Shawn Micallef on the cover of Eye Weekly

'Over and over, we’re told that Toronto is not Paris, New York, London or Tokyo. We’ve been trained to be underwhelmed ... Today, Toronto gets to play all kinds of places in film and TV productions, but it rarely stars as itself. We see cameras taking pictures of NYC cabs on our streets, but not of the Royal, Beck or Co-op companies that Torontonians know. Since Toronto seems to exist without design or reason, we don’t expect to turn the corner and see beauty or be amazed ... Any Toronto flâneur knows that exploring this city makes the burden of civic self-deprecation disappear.'

Read the whole article here.

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