I’ve always known Toronto sucks.
It’s dreary. It’s cold. And the whole city was built on the cheap in the post-war period—meaning it has all the architectural detail and charm of a Walmart Supercenter.
Sure Toronto has some selling points. Like any city, it has bars, and restaurants and even some theater. But hosting “Disney on Ice: Princess Classic,” does not make you a cultural center. And despite the increasingly tiresome claims that Toronto’s boosters have been making since the city’s failed 1996 Olympic bid, Canada’s first city remains exactly that: the biggest city in Canada—not the “world-class city” they pretend it is.
But these days, Toronto is suffering the problems of a third-world city. That, at least, is according to research from the University of Michigan which found that the city’s water supply is home to a growing amount of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.*
I always knew there was something dirty about Toronto.
*I know, I know, the article says the bacteria are not dangerous and they’ve got this problem in a few small communities in Ohio and Michigan as well. But this post is about disparaging Toronto, not giving my home state of Michigan a hard time.