Session Notes — The “Growl”

[Excerpts from session notes of Dr. Barnaby Ebsen.]

“A growling?”

“Yeah. When it woke me up, I thought it was more of a rumble. Rumbling at night isn’t that unusual.”

“Really?”

“Sure. Sometimes the wind rumbles.”

“Wind doesn’t howl?”

“Yeah, sure. Sometimes. Other times it sounds more like a rumble.”

“I see. But this wasn’t the—” Continue reading

Pointless Finger Pointing

Mayor Tory’s bold housing plan passed council last Wednesday asking for a staff report by next March. As a politician who often touts his boldness, frequently followed by a lackluster follow-through, remember SmartTrack (bold purely for its naked political optics) and the proposed Raildeck Park (a bold miscalculation, as far as I can tell), this time round, the mayor’s dead serious. His Housing ACTION Plan, 2023, no less, is bold to the bone. Continue reading

A Fable of the Destruction

Once upon a time there existed a relatively peaceable and stable territory known by the name Metro Toronto. It consisted of 6 duchys, made up of one city and 5 other burgs and sticks, and for over 40 years (that’s 400 in children years!), it managed capably if not spectacularly, even once garnering the faint praise of a garrulous (ask your parents) English knight! Residents were content and lives ran smoothly, more or less. The garbage was collected. Potholes filled. The trains ran on time on enough of a consistent basis that few kicked up much of a fuss. Continue reading