Who Said Canada Is Boring?

G8 summit at Huntsville for the real Muskoka-cottagey feel for G8 leaders and yes POTUS is coming here.

G20 summit at downtown Toronto, leading to a literally locked down, steel caged, heavily police-populated area, and no, POTUS is not expected here. Not to forget the false lake that has been created within the concrete jungle of the convention hall.

5.0 richeter scale earthquake today in Canada and now this……..

Earthquake has some Ottawans angry at Toronto

Wednesday’s earthquake has reignited the animosity that the rest of the country has for the centre of the universe Toronto. This time it’s Ottawa airing its grievances.

Just hours after the quake rattled a good part of Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. east coast, a few entrepreneurial Torontonians have created “I survived Toronto Earthquake 2010″ T-shirts. Popular Toronto magazine Spacing also created commemorative pins.

Turns out some Ottawans aren’t happy with Torontonians trying to claim the 5.0 tremor as their own. CBC journalist Kady O’Malley claimed that the geological event rightfully belonged to the nation’s capital:

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha …who needs the clowns from south of the border? Right, Mr. Clooney?

update: Did I feel the tremor? Yes, I did! It happened after my lunch time and initially I thought that because I had skipped my lunch maybe I was feeling light headed or something. But then my computer started shaking and my chair started shaking & I immediately got up and stuck my head into my co-worker’s workstation to find out if she had experienced it too.

She was very engaged in a phone conversation and I went back to my desk. Shortly thereafter my company issued an internal message advising us on the earthquake and telling us to leave if we wanted to. I packed up and left immediately as I did not want to be stuck downtown should situation get worse and the commuter trains get affected.

All in all very weird week for downtown Toronto, between bomb-threats, super-duper security, protests, weird-looking metal barriers, impromptu police-tents, deserted streets, deserted food-courts, almost empty offices and then to top it all off, the tremors…boy, oh boy, what a week!!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. j says:

    funny!!! Did anyone file a patent???

    BTW, did you feel it? I felt an earthquake few weeks back and I was on the 11th floor resigning to the fact that its difficult to escape!

  2. Mia Malkan says:

    Yes, I did! it was after my lunch time and initially I thought that because I had skipped my lunch, maybe I was feeling light headed or something. But then my computer started shaking and my chair started shaking & I immediately got up and stuck my head into my co-worker’s workstation.

    She was very engaged in a phone conversation and I went back to my desk. Shortly thereafter my company issued an internal message advising on the earthquake and telling us to leave if we wanted to. I packed up and left as I did not want to be stuck downtown, should situation get worse and the commuter trains get affected.

    All in all very weird week for downtown Toronto!!

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