Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Toronto is Great by Our Own Efforts


E-mail to the National Post.

Re Hogtown's badass side, October 2, 2012

There is at at least one more reason Allan Levine may wish to consider why Toronto "does not quite measure up to the truly great cities of the world like London, Paris and Rome".

Each of these cities was once the capital of an empire. They had colonies to exploit. The magnificent vistas, monuments, galleries and museums we see today in many European cities were paid for by their colonies, one of which was Canada.

Toronto, in contrast to the "truly great cities of the world" has always paid its own way. Everything we see and enjoy in our city today we bought and paid for by our own efforts.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Raymond Peringer said...

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Raymond Peringer said...

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Raymond Peringer said...

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