By Edward Keenan
Since 2010 Toronto's headlines were ate up through the outrageous own foibles and government-slashing, anti-urbanist rules of Mayor Rob Ford. however the heated debate at urban corridor has obscured a much bigger, decade-long narrative of Toronto's ascending as a mature international urban. It increases questions: What position does a mayor play in a city's temperament and self-confidence? Can a bad mayor make a urban greater through forcing its electorate to interact? What position is there in our new decentralized, international, open-source global for an autocrat?
Edward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid journal in Toronto, Ontario. An eight-time finalist on the nationwide journal Awards, he has written for and edited at Eye Weekly, Spacing journal, and The Walrus.