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Владимир Карасев

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Interesting for those who fly to the Dominican Republic
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Trump Tower owners, Talon International which owns the building, want to change its name and to end its relationship with the Trump Organization.

Issues between these two corporations go way beyond brand recognition. While Talon wants to end its licensing agreement now, the project has been plagued with financial and managerial issues from the start.
At Trump International Hotel and Tower, the developer is fighting Donald Trump and what it sees as a tainted brand. Trump’s management company is not going quietly.
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John Dunn

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Hello everyone. The most important thing one can do as a citizen of Toronto is to advocate for themselves or others. To do this, we often need knowledge of legislation. I just wanted to share a free copy of my ebook on how to read and understand Canadian Legislation at the link below

https://ia800303.us.archive.org/13/items/ReadingUnderstandingCanadianLegislation/ReadingUnderstandingCanadianLegislation.pdf
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Bahaa B. Diab

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A rendering done in 2013 of the potential Toronto skyline in 2020
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+Bahaa B. Diab Thanks for the info. and the URL. It's amazing how the renderings are so realistic and they include people, which i guess were included to help illustrate building scale 
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Love RIBS? SAVE THESE DATES:
May 20 & 21 @ Yonge - Dundas Square
July 23 & 24 @ Fort York: Garrison Common
Summertime is festival season in Toronto, and amongst the various music and food-related spectacles, what would it be without a few weekend-long events dedicated to barbecued ribs? And this year, you won't have to wait until the Ex arrives to indulge downtown. Instead, we'll be getting two new ribfests, much...
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Richard Silver

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Who has tried UberEATS yet? 
Working with over a hundred different restaurants throughout the city, UberEATS offers a broad selection of food from pizza to sushi to burgers.
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Top 5 street festivals in Toronto this May/June
The top street festivals in Toronto this spring will have you partying on the streets of Kensington Market and gorging on pasta in Little Italy. In celebration of the warmer weather the city's neighbourhoods are hosting their annual sidewalk soirees, preparing us for the host of festivals that'll roll in...
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Junction Triangle has come to life over the past few years
Toronto is brimming with "new neighbourhoods," many of which have been bestowed by developers and real estate groups looking to brand an area in an appealing way. Some of these are generally good (e.g. Bricktowne) and some of these are rather unfortunate (e.g. Lower East Side)....
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Bahaa B. Diab

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TORONTO LIFE picks the most exciting places to dine in 2016
Our critic ate his way across the city, and lucky for you, he took notes. Here's our annual ranking of the city's top new places to eat
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Conrad Black’s Bridle Path mansion sold for $5.3 million less than asking on a lease-back to the Black's family with an option to buy back.

Proof of a great tactic if you’re selling your house and it’s been your primary residence, it’s a tax-free shot to your portfolio - this leaseback arrangement comes with a host of unique advantages, especially for baby boomer owners who have accumulated a substantial amount of equity in their decades-old homes.

Black wrote in an email “I expect we shall remain in the house for some years at least, and perhaps permanently.” 
Posting on authoritative real-estate listings site indicates Bridle Park property sold for $16.5 million, after it was listed for $21.8 million.
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Kelvin “Qikai” Wang

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No Jets? Why? I understand your point to reduce noise and pollution, but the irony here is that they are, technically speaking, already flying jets. The aircraft that porter flies is the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, which uses a Pratt and Whitney PW150 Twin spool, Two stage, centrifugal compressor, turboprop engine. Technically speaking, how jet engines work is that air is compressed by the compressor, is ignited with fuel, and then spins a turbine which is connected to the compressor, which in turn compresses the air again. leftover air is shot out the back. In a turboprop, a second turbine spins a gearbox to a propellor, and powers the plane. A turboprop would actually be louder than a jet and may be less efficient as it has a jet with a propellor on the front, and is not encased in a nacelle. a diagram is here:http://www.pawsplay.talktalk.net/uniweb/images/prop2.jpg
Also, the bombardier Q400 is much older and dated. 
The new jets porter planned to use, were bombardier CS100s. They are substantially quieter and are extremely modern, with Pratt & Whitney PW1500G turbofan engines. They themselves, are not true jets as well, (they are turbofans, diagram here:http://www.helicoptercrashes.com/images/diagrams/turbofan-engine.jpg but would be quieter, more efficient, and generate less pollution as the propellor in the front is replaced by a spinning fan inside the engine nacelle. which generates the majority of the thrust. The centrifugal flow compressors have been replaced with axial flow compressors, and They also have many modern noise reduction features such as noise reducing chevrons on the back of the engine nacelle. These planes are all modern and computerized, so these new features would actually do more good than bad.
I understand, but the planes they are flying now are actually worse than the new ones. It is just that on the outside, the jet looks closer to a true turbojet. Nowadays, almost no planes use turbojets anymore. Due to the outer nacelle, turbofans are much quieter than the current turboprops that look like propellor planes. They are also much faster and efficient than the current planes. Also with the new planes, due to their high range they could fly as far as south america.
So to conclude, the turbofans which were given the no by ottawa would be quieter, safer, faster, and more efficient than the noisy, outdated turboprops in use right now. Actually, the turboprop airliner in use now would cause more pollution, more noise, and more health problems. they would ruin the waterfront more.
Now I will disprove of No Jets TO's claims. 
False Claim #1 "The jets are twice as big and heavy" 
Unfortunately, the CS100 has a maximum landing weight of 52,390 lbs, and the Dash 8 Q400 has a maximum landing weight of 61,750 lbs, so it is in fact, not 'twice as heavy' and Porter will not be using the aircraft at full weight because the runway isn't long enough. Besides, I'm not too sure what weight has to do with the airport expanding. So in the end, the dash 8, which looks smaller, is much heavier. 
False Claim #2 "It will cost 300,000,000 tax dollars" 
Unfortunately, that is extremely exaggerated, as a mere 200 meters of runway expansion will only cost at the most, in a worst case scenario, 70,000,000. People who know about aviation should know this. 
False Claim #3 "It will increase Traffic " 
Well if those numbers that are claimed by No Jets TO are accomplished the airport will have to move. The small jets that are being proposed will not be able to handle that traffic. The ground handling will not be able to handle that kind of traffic and fuel delivery will not be able to handle that kind of traffic.
False Claim #3 "It will bring noise and pollution to Toronto's waterfront, ruining it forever. 
Referring to my previous argument, the aircraft that porter flies is the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, which uses a Pratt and Whitney PW150 Twin spool, Two stage, centrifugal compressor, turboprop engine. Technically speaking, how jet engines work is that air is compressed by the compressor, is ignited with fuel, and then spins a turbine which is connected to the compressor, which in turn compresses the air again. leftover air is shot out the back. In a turboprop, a second turbine spins a gearbox to a propellor, and powers the plane. A turboprop would actually be louder than a jet and may be less efficient as it has a jet with a propellor on the front, and is not encased in a nacelle. The new jets porter planned to use, were bombardier CS100s. They are substantially quieter and are extremely modern, with Pratt & Whitney PW1500G turbofan engines. They themselves, are not true jets as well, (they are turbofans, diagram here:http://www.helicoptercrashes.com/images/diagrams/turbofan-engine.jpg but would be quieter, more efficient, and generate less pollution as the propellor in the front is replaced by a spinning fan inside the engine nacelle. which generates the majority of the thrust. The centrifugal flow compressors have been replaced with axial flow compressors, and They also have many modern noise reduction features such as noise reducing chevrons on the back of the engine nacelle. These planes are all modern and computerized, so these new features would actually do more good than bad.
False Claim #4 "We accept the current airport as is, with all it's flaws"
So here, you are being a hypocrite. The Q400 is WORSE than the CS100 for many reasons. It uses older, very dated technology, and most of all, with all my points stated above, it causes more noise and pollution than the CS100. So you are willing to accept something worse that will cause more damage than a less damaging one? Who comes up with these arguments? whoever you are, you will be a good tabloid author. 
False Claim #5 "It will cause millions of health problems among children"
Seriously? What are you thinking? You do realize, as stated before, that the CS100 is much more efficient, quieter, and less polluting than the Q400 Right? The Q400, in aviation terms, is a jet. It is a turboprop powered plane that has a two stage centrifugal compressor which is very loud. Then you have the propellor which has no nacelle and chevrons, making it even louder. The turboprop also causes more pollution. Even with all these aside, how will burning kerosene cause health problems? Since they are already flying turboprops there have not been any adverse health effects, and the turboprops are, as I mentioned, worse. 
False Claim #5 "Whisper jets is an oxymoron. They are jets. Plain (no pun intended) and simple.
First of all, you are not accepting the fact that turboprops are jets and the CS100 would be quieter than the Q400 as it has turbofans in nacelles with all sorts of noise reduction features such as chevrons...
False Claim #6 "Jets will be louder" 
Unfortunately, the current turboprops are louder than turbofans. http://airinsight.com/2011/08/19/jet-vs-turboprop-a-debate-that-dates-from-the-early-1950s/ second of all, the CS100 has more noise reduction features such as cheverons. 
False Claim #7 "Jets cause more pollution" 
Umm... They burn the same kerosene fuel and the Q400s use centrifugal compressors which are less efficient than the improved axial compressors on the CS100.

And also, you clearly don't know what you are doing because you were showing Boeing 737-800s in American Airlines Livery in your PSA. Link Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqJNA0mtF3k you could tell it is a 737 because of the deformed shape of the engine as a result of ground clearance issues. You clearly do not know in detail about the new CS100 and it's benefits. Heck, most of you don't even know in detail about porter airlines! 
So No Jets TO is wrong. Jets will bring much benefit to us and will be better than turboprops.
No Jets TO was started by wealthy condo owners that like to prey on innocent citizens with limited knowledge of aviation. If everyone knew what I knew, almost no one would support No Jets TO.  
and also, you should realize the fact that the jets would fly in for a few seconds before landing and leave immediately after takeoff. This is not enough for sufficient pollution and "Adverse Health Effects" you claim.
No Jets? Why? I understand your point to reduce noise and pollution, but the irony here is that they are, technically speaking, already flying jets. The aircraft that porter flies is the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, which uses a Pratt and Whitney PW150 Twin spool, Two stage, centrifugal compressor, turboprop...
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Toronto in 2050?
To imagine what Toronto might look like in 2050, you need only to go back to 1982. That was 34 years ago. The city's skyline had yet to explode from the condo boom, trolley buses still ran on some streets, and vast areas like Liberty Village, the Distillery District, and...
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Bahaa B. Diab

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It's been a long time coming, but this section of Toronto's lakefront is shaping up to be very promising.
Toronto's waterfront redevelopment continues to push east with the announcement of another condo affiliated with the Bayside project. The third phase of this development joins Aqualina and Acquavista, both of which had impressive designs built around the expansion of the waterfront promenade that starts at Sugar Beach....
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Modernizing the TTC: Presto-enabled fare gates at Main St. Station and is expected to be integrated into all stations by the end of this year phasing out the Metro pass.

For the nostalgic ones out there: save all your metro passes this year and combine all 12 as a puzzle to showcase one iconic image of our city.  
The first Presto fare gates on the TTC subway system were opened at Main Street station by representatives of three levels of government this morning.
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Debbie Charles

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Psychotherapy & Counselling on Saturdays - in the heart of downtown Toronto...

For more information or to contact me, please go to my website at http://www.debbiecharles.com/ #toronto #psychotherapy #counselling
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iCandy no Canadá

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Tem curiosidade de conhecer a Cidade Subterrânea de Toronto?
Têm muitas lojas, serviços, praças de alimentação e muito mias! <3
Confira no nosso vídeo!
#icandynocanada  #canada2016 #toronto   #torontopath   #cidadesubterrânea  
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Bahaa B. Diab

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Toronto: Diversity is Our Strength
Has there ever been a more exciting time to live in Toronto? Our food and retail scenes are booming, cranes cover the sky, and almost every livability study that's published cites what a great place this is. All this activity and attention must have other cities positively green with envy....
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Bahaa B. Diab

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National Bank economist pours water on hot housing markets:

The chief economist of National Bank has hit out at the “alarmists” warning of dangerously high house prices. Stefane Marion’s research note highlights that Toronto and Vancouver’s price rises are being driven by an influx of “highly educated immigrants” who are moving into those cities for the best work opportunities and those working-age residents make the market sustainable.

While the issues of affordability continue to be painful for Vancouver and Toronto natives, Marion’s note puts the cities into a global context. He points out that, although the two cities have price appreciation above that of the national average, their price-to-income ratio is below that of many comparable cities elsewhere in the world. In San Francisco, a 970 square foot condo would mean a price-to-income ratio of around 15, in London and Hong Kong it’s nearer 35; in Vancouver it’s 10.
National Bank is firing back at fears of ‘recklessness’ in Vancouver and Toronto housing. The bank’s chief economist says “alarmists” are failing to recognize the fundamentals driving price-growth.
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iCandy no Canadá

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Fomos conhecer a linda região próximo a Universidade de Toronto!
O bairro é lindo, com muitas praças, árvores e esquilos!
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#icandynocanada   #toronto2016   #canada   #dicasdeturismo   #bairrosdetoronto   #lovetoronto  
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Bahaa B. Diab

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TORONTO may be the one market many investors are now overlooking, but one industry veteran argues Toronto is still a great buy for potential landlords.

“Everyone is concerned about all the condos being built in Toronto but every year there are 81,000 new permanent residents coming to the city,” Andrew Adams, vice president of finance and investments for Capital Developments, told Canadian Real Estate Wealth. “Compare that to the 95,000 total new residents in Toronto; prices and rents are growing.”

One neighbourhood Adams is bullish on is the Yonge / Eglinton area in mid-town Toronto. “The Yonge and Eglinton area is one of the strongest markets for investors in Toronto ... It’s got the Yonge line and the Eglinton LRT and it’s one of the strongest rental markets in the city.”Andrew Adams, vice president of finance and investments for Capital Developments

What do you think... is Toronto a great buy for potential landlords?
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