Save Us Hobbits, Save Us
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Save Us Hobbits, Save Us

An observant reader let us know that The New York Times Travel section has a piece on Toronto’s revitalization as a travel destination, which means somebody at Tourism Toronto has been doing their job.
The piece talks about the ROM, the AGO and other major construction projects. But its focus happens to be those singing, dancing, Mirvish produced Hobbits! The headline reads “A Revitalized Toronto Pins Its Hopes on the Hobbits.” We’re going to steal the reader’s joke and point out that people really shouldn’t be talking about Ed Mirvish (should we start calling him Bilbo?) like that.
Torontoist is also noticing that this city has more and more in common with Middle Earth. Middle Earth has a diverse population (Hobbits, Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Orcs). Toronto is consistently considered one of the world’s most multicultural. Impressive tower or towers? Check. A giant eye that sees all? Yep. Have you seen what City Hall looks like from above?! Now both places, one fictional, the other very real, seem to be pinning their hopes on four foot tall hobbits.