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Old Jul 1st 2017, 2:44 pm
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Well it's not my taste either but inside it looks like so many European palaces or stately homes.

Buck House, Winter Palace, Monaco, Versaille...I don't think they are considered ugly or tacky are they?
It's the fact that it's trying to be a stately home and/or historic when it's neither that makes it so tacky IMO. No different from a hideous 'mock Georgian' executive new build house or similar, it's pretending to be something that it isn't. The housing equivalent of a knock off copy of a designer label handbag that you'd find down the market.

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Old Jul 1st 2017, 3:34 pm
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It's the fact that it's trying to be a stately home and/or historic when it's neither that makes it so tacky IMO. No different from a hideous 'mock Georgian' executive new build house...

We actually have something like it a few hundred yards away. Not mock Georgian but just as out of place when compared to the other stuff around.
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We actually have something like it a few hundred yards away. Not mock Georgian but just as out of place when compared to the other stuff around.
Ah, a lovely mock Tudor!
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Ah, a lovely mock Tudor!
Is that what it is? I thought it just looked a bit barn like.

It's funny that the term used is just made for mockery.
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sorry to hijack your thread, but I have a similar question.

Hopefully getting an offer from a company based in Liberty Village, and ooking at places that are easily commutable by transport or even walking/cycling. From the research I've done, I quite like the look of High Park area, Bloor West, and roncescalles areas. What are these places like t live, are they commutable to Liberty Village ( I'm not planning on having a car initially)

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sorry to hijack your thread, but I have a similar question.

Hopefully getting an offer from a company based in Liberty Village, and ooking at places that are easily commutable by transport or even walking/cycling. From the research I've done, I quite like the look of High Park area, Bloor West, and roncescalles areas. What are these places like t live, are they commutable to Liberty Village ( I'm not planning on having a car initially)

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They're all an easy commute by, depending on exact location, tram, subway, or, in summer, bike, foot or skateboard.
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Old Jul 3rd 2017, 5:42 pm
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I lived in a short term rental on Bloor opposite High Park for a few months. It's a great area and should be a fairly easy commute to Liberty Village. I'd be tempted to get a bike as it should be usable a good chunk of the year and is likely faster than public transit for that commute.
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I lived in a short term rental on Bloor opposite High Park for a few months. It's a great area and should be a fairly easy commute to Liberty Village. I'd be tempted to get a bike as it should be usable a good chunk of the year and is likely faster than public transit for that commute.
My son bikes everywhere. I'm constantly worried about him as he's been knocked off twice ( to my knowledge) but he's as happy as Larry. He's even been known to cycle in the snow!
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My son bikes everywhere. I'm constantly worried about him as he's been knocked off twice ( to my knowledge) but he's as happy as Larry. He's even been known to cycle in the snow!
I don't ride in winter as much as I used to.

It takes more effort 'on' snow - it's a bit like sand - but the bigger issues are narrower roads from plowing and muscles not working when it's cold.

Sometimes it's like pedalling with the brakes on.

Oh yes, and the fact you create your own (or extra) wind chill. It's difficult if you wear specs. Balaclava or scarf over the lower face means when you breathe out your glasses mist up. If you wear the ski mask with just eye holes it's either too tight against your glasses or you put them on over the mask and you have no ears to hang them on.

I have a hat with ear flaps I wear under my helmet but the wind gets right onto my ears and cheeks.

So I have a rule if it's colder then -15 and I can't get there within 10 minutes, I don't go by bike.
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I don't ride in winter as much as I used to.

It takes more effort 'on' snow - it's a bit like sand - but the bigger issues are narrower roads from plowing and muscles not working when it's cold.

Sometimes it's like pedalling with the brakes on.

Oh yes, and the fact you create your own (or extra) wind chill. It's difficult if you wear specs. Balaclava or scarf over the lower face means when you breathe out your glasses mist up. If you wear the ski mask with just eye holes it's either too tight against your glasses or you put them on over the mask and you have no ears to hang them on.

I have a hat with ear flaps I wear under my helmet but the wind gets right onto my ears and cheeks.

So I have a rule if it's colder then -15 and I can't get there within 10 minutes, I don't go by bike.
He wears glasses. He probably enjoys the extra thrill of them steaming up!

This is him...
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This is him...
Looks very popular with cyclists judging by the number of bikes on the sidewalk.
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Looks very popular with cyclists judging by the number of bikes on the sidewalk.
Yes there are a lot of them. Not as many as Holland though 🚴 🚴
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