What’s making and shaking the city’s self-image
| Ego Meter What’s making and shaking the city’s selfimage
A new report from American commercial real estate firm CBRE crowns Toronto the fastest-growing technology market in North America, thanks to thousands of new jobs and “world-class tech talent.”
A Rolling Stone cover story fawns over “progressive, rational, forward-thinking” Justin Trudeau (then loses credibility points for spelling out RCMP as Royal Canadian Mountain Police).
Food fight No. 1: a fist-flinging, hairpulling melee at a Queen East Pizza Pizza makes international headlines. tries to win over local crowds by boasting about “wearing that Toronto flag”— while sporting a stylized Canadian flag. Protesters accuse Summerhill, a bougie Brooklyn bar founded by Torontonian Becca Brennan, of trying to profit off the area’s violent history by bragging about “bullet hole–ridden” decor.
The Reputation Institute ranks Canada the world’s most reputable country—for the fourth time in six years. A British travel company lists the CN Tower as one of the world’s most Instagrammed landmarks…
…but its new mascot—someone in a goofy mini– CN Tower suit—
is mocked as a “Doctor Who prop.”
The New York Times holds up Second City and the Beaverton as proof of Canadian comedy’s ascendency in the Trump era.
The new maps at Ontario Place’s
Trillium Park feature braille—without any actual bumps.
Food fight No. 2: a fierce brawl breaks out over a parking space outside a Scarborough No Frills.
Pretty-boy boxer Floyd Mayweather China bans Justin Bieber from performing in Beijing because of his “bad behaviour” (days before he cancels the rest of his tour).
Disney picks Toronto actor Mena Massoud to star in its upcoming Aladdin remake.