New Streetcars in Toronto

after many years of service the CLRV’s and ALRV’s that have run through the streets of Toronto will soon be making way for the new streetcars a version of the Bombardier Flexity Outlook. After a few delays from Bombardier including strikes and trouble receiving parts it looks liked things should be on track to receiving more of them. Currently there are 6 of them in Toronto with only four in revenue service. The four in service are car numbers 4400, 4403, 4404, and 4405. 4401, and 4402 are on site but are not ready for service yet and are being used for training as well as for testing upgrades that they are making, eventually they will be sent back to Bombardier to have an issue with the ramp fixed so they can go it to service. Hopefully by the end of the year we should have 30 of them in service on the 510 spadina, the 509 harbourfront route and the 511 bathurst route. As they have comer into service I have tried my best to get video and pictures of them you can view them at the links below if you like.

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Disney and Star Wars rant

So there are some things I don’t get about this whole thing. One why does Disney have to make Star Wars movies now is it because all of there other Science Fiction movies have failed so they want to cash in on an existing franchise. Another thing why is everyone all over this J.J>. Abrams guy as being a great director, I never watched Lost so don’t know what he was like on that but I personally think he ruined the new Star Trek movies and Disney is heading that way with the new Star Wars ones. Another thing I don’t get is why does Disney have to add a Star Wars land to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios park in Walt Disney World. About the only time they have long lines for Star Wars stuff is during Star Wars weekends which are only in June, pretty much the rest of the time you can just walk on to Star Tours. Personally I am more excited to see what they do with Avatrland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom rather then see them ruin Star Wars they way Paramount ruined Star Trek.

Random story from my childhood

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It was when I was about 3 or 4 sometime when I was in kindergarten. I remember going to the hospital for sick children in Toronto. After arriving there and signing in I was taken to a room where I had to change out of my clothes into a gown and slippers. I think I got to keep my underwear on, and then I was taken to a room to get a blood test. After the blood test I went to a play room to watch TV before the surgery. A few minutes before I was supposed to go into surgery they said they needed to do another blood test, when that was done I was running late for the operation so a nurse took me in to the OR.
Once in the OR I had to lie down on the table with my head on a rubber donut and they gave me an injection to put me under. About 15 to 20 minutes later I woke up not really knowing where I was and I was trying to sit up before my eyes were open. After they had adjusted my bed so I could sit up I was wheeled to another room where I was given my clothes, I think I had to put my underwear back on. Once I was back in my clothes it was time to go home.

Some other things I remember about it. I’m not really sure If I ever saw the surgeon before my surgery so I don’t really remember them much but I do remember after it having to go get my stitches out and I remember seeing him in a sort of cubicle type room and he took them out at his desk.