Richard Harwood sure thinks there is:
I can’t stop hearing about interesting people and organizations in Toronto, Canada. Some of the stuff that has appeared on my radar in the last few months from Toronto include:
- Richard Florida on the creative class
- Jane Jacobs on cities
- Naomi Klein on globalization and brands
- Don Tapscott on Wikinomics
- Rotman Management School on integrative thinking
- The MaRS innovation centre
I’m sure there is lots more that I’ve missed, but the fact that, without looking for them, these things keep cropping up appears to point to a creative and innovative place. Perhaps it’s because Toronto (as I have recently learned), has half of it’s inhabitants from outside Canada, and this diversity drives innovation as I’ve blogged about previously here. What else is it about Toronto, or any place, that makes it an innovative hub?
I just thought I’d capture that there does seem to be a buzz about the place which is hard to put your finger on, but you know it when you see it.
That is precisely the constellation of forces that brought us here.