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Toronto the Not in a Death Spiral

September 9th, 2010

“Back when my job was to sell Toronto,

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we used to have visitors just about every week from other cities in the world desperate to learn how to do the things we did best.”

…a big shot from Paris Metro wanted to see how we ran such a successful transit system, others who wanted to learn how to build a retractable-roof stadium and another group who marvelled at the CN Tower.

We had Russians who wanted to replicate our financial centre towers… another group…who wanted to examine the Stock Exchange, a third who was intrigued by our Keele Landfill and a police chief who wanted to know how we kept people from shooting each other.

… a group from Cincinatti who were amazed by our mixed-income co-op communities…

…we don’t do anything particularly well enough any more that any city official in his right mind would… come here to learn our secrets.

The last seven years of Miller leadership has not built a single thing for the city that is better…

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  1. real conservative
    September 9th, 2010 at 14:00 | #1

    The city started downhill when the elites of Forest Hill and Rosedale began their socialist experiment. First there was Barbara Hall, then Mel Lastman and lastly David Miller himself. I liked Mel, even though he was a Liberal and appeared to be a conservative compared to the others. The last good mayor that Toronto had was June Rowlands.

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