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The iconic NSW town of Toronto, known as the heartland of Australian boatie culture and the birthplace of NRL icon Willie Mason, has today announced some big news.
The local council, in partnership with the region’s many schools and sporting clubs, have today walked out of a long-awaited community meeting with a unanimous decision to officially stop pretending to have more than two syllables in their town’s name.
For years both tourists and permanent arrivals have been confused as to how refer to the town correctly.
Debates still rage over whether the town is located within ‘Greater Newy’ or is simply one of the many culturally diverse towns that make up the rich tapestry that is ‘The Cenny Coast’.
Some morons have even tried to claim it for the Lower Hunter.
However, as of today, one thing that is for certain is that this town is no longer called ‘Toronto’.
Road workers and sign writers have immediately gotten to work this afternoon, removing all of the unnecessary Os and Ts on local businesses and street signs, as Toronto officially becomes ‘Tronno’.
Nestled deep within the townie enclaves of Lake Macquarie, the town was one of many wild coastie towns in the region with North American-themed names. Others include Brooklyn, Wyoming and Niagara Park. But not anymore, because Canadians don’t say Tronno. Only people from Tronno say Tronno.
Except for the locals who live in the town’s industrial precinct known as Toronto West, who for whatever reason insist on pronouncing it correctly.