When Did Terror Make Inroads into My Sleepy Toronto?

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When Did Terror Make Inroads into My Sleepy Toronto?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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here were you when you heard about 9/11?

I was sitting with my fourth-grade classmates, at a primary school in a suburb of Toronto, mere hours from the American border. Barely two weeks ago, I’d seen the mighty Twin Towers, during an exciting family holiday to the Big Apple, where Harry met Sally, where you might meet Tootsie on the street. It was a break from the sleepy, slightly boring Toronto; New York reminded my parents of the busy Bombay they’d left behind.

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