I bought a bottle of the Hillebrand Winery Trius 2004 Cabernet Franc (VQA Niagara) this evening, partly on the strength of having enjoyed the 2002 version and partly because it was, er, conveniently available where I was buying the wherewithal for dinner. J. nicely deconstructed (or perhaps reverse-engineered) the label as broadcasting a sort ofcontinue reading
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But Brooklin is booming!
Could the communications team at the Toronto Real Estate Board be the worst in the city? Granted, TREB is the lobby group representing realtors, know most for erratic capitalization and repeated punctuation marks. And, OK, it’s hard to put out press release after press release about a deflating market after years of hyperbolic boasting aboutcontinue reading
The loneliness of 20,000 long distance runners
(Crowds line marathon route, somewhere else.) Though you may not have noticed, today was the day of Toronto’s second fall marathon, the Toronto Marathon. As one might expect, Yonge Street and University Avenue were lined with spectators, and residents of neighbourhoods the marathon went through, such as Forest Hill and Rosedale, were outside with handmadecontinue reading
Totally Toronto (2)
It’s an easy target, but: The Current on Friday morning had a long segment on roundabouts, hooked to Case Ootes’s proposal that Toronto should have some. There aren’t any at the moment. The main interview was with the City of Toronto’s transportation manager, who discussed them intelligently enough from theory – he’s not responsible forcontinue reading