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Thanks to added_time, jokkir and BigJonsson, among many others who posted, for these images from the last four years of Toronto-Age on GAF.
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Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the fourth most populous.. blah blah blah... a key position during the War of 1812.. blah blah blah.. region totals over 8.1 million residents.. blah blah blah.

Now that we've covered Toronto's history let's talk about the real issues in the city.

Will we will finally decide on the One True Burger King of Toronto?

At least we can agree on where to eat sometimes.

How many more teams in Toronto will fall flat on their face in the coming years?

*I am required by law to mention the Toronto Rock will not be on one of those teams.

Will our new Mayor, Mr. Rogers, be as photogenic as our previous one?



But don't worry, he still has an impossible to implement transit plan that isn't really sound to begin with!

And the endless battle rages on.. #TeamWinter vs #TeamSummer #TeamWarm.

If you haven't picked a team, use these handy guides.

mr.rager's guide to Winter!

Quick's lie ridden guide to Summer


But no matter how hot and smelly summer gets..

Just remember.. winter is coming.

Why.. it makes you want to shed a tear.

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Toronto has plenty of attractions for those living here, and those visiting. The listings below are mostly recommendations by GAF members, but I will cover a few of the landmarks as well. If you have a recommendation, be sure to post in the thread letting us know. But please, write up a few sentences about why you recommend a place. It is better if you Private Message me your recommendations, so they do not become lost in the thread

Landmarks, Museum and Tourist Traps:



CityPASS: For those looking to visit at least a few of the major tourist attractions in the city, the CityPASS is a must buy. Currently at $64, you'll want to see at least three attractions to make it worth your purchase. The attractions you can see with the pass are; CN Tower, Casa Loma, Ontario Sceince Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, and the Toronto Zoo. I would only actively avoid the Science Centre, which has really deteriorated over the years, and is a pretty poor kid's amusement centre now.

CN Tower [Downtown]: One of the tallest structures in the world at 1,815 ft tall, the CN Tower is the most defining part of Toronto's skyline. And it serves as a good point of reference if you're lost downtown. Riding up the tower is expensive, but it's more of a value if you've obtained a CityPass to see other landmarks as well.

Casa Loma [Midtown]: A Gothic Revival style house built by famous architect E.J. Lennox (who did plenty of other Toronto landmarks). There are tours, but I prefer to just wonder around exploring the house and gardens.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) [Downtown]: A museum focusing on world culture and natural history, the ROM has notable collections of dinosaurs fossils, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history. The ROM recently underwent renovation/expansion, and now is one of the most instantly recognizable pieces of architecture in the city. New exhibits, and events run throughout the year.

Toronto Zoo [Scarborough]: One of the largest zoos in the world by both size at 287 hectares (710 acres), and animals at 16,000/400 species. It is divided into six zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Australasia, Eurasia and the Canadian Domain. It's located around a half hour outside of downtown for most people, but is accessible by both TTC and GO Transit.

St. Lawrence Market [Downtown]: A huge selection of specialty shops, delis, bakeries, fish and food in the south building, and a weekly Farmer's Market in the north building.

Bata Shoe Museum [Downtown]: Just as it sounds, this is a museum about footwear. They collect, study, preserve, and exhibit footwear from over 10,000 years ago to modern the modern day.

High Park [Bloor West/Roncy]: One of the largest and more 'rural' parks near downtown. A third of the park is made up of natural Oak Savannah / Prairie Grass ecosystem. There are a large number of trails, a gigantic fenced in off-leash section for dogs, sport fields/arenas, a petting zoo, playgrounds for kids, fishing on the west side and in late April/May, a large number of cherry blossoms.


Shopping Locations of Interest:


Video Game Shops:



Game Centre [Downtown & Danforth]- For current generation titles this place is golden with many new releases already marked down. Vintage collection can be good at times.

A&C Games [Annex] - They've recently moved down Spadina to just south of College. Their new location is much MUCH better. This is the best vintage video game collection in the City. They have a vast collection of imports, rarities, and they let you haggle. They even respond to your e-mails promptly.

Game Mania - A relatively new location near Bloor and Keele, their collect is mostly of retro games. Their prices are hit, or miss, but in generally, better than A&C. Game Mania tends to carry a metric ton of random video game memorabilia as well.

Iceman Video Games - They have two locations, both on the west end of the city on Queen West and in Kensington. Their selection of retro titles is very impressive, but their prices can be even higher than A&C games.

Gamerama [Downtown] - Five minute walk from Yonge and Eg, Gamerama has a decent collection of recent generations, and of vintage titles. Their customer service leaves something to be desired, as staff is of little help. If you're uptown though, it's worth checking out.

Game Shack [Downtown] - A hidden little shop. You might have been past Yonge and Dundas a thousand times and never noticed it. Well, if you venture into the Atrium on the north side of Dundas, you'll come across this shop. While tiny in size, they have a decent collection of recent generation titles, even PC. They offer a variety of anime DVDs as well.


Comics, Manga, Cards and Action Figures:



Silver Snail [Downtown] - A good comic shop if all you want to do is shop. It's not as friendly and personal as your neighbourhood comic shop, but it's clean and uncluttered, like a music store chain type feeling.

The Beguiling [Downtown] - For comics, Beguiling is tough to be beat. It's renowned throughout North America, and it's virtually the birthplace of Scott Pilgrim (the owner is the real life "Wallace".)

AnimeXtreme [Chinatown] - A good choice for import figures, manga and plushies. [/QUOTE]

401 Games [Downtown] - After their move, there is definitely more of a focus on their boardgames, as they cover a majority of the store now. Still one of the best places for card games and miniatures.

Hairy Taruntula [Downtown]: One of the little hobby shops around the downtown area. Their prices are pretty okay and have some good sales at times too. Their location in the Junction is now closed.

The Labyrinth [Annex]: A great comic and manga store, specializing in tough to find illustrations from popular shows and games. They even import quite a few from Japan. While the price can be steep, they're very helpful, friendly, display public art for sale, and will special order an item if you need to find it.







Kuro Recommends, Places Kuro has been to, which may not be the best in Toronto. Undoubtedly the best in Toronto.

Strip Club
Whiskey A Go Go - JOKE! D:

Splurge Sushi
JaBistro - Blowtorch sushi is to die for
Sushi Yasu - Great expensive place to impress your date place. Reservation, Omakase (chef's choice), and limited seating.

Standard Sushi
Sushi Moto - Lots of space, excellent service, great value.
Zen Sushi - Not on many lists but the sushi here is pretty awesome.
Taro's Fish - Where a lot of sushi restaurants get their fish.

AYCE Sushi
Kiku Sushi - I love the iPad menu they have. It makes ordering and keeping track of everything much easier.
Ten Ichi Sushi - Very good sushi for an AYCE.

Ramen/Udon
Kinton - Quality may be slipping but still one of the best. Blowtorched pork belly in your ramen and your belly!
Sansotei - Go to the one on Yonge not the one on Dundas.
Bushi Udon Kappo - Fantastic udon noodles and you can buy them to take home too.

Japanese Curry
Green Tea Cafe- Also has sushi and Japanese pastries.
Cafe Green Tea - Yes. Different place. This is at JTown and the other is at Steeles/Victoria Park.
Manpuku Japanese Eatery - Tucked away near OCAD.

Izakaya
Zakkushi - Don't accept substitutes. They're the best.

Thai
Thai Bistro - As good as the owner is rude.
Khao San Road - This is a pretty well known place.

Dim Sum
Rol San - Cheap, plenty of non-Generix Asians, and tasty. Often big line ups though.
Crown Princess Fine Dining - Bit more expensive than Rol San but better service.

Pizza
Pizza Libretto - The one at Ossington.
Pizza Pide - Do you want lamb pizza? Sure you do!

Burgers
Burgers Priest - Get the secret menu, which had a side order of please don't molest me.
Holy Chuck - Burgers and religious connotations...

Greek
Pantheon - Best grilled chicken breast I've had here. Everything is great and service is almost always great.
Messini - Lamb pita. 'Nuff said.

Burrito
Far Bastard Burrito - My blood sugar...! HHNNNGGGGHHHH!

Bar
Bar Volo - Love their selection!
3 Brewers - Their craft beer was very tasty. I always go for the sampler and their food is decent too.

Steak
Jacob's and Co - Be forewarned, it's expensive!
Barberian's - Comfortable decor with good steaks.

Fried Chicken
Home of Hot Taste - Can be spicy but wash that down with makgoli alcohol
Ajuker - The ol TO GAF chicken spot courtesy of Quadratic
Gushi - Do you want your chicken from a place in a shipping container? Sure you do! It's outdoors though and very limited seating since it shares the seating with others.

Coffee
Balzac's - You can actually taste the coffee in your coffee! D:
Te Aro - Excuse me, do you do double-doubles? No? Fuck, yes!
Sam James Coffee Bar - Coffee is more than cream and sugar? Really?

Brunch
Lady Marmalade - Be careful; it's always packed. Cash only.
Bonjour Brioche - People line up for this and Lady Marmalade.

Cheesecake/Pasteries
Dufflet Pastries - Intense flavours here.
Carole's Cheesecake Cafe - Lots of variety of cheesecakes though the drinks are average.
Cherry Bomb Cafe - Great coffee and outstanding croissants if you can get them.
Leslieville Cheese Market - They get them from Rahier Patisserie though.
Clafouti - Wish I was closer to this place.
Nadege Patisserie - Also wish I was closer to this place.




Date Suggestions (like any generic Asians date...)

Distillery District - Coffee, chocolate, sake, plays, nice scenery, bars, and expensive clothing shops. Just be careful of the wedding photographers when they're out.

The Beaches - Walk along the boardwalk, head up and try all the cafes, restaurants, bakeries and shops. Just be careful of the flies when they're out.

The PATH - It's warm, long, and has a ton of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Just be careful of the jackasses who don't know how to walk when they're out.

High Park - During the warmer months. Best time is when the Sakura bloom. East and North of High Park are fantastic cafes, restaurants, and shops. Just be careful of the people when you're out.

Comedy Clubs - Yuk Yuks and The Second City.

Karaoke/Noraebang - A bunch of these in Koreatown and you have Korean BBQ places to cook your own food.

Musicals - Ed Mirvish Theater

Board games - Snakes and Lattes or Snakes and Lagers

Escape rooms Greatescape-to.com

ROM and AGO, even though I think it (the later) sucks.



Active Dates

Rock climbing - quite a few places around Toronto.

Running along Don Valley Trail - Get in shape to avoid taking the TTC.

Toronto Zoo - Pretty big place but outdoors.

Ripley's Aquarium - Pretty big place and indoors.

Bike on the Toronto Islands

Make your own wine at places like Fermentations and BYOB.
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Toronto is a huge city, spanning some 630 square km. What was once five municipalities was amalgamated into one in the late 90s, giving birth to the 'Mega-City' of Toronto. If you're looking for an apartment, this can be quite an adventure. Vacancy rates are low, and anything downtown in the core will come at a premiums. However, if you spend enough time searching, there are deals. And of course, amazing neighborhoods outside of downtown like Roncesvalles, Leslieville, and more.

Finding work can being even more of a chore. Take it from an immigrant. Canadians value Canadian experience specifically, and even then, jobs are tight with a relatively high, but not too threatening unemployment rate.

If you are renting tenants, then KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!. Come restrictions that may come with a lease, like a No-Pets Clause, or demanding Pre-Dated Cheques are not legal grounds for refusing to rent, or to evict. Don't be bullied into any situation where you feel your rights are being trampled.

But understand, being a landlord in the city is not an easy order either, and dealing with trouble tenants can become a nightmare headache.



Where to find an Apartment / Condo / House:

Craigslist.org - A godsend to the Toronto rental market. You can find everything from basement apartments to condos to bungalows for rent. Protip, don't rent a basement apartment.

Viewit.ca - Viewit.ca has a terrible interface, but if you can move past that it's a very helpful tool in apartment searching.

Kijiji - An alternative craigslist, but has a few helpful search features lacking on its big brother.

Realtor - This site has both rental and (mostly) for sale listings on houses as well as condos. They have a handy interactive map feature for browsing specifics areas, and neighbourhoods that might interest you.

Royal LePage - Another site focusing heavily on property being sold. Not quite as busy as Realtor, but they offer plenty of listings.

Pad Mapper - If you want to view Kijiji and Craigslist postings on a Google Map, this is the place to look. Not always as up to date as current postings on craigslist, but handy if you're looking for specific neighbourhoods.

Bed Bug Registry - Don't rent without checking out this site. Bed Bugs are rampant in Toronto (like many North American cities now) and you can never be too careful. Help stop the spread by not picking up furniture from the sidewalk as well!


Where to find Work:


Job Bank - The Government of Canada's site for job listings. Not just government jobs though, but listings from every sector. You'll find a lot of employment agencies on the site, but private businesses use it as well.

Craigslist.org - Once more, Craigslist comes highly regarded. Thousands of employers use the site every month, and it's basically usurped anything the newspaper classified section has to offer. A keen eye is of course required to ignore any of the spam posted, but it's fewer than you think.

Kijiji - And Kijiji follows suit. I find it has quite a bit less jobs, and usually they are not as legitimate looking in nature. Worth a quick glance though if you're online searching.

Monster.ca - Monster tends to have listings from larger companies, both tech and older brands. I don't find it terribly helpful for my line of work, but there are listings other may want to check out.

Workopolis - This is the site the local newspaper, the Toronto Star, uses now. There are plenty of listings, and this is one of the more heavily advertised sites out there.

Toronto NOW - Toronto NOW is one gigantic classifies section in the Craigslist style. While I don't find their apartment listings too inviting, they do have a large JOBS section.
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Toronto always has something of interest going on in the news and at City Hall. Follow the hilarity on these great local blogs and sites.

Official City Site: http://www.toronto.ca/

Local Blogs/Sites:
Blog TO - One of the better and more up to date blogs on the City of Toronto. Slightly hipster, but none the less, they provide a great amount of information if you're looking for food, drinks, or an opinion.
Torontoist - A blog more focused news and arts, rather than 'Best of' list.
Spacing Toronto - A great blog focusing mostly on news of the day. They always have a compiled list of news sorted out, if you're just looking for the latest headlines.
Urban Toronto - In my experience, this is the most active forum on the web in regards to Toronto. The specific focus of the site is on urban planning, but the forums touch upon all bases for life in the city.

Newspapers:
The Toronto Star - The city's major newspaper, for better, or worse. They have AP releases, opinion articles, weather, and the most sports coverage.
Metro News - The city's free newspaper, which actual has quite a bit of content. You can identify these ones by the green newspaper stands on nearly every corner of downtown. Or by the mess of newspapers on the subway cars after rush hour.
Toronto Sun - The local tabloids of sorts, with a more Conservative tone if the Star reading 'Pinkos' have you down. They don't tend to break much news, so much as make it.
The Globe and Mail - A national paper with a specific section for Toronto.
The National Post - A national paper with a specific section for Toronto.

Television and Radio:
CP24 - 24 Hour news station for Toronto. If you're in a Coffee Time, convenience store, or waiting room, it's likely this is on.
CityTV - CityTV's local Toronto station featuring a lot of prime time programming, as well as morning and evening newscast.
CBC - CBC's local Toronto site, featuring weather, news, links to the CBC Toronto radio stations, and podcast.

News Talk 680 - News talk radio for Toronto, mostly running repeated news every half an hour with traffic conditions. Tune in to this if you're on the road and want to know what's up ahead.
Fan 590 - Sports talk radio, where you can hear hockey-pucks yuk up the Leafs all day long, but occasionally you may find a baseball, or basketball game on.

Twitter Accounts:

Mayor John Tory
Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong
Ombudsman Fiona Crean

Councillors:
Paul Ainslie
Maria Augimeri
Ana Bailao
Michelle Berardinetti
Shelley Carroll
Josh Colle
Janet Davis
Sarah Doucette
Rob Ford
Paula Fletcher
Mark Grimes
Mike Layton
Joe Mihevc
Peter Milczyn
Denzil Minnan-Wong
John Parker
James Pasternak
Gord Perks
Josh Matlow
Jaye Robinson
Kristyn Wong-Tam

City Services:
Toronto Police
TTC Customer Service
Toronto City Clerk
Heritage Toronto
Toronto Public Health
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If Toronto is not talking about the weather, it's likely they're talking about the Transit instead. And if the citizens of the city are to be believed, it's not a great situation. There are definitely issues with the system in terms of customer service, congestion, funding, prices, and overstaffing, but for the most part, the TTC does what it needs to do. It reaches any amazing portion of the city, where you're never more than five minutes walking from a form of transit, even in most suburbs. Notable sections of the system are listed below for those unfamiliar, as well has handy maps.

TTC (Toronto Transit Commission)
The TTC is a public transport agency that operates transit bus, streetcar, and rapid transit services in Toronto. The TTC operates the third most heavily used urban mass transit system in North America. As of 2010, the average daily ridership is 2.487 million passengers.

Streetcars and buses experience the highest number of delays, although subways will as well during repairs that frequently occur during the weekends. Check the TTC's site for updates on delays. Newspapers such as The Star will run a column on Friday outlining any transit delay (including road closures) if you need to know.

The Fare:

Cash: Currently, it is $3.00 cash fare to board the system. If you exit the system at any time without transfering to the nearest vehicle, you'll have to pay once more. This is not a time based system like many, so be aware of that.

Passes: A day pass will run $10.00, but on the weekend, or holiday the Day Pass can be used for both Saturday/Sunday and up to 2 adults with four children, or 1 adult with 5 children can ride on the same pass. A great value for a family coming into the city. A weekly pass is $36.00. For a heavy transit user, the Monthly Metro Pass will run you a sticker shocking $121.00 per month. If you buy at least three tokens, you pay $2.60 per token, rather than the $3.00 cash fare.



Yonge-University-Spadia Subway Line is the North/South line, forming a horseshoe through downtown Toronto. Major hubs are St. George Station, and Yonge and Bloor for transfering to Bloor-Danforth line. Union is where you'll most likely be arriving if you're coming into the city on GO Transit, or Via Rail. This is the busiest line in the city, and new trains start running on YUS later this year. After these trains arrive, the older models will be moved to..

Bloor-Danforth line, which will move you from Kipling in Etobicoke to downtown Toronto to Kennedy Station (and the connectin Scarborough RT), is a heavily used transit line. If you've chosen to take a bus from the airport to Kipling, this is the line you'll end up on. Transfer stations are the same as the YUS line. Older subway trains tend to run on this line, but the quality of service is equal.

501 Queen Streetcar cuts right through downtown Toronto, from one end of the city in Etobicoke nearly the Scarborough Bluffs at the other end. Although tieups and wait times occasionally happen, the 501 is a dependable piece of transit because it runs 24 hours per day. Because the 501 Queen Streetcar allows passangers with Metropasses, Day Passes, and Valid Transfers to board from the back, you should ALWAYS grab a transfer when boarding. The 501 is a Proof-of-Payment system, and there are random checks.. however infrequent.

Other streetcar lines run in the city as well, mostly on the major East/West street. The 506 College Car runs from High Park to Main Station. The 504 King St Car runs from Roncesvalles over to Broadview. You may occasionally find a 504 further west toward Long Branch however. And once Roncesvalles construction ends, the 504 will likely make its way up to Dundas West Subway Station once more. The 505 Dundas mirrors the College line fairly well, but diverts to Dundas West Station, and Broadview.

Useful TTC Links
http://www3.ttc.ca/ - The Official Website of the TTC, providing route information, fare information, and updates on delays.

http://www.nextbus.com/ - Real Time Updates on the next available streetcar on all routes, with buses coming in the near future.





Visiting Toronto:

By Plane: Toronto is served by two major airports, although there are other options outside of these for those flying in.

Pearson International Airport is by far the busiest in Canada, and one of the most active in the world. It's located about a half hours drive from downtown Toronto, actually being in Mississauga. For those flying in from the U.S., on your trip back, the U.S. Customs screening takes place at Pearson with the pre-clearance facilities. Thus, you'll land as a domestic flight when you touch down in the U.S. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 hosts all Air Canada flights and a few other international (mostly Star Alliance) carriers while Terminal 3 hosts all other airlines.

Union-Pearson (UP) Express is opening this bring and will finally bring rail transit from Pearson to Downtown. It will be an expensive, but conveinent option for those unfamiliar with the TTC and traveling alone. If you're traveling with another person though, you're likely to find an airport cab will cost you less per person. If you're frugal like me though, you'll take TTC to either Kipling, or Lawrence West and get into the subway system for only $3.

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport on the Toronto Islands is the second airport available to those from Eastern Canada and the United States that want to visit. Thanks to its location, it's a much nicer airport to reach downtown. Both Porter Airlines and Air Canada operate from the Island Airport, and have regional service to the likes of Montreal, Halifax, Quebec, Thunder Bay, Boston, Newark, Myrtle Beach, with new routes being added.

There is a free ferry service from the Island to downtown, and a free shuttle bus from the ferry to Union Station which will connect you to the subway.

Other Airports in the area include Hamilton International, about a hour outside of Toronto. It's mostly regional service, but there seasonal service to the Caribbean and eastern Europe. For those having near heart attacks viewing prices of flying in Canada, flying into Buffalo-Niagara International is the nearest U.S. airport. Renting a car is a viable option with an hour and a half drive up to Toronto, or taking Megabus (prices vary), or Buffalo Airport Limo ($175 flat rate) are options.

TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) provides public bus services that run to and from Pearson. The best TTC option is the 192 Airport Rocket that runs every 10-30 minutes between Kipling Station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line. Once on the subway line, it's approximately 25 minute ride downtown to Yonge St. Fare for the TTC is $3.00 per person, and is transfer (not timed) based.

GO Transit provides bus service to northern parts of the city. You can board buses to Yorkdale, where you can then board the TTC (paying a second fare), or board a bus from the airport to Richmond Hill if that is your destination. Fare for these GO Transit buses are $4.05.

Taxis are available in enormous numbers, and are very convenient. However, they will cost you a pretty penny. The free approved tariff from the airport to the downtown core is $53.00. This might be a value for those travelling in groups, or people that are intimidated by the transit system that lacks a direct rail link to downtown.

Other options include renting a car from the airport. There are plenty of options to choose from (Budget-Rent-A-Car, Enterprise, etc). Your hotel may have shuttle service to and from the airport as well for much less than a taxi, so make sure to check before you arrive. The last option is the Airport Express that runs from the airport to the bus terminal at Bay and Dundas. Fare is $21.95 one way, and $36.95 round trip.
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Loving the Toronto Collage.

You can add me to the Twitter list if that's cool. I'm more active there than in my real life: @Mhee123D

P.S. Team Winter for a Refrigerated Life!
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Where's my generic asians title at EM??

WHERE IS IT
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I'mma molest some Burger's Priest tonight mmmm-mm
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Originally Posted by Sober

Where's my generic asians title at EM??

WHERE IS IT

I did my best! The Generic Asians title was one I came up with, but Roto wins again. I blame the voting splitting.

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Wow, that was quick.

wtf
-Deimos
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That lightning move.
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oh god that second post scared me when i was loading
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Here's to a great time.

#teamwinter will gladly welcome you all to this OT.
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Great OT. Well done, EvilMario.

Although I haven't been to all of Kuro's recommendations, I would agree with the ones I have - great list.
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Originally Posted by -Deimos

That lightning move.

Haha, geez. I just noticed. So much for newcomers. kave gets his wish!
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Toronto-GAF |OT5| Just a giant incest hole
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Nice work! Love the collage. Every time I thought it had finished loading and I could start reading the next post, another set of pictures would pop up!
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modbot giveth (free games) and modbot taketh away (non-community status)
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(02-24-2015, 12:35 AM)
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We in this!

I'm throwing my hat in the ring for #teamwarm. Fuck winter.
EvilMario
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(02-24-2015, 12:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deraldin

Nice work! Love the collage. Every time I thought it had finished loading and I could start reading the next post, another set of pictures would pop up!

Thanks! I'm sorry about the bandwidth. I trimmed them down to what I hope was a respectable size. I'll be linking to larger versions in a bit for those interested, but I just wanted the OT before I started that.

Originally Posted by zroid

modbot giveth (free games) and modbot taketh away (non-community status)

Well, at least the Moved-> tab will be see by like 10 people before it becomes buried on the 30th page of Off Topic in about five minutes..
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(02-24-2015, 12:38 AM)
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Fun fact, 4 is my fave number. Fuck winter. Modbot I'll mess you up. etc..
Deraldin
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(02-24-2015, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by EvilMario

Thanks! I'm sorry about the bandwidth. I trimmed them down to what I hope was a respectable size. I'll be linking to larger versions in a bit for those interested, but I just wanted the OT before I started that.

No worries. They were small enough that they were loading about as fast as I could scroll the page. Still better than trying to load a page full of gifs.
Kave_Man
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(02-24-2015, 12:44 AM)
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THE SIX!!!
Kuro Madoushi
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(02-24-2015, 12:46 AM)
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Holy fuck, great job, Lanky!

Whoops, sorry.

First Green Tea Cafe = Le Cafe Michi. URL = http://www.yelp.ca/biz/le-cafe-michi-toronto

That other green tea cafe you got right.

Now, FUCK WINTER!

FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING FUCK!

edit: and your own twitter link is broken.
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shadowkat
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(02-24-2015, 12:49 AM)
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NEW THREAD!

Spl1nter
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(02-24-2015, 12:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by -Pyromaniac-

Fun fact, 4 is my fave number. Fuck winter. Modbot I'll mess you up. etc..

You know who wore number 4, Bobby Orr. God Bless Him.

Great job on the OT. Only disappointment is in the lack of Italian restaurants but there are a lot of great ones in Toronto.
Samyy
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(02-24-2015, 12:50 AM)
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The winter is kind of fun guys
Kuro Madoushi
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(02-24-2015, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Samyy

The winter is kind of fun guys

I, WHAT?! You shut your dirty whore mouth, y...you DAVID CLARKSON! >:[
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(02-24-2015, 12:53 AM)
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;D
You Are Viewtiful
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(02-24-2015, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Samyy

The winter is kind of fun guys

Said no one ever lol.

Here's to 285 more posts from me complaining about this ;_;

Did you know complaining is healthy?
ahdurian
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(02-24-2015, 12:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by You Are Viewtiful

Said no one ever lol.

Here's to 285 more posts from me complaining about this ;_;

Did you know complaining is healthy?

can i complain about you complaining about winter?

#teamwinter
Kuro Madoushi
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(02-24-2015, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by ahdurian

can i complain about you complaining about winter?

#teamwinter

No, but I can complain about you complaining about others complaining about winter.

I HOPE YOUR HUSKY GETS EATEN BY A POLAR BEAR! >:[
Proteus
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(02-24-2015, 12:58 AM)
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Huge OT.
Roto13
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(02-24-2015, 12:58 AM)
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Hooray, new OT!

Originally Posted by EvilMario

I did my best! The Generic Asians title was one I came up with, but Roto wins again. I blame the voting splitting.

Yes. People who wanted to vote for a lame title had to pick between two. People who wanted an awesome title only got to pick mine.
ahdurian
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(02-24-2015, 01:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kuro Madoushi

No, but I can complain about you complaining about others complaining about winter.

I HOPE YOUR HUSKY GETS EATEN BY A POLAR BEAR! >:[

JOKES ON YOU I HAVE A POLAR BEAR NOT A HUSKY
KnightHart
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(02-24-2015, 01:07 AM)
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Maybe I should post in Toronto GAF after months of just lurking

Winter isn't so bad
EvilMario
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(02-24-2015, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by KnightHart

Maybe I should post in Toronto GAF after months of just lurking

Winter isn't so bad

Welcome, friend.

Team winter is growing. This new thread is off to a great start.

Originally Posted by Kuro Madoushi

Holy fuck, great job, Lanky!

Whoops, sorry.

First Green Tea Cafe = Le Cafe Michi. URL = http://www.yelp.ca/biz/le-cafe-michi-toronto

That other green tea cafe you got right.

Now, FUCK WINTER!

FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING FUCK!

edit: and your own twitter link is broken.

I just opened that Yelp page. That curry.. hurrrr.. I need Japanese Curry so bad now.
Last edited by EvilMario; 02-24-2015 at 01:23 AM.
WrenchNinja
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(02-24-2015, 01:25 AM)
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Awesome work as always
Sober
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(02-24-2015, 01:26 AM)
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LOL if we had a curry meetup we'd confuse most people again. That was the ramen meetup in a nutshell.
Dr Campino
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(02-24-2015, 01:30 AM)
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Best title is best.

Here's hoping TFC isn't the dumps this year.. :(
added_time
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(02-24-2015, 01:32 AM)
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In the sky above Toronto, 2008:


source
Mysterious
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(02-24-2015, 01:41 AM)
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Hi guys.
Divvy
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(02-24-2015, 02:02 AM)
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Sweet, I'm only 1/3 as disgusting as Kuro
BigJonsson
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(02-24-2015, 02:13 AM)
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Who built a tunnel by York u?
jl4855
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(02-24-2015, 02:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigJonsson

Who built a tunnel by York u?

more importantly, why go through all that work and hide it with a sheet of metal...
KnightHart
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(02-24-2015, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigJonsson

Who built a tunnel by York u?

The support beams, and lights with generator and everything, and the fact that it's near one of the venues for the Pan Am Games is suspicious, to say the least. God damn now that I think about it it is kinda... Freakishly weird.
Fuzzy
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(02-24-2015, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by KnightHart

The support beams, and lights with generator and everything, and the fact that it's near one of the venues for the Pan Am Games is suspicious, to say the least. God damn now that I think about it it is kinda... Freakishly weird.

Don't worry, it was probably just going to be used as a rape tunnel. :/
You Are Viewtiful
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(02-24-2015, 02:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigJonsson

Who built a tunnel by York u?

It's the Underground Railroad but for York students. They eventually realized there was no refuge.

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