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  • From SSP

    Votes: 17 56.7%
  • From SSC

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • From Twitter

    Votes: 2 6.7%
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    Votes: 2 6.7%
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    Votes: 7 23.3%
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    Votes: 2 6.7%

  • Total voters
    30

Habanero

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SSP was already going downhill ( due to some morons who’s names I won’t mention) but after Surreal and Chaddillac and some others left it went downhill super fast.
All the other good contributors are here now, so it’s like SSP back when it was good.
 

Chinook Arch

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From SSP. I hung around SSP for a while even when it was bad, and was even vocally against coming over here, but one day I read through the posts at SSP, and thought to myself, why am I hanging onto this place? Almost all the people left were idiots. It was time to move on, and I don't regret it. It seems like all the good ones came here and the morons stayed there.
 

Silence&Motion

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Marda Loop
I was an avid follower of UrbanToronto before moving to Calgary 3 years ago.
I'm another arrival from UrbanToronto (hence why my join date predates the creation of SkyriseCities). I moved to Calgary from Toronto in 2015 and briefly started lurking on SSP, but recognized the issues with that forum. I was happy when UrbanToronto expanded to other cities and started frequenting this forum immediately.

As an aside, it's so much nicer to follow development in Calgary than Toronto these days. Seeing what's happened to Marda Loop in the last 5 years is really amazing! Meanwhile, in my old 'hood in Toronto, half a block of Victorian commercial buildings were just demolished to make room for the world's most generic office tower. I joined UrbanToronto in the 2000s when it was cool to see all the surface parking lots getting redeveloped in the core. There are still some exciting developments like that these days (e.g. The Well, CIBC Square). However, so many projects in Toronto seem to be doing more damage than good in terms of reducing the vibrancy and human-scale of the streets. I've basically stopped following UrbanToronto.
 

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