Originally Posted by PoscStudent
I think there is too much of a divide for current day Toronto to be one city. Old Toronto should become their own city and so should suburban Toronto. Have your own councils and mayor and work on sharing services, it's kind of ridiculous when you see the electoral map of the recent election and see that Rob Ford had very little support in old Toronto. I think the same thing kind of applies when people mention Southern Ontario and Northern Ontario seperating, no where else in Canada do you have two fairly large populations with a significant divide of rural and urban.
Would a de-amalgamation vote in Tornoto succeed?
Every largish city is divided to some degree: rich vs. poor, tough East end London (UK) vs. the ritzy west end, French vs. English (Montreal), aboriginal vs. non-aboriginal (Winnipeg), black vs. white (most US cities), anglo vs. hispanic vs. black vs. Asian (Los Angeles), wrong side of the tracks vs. good part of town, etc.
Toronto is far from unique in this respect.