But do we really suck that much?
No. Not at all.
Personally, I love Toronto. I love that:
|I can walk my dog down an empty, silent street late at night and still feel safe.|
|We have graffiti that promotes cleanliness and national pride.|
|I can leave a sign like this on my front stoop and come back to a bucket full of money. $36.87 to be exact.|
And you know what? Even though it might be "boring" at times, I'll take boring over the excitement of earthquakes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes, typhoons, nuclear melt-downs, and collapsing governments any day.
Toronto is not be perfect; there are still a lot of things we need to do to get better. We need a better way of dealing with people suffering from addiction and mental health instead of just complaining about the problem with homeless people. We need to stop tearing down beautiful buildings and start preserving the amazing architecture in this city, such as the Royal Canadian Military Institute on University Ave. We need to make more of an effort to embrace everything that makes this city cool and start understanding that the benefits of marathons, food trucks, street festivals, and urban farms far outweigh the risks and inconveniences. And if we'd just lighten up a little, we may have an identity that extends beyond "like the 'States but cleaner'.
and thought, only in Toronto...