Downtown brings me joy and happiness

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Downtown is home for me. It is the only place I have lived. Living downtown brings me joy and happiness. I love downtown because there is lot of diversity. For example, my grade 4/5 class did a survey and we have students from 13 different counties. This makes me feel comfortable to be myself. Another thing that I love about downtown is looking at the tall buildings at night full of lights. It makes our skyline look beautiful. My favorite building is the CN tower. I have been there 3 times and each time is just as fun as the last. The view from the CN tower is magnificent. You can see all of Toronto from up there, including the building I live in. I belong downtown.

- Tajmim

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Downtown is fun, epic and joyful

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I am nine years old and I go to Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Regent Park. I love being at this school. It’s so fun when I’m at school. I feel like I can learn anything. I like my teacher because she teaches us Math, Language, etc. My family is originally from Jamaica and moved to Canada when my brother and sister were 12. I was born here. I am always around Jamaican people at home, but at school I have friends from all over the world. When I think of downtown Toronto, I think of FUN, EPIC, JOY. I love being downtown. Sometimes the streets are really loud and busy. Downtown has lots of fun places like the CNE. Also, I like being downtown because there are many celebrations, such as Taste of the Danforth and Canada’s 150th birthday this year. Thank you for reading my I belong downtown story.

- Shania Duncan

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