MEET THE CITY OF TORONTO

“The absolute crème de la crème of this lot shot across the border to New York within five minutes of graduation.   Toronto aspires to be New York; New York is Toronto with wings and a jet-pack. Oh yes, say the snotty mem sahibs of Yorkville, I was in New York for the weekend, I went to Magnolia Bakery and snorted a cupcake. How sinful! We Canadians love boasting about our health care and our social safety net and notre très Européen Montréal, but show us a plum job in Manhattan or L.A. or Miami and we’ll board the next American Airlines flight whistling Yankee Doodle Dandy. It’s not personal: it’s just freezing up here.

The rest of the smooth-o’s worked on Bay Street (the homelier, frecklier younger sister of Wall Street) and sipped money from crystal goblets.   I wish I could tell you what else they did on Bay Street, but in case it isn’t obvious yet, I frankly have no idea.”

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