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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 3:19 PM
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^Ryerson University is re-installing the sign at Yonge Dundas square this summer/fall on one of their buildings. It was something they agreed to when building the new (gorgeous) student centre a few years back but is finally happening.
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Was Toronto ever that gritty? I mean it's Canada.
Many Canadian cities are surprisingly gritty and lacking in polished charm. Toronto is fun because it's lively and diverse, not because it's pretty.
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well if there was neon hall of fame, that record should be in it! that's entertainment!!
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Was Toronto ever that gritty? I mean it's Canada.

Canada never been gritty none. The Cult of Ignorance made sure there wannen't any.
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Canada never been gritty none. The Cult of Ignorance made sure there wannen't any.
I thought, per kool maudits post ages ago, porn theaters in Toronto mostly just showed women's studies professors' lectures on female sexuality
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Old Posted May 19, 2017, 10:09 PM
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Yeah, Canada is really behind on sex ed - I studied abroad so I have more knowledge about vaginas than the average Canadian.
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Old Posted May 20, 2017, 12:07 AM
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Yeah, Canada is really behind on sex ed - I studied abroad so I have more knowledge about vaginas than the average Canadian.
Yes. But all you have to do is stay where you're at and study a broad.
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 5:11 PM
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That theory, while obviously very biased, is actually quite defensible. New music does suck, even when I try to keep an open mind about it. When I get a chance to talk to younger people about music, they usually talk about how great bands that predate them are, more so than young people did 15-20 years ago.

Music doesn't really anchor a generation as much as it used to, and it's much easier for youth to explore old music through the internet.

Whether bad contemporary music compels people to revisit old favorites, or whether the fact that the subset of youth who care about good music just explore old music, depriving good new artists of an audience and favoring the creation of bad stuff, is a bit of a chicken or egg question.
My favourite music is from the 80s but lots of good stuff from every decade. There's lots of music I enjoy from the past decade: Grimes, Babymetal, Tamaryn, FKA Twigs, P.S. Eliot/Waxahatchee/Alison Crutchfield, Beach House, Voices from the Lake, Danny Brown, Arcade Fire, the list goes on.

We have a rose coloured glasses view of the past because the good stuff becomes more well-known but the bad stuff has become forgotten over time (as it should be). I grew up in the 90s and there was plenty of crappy music back then, but people don't focus on that crappy music, which is good. Just don't look at only the great music and say that represents all of the music back then, because it doesn't.

People always try too hard romanticise the past instead of enjoying the present. Toronto lost its character because the strip clubs are closing? C'mon... that's just pathetic.
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Old Posted May 21, 2017, 7:08 PM
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and frankly the music today is horrid compared to what it once was which is why most radio stations and public places still play stuff from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Having experienced first hand the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s and even the 50s, I can say that I love today's beats, especially the likes of Serhat, Malika Ayane, Milk & Sugar, Inna, Vremya l Steklo, Shantel, Sergey Lazarev, Ishtar, Liviu Hodor and any remix by Offer Nissim. There is plenty of great music out there if you open your arms and ears to Eastern Europe. Now I must get back to shaking my shoulders and wiggling my butt.
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Was Toronto ever that gritty? I mean it's Canada.
Can't figure out if you're being sarcastic. Just in case you weren't: this part of the world was heavily industrialized up until about 1990. They don't call Toronto 'The Big Smoke' for nothing. From century old auto manufacturing in Oshawa in the east, to the steel plants of Hamilton in the west, and factories of every kind in between. Toronto may be a cosmopolitan white collar city today but it's history is blue collar.
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