The only Canadian city that still has MLB and the NBA and may get an NFL team. A city with the most underrated architecture and diverse neighbourhoods. Perhaps that's why Jane Jacobs lived there. Interesting streetscapes, a public transit system that at worst could be described as "adequate", a lively arts scene, employment, and civic pride. A bit of a late bloomer in the international scene, Toronto is ambitious, look at the film festival for instance. The term world class has lost meaning, call it what you want, it's a great city. To believe that a majority of people in Toronto are ugly or self-centered or is akin to racism. People aren't afraid to live, and we all have moments of pleasure, impatience, insecurity, pride, ecstasy, joy. If you can see that collage in Toronto, the dualities and diversity in experience you can appreciate it for what it is. A large group of people, buildings and experiences that interplay and create something new everyday.
A sampling of architecture- Van der Rhoe's modernism, 1 King West, the City Halls, the Canada Malting Plant, Liberty Village, the Distillery District, Hart House (the the University of Toronto in general), the OCAD building, the new AGO and ROM crystals, countless Victorians, the CN Tower, St. Lawrence Hall, the Allen Lambert Galleria at BCE Place, the art deco of Tip Top Tailors, the CHUM city building, the Flat Iron Building
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