Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Welcome to Toronto - brought to you by Molson, Chuck E Cheese, Ford, Dell, Scotiabank and Sephora

Some brilliant politicos at City Hall are actually contemplating selling the naming rights of Nathan Phillips Square to pay for its maintenance. It is arguably the most successful public space in the city and having it named 'General Motors Square' (as was actually presented as a possibility) takes away the sense that it belongs to the city. Not to mention it abandons honouring Nathan Phillips. Plus, how unromantic would that be... Imagine Trafalgar Square renamed Virgin Atlantic Square? Or Place de la Concorde becoming Place du Crédit Lyonnais? Some things should be sacred... or at least not for sale. Toronto has too little history to pimp out its few iconic spaces.


At 4:40 PM, Blogger PDD said...

It's like the 'Rogers Centre' formerly known as the 'Sky Dome'. All of these corporations are taking over and it's making me want to barf.

Also, for arguments sake, if they are going to change the name of 'Nathan Phillips Square' (Not that I think they should. That would be absolutely retarded) Why not call it 'David Miller Square'? They should at least preserve the theme in which it originated, right?

I think all of these politicos have too much damn time on their lazy hands!

At 4:45 PM, Blogger PDD said...

Oh, I nearly forgot... What is 'Sephora'?

At 4:49 PM, Blogger Genet said...

Sephora is a cosmetic and skin care store from France. It smells nice in there but their staff tend to be as smart as lipstick.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger PDD said...

I love you. Now kiss me!


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