saturday march 21

today i spent a good 10 minutes conducting some google research to try to determine whether drake has ever specifically explained the origin of the toronto nickname "the 6." while the general consensus seems to be that it stems from the city's two primary area codes (416, 647), i much prefer the idea that it was inspired by the six "boroughs" (east york, york, north york, scarborough, etobicoke, toronto) that were amalgamated to become current-day toronto. my googling didn't turn up any instances of drake explaining the name, so until i'm told otherwise, i'm going to go ahead and believe it's maybe 75% the amalgamation thing and 25% the area code thing.

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