Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Dear Toronto; New York has something to teach you

Sunday while the bf was having a post-race lie down I went to wander Fifth Avenue. Examining some jewelry at the Met gift shop the saleslady asked me if I'd like to become a member of the Met. I explained that I was from out of town and only there for the marathon.
She got very excited.
I explained how refreshing it was to see so many locals actually excited about and supporting such a HUGE race.
I asked her - don't people get pissed off about being so inconvenienced?
She says "Honey, if you don't want to be inconvenienced than you've got to move OUT of the city".

Snap Toronto. You've been served.
Now quit your damn whining.


  1. I'm really glad you wrote about this. It's something I've noticed about Toronto. People are always complaining about how the city encroaches on their agendas. It's almost like no one wants to support efforts in our city like marathons or festivals. How can we ever really be a world class city without having a community that backs those efforts!

    Thanks for the great post,

  2. Thanks Jess! It's sad how much Toronto is addicted to their cars but it seems that open roads is what it comes down to. As long as people can drive they could care less - but block a road and look out!