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- July 16, 2018 at 6:42 AM #755637
Do the good people of Ottawa want the city to look like Toronto or Montreal?
Is this the vision Mayor Jim Watson is trying to achieve with the LRT and 60-storey buildings? Is it his dream to be a copy of all big cities, including guns, shootings and development-run-amok defying the wishes of the citizenry?July 16, 2018 at 8:32 AM #755671
We used to say, ‘Toronto the Good’ which was a reference to a type of attitude.
We used to say, ‘ The Big Smoke’ which was a reference to playing a game of smoke & mirrors. Big rep with little to show.
I always called Ottawa – ‘Buytown’ which was a reference to the city where the influence of money and influential politicians came together. This was related to Federal politics not local.
Seems that local politics could be a tad more questionable than federal. Who da thunk that a big fish in a small pond could be so questionable?
Toronto had a Ford, Ontario has a Ford and Ottawa has an Edsel.
‘Loantown’ – a place where developers borrow the ears of council and borrow taxpayers’ funds – interest free.
‘Hightown’ – a place where the council is high on ego and the condos are even higher.
This could all be rather funny if it was a comedy skit or a cartoon.
Maybe the mayor on The Simpsons is based on a real person.July 17, 2018 at 1:11 PM #755803
sisco farraroJuly 17, 2018 at 1:12 PM #755812