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There is something dirty about Toronto [besides the Canadians who live there]

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It is the filth in the water that you should be worried about

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.

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  1. Bob says:

    You’re joking right? Buddy Detroit is one of the worst cities in the world. Unemployment in Michigan over 15% in Ontario its under 8%. Thats almost double the unemployment. And unlike Michigan Toronto and Ontario’s economy is growing not shrinking like Michigans. Michigan murder rate is around 6 per 100,000 people, Ontario’s is only 1.7 per 100,000 Detroits murder rate is 42.1 per 100,000 while Toronto’s is only 1.7. Youre just jealous that Toronto is a great city and Ontario is a great place to live and work unlike your sad state and the shameful, hollowed out hell hole you call Detroit. There is NOTHING world class about Michigan. Its a disgrace.

  2. Lev Bronstein says:

    You’re right about Toronto dude, I live here and it’s pretty lame in many ways, but Detroit? That’s a wasteland! It makes Cleveland look like Paris…

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