Let's Hate Toronto?

Toronto Star Solves the Caramilk Mystery

Ok, so maybe they didn't do that, but what today's editorial in the Toronto Star *has* managed to solve is perhaps the mystery behind to the newly popular question,

"Why do Canadians hate Toronto?"

With doc makers currently cashing in on the age-old question (and getting pretty great press while they're at it), it was about time local media spoke up for the city instead of the PR agency.

After a quick jab at the film-maker who will be debuting his doc at none other than Toronto's Hot Docs fest, the editorial examines the possibilities:

"The reason can't be jealousy.

After all, Calgarians have the oil, Vancouverites the wonderful scenery and Montrealers have the joie de vivre.

It certainly can't be the Leafs.

The big banks? Heck, Torontonians hate them as much as everyone else.

The Eaton Centre? Not likely. Out west there's the West Edmonton Mall, which is like the Eaton Centre and Canada's Wonderland all wrapped up in one.

Surely it can't be our glorious waterfront, with unsightly industrial areas still lining parts of the harbour.

No, it's got to be something else.

Maybe it's our tolerance - even for people who don't like us."

TouchĂŠ.


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