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today’s geography lesson

Happened to be flipping today through a deeply intellectual American magazine called “Life and Style” – well, they’re equally important, aren’t they, your life and your style? A girl has to know what the stars are wearing, doesn’t she? – and came upon a feature on Katie Holmes, who was recently shooting a Kennedy bio-pic in Toronto. Of course, Toronto looks just like both Washington and Dallas.

We Torontonians are all aware that one day, Ms. Holmes, as if she were a normal parent like you and me, took her daughter Suri to Centre Island. Well, there’s a several page spread on this fantastic event in the magazine, entitled “Katie and Suri take a cruise.” “They took a ferry to Centre Island,” the article explains, “off the coast of Toronto.”
Centre Island, off the coast of Toronto. Well … I guess it is. It reminds me of one of Rick Mercer’s marvellous “Talking to Americans” bits, when he asked Americans, “Since Canada is landlocked with no coastline, no access to the ocean and therefore no navy, do you think the American navy would mind sharing some of its boats with Canada?”
The people he interviewed were heartily in favour of this neighbourly idea.
Just hopping on my bike to go to the Y. Off the coast of Yonge Street.

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