If you happen upon a group of tourists decked out in Chicago Bears regalia (with or without helmets) on your daily commute to work in the next few days, we think we may know the reason why. The Chicago Tribune recently informed its readers that a visit to Toronto would be well worth their while. The author of the article—who claims to have visited Toronto 137 times—recommends “10 Things To Love” about Toronto; let’s see how your list compares.
The author begins by making the obligatory compliments about the city’s cleanliness, as well as its abundance of Timbits (at Tim Hortons “cafés”) and ketchup-flavoured chips. Number one on the list of things to love is, of course, Winners. From there, onward we go to the Distillery District, touted as the epicentre of film shoots and beautiful people. The University of Toronto campus gets a mention, too. (According to the article, it is “bordered by Queen’s Park Crescent East and West.” We’ll verify that and get back to you.) Torontonians may be surprised to discover that shopping for booze at the LCBO was described variously as “cute,” “clean,” and “adorable.” Sassafraz is noted as the celebrity-sighting hotspot—examples of celebrities include Rod Stewart, Ellen Degeneres, Courteney Cox, and maybe even the guy from Sesame Street who does Elmo’s voice, if you’re lucky.
Readers could probably pick out a few examples of incorrect information from the article, but really, how well can you know a place if you’ve only been there 137 times? Chicago, you are welcome here! Visit the city that pretended to be you in the movies!
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