SARAH WILDMAN, writing in the Sunday New York Times, is doing our city and province proud. This summer we’ve had four major stories in the Travel and Arts & Leisure sections (Justin Bieber and Stratford; radio host Jian Ghomesi of CBC’s ‘Q’; the West Queen West arts district; and today – 36 Hours in Toronto. This is the kind of publicity that money can’t buy – given the Times’ reach and readership.
To quote Sarah Wildman: “There’s something happening in TORONTO. While so many cities lament the global economic crisis and the dulling effects of globalization, boutiques and restaurants seem to open every week in TORONTO, and immigrant neighbourhoods still feel linguistically, gastronomically, gloriously distinct. The cultural diversity and urbanity seem limitless. But it’s hardly an urban jungle. TORONTO is filled with lush, insistent greenery and an abundance of parks. It’s hard to imagine a better city to explore in summer.”
The article goes on to tour Kensington Market, the Beach, Ossington Avenue, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Trinity-Bellwoods Park, restaurants, pubs, High Park, Little Portugal, the Royal Ontario Museum, a poetry and jazz cafe, Baldwin Street, hotels, Art Gallery of Ontario, etc. etc.