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Having lived in Athens Ohio for 4 years, Columbus for 10 years, and Ohio for 35, I once considered Buckeye tailgates to have been a mecca for attractive women... then I spent 5 minutes in Toronto. Canada is having its melting pot years right now, as we 'speak', out my window. There is an international infusion to these cities that Lexington and Parkersburg and Dayton will never be able to compete with. It's not their fault, but the fact remains... Toronto in the Summer is a hidden gem.


I'm not saying that Toronto isn't an international city. I'm not even saying the women don't generally look better. I just wouldn't but it in another level. Then again, I AM from Southern California.

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Then again, I AM from Southern California.

 

Yeah, I can't compare TO to SoCal for lack of having been to SoCal. I envy you your time there. I envy you that last SC you posted also, it looks great.

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On black derbies. My feeling is that in many cases, very dark brown would work at least as well but also in other fits where black would not. So I'd say very dark brown might be better.

For odd trousers, black shoes feel a bit too military (cf khakis with black shoes), except maybe with charcoal trousers. Caustic, I'd like brown better but maybe next time for discussion you could try pics with each pair on?
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I wouldn't say on another level. Certainly better. Then again, in a land with such good southern food are you surprised?

 Meat is for the man, bone is for the dog?  Not gonna lie, I think that there is something to be said for a woman who enjoys food.

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My wife was a professional cook (now just a professional), so I feel you. 

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The pants just split on my navy Formosa :/ Luckily it was along the seam

I split my pants during my wedding reception. Toto's Africa came on and I got really fucking excited. Tailor fixed 'em right up.
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My wife was a professional cook (now just a professional), so I feel you. 

That sounds nice.  On the other hand, all the chefs I know just randomly eat anything when at home.

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[...] Toto's Africa came on and I got really fucking excited. [...]

 

Sweet fancy Moses.  The things people admit to on the internet ...

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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That sounds nice.  On the other hand, all the chefs I know just randomly eat anything when at home.

 

This is VERY true from my experience. However, my wife never became a chef. She had a very strong opportunity to become one but decided that she didn't want to work every weekend and make pennies. Consequently she never lost her love of cooking. In other words, CM is a very lucky man.

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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Having lived in Athens Ohio for 4 years, Columbus for 10 years, and Ohio for 35, I once considered Buckeye tailgates to have been a mecca for attractive women... then I spent 5 minutes in Toronto. Canada is having its melting pot years right now, as we 'speak', out my window. There is an international infusion to these cities that Lexington and Parkersburg and Dayton will never be able to compete with. It's not their fault, but the fact remains... Toronto in the Summer is a not so hidden gem.

Toronto is an awesome city. I prefer the historical look I get in Boston but I much prefer how Toronto is not only a lot more spread out than Boston but a lot easier to navigate. The population density between the two cities is a big difference, too.

I stayed in Leslieville but saw most of the city while I was there. The Beaches is hands down where I'd want to live, but the prices of the places there are pretty insane. Seems like Leslieville was in the process of being built up while I was there - already a hipster neighborhood and trending further in that direction.
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Toronto is an awesome city. I prefer the historical look I get in Boston but I much prefer how Toronto is not only a lot more spread out than Boston but a lot easier to navigate. The population density between the two cities is a big difference, too.

I stayed in Leslieville but saw most of the city while I was there. The Beaches is hands down where I'd want to live, but the prices of the places there are pretty insane. Seems like Leslieville was in the process of being built up while I was there - already a hipster neighborhood and trending further in that direction.

 

The whole Greater Toronto Area area is in the process of being built up. I compare Toronto to Chicago as they are similar scale cities but Boston might work also when I say that Toronto lacks the texture and history but is tremendously diverse and cultural and with a booming local economy (not to mention all those hot chicks). 

 

Re Real estate prices in Toronto (average cost of a detached home just hit a million dollars), home ownership is a bit of a different game in Canada than in the U.S. as there's relatively limited taxes and closing costs to buy a house, interest rates are around 2.7%, and you don't pay tax when you sell your primary residence making home ownership a keystone element of a lot of Canadian's life investment strategies as that is potentially a LOT of tax free appreciation. I eye the exchange rate on an almost hourly rate via news radio during the day as the wife and I consider using an inheritance in US dollars to buy a Canadian home.

 

Leslieville is in the Queen Street Streetcar Line on the East Side of Downtown. There are so many 'go to' spots that I'm more familiar with to the West that I confess to not being overly knowledgeable about Leslieville aside from the fact that it's a nice spot in general.

 

If, tonight, I sound high on Toronto it's because I am but this is still far from the perfect place. Traffic can be stifling, apparently comparing to New York and L.A. and the Winters are simply hard to the point of that by mid March you really are just trying to hold on. I don't know that I'll live here forever and if not for my marrying a Torontonian I'd be about ready to throw a couple bags in the car and head to San Fran to try it out. Still, for anyone who's in the NE U.S. and has already done NYC, Boston, Chicago... come to Toronto in the Summer, this place is very very cool, much more so than most would expect.


Edited by Bill Dlwgosh - 6/29/15 at 7:40pm
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I split my pants during my wedding reception. Toto's Africa came on and I got really fucking excited. Tailor fixed 'em right up.

This is 100% acceptable and, in fact, expected

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This is 100% acceptable and, in fact, expected

I knew at least one person would understand.
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