Writing Prompt 5/300: Give your city (or town or region) a new name that reflects what kind of place it is, and explain why you chose that name.
Toronto. Turunno. Tdot. The Big Smoke. Hogtown. The 6ix.
The city I was born and raised in. A city I love. A city I call home.
To me Toronto is a place of multiculturalism, where you can eat pretty much any food you want, see different cultures living, working and playing together, a festival every weekend in the summer, a slew of sports fans who love teams that aren’t so good, and above all a city that is always changing.
Toronto works hard to get up to speed to be the kind of city it strives to be. At least that’s what I like to see. I know there are lots of struggles and lots that aren’t exactly up to snuff but I like to think of Toronto as a city that’s a work in progress. A city that learns. A city that represents opportunities.
Renaming the city just doesn’t feel right.