Mr. Trotter was recently in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Toronto is one of the largest cities in North America. We are proud of being multi-cultural; half of our residents moved here from a different country. These people have brought many things to Toronto; we can all share in their festivals and celebrations from home, and try many kinds of food. Toronto doesn’t really have food it calls its own – we have a little bit of everything from all around the world.
Toronto shows caring in many ways. We hosted the 2015 Pan Am and Para PanAm Games this summer which invited athletes from around the world to compete in athletics. Sports are a way to have people be proud of their own countries yet have something in common with others.
We also have a famous hockey team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, who help other hockey teams feel good about themselves by letting them win all the time. Our basketball team, the Toronto Raptors, used to do this as well, but have recently started beating other basketball teams instead. We try to do so politely of course.
We recently took in a few hundred refugees from Syria and hope to bring in more soon. These are families who have lost everything because of war and are looking for a safe place to live. We feel fortunate to live in a city like Toronto and are sharing what we have with these brave people who have lost almost everything. Those traits are required if they’re going to be Toronto Maple Leafs fans.