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Shots of Toronto

I saw Toronto tonight, in a movie. My Big Fat Greek Wedding was set in Chicago but filmed in Toronto. It was a decently fun movie, with a few truly stellar moments (the water sprinklers!). I also noticed Toronto in an article today: the Des Moines-based World Food Prize recipient will be announced there soon. (The World Food Prize is given to the person who, in the last year, has done the most to ease world hunger in some way).

I'm just as tuned in to mentions of my other places, like Des Moines, but Des Moines rarely makes international headlines when it's not election season, not the way Toronto does. There are lots of places I notice, most ones which I've had some memorable bit of life in, but of course, home is always the most exciting to see mentioned.

Speaking of places, random gossip, the new city library is going to be designed by an architect who has had his design for a new cemetary island for Venice approved. Wow.... a new cemetary island.

Meanwhile, speaking of Italy, my sister's been miserably sick this week, poor girl. She had to cancel a trip to Siena because of it and, from what I hear, her boyfriends' relatives had been cooking a week for the meal. At least she's basically finished her internship now, only one day to go and that's a flexible one.


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Aug. 16th, 2002 07:29 am (UTC)
Toronto cameos
I love seeing Toronto in movies, especially when I' watching them in London. It always makes me laugh how it's always supposed to be New York or somewhere like that. Toronto also pops up occasionally in big-budget UK TV commercials. I always get nostalgic.
Aug. 20th, 2002 11:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Toronto cameos
I don't usually recognize Toronto in movies and the like, sadly, but am always happy to learn (usually in retrospect) that what I just saw was filmed in Toronto. It was easier to remember with X-men since I knew someone who worked on some of the props and effects for it. Neat things.
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