Personally, I’ve heard many a voice take a cheap shot at our fair Toronto. Although more recently, it’s been the opposite.
It’s as though we’ve realized we’re a young city and have a truly unique identity to foster and grow with. It seems that more than ever before, we’re starting to truly come into our own.
People are increasingly prouder about our city. And proud to call it home.
In many ways and across many disciplines, we’ve come to more actively support and encourage the talent and creativity that is borne here. It’s no longer a necessity for long-term artistic and creative success to have to move to another market. We don’t need to preface why an artist or creative is relevant by describing them first as having been successful elsewhere, like having shown in New York or some other external validation proves them valuable to Toronto. We are closer than ever to validating from within. Supporting and standing confident in our creative resources nurtured within city walls.
Toronto is authentically cool. Fresh, bold and true things are burgeoning here.
I love this film released this week. It allows me to marvel at the city I call home.
Toronto is Home.
(I respectfully dispute the artist’s statement of Toronto being screwface capital)
Film by Javin Lau
and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love Clams Casino, right?.