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(National Post)   "People are just thrilled by concrete ping-pong tables in Toronto parks" says Toronto city councillor. "This is why we pay taxes"   (news.nationalpost.com) divider line 16
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2013-06-19 09:21:14 PM
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There's a reason ping pong is usually played indoors.

/tinyiest gust of wind
2013-06-19 09:20:54 PM
2 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Imagine the dramash*tfest that would happen in the US by republicans if this was suggested here.


The table would have to look like a giant bible or the ten commandments.
2013-06-19 09:09:06 PM
2 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: That IS cool!


Kind of like a functional statue.
2013-06-19 09:05:02 PM
2 votes:
That IS cool!
2013-06-20 12:11:48 AM
1 votes:
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2013-06-19 11:59:10 PM
1 votes:
Perks is the councillor for the ward I lived in until recently (Parkdale). Although it's gentrifying, it's still quite low income, with lots of families living in small apartments with no amenities and some extremely active community groups (especially of Tibetan refugees, artists, and psychiatric survivors.) This is a really great initiative for this area of town - the public services get used really well (the library is constantly packed and a hub of activity, for example) and people treat the amenities really well. There's occasional drug/gang related stuff, but it's actually a fantastic, community-oriented place, one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Toronto, and I think it's likely they'll make good use of this.
2013-06-19 11:33:28 PM
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2013-06-19 11:04:38 PM
1 votes:

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: The tables would be smash to bits the first year by urban youth.

//See Chicago .


Wanna know how I know you've never lived in - and probably never stepped foot in - Chicago?
2013-06-19 10:08:31 PM
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Imagine the dramash*tfest that would happen in the US by republicans if this was suggested here.


I bet it would look like the comments on TFA
2013-06-19 09:55:55 PM
1 votes:

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: The tables would be smash to bits the first year by urban youth.

//See Chicago .


DIAF, dumbass.

Off the top of my head, here are the games I see regularly played in Chicago Park District facilities:

Baseball
Softball
Ice hockey
Floor hockey
Boxing
Tennis
Chess
Bicycling
Weight lifting
Swimming
Football
Soccer
Bocce
Horseshoes
Running
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Indoor volleyball

/ We have awesome parks
// And no teabaggers yelling SOSHALISM!! at any hint of friendly cooperation
2013-06-19 09:48:15 PM
1 votes:
TFA: "Councillor Gord Perks made the rounds at city hall this week to laud the newest "wonderful amenity" in his ward"

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2013-06-19 09:22:36 PM
1 votes:
concrete ping pong tables / concrete beds for the homeless
2013-06-19 09:21:19 PM
1 votes:
Ok, now that really is cool & a very good use of tax money.  At first I was thinking that $5600 was a lot for just a big solid table but compared to useless statues or other silly things cities do, it is money well spent.
2013-06-19 09:17:55 PM
1 votes:
Imagine the dramash*tfest that would happen in the US by republicans if this was suggested here.
2013-06-19 09:12:22 PM
1 votes:
Canada really is turning asian at a remarkable rate. It's like watching magic or something
2013-06-19 09:10:18 PM
1 votes:
Sweet. Hell, I'd pay two bucks for that and I don't even live in Ontario, let alone Toronto.
 
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