Acceptance, Opportunity and Critical Mass

April 22nd, 2016

Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto, gave the opening keynote address at the 3rd International Cities of Migration Conference in Toronto on March 2, 2016, welcoming delegates from cities across Canada, the US, and as far afield as Germany, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Israel, Japan and Singapore.

In this one-on-one interview, Tory  talks about what makes Toronto a great city:

“What makes Toronto a great city for immigrants is acceptance; we embrace people from around the world from every description.”

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Watch “Diversity Drives Prosperity,” the full opening keynote address by Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto, at COM2016, March 2, Toronto:

“As migration and immigration to these cities occurs, including Toronto, the question isn’t whether diversity drives prosperity, the question is how you can make certain that you can achieve the prosperity that undoubtedly should come with diversity.”


Source:  3rd International Cities of Migration Conference, Toronto, March 2, 2016: “Diversity Drives Prosperity.”  Presented by the Global Diversity Exchange at Ryerson University, COM2016 convened local government and community leaders, practitioners, experts, activists and policy-makers for a one-day forum and in-depth analysis of the issues and opportunities created by today’s global flows of migration.

COM2016 was a preconference of the 18th National Metropolis, Toronto, March 3-5, 2016, co-hosted by the Association for Canadian Studies.



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