City Most Torontonians agree that this city is “world class,” apparently Most Torontonians agree that this city is “world class,” apparently By Steve Kupferman | October 24, 2014By Steve Kupferman | 10/24/2014 icon-twitter icon-facebook 85% —The percentage of Torontonians who agree that their home city is “world class,” according to a poll conducted by Ipsos Reid for Global News. Does this mean we can all stop pretending we want to build a bunch of subways that practically nobody will ride? Topics: ipsos reid Stat COMMENTS 14 thoughts on “Most Torontonians agree that this city is “world class,” apparently” Torontonians have an inflated view of their city, which is “world class” only by Ontario standards. Those 85% clearly haven’t been to a REAL world-class city. I betcha more than 85% of the population of Pyongyang also agree that their city is “world class” too! It simply doesn’t matter if Toronto is not or is a “world-class” city. What does matter is that it’s great to live here… Your Tdot envy is showing green. Torontonians are often a self-effacing people who have travelled the world. They rarely say it aloud, but Toronto is a fantastic city by any standard. I’m a Torontonian and although I like the city, it is nowhere near “world class”. Compare it to other big cities around the world: Sydney, Paris, Tokyo, New York, HCMC…I’m disheartened to admit it but Toronto is far from world class:( Travel, get out of the country, and you’ll soon discover how sad Toronto’s transportation system is…how lame our famous bustling Ossington restaurant strip is…how ugly these million-dollar neighbourhoods are with unkempt properties and imposing garbage bins perpetually at the front door. Let’s face the facts – just because you shout at the top of your lungs that you’re world class…doesn’t make it so. Ridiculous. No envy or hate for Toronto but maybe I’ve more to compare it to and can put it into a wider context. I’ve lived in ten or so cities, in the U.K., Thailand, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Sri Lanka…and visited plenty more, in 50 or so other countries. …if your context is wider than that, I bow to your wider context. Similar number of cities and countries. I still think Toronto is a big hick town whose most prominent feature is its pettiness. And the pettinessses that have got you down in Toronto would be? First off I didn’t say it had got me down, actually it’s amusing when Torontonians boast ‘world class’ about the place. It is not imo. And here’s an example of pettiness: Tor City Council implementing a five-cent fee on plastic shopping bags, then rescinding it a year or two later. Do you even? This discussion is on a poll and article about Torontonians believing their city is ‘world class’. So, when you write “It simply doesn’t matter if Toronto is not or is a “world-class” city” you are basically commenting on something by saying you don’t want to comment on it. Pay attention. Every city has its pettinesses, so no biggie at all. You appear to be obsessed with Toronto. But who could blame you?…it’s a great city to live in. As I said: It simply doesn’t matter if Toronto is not or is a “world-class” city. Perfectly relevant, simply said. Try reading the article again…but go for comprehension this time. Comments are closed. Get Toronto Life’s top stories in your inbox Thanks for signing up! Sign up to get The Informer and you'll always be in the know Now, check your inbox to complete your subscription SIGN ME UP Go! We won't ever use your email address for anything else GET MORE NEWSLETTERS Want even more Toronto Life? Follow us on social media.