They say Canadians are friendly, always the first to say “sorry”, and… live in igloos?
I tend to agree, and might add that we like bacon, love our beer, and wear toques in the summer. I’ve also heard that Toronto is the most socially cold and unfriendly city in Canada, but I might disagree with that. Yes, every second person you pass on the street will have their face buried in their smartphone, and yes, most people will have earphones in their ears which helps give them that little bit of solitude we all crave in the big city, but if you take a moment to stop and talk to ten people on the street, I’m willing to bet that you can have a meaningful conversation with nine of them.
So, if you ever find yourself in Toronto I invite you to give it a try. Don’t hesitate to ask a Torontonian for directions, or a quick recommendation for a tasty and cheap lunch spot (I’m specifically talking to you Jess), because they’re all proud of their wonderful city, and they all long for that brief but cheerful encounter that you can only get by speaking to a stranger.
Happy Monday everyone!