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Old March 9th, 2006, 03:59 AM   #81
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David Suzuki and Marc Emery are also from London.

BTW, the fact that London DESN'T have a freeway is great. Ya, getting around London can be truly hell but better than having some ugly freeway riping thru the urban landscape.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 04:20 AM   #82
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It's actually not that ugly (not NEARLY as bad as the DVP or Gardiner :S)

http://www.skbandassociates.com/redhill/map.html
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Old March 9th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #83
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to me, i think freeways are beautiful.
same with sprawl, its aswome.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 06:52 AM   #84
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What's really funny about the article is how much the Hamilton rep seems, well... funny. Especially in comparison to that toe-curlingly cringeworthy writer from London.

Hamilton has character. London is bland.
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Old March 9th, 2006, 10:35 AM   #85
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I can't help myself.

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I point out that the Forest City has its share of shining stars: We've got bandleader Guy Lombardo, Miss Universe Karen Baldwin, actor Hume Cronyn, TV talk-show host Jenny Jones and now Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis.

Who, pray tell, has emerged from the Lunchbucket City?

"Martin Short," crows Mahoney. "And I think Eugene Levy went to McMaster, but I don't know if he was born in Hamilton. And Dave Thomas and his brother Ian."

That's it?
The lameness factor here is off the charts. Guy Lombardo? Are you kidding me?

Any city that produces three members of SCTV wins. Period. End of story.
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Old March 11th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #86
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"And then we can take on the real enemy," says West.

"And that's the ugly, nasty, rotten city of Toronto."
He's right about that. Thank God for Buffalo for Hamilton and Detroit for London.

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Old March 12th, 2006, 03:33 AM   #87
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He's right about that. Thank God for Buffalo for Hamilton and Detroit for London.
"Buffalo for Hamilton?" What do you mean? Is Buffalo doing something for Hamilton?
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Old March 12th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #88
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Well, Hamilton is about equal in distance to Toronto and Buffalo, and Buffalo is a smaller "big city" alternative to Toronto, it saves people the heavy traffic on all highways in the GTA, among other things.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:15 AM   #89
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london..more beautifull...nicer skyline.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #90
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NOBODY in London goes to Detroit.
I don't understand the analogy.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:45 AM   #91
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Forget about it. I'm just blurting out stuff.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 06:18 AM   #92
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Actually alot of people from London travel to Detroit, but anyway. Jaybird you mentioned the new Red Hill Expressway running through Hamilton, do you have any info on a completion date, or a web site I can check out, I can't find anything updated on it.
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The lameness factor here is off the charts. Guy Lombardo? Are you kidding me?

Any city that produces three members of SCTV wins. Period. End of story.
Guy Lombardo is one of the greatest selling musicians of all time, of any genre, in any time period of popular music.

To date, he has sold over 300 Million records worldwide, and is credited with one of the most recognizable songs of all time, Auld Lang Syne.

He was a superstar before there were superstars.

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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:27 AM   #94
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Well, Hamilton is about equal in distance to Toronto and Buffalo, and Buffalo is a smaller "big city" alternative to Toronto, it saves people the heavy traffic on all highways in the GTA, among other things.
The only way that Buffalo could possibly be an alternative to Toronto is if you want to see an NFL game. Or, perhaps, you feel the need to be around a lot of fat people. But it's a lot farther, and you have to cross the border, which can take a half-hour in and of itself depending upon when you go.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 05:27 PM   #95
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Actually alot of people from London travel to Detroit, but anyway. Jaybird you mentioned the new Red Hill Expressway running through Hamilton, do you have any info on a completion date, or a web site I can check out, I can't find anything updated on it.
It should be completed sometime in 2007. Steeltown would probably know better of a date.

Here's a website devoted to it:

http://www.buildtheexpressway.com/
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Old March 12th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #96
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Should be complete Fall of 2007 but thanx to nice weather it might be completed sooner.

http://www.myhamilton.ca/myhamilton/...tives/RedHill/

Once complete Hamilton will basically have a ring road, QEW to the north, 403 to the west, the Linc to the south and finally Red Hill to the east. It's a half a billion dollar project but it's just not an expressway it's also restoring the red hill creek, restoring parts of the Red Hill forest and cleaning up the harbour.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #97
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The only way that Buffalo could possibly be an alternative to Toronto is if you want to see an NFL game. Or, perhaps, you feel the need to be around a lot of fat people. But it's a lot farther, and you have to cross the border, which can take a half-hour in and of itself depending upon when you go.
That or to see much cheaper NHL hockey games in the Buffalo Sabres, especially the Leaf fans in the Hamilton area who probably can't afford tickets at Toronto's home arena.
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Old March 15th, 2006, 04:45 AM   #98
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your of your rocker dude!
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Old March 16th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #99
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Check out the front page of the Spec at http://www.hamiltonspectator.com and watch the video clip "Why London believes it's better than Hamilton." lol Hopefully some will see this before tomorrow when it gets replaced.

The writer Ian Gillespie who wrote the article against Hamilton was too scared to appear on video lol.

Love the part where the Spec makes fun of Guy Lombardo lol "Here's the famous Guy Lombardo bridge......that was pretty exciting eh?" lol

Hamilton Spectator has been pushing lately to get into the television business with a new Hamilton TV station. Might have Spec TV in the future.
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Old March 16th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #100
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"Here we are in London's HOT downtown"

The Guy Lombardo museum looks like the place to be.

Funny video, I want to see London's rebuttle!

RIP Slippery
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