What do you love about your city? Is it the friendliness of the people? The clean air? The busy markets? The nightlife? The local delicacies? Frank Sinatra wrote a whole song about New York City, and Vancouver boasts a Hockey team that the whole province celebrates; many cities even have nicknames like "The Windy City"(Chicago) or the "Concrete Jungle" (LA) Every city is unique, and the people of each city love it for a reason; but these cities didn't just spring up fully-formed out of the ground! This exercise helps to construct a city's history and culture. You can use the form below, or write a free-form post on how the city became what it is. If you do use the form, remember you don't have to limit yourself to short one-word answers; feel free to expound and explain City Name: Location: When was it settled?: What foodstuffs, landmarks, slang, etc, are unique to this city? Does the population have a name for themselves? (Eg: Torontonians, Londoners) What is the city's most popular sports team? (Are they any good?) If one were to choose three objects to represent the city, what would they be? (EG: For my city, I'd choose a tree for the logging industry, a bucket of asphalt for the potholes, and a shrub from our many parks and forests)Does the city have a mascot? Does the city have a flag? Is it home to any national or international tourist attractions? Why do the inhabitants love the city? Why do they hate it? What is it's backbone industry?