senior UT member ..obviously have no learned a thing
oh I knew you would comment on that, it is actually
my typing ability, or lack of it, not my English..
No I am not talking about all their festivals I am talking
about neighbourhood parks. Yes people of Toronto use
parks when it is nice out, or programmed well, but they
don't spontanteously gather (for the hell of it) in the
little neighbourhood parks. In Montreal they do, it is
partly what they are known for. Sorry but if you have visited
Montreal so many times and you don't see the difference
I really have nothing more to say.
How Montrealers (especially French Canadians) use their parks and squares is quite astonishingly different than how Torontonians use theirs. The closest to Mtl-style is perhaps Trinity-Bellwoods' in the past few years--people openly smoking weed, openly drinking wine or beer, passionate political discussions, passionate love-making , "yard sales", easy pickups with total strangers. In T-Bellwoods, it's still hard to pick up random girls--they stare, then you approach them and they treat you like a creep. Not so in Mtl!
Homer: In Toronto, I've found Sorauren Park to be very neighbourly, it's a bit easier to meet people there but still, people have "boundaries." Polite chatter is allowed.