World Class City

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World Class City | Idea | A goal to be achieved by incessant boosterism (Expo, 2010 Olympics, etc) or to derisively mock our attempts to become one. A symptom of Vancouver’s painful self-awareness.

Usage: “The Skytrain closes at 1am? WTF, World Class City…”

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