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Culture and politics of Toronto

stub: should cover history of old cities of Toronto, East York, York, Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough, and growth of non-Toronto suburbs in 'Greater Toronto Area'. Should mention 'city that works' quote by Buckminster Fuller and decisive role of Jane Jacobs in resisting downtown expressways. Should make a point of growth in foreign-born population, 100 languages, 40 religions, and huge influx of refugees and immigrants especially in the 1990s, which caused Toronto's culture to drastically diverge from that of Ontario, and led to the late '90s conflict with Ontario and rise of the Province of Toronto movement. Should profile prominent city politicians including David Crombie[?], Art Eggleton[?], John Sewell[?], Barbara Hall[?], June Rowlands[?], Mel Lastman, David Miller[?] and Jack Layton, all of whom have been Mayor or otherwise decisive in its politics. Should also note the Toronto International Film Festival, which is one of the largest in the world, and easily the best-attended, generally considered second only to Cannes as a venue futs.

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