Let’s build, Toronto

That’s my pinned tweet on twitter. You should watch the video.

Some people like Toronto as it was in the 1970s, and would like it to remain as close to how it was then as possible. They implement land use rules and design guidelines to assist in that effort. They have a longstanding status quo bias and oppose new development. They dislike builders.

Others want Toronto to be truly great, a global city alongside New York City, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo. They build.

I’m in that latter group. And not for its own sake: being a global city means more opportunity and prosperity for Torontonians and Canadians. I’d like more people to want that for our city and country, and I’d like to find and connect with them to work on it together.