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City for Sale (a real fixer-upper)

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The City of Toronto must be on the verge of bankrupcy. Witness the absurd idea of selling the naming rights of the civic centre of the City: Nathan Phillips Square in order to pay for its renovation.

The Square is named after Nathan Phillips, who was mayor of Toronto from 1955 to 1962. He was the mayor that got the City Hall built in the first place and was dubbed the “mayor of all the people.” Not “mayor of all the corporations.”