It's been a hard weekend for Toronto, probably the hardest it's faced in decades. I was here for the 2003 blackout, for example, and there was no rioting and anger - only impromptu street parties and camaraderie. Though the wreckage is being cleared away, the shattered windows will stay that way for a long time in this city's memory. To a city as peaceful as Toronto, unaccustomed to this sort of temporary chaos, it was a shock.
But the walls will be coming down soon. All the doors of Union Station are open. This city is past the worst of the dark clouds now. Today is the day for deep breaths, calm consideration, and renewed progress toward the future.
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