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  • ISBN 13: 9781552452660
  • ISBN 10: 1552452662
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Some Great Idea

Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto

By (author) Edward Keenan


Since 2010 Toronto's headlines have been consumed by the outrageous personal foibles and government-slashing, anti-urbanist policies of Mayor Rob Ford. But the heated debate at City Hall has obscured a bigger, decade-long narrative of Toronto's ascending as a mature global city. It raises questions: What role does a mayor play in a city's temperament and self-confidence Can a terrible mayor make a city better by forcing its citizens to engage What place is there in our new decentralized, global, open-source world for an autocrat


Edward Keenan serves as senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid magazine in Toronto, Ontario. An eight-time finalist at the National Magazine Awards, he has written for and edited at Eye Weekly, Spacing magazine, and The Walrus.


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