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Toronto as a World City
A discussion of Toronto as a world city in the global village of today.
# 138735 | 1,750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Canadian Studies (General) , Economics (Globalization)


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The paper looks at Marshall McLuhan's global village, Gibson's concept of 'cyberspace,' and Toronto's status as a 'beta' city to argue that Toronto is steadily moving towards a structure wherein elites have more in common with elites elsewhere than with members of their own community; in effect, while the world at large may becoming more tribal, the city is certainly not. The paper uses the background of the past 50 years to show us a world that is rapidly-urbanizing, is steadily becoming more inter-connected, and increasingly dominated by a few large centers. The paper further shows how within that context, certain trends are evident - and Toronto's emerging place in the new world order (and the centrality of the urban center) is one of them.

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"The following paper will look at Marshall McLuhan's global village, Gibson's concept of `cyberspace,' and Toronto's status as a `beta' city to argue that Toronto is steadily moving towards a more reified structure wherein elites have more in common with elites elsewhere than with members of their own community; in effect, while the world at large may becoming more tribal, the city is certainly not. All of this is important for our understanding of urban dynamics because the background of the past 50..."

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