Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Toronto Thinks People Are Actually Giving It A Lot Of Thought

Where the crack is always ice-cold"Canada's largest city, where I grew up, is a sprawling, crowded, diverse, fabulously wealthy and increasingly exciting place. It's Canada's New York City (the nation's finance capital), San Francisco (technology) and Los Angeles (entertainment) put together, and is by almost every measure a world-class city. There's only one thing holding it back: An adolescent's obsession over what other people think of it."
Did you know that people who live in Toronto are called Torontonians? I mean, I guess it makes sense, but I never really spent any time considering the nomenclature, because, you know, it's Toronto. It may be Canada's New York City, Canada's San Francisco and Canada's Los Angeles put together, but all three of those things have "Canada" in front of them, so AUTOMATIC ZZZZZZZ. Anyway, their mayor has been in the news lately because of something about crack-smoking on video, it happens, life will move forward as it always does and pretty soon we will forget all about Toronto once again, but in this brief moment while they have even a small sliver of spotlight, I would like to make this suggestion: From now on they should call themselves Torontulas. I mean, that sounds pretty badass, right?

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Other kids, at other websites, seem to think quite a bit about this [alleged] crack-smoking mayor business. To the point where they're willing to pay to see it.

When what they really ought to be thinking about is paying more politicians to smoke crack.

jaimeleigh (#1,840)

Sold on Torontulas!

Torontinos/as.

Reminiscent of the pizza rolls.

"Increasingly exciting"

But not, you know, actually exciting.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

There's a reason they make a lot of New York movies in Toronto: it's just like New York!

Only without all the places and the people, so you don't have to bother with closing the shops and clearing the streets.

freetzy (#7,018)

Don't blame me, I voted for Dave Stieb.

"Surrender pronto, or we'll level Toronto."

stuffisthings (#1,352)

So New York but without the arrogant belief that it is the center of the entire universe? Sounds AWFUL.

BadUncle (#153)

Everyone I know from Trawna is an extremely smart, gifted writer that would make me feel tiny by comparison, were they not so disturbingly deferential and polite. And that makes it all the worse. Seriously, Torontulas, belly up to the bellicose bar.

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