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A Very Big Idea

When you study a city's history, what often stands out is the realization that if just a handful of decisions had gone this way instead of that, or if a single person’s brilliance or determination had been absent from the debate, a very different city would have emerged.

One could certainly say that about Toronto. Many of the things we’ve come to admire, even cherish, the things that give us identity and pride, have happened because a few people said yes with determination and creativity, when it would have been so much easier to just say no. Without them, our city would be a very different place than it is today, one of the most dynamic and liveable cities on the planet.      

Every ten years or so, a city needs a big new idea to engage the public and shake up the status quo. In the 1970s, that big idea was the Toronto Eaton Centre.

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