The best thing about T.O. is that it’s al­ways chang­ing

NOW Magazine - Best of Toronto - - City Scape - By DAVID MILLER

Peo­ple never seem to tire of ask­ing me what I love most about this city, and I never tire of an­swer­ing. I have spo­ken many times about this city’s di­ver­sity, its vi­brancy, and its beauty. I have spo­ken about the shop­ping, the great theatre, the food and the nightlife. I’ve spo­ken about the tran­sit sys­tem, our parks and public squares, and our safe streets. I have spo­ken about the gen­eros­ity, friend­li­ness and cre­ativ­ity of Toronto res­i­dents.

The thing I love most about Toronto, though, is that there is al­ways some­thing new to love about it. This city changes so quickly and is so full of sur­prises that you can never know it com­pletely. There’s al­ways some­thing else to dis­cover.

Some­times it’s a big change. For the past few months I’ve been watch­ing the beau­ti­ful new Four Sea­sons Cen­tre for the Per­form­ing Arts take shape at the cor­ner of Uni­ver­sity and Queen. This project, like so many oth­ers in our city, both raises the bar on ar­chi­tec­tural el­e­gance and adds to our dy­namic cul­tural scene.

Other times it’s a small change. I was meet­ing with res­i­dents and busi­nesses near Al­bion and Finch re­cently, and dis­cov­ered a newly planted flower gar­den that had re­placed a pre­vi­ously aban­doned cor­ner of public space. I love th­ese sur­prises. They’re what this city is all about. They hap­pen in ev­ery neigh­bour­hood, and each one makes me feel luck­ier than ever to live here.

Mayor David Miller feels for­tu­nate to live in a city

stud­ded with sur­prises.

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