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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #121
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I thought more like ... being addicted to toronto, like you could get addicted to alc
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Old May 20th, 2008, 01:51 AM   #122
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why do you think I could be an alcoholic? if you don't know me. It's like I said you could be a narco or thief. Explain yourself better and it's not necessary to offend neighter to be so serious. Are you an old person so much? Cause I see you don't like laugh and don't like jokes and funny things.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #123
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no, i don't think they meant that. in English the suffix "~holic" is used to describe being addicted to anything (even tho it originally comes from 'alcoholic', it's not connected anymore). we also say "workaholic" and "chocoholic"; etc etc.

so "Torontoholic" is perfect... at least for all of us hanging out on this thread anyway
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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #124
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why do you think I could be an alcoholic? if you don't know me. It's like I said you could be a narco or thief. Explain yourself better and it's not necessary to offend neighter to be so serious. Are you an old person so much? Cause I see you don't like laugh and don't like jokes and funny things.
Nestor, don't be offended... it was a harmless joke. Like has been pointed out, the suffix "holic" is often added onto a word in English for humour. Someone who shops a great deal is a "Shop-a-holic"!
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Old May 20th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #125
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nestor, maybe you should have that drink afterall, or smoke something - obviously you don't understand humour (and english)

chill, dude - I wasn't speaking about you anyway ... I was speaking about me being a torontoholic (= addicted to toronto) ...
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Old May 20th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #126
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Explanations should be given by HD, he said:"you could get addicted to alc."
and then you complet with "holic", but I don't care people think about me.
Important thing is Toronto, I like that city and Canada Dry and ...gin ha ha !
No, It's a harmless joke, Canada is a great nation. Someday I shall go there and I'll know "torontonecian" people. ha ha ha
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Old May 20th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #127
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dude, don't you understand?

when I say I thought more like ... being addicted to toronto, like you could get addicted to alc it doesn't mean YOU as a person! and it doesn't mean you are addicted to alcohol ...

it has nothing to do with you! it's the way you say it in english, just an expression ...




honestly, I think this guy is taking the piss now. it's impossible, he doesn't understand that ... is no oen here that speaks spanish who could translate that?
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Old May 20th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #128
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Photo #68 - Victoria Day Fireworks

Victoria Day (French: Fte de la Reine) is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the last Monday before or on May 24 in honour of both Queen Victoria's birthday and the current reigning Canadian sovereign's birthday. It was celebrated yesterday. Fireworks are held as part of the celebration, and these were taken just at a local park with store bought fireworks that families lit.



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Old May 20th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #129
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dude, don't you understand?

when I say I thought more like ... being addicted to toronto, like you could get addicted to alc it doesn't mean YOU as a person! and it doesn't mean you are addicted to alcohol ...

it has nothing to do with you! it's the way you say it in english, just an expression ...




honestly, I think this guy is taking the piss now. it's impossible, he doesn't understand that ... is no oen here that speaks spanish who could translate that?
No,don't worry I'm not taking the piss you. I understood everything.It's better stopping to speak the same thing.
a homework : " no te calientes la cabeza" how can I say it in english? cause it doesn't appear in my dictionary.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 10:18 PM   #130
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Photo #69 - The View on Front

The much recognized view from Front street looking west towards the financial district.

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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:34 PM   #131
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Photo #70 - Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland is a 330-acre theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, 30 kilometres north of downtown Toronto, Ontario. It is considered one of North America's premier amusement parks, with more than 200 attractions. The park is open seasonally from May to October. While under Paramount Pictures ownership from 1994 until 2006, the park was known as Paramount Canada's Wonderland until it was sold to Cedar Fair and reverted to its original name. The park has also been the most attended seasonal theme park in North America for two years running (2005 and 2006).Park attendance in 2005 was 3.7 million people. In 2006, attendance was just over 3.2 million. The park is tied for second place for the record of most roller coasters in one park with 15 in total, and North America's greatest variety. The park features eight themed areas which includes a 20 acre waterpark called Splash Works. Splash Works has over 2 million gallons of heated water, Canada's largest outdoor wave pool measuring 36,000 square feet, a lazy river, and 16 water slides.




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Photo #71 - Behemoth

Behemoth is a steel roller coaster at Canada's Wonderland. Upon opening in May 2008, it is Canada's tallest and fastest hyper roller coaster. Behemoth features trim brakes near the crests of each of the large camelback hills as a means of regulating speed and airtime.

Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard
Model: "Megacoaster"
Height: 230 ft (70 m)
Length: 5,318 ft (1,621 m)
Max speed: 77 mph (124 km/h)
Duration: 3:10
Max vertical angle: 75
Cost: C$26m




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Old May 24th, 2008, 07:55 PM   #133
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Photo #72 - First Canadian Place

First Canadian Place stands at 298 metres, or 978 feet (355 metres with antenna included) and is Canada's tallest skyscraper and the eleventh tallest building in North America. Built by Bregman + Hamann Architects in 1975, it is home to the Toronto headquarters of the Bank of Montreal, the oldest Canadian bank (hence the 'first'). The building is noted for its white stone finish, unusual in a city of glass, steel, and concrete surfaces. There are six hundred tons of Italian white marble on each floor.




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Old May 25th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #134
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Photo #73 - Looking Up Royal Bank Plaza


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Old May 26th, 2008, 11:48 PM   #135
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Photo #74 - Art Gallery of Ontario

Founded in 1900, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is an art museum on the eastern edge of Toronto's downtown Chinatown district. With 486,000 ft (45,000 m) of physical space, the AGO is one of the largest art museums in North America. Its collection includes more than 68,000 works spanning the 1st century to the present-day. It includes an extensive collection of Canadian art, which works by Canadian artists make up more than half of the AGO's collection. The museum also has an impressive collection of European art, such as major works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Vincent Van Gogh, and Edgar Degas. In addition to these, the AGO also has one of the most significant collections of African art in North America, as well as a contemporary art collection illustrating the evolution of modern artistic movements in Canada, the United States, and Europe, including works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Jenny Holzer.
In 2004, the AGO unveiled a $254 million redevelopment plan by architect Frank Gehry. The AGO's transformation will increase the art viewing space by 47%. Notable elements of the new building include a glass and wood sculpture gallery at the north end along Dundas Street; a 4-story, box-like contemporary arts gallery and hosting centre clad in blue titanium facing Grange Park, as well as a new entrance aligned with the historic Walker's Court and The Grange. The AGO will re-open sometime during fall 2008.




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Old May 27th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #136
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i enjoy this thread...thanks
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Old May 27th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #137
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Photo #75 - Bay Adelaide Centre

The Bay Adelaide Centre is a skyscraper complex currently under construction downtown. The first and tallest tower, of 50 storeys, is due for completion in 2009. The tower was the last of a series of construction projects in downtown Toronto launched in the boom years of the 1980s, when a number of massive towers were built nearby, such as Scotia Plaza. Construction began in 1990, but the developers soon ran into problems. The economy went into recession and office vacancy rates in Toronto rose to 20%. Construction was halted, and in 1993, with over $500 million already invested, the project was permanently put on hold. All that was completed was the underground parking garage and several storeys of the concrete service shaft that stood from 1991 onwards, as a monument to the failed project in downtown Toronto. The stump of the service shaft was known to security and the locals as "the bunker" or simply "the stump". The new towers will vary in size from 43 to 50 storeys and contain an aggregate density of 240,396 Sq. meters.




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Photo #76 - The Main Core

This is the view from New City Hall looking towards the main cluster of towers.



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Old May 29th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #139
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Thanks for your effort posting one everyday.

Toronto is such a great city!
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Photo #77 - Ontario College of Art and Design

Founded in 1876, the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is Canada's largest and oldest university for art and design. The school combines an experiential, studio-based education with liberal studies, which are recognized with a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Design degree. The school has a student body of approximately 3,500. Designed by Will Alsop, the Sharp Centre for Design can be seen here just in front of the Art Gallery of Ontario (photo #74).



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