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Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2015, 7:28 pm
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Posted By dbd33

Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2015, 5:28 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

The distribution of fall. In technical terms, the degree of whomp. 100" spread over the winter is a different problem to 24" in one day and the areas in question get lots of inches all at once.
Forum: Canada
Oct 27th 2015, 2:44 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

I understand that Moncton has lots of snow and Toronto does not but I think you want to be a bit careful with this idea.

The Toronto that has balmy weather is Toronto proper, within the DVP,...
Forum: Canada
Oct 23rd 2015, 8:22 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Toronto, yes. Either side, not so much. We're not that far from Toronto and this is a 4x4 truck (admittedly a Chevy) failing to get up the driveway.
Forum: Canada
Oct 23rd 2015, 6:16 pm
Forum: Canada
Oct 23rd 2015, 4:57 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Ah yes, ice hockey, I can remember when that was so popular that most people in the office would know which team last won the Stanley Cup. I suppose knowing that now might be the litmus test for "old...
Forum: Canada
Oct 23rd 2015, 4:26 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

1977 was before even my time in Toronto. The event by which I measure the newness of immigrants is whether or not they remember the power outage or, for a weather specific event, the ice storm.
Forum: Canada
Oct 23rd 2015, 3:29 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

It does happen but the deepest drift I've seen in Toronto was about a foot. I believe there are deeper drifts elsewhere in Canada.
Forum: Canada
Oct 19th 2015, 6:23 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

I do that, it's my duty as an immigrant.
Forum: Canada
Oct 19th 2015, 5:34 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

It may once have been true but there are plenty of roads in America and in Switzerland that have both cat's eyes and snowploughs so, with the technology of today, it can be done. My guess is that...
Forum: Canada
Oct 19th 2015, 5:08 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

They used to carry Radio One, time shifted so the breakfast show was on at breakfast time. I found the weather forecast given to be as useful and accurate as that on the CBC.
Forum: Canada
Oct 19th 2015, 4:33 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

That's easily fixed, Sirius carries the BBC World Service as well as umpteen advert free music channels.
Forum: Canada
Oct 16th 2015, 3:46 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Gender can no longer be lawfully used as a rating factor. Rates for females have been raised to eliminate the inequality.
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 5:36 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

My issue with it is not only the financial implications (I'm unusual in that adding a 17 year old to my car insurance would probably make the average premium per driver lower) but that it doesn't...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 2:12 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Anywhere on the subway or streetcar network; the usual suspects are Leaside, the Beach, High Park, Riverdale, Leslieville. Cabbagetown would be good too. If you're ok with something more suburban...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 1:14 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

I do not. Wine and building supplies are fetched from Buffalo and, whilst there, we exploit the many cultural facilities. Oh, and 75% of our income comes from America, that's not something to forget.
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 1:09 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Assuming urban parks and bar patios aren't "outdoorsy" enough ...

This is achieveable in Ontario, sometimes, but it's not like living in a MEC or LL Bean catalogue. Location is important and...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 2:37 am
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

I do but they might fall off their tractory things and need their bits pictured.
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 2:07 am
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

That's not what I see around here. Farmers with a few hundred acres and perhaps 100 cows do almost everything themselves and have day jobs; service manager at TSC, roads supervisor for the county,...
Forum: Canada
Oct 15th 2015, 12:20 am
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

That's us, innit? Nags and dogs, shifting earth about, planting stuff, fixing fences, feeding the chickens. I wouldn't call it a holiday.
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2015, 10:29 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Sadly, this is spot on. There's even a competitive aspect to cottaging, who's is bigger, who has the better boat, who's on the more prestigious lake.
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2015, 6:29 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Indeed, there's a pop up Ecudaoran place in the Holland Marsh in the summer. Best Ecudaoran food I get most years.
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2015, 4:48 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Ever the contrarian, I have to say that a couple of complaints on this thread find no echo with me. (Ordered list because paragraphs don't work anymore).
It's nearly lunchtime, we're going to walk...
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2015, 4:34 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

Just don't go near the Humber River and, yes, it'll all be fine then. Even the Don has improved to the point that fish like creatures can live in it. Agreed.
Forum: Canada
Oct 14th 2015, 2:51 pm
Replies: 188
Views: 19,431
Posted By dbd33

Re: What do you dislike about living in Ontario?

If you sail on Lake Ontario or Lake Erie in fog you know when you are getting too close to shore because of the sound of the dead fish slapping on the hull. It's a personal thing, of course, but I...
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