Does anyone else in Toronto wonder where Lake Ontario went?

A recent visit to Chicago dramatically reminded me of what is missing in Toronto—our Lake Ontario shoreline. When the great Chicago fire leveled their downtown in 1871 the city displayed great foresight and generosity when they decreed it illegal for private builders to monopolize the Lake Michigan shoreline. Consequently, Chicago now enjoys an incredible twenty-seven-mile long park that ensures the lake is forever accessible to its citizens. While I don't advocate setting fire to downtown Toronto to get rid of unsightly buildings and planning blunders, I do think our city…

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