Friday, June 23, 2023


 Good evening!

Today I would like to share with you a book about Toronto. Unfortunately, I have not read it yet.

I always try to read books on paper and second hand as much as possible,  I will try to find an English version at BMW (a used book store in Toronto) Alternatively, I will go to a library.

The author is a Canadian who was born in Sri Lanka and immigrated to Montreal, Canada at the age of 19. The story is set in 1930s Toronto,  a poetic description of urbanizing Toronto and the changes and dreams of immigrant workers. Surprisingly, it is being made into a movie. (I just found out about this)

The reason why I am interested in this book is that I currently have a part-time job in a store owned by a 70-year-old Canadian lady and she always says that Toronto has changed now and that she wants to leave and go back to her hometown (which is a much higher up city).

I am now interested in Toronto's background because I have heard that Toronto is famous for its diversity and was recently ranked 9th in the world's most livable cities, but I am beginning to wonder what it was like in the past and how it has changed. 

And it's almost time to vote for the mayor!

Is the book famous enough to be made into a movie? If you have read it, please let me know!

thank you for reading!



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