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Extra, Extra: Airport Expansion Woes, New Street Names, and Casanovas With Game

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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  • It’s nice that when Toronto takes some time off from a “future of the Gardiner Expressway” discussion that never seems to reach any conclusions, it can keep itself busy with a “future of the island airport expansion plan” discussion that is invariably dominated by new disagreements and controversies.
  • How does Aquaview Crescent sound? Does Merchants’ Wharf strike your fancy? Those are two of the seven names on the list of finalists for Waterfront Toronto’s street-naming competition. While we regret that “Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard” did not make the cut, we are happy see that “Water Street” is among the chosen few, as that is a good, solid, sensible name for a waterfront street. You have from now until May 1 to vote for your favourite (which will obviously be “Water Street”).
  • Are you “a skilled writer who understands seduction psychology” and who is capable of “building attraction using words that evoke masculinity with a touch of ‘mystery’”? Do you consider yourself a Casanova with “game”, and have teasing, role-playing, and humour “in your toolkit”? If so, and if you don’t mind maybe pretending to be a successful male executive in order to help successful male executives find “life-long female marriage partners,” then do we have a Toronto-based job opportunity for you!

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  • dsmithhfx

    WTF is wrong with “Condo Gulch”?

    • Notcleverguy

      Wet Street!

  • bjhtn

    I like Water Street, but I did not vote for it (instead came down to Edgewater or Merchant’s Wharf). I was frankly surprised that there were any “basic” names left in the 416 and would rather see it go to a more substantial street. Given that there are going to be a bunch of new streets in the port lands, I figure there is going to be a better opportunity in there.

  • OgtheDim

    Water Street is kinda lame.

    • TheSotSays

      We haven’t named anything after your NDP mayoralty candidate yet, so how about Sea Chow Boulevard.

      • mixandserve

        Ugh, really?

        Stick to being a grammar nazi, humour is NOT your strong point.

        And, FWIW: Merchant’s Wharf.

  • OpportKnocks

    Bumbaclot Boulevard – in memory of the last four years. Although that would be best reserved for the north-east section of Edenbridge Drive between Rofo’s house and the gas station drop.

  • rich1299

    I like Wendat Way or Merchants’ Wharf, there are numerous Water Sts around the world and I prefer something that reflects this region specifically. The Wendat Hurons were one the first people to live here, though I think other tribes also claimed this area as well pre-colonization. Merchants’ Wharf reflects the city of Toronto’s early waterfront history so both are good in that regard. I’ve not made up my mind yet.

  • tomwest

    I like Kanadario Way (“from the Iroquois word meaning “sparkling” or “beautiful” water”)