Happy Canada Day!

Kpatch

Junior Member
I agree, but the seeds were already taking root by the mid-80s. I looked around and realized that the possibility of having the sort of life I wanted were getting slim, headed to slimmer. I go back to visit a few times a year and find it even more remote from my rose-coloured recollections. There are wonderful things and areas I love, but the attitudes and cost of living...

Well, they do have an outstanding orchestra in the TSO. They were here with Angela Hewitt and I thought the contrast with our own was somewhat sad. (Hewitt and Bach ... phew!)

 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Well, they do have an outstanding orchestra in the TSO. They were here with Angela Hewitt and I thought the contrast with our own was somewhat sad. (Hewitt and Bach ... phew!)

No argument from me. Lots of wonderful things to do, see and hear, but the cost of living is so high most of us mere mortals could never afford to do any of them.
 

prime minister

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No argument from me. Lots of wonderful things to do, see and hear, but the cost of living is so high most of us mere mortals could never afford to do any of them.

Sadly, you nailed it. All of those wonderful things to do are bloody expensive. Housing prices have skyrocketed over the past decade. From what I can see, they have doubled since 2010. The average family can barely afford to see a movie anymore, let alone the $1000+ for 4 decent, not great, Leafs tickets. My commute on a not great day, was 2 hours either way. Not an unusual thing.

And to those who don’t know me well, I’m about as optimistic a person as you will find. But I was also involved in local politics and not only got a closeup view of how bad things are, but also how bad they are going to get. Toronto is an absolute disaster in the making. The scale of that disaster, especially what’s going to happen about a decade from now, is hard to fathom. So I got while the getting was good!
 
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