Toronto's obsession with being a "world-class city," is symptomatic of the city's peculiar combination of narcissism and inferiority complex.
Now it is not sufficient to be merely a world-class city, but to be an alpha city, the biggest, leanest, meanest, son-of-a-bitch on the block.
As if it mattered to anyone else but Toronto.
Being Canada's financial capital should be a sufficient accomplishment in itself. But not to Torontonians, who want the world to love them as much as they love themselves.