What Toronto Could Learn From Chicago

Margaret Wente lists Chicago's strengths and criticizes Toronto's mayor for the city's problems.

"[Chicago] is bursting with energy and drive. The public spaces gleam. The downtown is a feast of wonderful architecture...shops and restaurants are thronged with happy tourists...even the infrastructure is inventive. In Chicago, public art is mandated for all new construction. The mayor is a big fan of architecture, and the new Millennium Park is a bold, creative - and city-led - triumph. You want green? He put a green roof on city hall and gave developers incentives to do the same. He thought the city airport was a blot on the waterfront, so he had it bulldozed before anyone could stop him."

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