In Canada, for over 35 years, we have had this belief central to our identity, that our social standing and background should not determine how something as simple as a cold should kill you.
Canadians see themselves as global citizens…
so Canadians should look beyond their borders and try to help with something that’s preventable.
There’s some geographic boundaries that are difficult in Toronto in that various communities are segregated or localized to different areas of the city, so it’s sometimes difficult to bring them together.
I know I for one have a hell of a time hiking over the mountains and through the deserts to get to the HastyMart…
One thing that’s amazingly unique about Torontonians is the immense pride we have in multiculturalism. Our diversity is seen as a strength and we celebrate it in our restaurants, festivals and cultural scene. More than other cities, Toronto aspires to have multiculturalism as a central value by choosing to celebrate it, rather than simply being satisfied with a tolerant coexistence.
So which is it?
That we are “segregated” by “geographical boundaries” so it is “difficult to bring us together” — or that we are “celebrating” our “diversity” and not just “tolerantly coexisting.”
Both can’t be true.
Toronto: where the 20 year olds are the ones spouting boring, disprovable cliches without a hint of embarrassment, and refuse to ever question received wisdom.