To celebrate Toronto turning 175 on March 6, Suresh Doss and Jaime Woo created a video that captures Torontonians from all walks of life describing the city they live in. The hook? The city's citizens will be describing Toronto in just six words. Why six? It's the perfect length: long enough for people to express how they feel, but still compact enough to force them to weigh each word. Anything went as long as it genuinely reflected how one felt and fit the length.
We aimed for a true panoramic view of Toronto and spoke with art gallery owners, baristas, businesspeople, students and more. We have been overwhelmed by the participation of the people of Toronto, as they took the opportunity to think of their city in a novel way. Our hope was to have Toronto's citizens sharing ideas with one another, connecting with each other as a community.
Happy birthday, Toronto!