relax, no need to throw your toys out of your crib.
Oh, very well... stupid toys...
If you can't respond to criticism of your cheap shot without a threat, well than, I guess that is your prerogative...but let me ask you... why did you move to Toronto in the first place, a job opportunity perhaps? so is this a case of biting the hand that feeds you?
No, my girlfriend is from TO. I met her visting my best friend some years ago who moved out here for a job oppertunity. So maybe it's the hand that feeds him.
I had a development job in Halifax. I told them I was leaving for TO to be with her. They said "wait, wait, how would you like to keep working for us in Toronto?" I said "Fab, let's do it". I'm still paid from Halifax. Which means it's a Halifax salary in TO which isn't great -- but at least it was a pretty good one. I do work on the side from TO that compensates, so maybe I'm biting that?
...you stated that TO isn't "so bad"... does that surprise you?...not as bad as you where led to believe perhaps?...
No, if anything it was a letdown after the 1.5-2 years worth of visting where I got sold on the place. Then I remembered it's a whole lot more fun to visit anywhere than live there. I never got why people don't like TO for it's people: they've been nice enough to me. The only TO snobs I ever met had moved to Halifax and seemed to be bitter about it for some reason. Maybe TO has gotten ahead by exporting them to other cities.
It's a place like anywhere else and the people here aren't any dumber or more enlightened than anywhere else. There's just more of them; which is fine. What isn't so fine is the semi-managed sprawl that Halifax should definately avoid. I mean just look at the transit map... sure, it does fine for downtown: most people don't live downtown. Me, I live uptown on Shepphard at the moment (I'm moving soon): that's not the suburbs unless your suburbs start at North York and not Markham/Richmond Hill. And it's irrelevant on that point anyway because I live right across the street from Bayview Station.
But I've experienced a few different commutes. I dunno, maybe it's pretty ordinary, but you have to pay an extra fare leaving the GTA?
however, i ask you to not turn your back on the potential to transform Halifax...please do not let my hypersensitive defensive nature.....of my hometown...turn you off from this opportunity. I was speaking for myself and my thoughts are not a reflection of this group or any others who might be potentially involved...I sincerely hope you do participate
Maybe it's because I'm from Halifax but I look at the things people post here about the buildings, and I get excited. Where I live, there's this BIG condo going up of the ARC... really nice lots of glass... looks great:
And yet looking at it it's beautiful... but comparatively I could care less. Here it's just another building in a city that has nothing to prove (except its transit system) and is in all probability shrinking or close to with the economy in the dumps. Yet I'm far more interested in the Trillium, which many would say is smaller, less impressive and less desirable.
But the Arc won't do much one way or another for Toronto. The Trillium will do a lot for Halifax.