Archive for November, 2013

November 27, 2013

Toronto: World’s most Youthful city


Original post can be found here, on TVO’s website.

Management guru Peter Drucker said, “The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.” This is the case for Toronto.

Toronto is a by-product of Canada’s formidable governing institutions: government, schools, hospitals, legal system and mass media, which produces an effective civil society and strong social trust. (Toronto’s fame as one of the most diverse cities in the world, yet a remarkably low level rate of crime is a testament to that).

But Toronto’s ace-up-the-sleeve is the forward-thinking leaders who use their networks to further the cities interests, rather than solely accumulate private capital. Toronto Life featured a few of these power brokers, including John Tory (CivicAction), Gord Nixon (RBC & MaRS), Rahul Bhardwaj (Toronto Community Foundation), Carol Wilding (Toronto Board of Trade), and Peter Munk (Barrick Gold & philanthropist). As a result, many of the cutting-edge ideas are emerging from places on the intersection of traditional industries.

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