Rain Check

Toronto Life - - The Conversation -

With a few ex­cep­tions, there was a pre­vail­ing lack of com­pas­sion for the

600-odd res­i­dents of the Toronto Islands and their soggy spring and sum­mer. To wit:

“I would sooner see my tax dol­lars help those in real need (see: home­less­ness cri­sis, shel­ters clos­ing, opi­oid epi­demic, etc., etc.) than the pig-headed one-per­centers liv­ing on the Is­land.”

—Cris­tiano Cooper, Face­book

Here’s one of those ex­cep­tions:

“I was on a boat tour a cou­ple of weeks ago and it went through Cen­tre Is­land. I saw how bad the flood­ing was there. I feel for you.”

—gracem­cel­hin­ney, In­sta­gram

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