QUOTED: U of T president David Naylor explains why Toronto is just like Woody Allen

QUOTED: U of T president David Naylor explains why Toronto is just like Woody Allen

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—University of Toronto president David Naylor, telling residents to give the self-deprecation a rest and start talking loudly about how awesome Toronto is (just ignore the fact that the rest of Canada loves to hate on it). Naylor, who was amply quoted in Marcus Gee’s column in the Globe and Mail this weekend, provides some numbers to prove that Toronto is kicking butt: globally, the city ranks third for livability, fourth as an innovation hub and sixth for business competitiveness, and—despite an insane real estate market—Toronto is only the world’s 59th most expensive metropolis. Naylor even offers up a new city slogan: “It’s all here” (which, though brash, is a whole lot better than “Detroit Junior”). [Globe and Mail]