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Vladimir Putin

Houston, William

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A series of comparisons showing how greatly the city of Toronto has expanded over the time of the speaker's 45 years of continuous residence. Indicating the duty of its citizens in view of the certainty that the expansion will be greater in the future than it has been in the past. The speaker's surprise at the statistics he procured, and his certainty that the audience will find them startling as well. Those statistics presented with regard to area, population, school attendance, number of school teachers, expenditure on City services, revenue from taxation, street mileage, expansion in steam railways that terminate in the city or pass through it. The need for more parks. Suggestions for other developments such as a sea-wall drive from the Humber River to the Scarborough town-line, including the Island.