2016-01-17 Sun

Observations

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I remember my parents way back in 1956 being amazed that Perth, capital city of Western Australia, had houses squeezed so close together.

“With all this space” (W.A. is one million square MILES) they said, “You’d think that they’d have set up really spacious yards”.

My parents hadn’t figured out that a land developer wants to squeeze as many dollars as possible out of a 1,000 acre of development. Building 4.25 homes per acre is much more profitable than building 4 homes per acre.

My parents hadn’t figured out that a municipality wants to squeeze as many dollars as possible out of a 1,000 acre of development. Supplying transit and sewage to 4.25 homes per acre is much less costly than supplying 4 homes per acre.

Second Use For Everything (SUFE)

The first in a series based on Toronto City Council’s new release of its ecology calendar, which has so many holes that it should be renamed the ecology colander

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It’s that time of year again when most households in Toronto get swamped with the Recycling Calendar.

I usually toss mine straight into the Recycling Bin, thereby boosting the city’s skewed performance figures. If they sent me TEN calendars they would all go into the Recycling Bin which would make the city’s recycling program look even better (“We diverted MORE tons this year ...!”)

If you look closely along the bottom edge, there is no French rendition of instructions, but there is Tagalog.