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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 2:06 AM
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What phrase would describe your city's urbanness

I live in London and after careful deliberation I've got it.


"London, the overflow parking of Ontario".
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 2:14 AM
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 2:15 AM
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 2:28 AM
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Current city: "Look, we have a cutesy Potemkin-village style downtown you can drive to. And then go back to your home in the suburbs."

Hometown growing up:

1. Here's the bombed out remains of what was once an urban downtown after a couple of whacks at screwing up redevelopment in the '80s and '90s (yay Eatons!).
2. We put some government offices here (even though everybody really wants to work in a office park in the suburbs) so it's not a complete corpse, just a shambling one.
3. Avoid the spot where the bus terminal, LCBO and Tim Hortons were put all in one place by some genius municipal planner, unless you're big into that urban despair tourism bit.

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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 3:11 AM
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^ What would those be?
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 5:51 AM
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Heritage? What heritage?! Tear it down.
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I'd rather be homeless than live in a condo...but I do like watching attractive ones get built...like Woodwards, 42 in Waterloo, and anything by Daoust/Saucier+Perotte/Nomade/aA/Teeple
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 6:24 PM
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Heritage? What heritage?! Tear it down.
General phrase applicable to all of Canada...
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 8:39 PM
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 8:46 PM
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 8:51 PM
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Jan Morris did it best... it was mostly complimentary:

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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 9:00 PM
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 3:33 AM
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^ What would those be?
North Bay and Sudbury, respectively.
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''So much heritage''
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 3:52 AM
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North Bay and Sudbury, respectively.
I was guessing Sudbury with the bus station, but I didn't know it had an LCBO too.

Sudbury's experience is why Thunder Bay had to keep its downtown bus terminal a few blocks away from our new courthouse.
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''So much heritage''
Or...

"Québec: Life is outside of the walls"
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2019, 7:41 PM
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