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(CBC)   "Everyone on my street has double garages.... who are these farknuts who don't put their car in their garage when we get 2 feet of snow?" tweeted the city of Vaughan   (cbc.ca) divider line 184
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2013-02-08 08:29:05 PM
did not know there is a city called Vaughan.

Interesting.
 
2013-02-08 08:29:08 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


Your garage is being used in the way proper garages are meant to be used.
 
2013-02-08 08:29:38 PM

Bedstead Polisher: shortymac: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...

Is it? I haven't lived there in 7 years but Woodbridge, Maple, Kleinburg was mostly Italians and Thornhill was Jews.


When they put up those new subdivisions lots moved in. It's no Brampton though.

/Stupid Canadian Housing bubble
 
TWX
2013-02-08 08:31:50 PM

wambu: People need one of these: a house with a five-car garage. This is not photoshopped, it's from a Florida (of course) community where the builder offers houses with HUGE garages.


Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.


I have five garage stalls. Two attached, three detached. The three are my shop. I have climate control and plumbing out there.

It's why we bought the place. It's awesome!
 
2013-02-08 08:33:38 PM

buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-


Having the same discussion with my better half. We (meaning that I) had to settle for a 1 stall attatched...We'll see how seriously she took the convo when we move in next month.
 
2013-02-08 08:34:33 PM

MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.


They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.
 
2013-02-08 08:35:12 PM
Retired Realtor here,never could understand the builders who'd put tiny little garages on their houses,just big enough for maybe 2 compact cars,when a lot of people here have pickups.One guy built a 3500 sq ft house on 5 acres with a garage like that,couldn't understand why nobody wanted it.
 
2013-02-08 08:35:19 PM

GuyCaballero: My 4WD Rav4 handled the Snowpocalypse like a dream. I went out driving for fun today.


I was a beautiful sunny day here, mid-60's.  I went for a bike ride.
 
2013-02-08 08:38:17 PM

WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!


I was hoping for a carhole reference.
 
2013-02-08 08:38:36 PM

wambu: Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=+what+is+a+jib%3F


Damn, another fairly obvious Simpsons reference missed. It's cute how you were trying to be a smart ace though with your little google joke

Mule
 
2013-02-08 08:38:41 PM
My wife and I have 2 daily drivers that sit outside bacause the important stuff is in the garage
i14.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 08:41:26 PM

davidphogan: WhippingBoy: The 'garage'? Hey fellas, the 'garage'! Well ooh la-de-da Mr French man!

I was hoping for a carhole reference.


follow the trail
 
2013-02-08 08:43:27 PM

USAF Retired: My wife and I have 2 daily drivers that sit outside bacause the important stuff is in the garage
[i14.photobucket.com image 720x540]


Yeah, that's a really nice floor. I can see why you'd want to keep that protected.
 
2013-02-08 08:45:24 PM

pounddawg: I will never understand people who keep $500 worth of stuff in their garage and their $30,000 vehicle outside.

/lives in snow country.
//yes my garage has a car in it.


Really ? is your car so fragile that it's going to come apart if it stays outside ? are expensive things going to break ? are bits going to freeze and fall off ? if yes, you bought the wrong $30k car...

Btw, your car likely suffers more from the daily freeze/thaw cycle you're imposing on it than it would if you just left it outside.

/Also live in snow country. So what ?
//Two Mercs in the driveway. Not afraid to leave them outside in the cold.
///Motorcycles sleep inside. The insurance would not have it any other way.
 
2013-02-08 08:46:48 PM
I cuss my neighbor every time it snows.  He parks his third car out on the street.  Snowplow has to veer out.  farker.
 
2013-02-08 08:49:49 PM

sunderland56: ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.

FTFY.

Make roads narrower, save major $$$. No reason taxpayers should subsidize parking.



We shouldn't have to share the road with non-motorized vehicles that aren't taxed on road usage but there you are.
 
2013-02-08 08:50:51 PM
Fortunately for this guy, not only does he work in Canada, but he's a civil servant. Impossible to fire him--I'd be surprised if he even gets a dirty look from his supervisor.
 
2013-02-08 08:55:11 PM

jst3p: buttery_shame_cave: we had this discussion, my wife and i, where i talked about my plans for the garage when we finally purchase.

she was astonished that i wasn't going to let her just take over the garage with storage, that i was, in fact, going to allow her very limited storage space in it.

-_-

That sounds like a healthy relationship....


it does indeed.
each partner needs his or her own space. "keep your shiat out of the garage... it is for cars and tools" goes along the same line as "keep your car parts out of my studio... it is for my various projects".

respecting one another's boundaries... very healthy.
 
2013-02-08 08:55:38 PM
Note to self: never let Jerry Seinfeld tweet from my official account.

/Who are these people?
//farknuts
 
2013-02-08 08:59:36 PM

shortymac: Bedstead Polisher: shortymac: SpdrJay: White people problems.....

Actually Vaughn is full of Indians...

Is it? I haven't lived there in 7 years but Woodbridge, Maple, Kleinburg was mostly Italians and Thornhill was Jews.

When they put up those new subdivisions lots moved in. It's no Brampton though.

/Stupid Canadian Housing bubble


I guess it makes sense with its proximity to Brampton.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaughan#Demographics
 
2013-02-08 09:04:02 PM

SurfaceTension: people with a garage full of junk that they're never going to do anything with but can't bear to get rid of because "I might need that some day."


It would have been so much quicker to write "People with American cars".
 
2013-02-08 09:04:23 PM

Sphinxx: MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.

They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.


The question is, do they penalize the students and record them as absent? If so, that's fing retarded.
 
2013-02-08 09:04:36 PM

SpdrJay: White people problems.....


You've never been to the 905.

Granted it's not as brown as the city of Bramaladesh.
 
2013-02-08 09:07:13 PM

TheOther: City of Vaughn asks a very reasonable question.

If you have to leave your automobiles outside in severe weather because you have too much stuff in your garage, you have too f*ckin' much stuff.


Yes. Especially since these McMansion garages are tall enough that you could easily put shelves up to keep all the stuff that doesn't fit in your full basement or that stupid 4th bedroom with the farking dormers.
 
2013-02-08 09:10:44 PM

MindStalker: Sphinxx: MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.

They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.

The question is, do they penalize the students and record them as absent? If so, that's fing retarded.


They do! And it is!
 
2013-02-08 09:12:33 PM

SurfaceTension: people with a garage full of junk that they're never going to do anything with but can't bear to get rid of because "I might need that some day."


on my street, the homes are set up so you can fit one car in the garage and one in the rear yard, so of course everyone thinks its a grand idea to tear down the garage and put in a pool there then use the rear yard for a deck, so then all four of the family cars now have to use steet parking. these are the same people who then complain about the lack of parking on our bock

/one car family
//car lives in its garage
 
2013-02-08 09:13:26 PM

capt.hollister: The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.

Your garage is being used in the way proper garages are meant to be used.


No beer fridge??
 
2013-02-08 09:13:49 PM

sno man: fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?

Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.


and they're all made out of ticky tack
 
2013-02-08 09:14:24 PM

MindStalker: Sphinxx: MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.

They usually don't close the schools around here even during the huge storms, despite 90% of the students not showing up for the day either because of the buses being canceled or the parents saying fark that to driving them to school. I went to school at Emily Carr Secondary (in Vaughan) and remember many "snow" days like this one, watching movies in each of my classes because the place was empty but still open for the day.

The question is, do they penalize the students and record them as absent? If so, that's fing retarded.


If they do it the same way they did in rural Alberta when I was in school, they often keep the school open specifically so they don't have to make up the day(s) at the end of the school year. If the kids don't show up, it's considered an excused absence. Any parent that can't get out of work will find a way to get their kids to school.
 
2013-02-08 09:14:24 PM
If you keep the car in the driveway, that's 10 less feet of snow you have to dig out in the morning.

I would intentionally move my car OUT of the garage in preparation of a big storm.
 
2013-02-08 09:15:00 PM

MindStalker: All School Buses are canceled, but school is open? WTF? Why wouldn't they close school today.


i dont know about where you are, but in NYC they are really reluctant to close schools, since it means denying lunch to many kids from whom thats their best meal of the day.
 
2013-02-08 09:20:18 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: 1 car garage contents:
1 (one) workbench with mechanics tools
1 (one) bookshelf containing various car car chemicals
1 (one) 1988 porsche 944
4 (four) early offset porsche "cookie cutter" wheels
8 (eight) brake rotors for various vehicles
3 (three) automotive radiators
1 (one) garbage can
1 (one) suzuki gs500f

my daily driver lives in the driveway. my parts car lives in the cul-de-sac.

yes, my garage is packed... but with vehicles. I simply have too many vehicles.


Parts car for the 944? Understandable.

That parts car would be towed here. 72 hour limit on city streets, especially without current registration.
 
2013-02-08 09:21:15 PM

Hacker_X: Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.

Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.


You just described the perfect bondage dungeon.

/counts as a hobby room I guess
//would make life in Vaughan more tolerable
 
2013-02-08 09:22:18 PM
I'm always amazed to see expensive cars covered with overnight snow... must be leases
 
2013-02-08 09:23:58 PM
Just wanted to say if you live in the suburbs, you should park your car in your garage or driveway- NOT IN THE STREET- the street is for moving traffic, and is not your personal parking lot.
 
2013-02-08 09:24:36 PM

Willis13: wambu: Willis13: good_2_go: wambu: Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.

I like the cut of your jib.

Whats a jib?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=+what+is+a+jib%3F

Damn, another fairly obvious Simpsons reference missed. It's cute how you were trying to be a smart ace though with your little google joke

Mule


I first heard it in used a Cecil Adams "Straight Dope" column about 20 years ago. Don't know where he got it from. I also have not watched every Simpsons episode.

I'm only being a smart ass when I use this.
 
2013-02-08 09:27:02 PM

Hobodeluxe: sno man: fusillade762: If you're the entire city of Vaughan which street is "yours"?

Doesn't matter it's a festival of McMansions and 1800sq ft McMansion jrs.  The whole place is not more that 25 year old subdivisions, that all look exactly the same... Other than the size of the boulevard trees.

and they're all made out of ticky tack


True. If you ever want to get an old Italian guy angry, ask him about the quality of the houses they build today.

Move in to a brand new McMansion and within 5 years you have to do $100,000 worth of repairs and upgrades.
 
2013-02-08 09:27:14 PM
I park in the driveway in a snowstorm because it's that much less square footage of driveway I need to shovel.

(And there's a '71 Superbeetle in the garage that doesn't come out in the winter.)
 
2013-02-08 09:30:18 PM
Previous owners of our house turned some of the garage into indoor space. So our Honda Accord barely fits, and I mean ~6" in front and back. Then they put a large built-in workbench on the other side; I'm not sure if a mini-Cooper would even fit.

And we can't use the garage for much storage because it's Texas and a lot of things don't do well in 100°  heat.

We get hailstorms so we do put the car in the garage for that.
 
2013-02-08 09:31:35 PM

Dinodork: Parts car for the 944? Understandable.

That parts car would be towed here. 72 hour limit on city streets, especially without current registration.


that's why i keep it registered and insured. the HOA can't biatch as long as it's not completely taken apart and has current tags.

badgerb: No beer fridge??


don't have enough outlets unfortunately. i've been meaning to run a couple more, but haven't gotten around to it.
 
2013-02-08 09:32:14 PM

vabeard: I cuss my neighbor every time it snows.  He parks his third car out on the street.  Snowplow has to veer out.  farker.


Alternate side parking and stiff fines FTW!

Two-car garage here. Mine and Mrs. phamwaa's vehicles are snug inside, with room for the snowblower and some other toys. The 'blower has been retired in favor of a plow contract. I'm getting too old for cleaning off a 130 x 40 driveway in the middle of Snowpocalypse, so we contribute to the local wintertime economy.

/Yes, it's 40' at its widest point.
 
2013-02-08 09:35:53 PM
People that don't want a roof to collapse onto their car from snow weight?

But it is Canada so they prolly got that covered.
 
2013-02-08 09:41:38 PM

Glancing Blow: How tragic to live where they allow overnight parking on streets.


Our building, as well as most on our street, only have one dedicated parking spot per apartment (on average).  Families and roommates who have more than one car per apartment end up having to park at least one car on the street.
 
2013-02-08 09:41:43 PM

Frantic Freddie: Retired Realtor here,never could understand the builders who'd put tiny little garages on their houses,just big enough for maybe 2 compact cars,when a lot of people here have pickups.One guy built a 3500 sq ft house on 5 acres with a garage like that,couldn't understand why nobody wanted it.


Yeah if your garage barely has room for 2 minicoopers it doesnthave a garage to most buyers
 
2013-02-08 09:45:33 PM
TheOther:

A walk-in closet is Satan's way of making you regret getting married.

I don't get it.  Could you expound?
 
2013-02-08 09:51:38 PM

wambu: People need one of these: a house with a five-car garage. This is not photoshopped, it's from a Florida (of course) community where the builder offers houses with HUGE garages.
[i.imgur.com image 350x262]

Of course, my idea of a dream home is a one-bedroom efficiency with a 10-car garage.


That's ugly as sin.
 
2013-02-08 09:57:43 PM

jst3p: Abox: If you live somewhere that gets regular snow you should keep your car in your garage if you can.  Morning scraping in sub-zero weather looks quite lame.

It isn't that bad. I have a 2 car garage. I also have 2 kids and the girlfriend has two kids. After tools, lawn care stuff, bikes, scooters, outside toys, sports equipment etc. we park in the driveway. But we don't get snow here all that often or all that bad.


This. When are builders going to start erecting houses that fit people's needs?
 
2013-02-08 09:58:41 PM

Hacker_X: Land Ark: I often think that myself - which is pretty ironic since I have to park 3 cars outside my 2 car garage. But I assume most people aren't car hoarders like me.

Hmm, an old Nash Metropolitan tarped under the back deck, a 53 GMC in the back yard, and in the driveway another 53 GMC, a camper, and a pair of VW syncros with one being the GL . The two car garage just barely has room for one vehicle. The rest is filled with tools and gear. And when I say tools I mean stuff like a bandsaw, drill press, air compressor, etc... Unless you build a dedicated shop anybody who has that kind of gear keeps it in their garage.

Most people have hobbies and if those hobbies take up much space there is a good chance they are going in the garage.

You know what, architects need to just flat out start designing houses with hobby rooms. Give it a really big garage style external door, lots of overhead lighting, VERY good sound insulation, and electrical outlets everywhere.


Sounds like you have quite the collection. Make sure they get finished.

I would be more than happy to live in the office space of a decommissioned factory or warehouse. That is, until my mental disorder outgrows the space to put more cars.
 
2013-02-08 10:23:08 PM
Although it may not have been PC I agree with the gist of the rant.  I watch the parking nightmare on my street with some amusement. Everyone has a 2 car garage and two more spaces in the driveway yet somehow, despite almost nobody owning more than 4 cars, the street is always jammed with cars.  When I see my neighbors open their garages they are packed with every sort of crap but what they were intended for, the cars. Then they all biatch about there not being enough parking. Gee, go figure.
 
2013-02-08 10:27:40 PM

ZAZ: If you own a curb cut you should be forbidden from parking on or near your street.


What in the heck is a curb cut?
 
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