to put forth appropriate short term sacrifices necessary for achieving a greater long-term good for everyone (i.e. carbon tax, CPP, labour and environmental regulations), not only in providing some tangible benefit, but lowering future public costs. This is because all humans are biologically wired to only think short term, wanting instant gratification. Without a government functioning this way, society would fall apart and it would be nothing but the haves vs the have nots. This libertarian populism you always moan about serves the privileged majority only, suppressing minority voices, and is nothing but weak and cowardly leadership for people unwilling to change for the better because they are either too stupid, too lazy, too weak or too greedy to do so. Please take your boring, uninformed and unoriginal opinions elsewhere.

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Old Posted Aug 7, 2019, 11:54 PM
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We spend money where people want it spent. I realize there will be no pleasing the likes of you when it comes to infrastructure development but you should be used to it by now.
Induced demand 101
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 12:05 AM
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When are you going to get it thought your thick, wrinkly skull that governments are not businesses that supply a market with some product or service that is in demand? Yes they offer these when the free market is unable to do so fairly and competitively (i.e. water, fire, police, education, healthcare). It is, however, the job of different levels of government to study and make tough and complicated decisions for the collective and to put forth appropriate short term sacrifices necessary for achieving a greater long-term good for everyone (i.e. carbon tax, CPP, labour and environmental regulations), not only in providing some tangible benefit, but lowering future public costs. This is because all humans are biologically wired to only think short term, wanting instant gratification. Without a government functioning this way, society would fall apart and it would be nothing but the haves vs the have nots. This libertarian populism you always moan about serves the privileged majority only, suppressing minority voices, and is nothing but weak and cowardly leadership for people unwilling to change for the better because they are either too stupid, too lazy, too weak or too greedy to do so. Please take your boring, uninformed and unoriginal opinions elsewhere.
The sad part though, is that he is not wrong.
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The sad part though, is that he is not wrong.
Are some of you actually suggesting it’s a waste of money to make your main freeway move traffic more efficiently by ridding it of trains that hold up thousands of cars like everyday? At rush hour yet. Are you a capital city or a village? Very quaint to have trains stop traffic on a ring road. Lol.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2019, 12:24 AM
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The sad part though, is that he is not wrong.
Well, in this specific case he is not wrong but the personal comment directed at the “likes of us” was unnecessary
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Are some of you actually suggesting it’s a waste of money to make your main freeway move traffic more efficiently by ridding it of trains that hold up thousands of cars like everyday? At rush hour yet. Are you a capital city or a village? Very quaint to have trains stop traffic on a ring road. Lol.
You have completely misinterpreted the context of my comment, Mr. Calgaian. But thanks for playing nonetheless
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That number seems much lower than has been given in the past. Concrete hasn't suddenly become cheaper. What's the difference? Skeptical me says the people in charge have decided to do this and it will, in actuality, be a lot more expensive than the number they use to sell the public on the project. It's also going to take multiple levels of govt to fund and I see that being a problem.
They're not building any overpasses with this proposal (at least none that I can see) so there will not be much of a concrete bill. Steel, gravel, wood and creosote will be the main cost.
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New medical clinic at Canterbury on College approved by RPC:



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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 5:43 PM
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Uhaul to do a facelift at the old Sears Clearance Centre:






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Happy about more infill at Canterbury. Not exactly sure how I feel about the UHAUL renders.

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Happy about more infill at Canterbury. Not exactly sure how I feel about the UHAUL renders.
Any upgrade to that derelict building is a plus.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 10:42 PM
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In my view there is a lack of character elements in the Canterbury clinic. Also it would have been nice to have underground parking with a smaller surface lot. Apparently neighbours opposed this.
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Any upgrade to that derelict building is a plus.
I do agree.
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In my view there is a lack of character elements in the Canterbury clinic. Also it would have been nice to have underground parking with a smaller surface lot. Apparently neighbours opposed this.
There's not a lack of character there is Zero character. But that is what Regina does.
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There's not a lack of character there is Zero character. But that is what Regina does.
I was going to comment that while it's a boring design, at least the Canterbury Clinic is using red brick complimentary to the other buildings in the area. Then it occurred to me that the use of red brick may be an architectural requirement for new projects there. Do any of you know if that is the case?
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I was going to comment that while it's a boring design, at least the Canterbury Clinic is using red brick complimentary to the other buildings in the area. Then it occurred to me that the use of red brick may be an architectural requirement for new projects there. Do any of you know if that is the case?
yes it is
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2019, 9:12 PM
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In my view there is a lack of character elements in the Canterbury clinic. Also it would have been nice to have underground parking with a smaller surface lot. Apparently neighbours opposed this.
Neighbours opposed underground parking? I really hope that is not the case
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