Cloud Gardens is a great little spot for making out in the downtown. PDA without the PD (it’s usually empty during the working hours). Just a little fact for you all.
Ryerson to build new residence in partnership with... →
Ryerson University is once again turning to the private sector as it expands in downtown Toronto. The university announced on Monday it will be partnering with MPI Group to develop a new, 500-bed residence. This is the first public-private partnership in student-housing development for the university, but the school partnered with the private sector in the construction of the Ted Rogers School...
32 hours and 48 minutes since I slept
and counting. My eyes burn and I feel slightly buzzed.
Just realized that I need inDesign to complete this shit for the Ryerson Third Year Show, meaning I’m stuck using Ryerson’s “Virtual Application” software, meaning my night just got a whole lot more painful.
looks like I'll be pulling an all-nighter tonight
TTC employee shot at Dupont station - thestar.com →
I dont really know what to think of Liberty Village. It sort of impresses and saddens me at the same time.
affiliations replied to your photo: Too much? Not enough? I can’t tell, I’m going… Looks like comissioned realestate photography to me. To look totally rendered, you’d need to lose the grotty-looking snow. Okay, thanks! That’s a fair assessment. I actually don’t want it to look like a believable “rendering” per se. I just want to reference that, while maintaining the...
I should probably stop posting so many redundant transit rants. It’s getting really, well, redundant.
Poll: Torontonians split on subway vs. LRT, don’t... →
Torontonians are evenly split on whether to expand transit with subways or light rail but have little appetite for road tolls or other new fees to fund subways, a Toronto Star poll has found. The poll also found that Torontonians trust city council, and even Premier Dalton McGuinty, to handle transit issues more than Mayor Rob Ford — which makes him a poor cheerleader for the subway cause. ...
Anyone know of any interesting presentation centres in Toronto? I’m doing a series that involves cutting and pasting elements of condo renderings (particularly the people within them), and I need books, pamphlets, advertisements, whatever, that would include sizeable imagery. I figure the presentation centres ought to have some material. On a side note, a series of photographs of just the...
The Gospel of Consumption and the Better Future we... →
Our modern predicament is a case in point. By 2005 per capita household spending (in inflation-adjusted dollars) was twelve times what it had been in 1929, while per capita spending for durable goods—the big stuff such as cars and appliances—was thirty-two times higher. Meanwhile, by 2000 the average married couple with children was working almost five hundred hours a year more than in...
Just spent the day shooting in the distant suburbs of Richmond Hill, and realized I forgot my memory card in Dylan’s camera. Unnnnnngh. Also, a note on the suburbs: I realized they make me really angry and agitated and unreasonably bitchy. I turn into a such an asshole when consumed by endless kilometres of mindless development and construction and oh my god where the fuck do we eat and how...
Off to the suburbs. Wish me fun! edit: the real suburbs. Ya’ know, the outer ones.
Today I came across my very first pay stub, dated April 1, 2006. That means come April 1st of this year, I will have worked for Vito’s Nofrills (previously Rocco’s) for six years.
preciousdrunk replied to your photo: Late night snack. OMG. Where did you get Langanisa?! LOLOLOLOL that’s amazing! Mum buys them all the time!
titularhumour replied to your photo: Late night snack. little potatoes or giant beans? They’re little miniature sausages! Filipino style.
Your cat is making you crazy, says scientist -... →
This actually explains a lot.
Toronto transit: Do people want subways? Depends... →
If only people understood that Mayor Rob Ford would need to impose new taxes or tolls to pay for a Sheppard subway extension, that light-rail vehicles are far different from streetcars, that Ford’s preferred plan for Eglinton would build underground light rail and not an actual subway — then, Ford’s transit opponents insist, there would be overwhelming public support for the plan council...
titularhumour: “Whose City? Gentrification,...
The poor in Toronto: They’re working but not... →
Across Canada, a job is no longer a ticket out of poverty, or a safeguard against it. And the number of people working but unable to make ends meet is growing in the country’s most populous urban hub – far faster than in Ontario or Canada as a whole. A study by Toronto researchers provided exclusively to The Globe and Mail provides a granular glimpse of working poverty at the census-tract...
Mark Vallen - Why all art is political →
History provides abundant examples of how social relations impact art. Traditionally the church, state, and wealthy patrons have funded the arts in order to increase their political power and prestige. Clearly that paradigm is overloaded with political relationships. But today it is largely market forces that determine the success or failure of art, and who among us will declare...
Men struggling to drink milk →
titularhumour replied to your post: 1 hour of sleep, terrible presentation for a… There’s always the LCBO. Just the other day I picked up a bottle of Spicebox. I think tonight’s a good night for some of that.