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By highwater (registered) | Posted April 24, 2009 at 12:18:59

I think our urban amenities and quality of life will be what saves us. Not TO.

I think Florida's point is that you can have all the urban amenities and quality of life, but if, like Cleveland, you're not part of a mega region clustered around a larger centre like Chicago or Toronto, you're screwed. Hamilton is extremely fortunate to be a part of the Toronto mega region. This doesn't mean we can't maintain our own character and culture.

Ben, I have yet to meet a disgruntled ex-Torontonian. Everyone I've spoken to may have moved here initially for the real estate, but has quickly grown to love their new home, warts and all. In fact, one ex-Torontonian I know who still commutes, has taken to Hamilton so strongly that he is very seriously considering running for council. I'm an ex-Torontonian myself (although I do have family roots here, and I did a stint in St. Catharines that made Hamilton seem like NYC), but I can't think of a better place to raise a family.

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