I remember being at a party in Toronto about 5 years ago, and having my friends in Toronto laugh at me because I lived in Buffalo.I went to the D|X Gala this past October in Toronto, and fully expected a similar reception by Torontonians. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised. Not only were my friends now fully interested in Buffalo, but actually seemed to find it a desirable place. Any Buffalonian can attest that this holiday season was like no other. We fully experienced a Canadian Invasion — and for the first time in a long time, it felt like a real city. We had reached critical mass.I was walking down Delaware Avenue the other day, and CityTV was doing person on the street interviews. Yesterday, the Toronto Star ran a high profile piece about Buffalo, and noted that it is a city on the rise. You can read the article here: http://www.thestar.com/Travel/article/292052Maybe as the vision for a public transit-rich southern ontario will make the link between Buffalo and Toronto a reality in the near future. I’m looking forward to that day.