I love that we’re home to the most multicultural city in the world. I can have Chinese buns for breakfast, Lebanese takeout for lunch, French pastries for snack and Jamaican oxtail stew for dinner. I can go catch the latest Bollywood blockbuster at the Indian cinema, or go watch the old Greek guys smoke and play backgammon in the park, or catch a soccer game at the Brazilian sports bar down the street.
I love that we have so many beautiful unspoiled places that take my breath away. I’ve climbed up Grouse Mountain, watched the sun set at Peggy’s Cove, canoed through Algonquin Park and hiked along the edge of the St Lawrence… it never fails to make me proud that this is home.
I love that even our politicans are relatively scandal free. Sure, there’s the usual minor scandals involving kickbacks, payoffs and name-calling (anyone remember the “clucking faster” incident?)… but when was the last time you heard about full blown corruption like an affair with an intern, an illegitimate love-child, or random gay sex in public bathrooms? Hell, the last time things started to get interesting in government, they just prorogued Parliament for a few weeks so that everyone could simmer down. Does it get more polite than that?
And I know the OP wants to avoid the health care debate, but I love that we have socialised health care, that same-sex marriage has been embraced, and that gun ownership isn’t nearly as widespread. It warms the pinko liberal cockles of my heart.