A compelling dramatic television documentary starring the city we love to hate
Love it or hate it, Toronto is wedged like a thorn in the national psyche. Known as Toronto the Good because of its Victorian morality and temperance, it was anything but. From the beginning, immigrants have challenged Toronto’s identity, forcing necessary tolerance and surprising contradiction. From Lt. Governor Simcoe’s muddy little York to the sprawling megacity of today, the history of Toronto is a unique mix of paradox and complexity.
Toronto: City of Dreams is a rollicking romp through three centuries of history, revealing ‘Toronto the Good’ in all its contradictions. From muddy backwater to pulsing metropolis; from pioneer booziness to the Temperance League; from Orange Order to the most multicultural city in the world, this is where English Canada’s national identity is forged.
Always there is the smaller citizen pleading for tolerance; the haunting, individual voice that moves a city to be better.
This is provocative, entertaining viewing for all Canadians.