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I really like modern Ireland.

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@casketscratcher My dad follows about 40 people, & 1 RTed this, & he read it out to me. So I asked who tweeted it so I could RT it -. Christine of Aaargh. 9h9 hours ago. Christine of Aaargh @cdaargh. @casketscratcher and he read your name out and I felt all excited and happy that something you ...
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They should keep up with World News and read the results of the Irish Referendum. They are welcome to come on their holidays.

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100 Year Anniversary of Ireland's Easter Rising

Those were my Peeps (bad Easter pun.)
Ireland has a free commemorative PDF eBook.

To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a gift for the people of the world, a free eBook of 1916 Portraits and Lives, has been produced.

Chun Céad Bliain d’Éirí amach na Cásca a chomóradh, cruthaíodh bronntanas do mhuintir an domhan mór, ríomhleabhar de 1916 Portraits and Lives, atá saor in aisce.


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To mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a gift for the people of the world, a free eBook of 1916 Portraits and Lives, has been produced.
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Best product review ever. Ever.

(h/t to Kenji, @foodlab on Twitter)
Last week, my friend Melissa showed me a picture of a cooking device called the Rollie® Eggmaster Vertical Grill. It’s one of those “As Seen on TV” products. Basically, it’s…
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I'm glad the city has decided to keep that huge Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square from the PanAm Games.

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That huge TORONTO sign was a great idea, now people will know they are not vacationing in the less glamorous side of TOLEDO or TULSA . I'm surprised it got past The Thought Crime Police at City Hall , being in those oppressive English letters and all. Madame Chow and her cadre of human umbrage dispensers must have been out that day protesting sunshine or kittens or forcing a lesbian-only rickshaw lane on the Gardiner before she orders it destroyed next month.

Will the city still pay for a morbidly obese   sign language lady to sit there on her mobility scooter  there and sign out T-O-R-0-N-T-O every day  for the deaf , like she did during the PanAm Games ?

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This might be a uniquely Torontonian reaction of both macabre humour and heartfelt sympathy to the death of a fellow downtown resident.

It's trending on Twitter tonight, probably part due to a popularity of a long running Twitter account which chronicles the fictional life of an anonymous Toronto raccoon. The raccoon was apparently on Davenport Road and has now been collected by Animal Services. Personally, I think the cigarette placed in his paw was a bit too much but a cellphone probably would have been stolen.

#deadraccoonTO

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It would appear way too much time has passed since @kelliyoxford  has been picked up on the streets of |Toronto , judging by the amount of free time she has to hysterically grieve over dead vermin  #LETSGETKELLYOXFORDLAID  
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Great ad about real Canadian values.
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Jesus: Table for 26 please. Maitre'd: There's only 13 of you. Jesus: But we're all going to sit on the same side. Embedded image. 9:27 PM - 27 Dec 2015. 1968 Retweets2150 Likes. Reply to @samkalidi. Replies. Mac. Dec 27. Mac @macasu. @samkalidi. Just like a Japanese drama at dinner time.
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Reverend Daniel has some wise thoughts about Rob Ford and compassion in general.

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#RobFord @RevDaniel I think we feel safe when the threat to our family is removed either by sickness or death. Rob Swartz. 2h2 hours ago. Rob Swartz @RSwartz2013. @RevDaniel well said. Kelly Mathews · 22m22 minutes ago. Kelly Mathews @allthingsregal. @RevDaniel that was brilliant and well said ...
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The Legacy of Rod Robbie

Interesting article about finding a lasting home for the architectural archives of Rod Robbie. It reveals something about Canadians general lack of awareness and appreciation of good architectural design.

I joined Robbie's firm, Robbie Sane Architects Inc., as the SkyDome project was nearing completion and the firm was returning to it's usual size and projects. The many iterations of design models, sketches, drawings and files were piled up all over the building (a once grand old Victorian mansion on St. George St.,) even in my accounting office.

Rod Robbie and his wife were remarkable, fascinating people; both were charming, slightly eccentric and occasionally infuriating Brits. Their children inherited many of those traits. Enid championed Rod's long career: at the time when most people would be anticipating retirement she insisted that they risk everything and re-mortgaged their home so that he could develop a submission for SkyDome's architectural competition. (My final best estimate was well over $250,000 in employee labour, consultants and other costs to enter the competition.)

Rod is best known now for SkyDome but Enid always seem aware of the historical importance of Robbie's long career in architecture. He started off working as a staff architect for British Rail, designing new standards for ticket offices and related functional furniture. A few years after immigrating to Canada, Rod and his architectural partner Colin Vaughan designed the Canadian Pavilion for Montreal's Expo '67 (the iconic inverted pyramid.) He later developed a new, widely adopted schematic design for Canadian elementary schools (which explains why so many schools built in the 1970s seem similar) and the firm became known for it's expertise in school projects. Rod once angrily insisted to me that it was a general architectural practice, I responded that our current client revenues and projects list said otherwise. After Rod was awarded the SkyDome project and well into her 60s, Enid went back to school and earned a PhD in English literature from UofT.

It would be a shame if Robbie's architectural archives were not accessible to future architectural students and historians. Even back when I worked for the firm (nearly 20 years ago?) Enid had me involved in preliminary research into finding a home for them.


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Designer Rod Robbie’s rich hoard of architectural history languishes in a Leaside storage locker, while his children try to find a home for it.
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"Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure."

—Stephen King, Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

They grow up so fast, only about two weeks ago they were just eggs. He'll be gone sometime today.

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Baked Eggs Boats

Marc found this recipe on my Pinterest boards and made it this morning using fresh chives and tarragon from the trailer garden. It's a keeper. Kind of like a breakfast strata but far more attractive for a brunch party.

(He only made half the recipe but had leftover egg mixture so he baked it separately.)

http://lepetitbrioche.blogspot.ca/2012/02/baked-egg-boats.html#more

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This +The New York Times​ interactive graphic feature on ISIS is well done.
The Islamic State aims to build a broad colonial empire across many countries.
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Opinions stated as actual facts really annoy me. If you found me because you searched for 'Church', you're likely to be disappointed or offended.
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  • University of Calgary
    Psychology, Canadian Ethnic History
  • Bishop Carroll High School, Calgary
  • American School in London, London UK
  • Francis Libermann Secondary School, Toronto
Recommended. Small, better than basic Motel. Reasonable rates. Warm welcome from the owner at the front desk. Clean, functional but comfortable room. Includes a continental breakfast buffet with a variety of breads, rolls, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, juices, coffee and teas.
Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
Rol San has become my default dim sum restaurant. The food is great, although as everything is ordered off little menu sheets with rather basic descriptions (no rolling carts here), its probably best to have had some prior experience with dim sum. That said, I can honestly say I've never regretted unintentionally ordering anything. Orders are delivered piping hot from the kitchen as they are ready, which can mean long waits between items arriving at your table. I assume that they wait until they have several orders for the same item before cooking them. (Be sure to count the number of different items you selected before handing over your order.) Downsides: the popularity of this restaurant can mean long waits for a table. Go before 11am on weekends. Restaurant has two dining sections, so you may end up waiting inside for a table in the rear, windowless section. Service can be haphazard, beyond taking your order and items arriving at your table. (Considering the number of people waiting for a table, it can be frustratingly difficult to get your bill.) Prices have increased significantly over the years, to the point that I actually noticed when ordering yesterday. Most of the common popular items are now $4.68. We ordered 8 items for the two of us, which totaled about $37 including taxes. For a place which leans more "hole in the wall" than opulent Chinese palace, that is getting a little steep. But the quality and freshly prepared to order food wins out.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Reasonable prices for well spiced (but not pointlessly hot) dishes. Dishes were not meagerly portioned as too often found in Indian restaurants. Good friendly service. Pakoras, Butter Chicken, Dhal Mahkni and the plain Naan bread were especially good among the dishes we ordered.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Closing because of new condos being built, incorporating existing building. Given 1 month to vacate my storage locker. No assistance or rebates to offset cost of moving contents, just the name of another local storage facility.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Great Chinese Dumplings in Riverdale. I think this is probably the first dumpling place in the Riverdale Chinatown. Fast polite service. Clean restaurants and washrooms. I dined with an unadventurous friend so I kept to basic familiar menu items when ordering: Soup Filled Dumplings, Boiled Pork and Cabbage Dumplings, Vegetarian Spring Rolls. Very good quality and inexpensive.
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reviewed a year ago
"I'm a hustler" - Roy (Owner/Manager) A good friend just related his difficulty in canceling his membership. The manager told him that he could not cancel his membership before one year (illegal in Ontario) and called the police when my friend calmly argued with him. His bank account has been debited on various dates, the manager told him that he can they can debit his account whenever they want. The contract clearly states that membership can be canceled with 10 days notice. This gym exists solely to bilk their clients. The gym will be closing when the site is redeveloped. Stay away.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Huge menu focusing on all types of Chinese noodles, soups and Chinese BBQ meats. Large portions. Customers tend to order an individual dish for themselves, instead of sharing family style. Bustling, brightly lit atmosphere. Recommended.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago