Flying in the face of a key immigration fallacy – that a successful society rests on a flourishing dominant culture – comes this ode to Toronto. With almost half its population having come from a multitude of other countries, it is North America's most culturally diverse city, the world's 5th most livable city, and where, coincidentally, I grew up.
"Toronto is wealthy, healthy, well-educated,
and much safer than any sizable American city. In 2006, its murder rate
was 2.6 per 100,000 residents, which makes it less than half as deadly
as Des Moines....(It) truly is
one of Earth's closest approximations of urban paradise."