In our quest to be a “World Class City” we’ve been spending far too much time on comparison and too little time taking a hard look at the places and things to which we compare ourselves. The best example currently is Yonge-Dundas Square, the north side of which is finally taking shape. I am constantly hearing people refer to Yonge-Dundas as “Toronto’s Times Square”, a place of light and action that will serve as hub for the city. But what are we emulating? Is Times Square the heart of New York City? And even if it is, is Toronto similar enough to New York that we should have a similar heart?