a walker in the city

I enjoyed this column in the Star: Toronto Mayor David Miller takes a stroll with the journalist. I don't know anything about Mayor Miller. But the first thing I learn is that he cares about streetscapes, the urban landscape, street furniture, cities you "experience through your feet". You might already know I care about those things, too. I like this:
David Miller's views of Toronto do not extend to making the city "world-class." He loathes the term. "It means you're trying to be something else," he says. "Like you're trying to be New York. Well, I don't think we should be. We should be us, and just do it brilliantly."

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