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Extra, Extra: LRT Construction, Sad and Happy Book Sales, and No More Steam Whistle at the Rogers Centre

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  • Crews have begun removing utility lines and trees so that digging can begin on the eastern portion of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT. As a result, the Star notes, “commuters on one of the city’s most heavily travelled corridors can expect a traffic nightmare for a while.” The promise of large-scale outdoor projects and snow-free traffic nightmares can mean only one thing: spring is finally almost (really) here!
  • You have just over a week left to buy a book or fifty from the World’s Biggest Bookstore. It will be closing on March 30, and sometime after that will probably become a row of restaurants. If buying discounted books from an increasingly empty and soon-to-be-gone Toronto institution fills you with an overwhelming sadness that dampens your book-buying ardor, you could always buy volumes on sale at a fine local independent bookstore—or buy any kind of book from any independent bookseller, for that matter.
  • It seems baseball fans will not be able to enjoy Steam Whistle beer this season while watching the Blue Jays cruise to victory after victory on their way to becoming World Series champions. The Rogers Centre has announced it will no longer be serving the company’s beer. There will therefore be no craft beer available at the Rogers Centre at all—or any beer produced by a Canadian-owned company.

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  • dsmithhfx

    “There will therefore be no craft beer available at the Rogers Centre at all—or any beer produced by a Canadian-owned company.”

    Seems entirely appropriate for a faceless, nameless, generic ‘major league sports’ entertainment entity. Fans, bend over!

    • TheSotSays

      You first.

      • dsmithhfx

        Not a fan.

        • TheSotSays

          That’s not what your friends tell us.

          • dsmithhfx

            Let’s see: I don’t follow sports. I don’t watch sports. I don’t read about sports. I don’t attend sporting events. Nope, not a fan.

          • TheSotSays

            Wake up tiger everyone knows the the Toronto NDP goobers hate every sport but spandex tights bicycle riding.

            In your deranged post your wish was for the ordinary Torontonians. the boring non-elites, to bend over. I believe that’s a crude and offensive thing to wish for and it’s one of the reasons why your NDP candidate is unacceptable to most people.

          • dsmithhfx

            There you go again.

          • OgtheDim

            Spoken like a person who’s last attendance at a sporting event was a high school football game in the 90′s.

            Reality is not as the troll says.

          • TheSotSays

            OgDerp, welcome, welcome

  • TheSotSays

    The Eglinton Crosstown LRT – oh goody more cement.

    One of my friends upon looking at the Joe Mihevic atrocity on St. Clair remarked, “What happened to this place, it looks like something you’d see in Moscow, only the cement is better.”

    • dsmithhfx

      The transit in Moscow is far better than what we have. Maybe we do need communism.

      http://topdycha.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Stacja-Metra-w-Moskwie.jpg

      • TheSotSays

        So how come you confused little NDP things would rather pour Mihevic cement down the middle of a fine boulevard than build a magnificent Stalin era system like that one?

        Is that your wife on the left with the white bag or is that him in the red sweatshirt trolling up the middle?

        • dsmithhfx

          Are you a homophobe? Please reply with a complete sentence.

          • TheSotSays

            Can’t you NDP wackos answer a simple polite question without whining and slobbering all over yourselves?

          • dsmithhfx

            I’ll take that as a ‘yes’.

          • TheSotSays

            Anything as ill nurtured and narrow minded as you is going to follow its NDP nature and do what it likes no matter what.

  • TheSotSays

    You like cement do you?