Saturday, February 12, 2005

The Toronto Star wonders why the Rest of Canada Hates Toronto

The Toronto Star, engages in a bit of typical Toronto navel gazing and wonders why the rest of Canada hates Toronto. Reading the tone of parts of the piece probably answer the question in and of itself. To summarize 'Hmm..why could anyone possibly dislike people as wonderful as ourselves? What dated, misinformed and quaint ideas these people have..not liking Toronto.'

They don't seem to consider the possibility that as an entity being condescending to the rest of the country doesn't win you alot of popularity points. Nor does presuming that Toronto's news is "national" news, as many of the supposedly national newspapers do, score a lot of points with people who live elsewhere and for the most part couldn't care less what's going on there. Nor do the rest of us care much for people and media in Toronto attempting to shove their interventionalist, socialist agenda of suposedly "progressive values" a term which has ceased to have any meaning but "trendy leftist values" down our throats. Furthermore, the fact they believe their agenda is "Canada's agenda" and by extension Toronto is Canada, with all the arrogance that goes with that claim, explains the antipathy that much of Canada feels towards Toronto. Alot of us cheer against the Maple Leafs for good reason.

And to cover the rest of a litany of complaints I defer to the Arrogant Worms who have a nice summary in their song "Toronto Sucks".

I hate the skydome and the CN Tower too
I hate Nathan Phillips Square and the Ontario Zoo
The rents too high, the airs unclean
The beaches are dirty and the people are mean
And the women are big and the men are dumb
And the children are loopy cuz they live in a slum
The water is polluted and the mayor's a dork
They dress real bad and they think they're New York
In Toronto, Ontario


At 8:01 p.m., Blogger Michael said...

As someone who moved from TO to Winnipeg I can tell you the people are completely different. In Winnipeg you can pass people downtown and they still say hello sometimes. In Toronto if you dare make eye contact you get "what the F... are you looking at". It is like night and day.

At 10:12 a.m., Blogger angry_in_t_o said...

Sorry, guy, but I just had to respond to this one. Really, it was an excuse to highlight how money flows in this country, but it seemed to dovetail so nicely with your post.


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