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Old October 17th, 2015, 11:48 PM   #1321
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love to have that camera lens.

When you calling it the 6, do you refer to the 6 skyscrapers?
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Old October 17th, 2015, 11:58 PM   #1322
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When you calling it the 6, do you refer to the 6 skyscrapers?
No, it's another nickname of Toronto like TO, Tdot, the big smoke, hogtown, etc.

It's a derivative of the two telephone area codes 416 and 647.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 12:06 AM   #1323
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then should be the 6s or 6 x 2
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Old October 18th, 2015, 06:16 AM   #1324
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I used to drive but now I take transit everyday and I enjoy it because it save me gas money and I can do thing on the bus. But I do understand the frustration of the Vancouver drivers spend most time getting stuck in the traffic. Not all people are lucky enough to take transits or skytrains everyday, especially the people have young and old family members who require cars to go around.
I don't mean to be contrary, but when it comes to Portland I definitely wouldn't envy them. Their LRT is slower and less frequent than the skytrain and has lower capacity. As a result of this plus the overly abundant auto infrastructure, their whole LRT system ridership is lower than just the Canada Line, yet the route length of the system is slightly greater than the whole Skytrain system. And of course Portland needs it because the metro area is less dense causing it to cover a much larger area.

Public transit needs to be accessible of course so that it can be used by people with special needs such as the elderly. If anything, having stronger car infrastructure and weaker transit is a disadvantage for children or the elderly because kids have to be over a certain age to get a license and they're at higher risk of accidents when they do. And elderly people may have disabilities like poor eyesight that keep them from driving. But having a strong transit system that's fully accessible gives these people independence.
Once you have strong transit coverage that's fully accessible the number of people who legitimately need to use cars when going into the centre city is very small. And freeways are very expensive and not warranted for a small minority of people.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 07:19 AM   #1325
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Old October 18th, 2015, 08:01 AM   #1326
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I don't mean to be contrary, but when it comes to Portland I definitely wouldn't envy them. Their LRT is slower and less frequent than the skytrain and has lower capacity. As a result of this plus the overly abundant auto infrastructure, their whole LRT system ridership is lower than just the Canada Line, yet the route length of the system is slightly greater than the whole Skytrain system. And of course Portland needs it because the metro area is less dense causing it to cover a much larger area.

Public transit needs to be accessible of course so that it can be used by people with special needs such as the elderly. If anything, having stronger car infrastructure and weaker transit is a disadvantage for children or the elderly because kids have to be over a certain age to get a license and they're at higher risk of accidents when they do. And elderly people may have disabilities like poor eyesight that keep them from driving. But having a strong transit system that's fully accessible gives these people independence.
Once you have strong transit coverage that's fully accessible the number of people who legitimately need to use cars when going into the centre city is very small. And freeways are very expensive and not warranted for a small minority of people.
I realized we have a very good transit infrastructure in Vancouver and that's why I mentioned in my last post that we are one of the best in Canada. What I envy about Portland is the city can give people the choices by providing adequate transits and highway systems. In Vancouver, we have to take either the transit or stuck in the city streets for hours. Vancouver is the only major north American city has no freeways system which I found very odd in my opinion.

For the singles or small family with only teenager children would probably found not a big deal not to own a car but imagine you are carrying a big hockey bag full of hockey gears to the rink, a few heavy bags of groceries from superstore to home, taking 2 or 3 crying babies or screaming kids to the daycare or schools, and your 90 years old grandma with the walker to the hospital, I'm telling you it is not easy without the cars.


And to make my point further, there is no @#$% way I can go on a country side biking trip without my car.

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Old October 18th, 2015, 08:34 AM   #1327
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Ainvan, that TDot photo is stunning!!!


The name "6" for Toronto came from Drake. I heard it had something to do with 6 boroughs, or something to that effect.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 08:50 AM   #1328
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Ainvan, that TDot photo is stunning!!!
Thanks, TB!

What's that building under construction? Ten York or Harbour Plaza?
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Old October 18th, 2015, 10:24 PM   #1329
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For the singles or small family with only teenager children would probably found not a big deal not to own a car but imagine you are carrying a big hockey bag full of hockey gears to the rink, a few heavy bags of groceries from superstore to home, taking 2 or 3 crying babies or screaming kids to the daycare or schools, and your 90 years old grandma with the walker to the hospital, I'm telling you it is not easy without the cars.


And to make my point further, there is no @#$% way I can go on a country side biking trip without my car.
I thought we were only talking about freeways leading to downtown? Going to local shopping centres or taking kids to places like the local schools or hoeckey rinks can be done by car even if trips downtown are done by transit. After all, Vancouver has freeways in the metro area; it's just downtown and the central neighbourhoods where they're absent.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #1330
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That's one impressive pic of a very impressive skyline of one of the most impressive cities in the world.
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Old October 18th, 2015, 11:53 PM   #1331
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Old October 19th, 2015, 02:41 AM   #1332
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then should be the 6s or 6 x 2
You haven't heard the 6? You mustn't have listened to Drake.

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That's one impressive pic of a very impressive skyline of one of the most impressive cities in the world.
Thanks! In a few years, Toronto will be more interesting with these buildings.

Stay tuned


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I thought we were only talking about freeways leading to downtown? Going to local shopping centres or taking kids to places like the local schools or hoeckey rinks can be done by car even if trips downtown are done by transit. After all, Vancouver has freeways in the metro area; it's just downtown and the central neighbourhoods where they're absent.
Sorry if I was talking something off topic in my last post but what I'm trying to say is Metro Vancouver is lacking a proper and functional freeway system that should serve the whole metro region including the central city and downtown. Highways around the metro areas are hardly serve their purposes since those three "freeways" are not connecting to each other, for example one highway can only take you from point A to point B and then you need to drive through many city streets before you can take another highway to go on to point C. It'd be so much better if they are all connected like the ring roads in many major cities.

Driving kids to their hockey games are not limited in your local city only, they could go as far as 20 miles away to other suburb city for one single game and I took my grandmum to see the heart specialist who is also an hour drive away all spent on those lousy busy city streets. If there is a proper freeway, those time could have cut in half or even less.

Don't want to continue the off topic discussion here, if you want please reply my post to this thread, thanks.

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Old October 19th, 2015, 04:18 AM   #1335
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Thanks! In a few years, Toronto will be more interesting with these buildings.

Stay tuned
Toronto will have 3 supertalls in a few years time.

Wait, they are not even office towers!
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