Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Christina Aguilera Concert

These were our seats for the concert. My mother had bought my wife tickets for this concert last Christmas and the moment had finally arrived. Our seated tickets were literally the last row on the right side of the stage. In other words, the were pretty bad. Thanks to my sister and the Big NOrm Show we were able to sit here and watch the concert. Thanks for the secret Sis!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Go Raptors Go!

This has got be the greatest Toronto Raptors picture of all time! A few of my staff have this picture posted at their desks. The new number 15 squashing the old number 15. Amazing!The Raptors are back in the NBA playoffs for the first time in 5 five years. Love him or hate him, Vince Carter is back! I will go with the Raps in six games!

Special thanks to Ian at BlogTo and the BuffaloPundit for covering the Toronto Simcity style. I will try to keep consistent with weekly updates.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sim Toronto: In the Begining...

Ok, so first thing on the agenda was to lay down some streets. Yes, Yonge Street would be the most obvious place to start but so is Front. Once I got those 2 streets down estimating the distance between the east-west streets was not so bad. So then there was King Street and then Queen. I did not want to go overboard with creating all the streets at once so I kept my new city to about 4 city blocks east of Yonge. If you notice in the picture above I have placed the City Hall exactly were it should be in relation to the streets that I have laid. That particular peice of land will become the "Ward" in do time.

So here are a few things to remember:

Green Zones= Residential Lots
Blue Zones= Commercial Lots
Yellow Zones= Industrial Lots

A list of civic Buildings are given to us to choose from but there are costs involved. Civic buildings include schools, hospitals, fire departments, police stations, etc. I will explain further later how these esential services are kept sustainable with the growing population. So far I have included a doctors office, a elementary school, a police station, fire hall and a small wind power generator for power. We also need a good water supply for our city. This means a water plant needs to be included and water pipes need to be built underground throughout the city. I will save the water
explanation for later.

So, it looks like we are ready to turn on the city. Instantly we see growth in all sectors. We see meduim and smaller reseidential homes and small commercial lots. Unemployment kicked in pretty fast leaving me no options except create more jobs for those out of work. Should I create more commercial or industrial zones?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Jays Home Opener: The Best Seat in the House

OK, so this was my view last night at the Jays home opener. My ticket stub said seat 103 but someone was sitting there already and to make things easier I was the nice guy and sat in the end seat. It wasn't too bad. When everything was said and done the Jays won and I had a good time.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Its a Small World After All!

I was reading an article in the Toronto Star today about a barber that has been in business for a long time and I remember driving by a barber shop on Bathurst one day and seeing the barber standing infront of his shop. I said to myself this guy looks like he has been in buisness a long time and guess what, its the same guy that was featured in the article.

Here is the link to the article: http://www.thestar.com/News/article/196945

Monday, April 2, 2007

York U according to Uncyclopedia

I came across Uncyclopedia today and it blew my mind. It's just like Wikipedia but with a twist. Here is what they have to say about York University.

York University is a fashion district located in the northern suburbs of Toronto. During certain hours, the place turns into this wonderful, interdisciplinary, multicultural, excellent post-secondary institution, attended by excellent, diverse, and intelligent students with progressive and forward thinking, such as that trashy girl with the fake Louis Vuitton purse talking on her cellphone.


York University was first established sometime in the 1960's as a hub for socialists and communist potheads fleeing their persecution and lack of popularity in the United States. It soon came to be the hub of liberalism, the far leftwing paradise of the world. With drug sales propelling students income, hideous and "modern" looking buildings erected, and "hot" chicks with fake tans populating the campus, a guy who was smoking his reefer suddenly suggested: "Dude, we should totally turn this place into a university!". And thus it came into existence, York University was established as a multi-something interdisciplinary institution with the only mall in the southernmost region of Ontario or something wonderful like that.

Now, York University is considered an top-notch "ivy" league, and the third top university in
Toronto. It has become a popular insitution, with leftwing, sexually unsure individuals and student body advocating liberalism and freedom by stripping you from your common sense and coercing your conformity to the left-wing mandate of the university. Should you disobey, you will get an F on your essay you right-wing racist homophobe.

For More: http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/York_University