What improvement could make Toronto a world class city again? Any suggestions?
The question which needs to be asked, is was Toronto ever a world class city and if so, when?
Determine that and then you can answer your question.
Toronto as we now it today is fairly new. The skyscrapers dominating the skyline are from the late 60′s and 70′s.
The public transprotation plan was originally to have been much larger, but provincial and federal politics downsized plans. Toronto has always been a political football.
The city cannot be compared to London or Paris as it lacks the history. It cannot be compared to Chicago as it lacks the architecture, population and history of creative urban planning.
The theatre scene is primarily dominated by one family or company, the Mirvish Family so what we see is determined by one company.
Almagamation with other cities forced the City of Toronto to focus on other priorities rather the original boundaries of the city. Money had to be spent elsewhere.
Increase public transportation, advance the new 25 year transit plan by 15 years, redevelop the port lands, the waterfront, include affordable housing in the downtown core. Toronto, with the vast number of condo units rising in the downtown core is becomine a have or have not city. Push for dealmagamation. Allow Toronto to become Toronto again territorial speaking. Eliminate height restrictions on buildings. Support the arts scene. Recogonize that while the city is the most ethnically diverse city in the world, ethnic tensions are slowly simmering and do something about it.