Tuesday, March 04, 2014


I continue to wonder why there is so little notice of greater Toronto in regional thinking here. I guess that international border still looks imposing. But Toronto is just a few hours away by car... ok, maybe 5 hours, but a drive. You really could reuse many a Toronto headline of late here. Toronto Star just last week: Manufacturing in Ontario must be different than past.  Also note Toronto is more national news: NYT: Toronto's Ethnic Buffet

Our more kindred industrial neighbor, Hamilton, Ontario, has been in the news of late with some similar themes there as well. See the Hamilton Spectator:  Hamilton reaps benefits from immigrants. Also check out the launch of a Hamilton crowdfunding site aimed at generating venture capital. Or take this (via @burghdiaspora) on the reference to  how "Steeltown has been acquiring a post-industrial, hipster reputation of late...."

Then there was this from 3 years ago: How Canada became an open data and data journalism powerhouse.  That and I am sad to admit that the book store scene in Toronto puts Pittsburgh to shame.


Blogger Vannevar said...

It's the same distance as DC. (I mean, it's a Dash-7 hop) The change in emphasis can only be explained by the presence of that bike trail to DC. Perhaps when we get a bike trail to Toronto...

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

Yinzers don't have passports.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

You don't need a passport to go to Canada. Just to get back into the United States from Canada.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:30:00 PM  

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