#TOpoli Radio Show August 5 with Sarah Thomson and Travis Myers featuring guests Saba Ahmad of the Clean Trains Coalition and Jim Bell of the Toronto Taxi Alliance.
#TOpoli with Thomson
In this week’s show we discuss funding options for the Sarborough RT renovation, the merits of replacing the Scarborough RT with an extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line or an extension of the Bloor-Danforth subway line, along with the concept of a greater vision for the City of Toronto.
This week saw a flurry of activity around the LRT versus subway debate. What will replace the Scarborough RT?
What you may not know is that the extensions will not follow the same route. Look below to see the routes of both.
Both begin at Kennedy station, currently the eastern terminus of the Bloor/Danforth subway line. The proposed subway extension takes the route further east before meeting up with Danforth and jutting up to Sheppard.
The extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT continues on from the Kennedy station where it is currently slated to end. The extension thakes the LRT along a very similar route at the current Scarborough RT but going further west and eventually curving up to meet Sheppard.
Take a look below, which route best serves the community?
View Poposed subway extension vrs LRT in a larger map
By Melissa Ramos aka Sexy Food Therapy
Certain things I find terrifying: the Boogeyman who hid underneath my bed, Bloody Mary who’s name I would never say three times, and Casper the ghost (I know he’s supposed to be friendly, but he’d chase me in my dreams). However, there is another monster that’s far scarier…the Dress Monster.
She taunts you on the wrack with her clean lines and gorgeous colour and soon you find yourself in the change room, throwing her over your head. You tug on her to get deeper but then realize…you’re stuck. You huff and you puff and blow all your air out so that it’ll fit. Your face becomes red from overexertion and you stop, look in the mirror to realize…the Dress Monster got you. Stuck at the breast line, you begin to contemplate your escape.
Should I call the sales girl? I can’t. I’ve gone commando today.
Do I try to pull the dress off versus trying to fit into it? It’s no use; it’s stuck underneath my armpits.
Luckily, when the Dress Monster came to pay me a visit one fateful day, I was with The Gentleman, who after hearing me banging into walls, offered to help and luckily I was saved.
Thankfully, I still managed to find an outfit for an upcoming fashion show and also learned an important lesson. Eat more greens and I couldn’t get home fast enough to make one mega killer salad.
KILLER KALE SALAD
½ bunch kale
½ beet shredded
1 carrot shredded
1 bulb roasted garlic roughly chopped
Handful mixed nuts: pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds – pan roasted for 5mins on low
2 tbsp hemp hearts
1 tbsp olive oil
PRETTY IN PINK DRESSING
1 heaping tbsp tahini paste
½ lemon squeezed
1 tbsp umeboshi vinegar
1 tbsp honey (or more to taste)
Bunch up kale and slice thin. Add this to a pan with heated oil on medium heat. Cook kale until bright green – about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and top with shredded beet, carrot and cabbage. Add roasted garlic, mixed nuts and hemp hearts. Set aside.
Combine all ingredients for dressing and stir until well combined. Top on salad and serve.
Sometimes I fall off the bandwagon and forget the importance of greens for energy, stress and reaching my ideal healthy weight. More reason to shape up. With my new found strength, I was fearless and empowered.
While I’m no longer 20, I’m 32 and my curves are fuller and sometimes they get stuck – but that’s okay. Instead of living out of a box and running from our bodies that we’ve grown to not accept and even loathe, let’s reconnect through real, whole, sexy foods where the process of self love, true protection and fearlessness is inevitable.
Lizzie Velasquez was bullied from day one because of her rare genetic disorder and was even called “the world’s ugliest woman” — but she hasn’t let anyone else define her and is one of the most amazing women you’ll hear speak.
Listen to her story and see how the joke is on anyone who ever doubted her as their words propelled her into becoming an author, speaker, and a woman who is incredibly wise beyond her years.
There is a joke online about the so-called “hover hand” — where men posing with women for photos won’t actually put their hand on their female companion’s shoulder but instead will let their hand hover just shy of a normal photo pose. Silly, yes. Most women would find it a bit funny that these guys are too shy to even put their hand on a shoulder.
This guy, however, is billed as “the opposite of the hover hand” for his flagrant disregard for boundaries as he shamelessly gropes women who he poses for photos with. This website applauds the guy for being a public perv.
Check out the series:
The women he is posing with are all in costumes, leading us to think they are either trade show models or at some sort of cosplay convention.
Are they inviting this kind of behaviour because they are dressed up in revealing costumes? the answer is, of course, no. In fact, if these women are trade show models they are bound and pressured to stay quiet and pose for the photos with this creep at the risk of losing their job by complaining. These women are hired to be dangled along with whatever is being promoted at the show, to complain because a patron went a step too far and groped them would probably get them in trouble or fired for shattering the illusion that they are hired to promote.
Creep factor: 100% — this guy is taking advantage of women who are incapable of fighting back.
Someone should also tell this guy that Jamiroquai called and he wants his fun-fur bucket hat back.
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We are in love with the new Miley Cyrus track We Can’t Stop. WE can’t stop — listening to this tune!
It sounds like Miley is borrowing a bit of Kanye a vibe from the backing synth, and the breakdown in the middle sounds like something taken directly from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. She had some amazing dance tracks on her last album, Can’t Be Tamed, and hopefully the trend continues in her latest effort with the synth-pop.
Wait, does she say she’s ‘trying to get a line in the bathroom’ at 1:53? Uh oh. Oh well, child stars gotta rebel sometime.
In the meantime it looks like we have at least one new song to add to our patio playlist this summer.
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As you already know, we here at WP have a certain fondness for missed connections. There is something so romantic about the idea of that fleeting glimpse that could lead to more and the possibility of a relationship blossoming on the off chance of your predestined lover posting an ad for you. It harkens back to the fairy tale Prince Charming searching all across the kingdom for the beauty who left her slipper at the ball. Deep down we all really want to believe in love at first sight.
That being said, this next missed connection is probably the worst example of the form. Fellas, take note, this is How To Never Get Laid 101. Our souls (and probably Eglinton station) need a deep Purell cleanse.
We can tell you with certainty that this is not how you should think about strangers. Buddy, the reason she kept looking away is obviously because you are a slimeball and regular human beings, you know, the ones who want to be treated with a modicum of respect, want nothing to do with you.
Warning, this guy uses some naughty language.Click to enlarge
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