'What does Toronto even mean? What kind of city is it? What kind of place do we want it to be? That's the big question, isn't it?' – Edward Keenan, Some Great Idea
Put your city wits to the test with this Toronto-centric quiz, inspired by the details in Edward Keenan's new book, Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics and the Invention of Toronto (Coach House Books, 2013).
Some Great Idea traces how post-amalgamation, and under three very different mayors, Toronto managed to so quickly oscillate from one extreme to another, and how the city might proceed from here. Through personal history, keen reportage and revelatory analysis, Edward Keenan, senior editor and lead columnist at The Grid magazine, shows how the fundamental principles of diversity and democracy that have made Toronto such a vibrant, dynamic 21st-century city can produce an unlikely politician like Rob Ford. And how those same principles have vividly insisted that such politicians are only part of a larger, messier, more productive urban politics. Click here to learn more about the book, download an excerpt or order your copy now.
Coach House gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.