Daily Archives: April 30, 2018

Toronto Van Hoax: Tribute to an urbanist?

Be the 1st to vote.

As I eluded to in a previous comment, I wonder IFF they are creating vicsims from whole cloth, that they model them after certain people that locals may be familiar with.

Geraldine Brady

Geraldine Brady used to pull out photographs of her great-grandson, dotingly telling visiting friends about the little boy, and rifle up newspaper clippings to show off articles about her daughter and the farm she ran.

Source: Geraldine Brady remembered as a ‘lifelong friend’ with a ‘positive attitude and smile’ | The Star

If so, this entity looks a great deal like the anti-car urbanist that came from NYC to Toronto in the 60s to give her vision of a livable city, Jane Jacobs.

Makes sense if the goal is transform this commuter route into a slow moving, downtown-like streetscape.

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Jane Jacobs

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