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[AUDIO] “GOCHO TALKS With RANDY McDONALD @ Pacific Junction Hotel (2.6.17)”

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This was fun!

Written by Randy McDonald

February 17, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Posted in Non Blog, Politics, Toronto

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[FORUM] Any recommendations for someone visiting Montréal next weekend?

Any recommendations for someone visiting Montréal next weekend? #toronto #montreal #montréal #travel #tourism

Somewhat embarrassingly, the last time I was in Montréal was in the summer of 2003. What can I say but that, sometimes, it’s ridiculously easy to get caught in traps, to be bound up in tight patterns and not have the imagination to look outside these at the wider world. At least I’m doing it now.

Friends, readers, others: What would you recommend to someone going to Montréal? What attraction stands out particularly for you? Are there tricks I might be well-advised to learn in advance? What are your favourite memories of Canada’s second city?

Please, discuss.

Written by Randy McDonald

January 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm

[PHOTO] Me by Honest Ed’s, 31 December 2016

Me by Honest Ed's #toronto #honesteds #me #selfie

While visiting Honest Ed’s on the 31st, I had time to take a picture.

Hello, and Happy New Year!

Written by Randy McDonald

January 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm

[FORUM] What are your plans for 2017?

Discuss, please.

Written by Randy McDonald

January 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Posted in Forum, Non Blog

[FORUM] What will you be doing Christmas Day?

Among other things, I think I may venture out to Pacific Mall. Why not? It’s been years since I’ve been.

What about you? What do you have planned for tomorrow?

Written by Randy McDonald

December 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm

[FORUM] How have your neighbourhoods evolved?

My neighbourhood of Dovercourt Village, and the west-end neighbourhoods surrounding it where I have spent most of the past decade, has evolved significantly. In brief, gentrification has started, with higher-end residential and retail options coming to join–perhaps, eventually, to replace–what had been a substantially working-class enclave. The transition has been good for me, so far, but I do fear what might yet come.

What about you? How has your neighbourhood been changing? Has it been consistently changing in any particular direction? What do you feel about this?


Written by Randy McDonald

December 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm

[FORUM] What are you planning to do for the holidays?

I plan on having a quiet time of it, spending time with friends and doing various local activities. There won’t be much excitement, more simple fun.


Written by Randy McDonald

December 18, 2016 at 12:00 am

Posted in Forum, Non Blog

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