Optimism on Toronto

My first impression of Richard Florida’s new column in the Grope & Flail is that it’s obvious that he hasn’t been in Toronto long. Why? He’s optimistic about this place in a way that we longer-term Torontonians do not permit ourselves to be in many ways. Is this because we’ve been let down by our city’s inability to get top-flight events (Olympics, Expos) that other, smaller Canadian cities can attract? I don’t know, but we’ve taken to shrugging about this place too much. We’re happy when we can pay for our transit system.

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