COMING TO CALGARY!
front of the Calgary Eaton�s Centre on Stephen Avenue Walk.
Toronto Appreciation activities and T-Shirt Prizes!
UPCOMING TV DOCUMENTARY
WANTS TO HEAR
ABOUT THE CENTRE OF THE
CBC documentary plans to get to the bottom of the only thing that may truly
unite the country, why Canadians hate Toronto. A tongue in cheek take on
Canada�s other national pastime, Toronto Blogger
Robert Spence will be traveling Western Canada to get an earful about Toronto.
is co-directing �Let�s All Hate Toronto� with Albert Nerenberg (Stupidity, Escape to Canada) will be holding
�Toronto Appreciation Days� in various Western Canadians cities to find out why
Western Canada loves or hates Toronto. Spence, who will be appearing on talk
radio shows and making public appearances in malls and bars, does not have
bodyguards nor wear any body armour, however has
considered wearing the bear proof supersuit featured
in Project Grizzly.
�I think one
reason why people hate Toronto,� says Spence. �Is that there�s no dialogue on
the issue. I think as soon as we can talk about it, people will naturally relax
and we�ll see the love.�
filmmakers have researched the extensive tradition of resenting Toronto which
dates back to the 19th Century perhaps even beyond. �
There is some evidence that the Iroquois didn�t hold the area where Toronto is now located in very high esteem,� says Spence who is also a Spokesmoron for the World Stupidity Awards.
organizers encourage anyone with feelings about Toronto to come out and wow them
on Toronto Appreciation Day. In some cities for Toronto Appreciation Day, Spence
plans to appear along side some local Leafs fans, a clown, or next to the city
One of the
main complaints of people who visit or move to Toronto is that people are
unfriendly and emotionally cold. Is
it a Protestant thing? A big city thing? It�s also a
common perception that people are obsessed with work and money in Toronto so
much so that everything else takes second place including people�s
outside Toronto believe Toronto, the financial capital
of Canada has all the money. This kind of Toronto-hating is very convenient when
you�re broke. It is possible that Toronto is simply the richest and the best and
people are jealous.
hate Toronto because of its perpetually losing ultra-rich hockey team? Is �GO
LEAFS GO!� like sandpaper on the rest of Canada�s ears? Is CBC coverage too
If Canada is
roaring rivers and towering timbers Toronto is a big fat polluted city.
IS BORING AND PURITANICAL
bureaucrats refused to allow Torontonians Natalie Glebova be �Miss Universe� on city property. Similar to when
the Barenaked ladies weren�t allowed to perform on
city property because of their rude band name.
And many say that �Toronto the Good � is so good that its
perhaps a symbolic glue that has evolved to promote
national unity. What do the Maritimer fisherman, the
artsy Montrealer, the Calgarian Oil cowboy and the Vancouver tree-hugger all have
in common? Toronto-hating.
interesting about Toronto-hating is that today, it is challenged by the facts.
Toronto is Canada�s most diverse city, with some of the country�s wildest
nightlife and its share of rich and poor. Toronto drives much of the Canadian
economy, and few residents are under the illusion they are living in the New
York of the North. Yet Toronto-hating lives on.
For more info or to participate in Toronto Appreciation Day contact:
is available for interviews
416-926-8886 or email [email protected]