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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #225 on: February 24, 2020, 21:32:19 »
So, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost a game against an opposing team who borrowed the Leafs Zamboni driver to act as their goalie.

Thats gotta sting.

From all accounts the fans loved it.  They apparently cheered every time he made a save.  Sometimes special things happen in hockey that transcends team loyalty. 
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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #226 on: February 24, 2020, 21:55:31 »
Also read the dude was 42 and had a kidney transplant. Great on him. Hope he made some cash.
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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #227 on: February 24, 2020, 22:13:35 »
Apparently it's $500.  But the team is now selling T-shirts, and donating a chunk to kidney charities, and the governor offered honorary state citizenship.
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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #228 on: February 24, 2020, 22:33:54 »
Apparently it's $500.  But the team is now selling T-shirts, and donating a chunk to kidney charities, and the governor offered honorary state citizenship.
$500 and he keeps the jersey. By the player agreement they cant pay him anything else. Next day though it's over so now they're doing the tshirt thing. Hes getting royalties from it and remainder of proceeds to a kidney foundation of his choice.

He had the transplant 15 years ago, it's a great sports story.

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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #229 on: February 24, 2020, 22:43:00 »
$500 and he keeps the jersey. By the player agreement they cant pay him anything else. Next day though it's over so now they're doing the tshirt thing. Hes getting royalties from it and remainder of proceeds to a kidney foundation of his choice.

He had the transplant 15 years ago, it's a great sports story.

It's a great story period, and I saw his interview with his Mom (who donated the kidney) on US primetime news today. Salt of the earth, blue collar guy who seems like he would be a great fishing/hockey game watchin buddy.
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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #230 on: February 25, 2020, 10:49:27 »
Swansea is also the only Toronto neighbourhood to have a lake, a river, and a pond as it's natural boundaries. Swansea's hilly terrain, winding roads and many mature trees accentuate the storybook houses that line the residential streets of this neighbourhood.

Regarding the pond. Although there is no Zamboni, it's 35-acres of natural unsupervised skating.




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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #231 on: February 25, 2020, 12:28:56 »
Apparently it's $500. 

Any idea how much the average Toronto Maple Leafs player makes per game?
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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #232 on: February 25, 2020, 12:37:12 »
Any idea how much the average Toronto Maple Leafs player makes per game?

Lowest paid guys on entry-level contracts make about $8200. Auston Matthews makes $141,800. That's gross, before taxes, escrow and agent fees.

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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #233 on: May 08, 2020, 20:13:24 »
For our Ford Nation fans, two new films for your viewing pleasure,

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What the Rob Ford movie Run This Town gets right β€” and what it gets wrong

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/run-this-town-rob-ford-movie-1.5486112

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Jim Gaffigan to play notorious Toronto mayor Rob Ford in AMC series

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I retired before he became mayor. Some may be wondering how Rob would have handled this pandemic. The answer is, he wouldn't. Since he was not an employee, they could not fire him. So, they did the only thing they could do: As a matter of public safety, they took away his powers to govern during a State of Emergency. They kept him on the city payroll, but transferred his power to Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly.




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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #234 on: May 24, 2020, 19:53:12 »
Saw this in one of the Covid-19 discussions,

The only thing I know for sure about Toronto is that they couldn't pay me enough to live there ... and someone tried once.  ;D

Considering the average house price, you would need a pretty big bank account to afford one.  :)

Canadian Cities Average House Prices April 2018

Toronto, Ont $766,000 

Montreal, Que $341,000 
https://www.livingin-canada.com/house-prices-canada.html

Lots of people want to live in Toronto,

GTA population ( 1986 ) 3,733,085

GTA population ( 2016 ) 6,417,516 - most recent year available.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Toronto#Population

After Toronto was forced to remove the Residency Requirement, our emergency services were flooded with applications from out of town applicants.

When discussing Toronto, it helps to remember there are 140 neighbourhoods officially recognized by the City of Toronto and upwards of 240 official and unofficial neighbourhoods within the city's boundaries.

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Re: Toronto: Love it or hate it?
« Reply #235 on: May 24, 2020, 20:18:39 »
mariomike, don't confuse "a lot of people live in the GTA" with "a lot of people want to live in the GTA".

They may not have a choice, unlike I when I turned it down. :nod:

Just sayin!  ;D