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Old 01-05-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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I want tot move to one of these southern Ontario cities. I would definitely move to Toronto but I can't afford it cause it's too expensive. I placed my choices on either Windsor or Hamilton because they are both close to major cities (Hamilton to Toronto and Windsor to Detroit) and they are not that small and a pretty good size for entertainment and all. Which out of these two is better to live in? Which has lower cost of living, crime, nightlife, entertainment, weather, jobs, downtown, etc? Which is generally a nicer place to live? Hamilton or Windsor?
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Windsor is right across the river from Detroit but it's an international boundary. Ask yourself how often you want to deal with those wonderful people from the United States Department of Homeland Security.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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Hamilton all the way!

I really like the Hammer, very good location,
close to everything: Toronto, Burlington, escarpment for hiking,
housing is cheaper but you have to pick a good area.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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Yeah I'm really unsure between these 2 cities. Windsor seems to have more interesting things going on with the casino and more resteraunt and stuff like that and it is warmer with more nightlife, but Hamilton is closer to Toronto which I like, Both are in good locations though. Cost of living is cheaper in Windsor too. But Hamilton is a much bigger city. I don't really know, I can't afford to live in Toronto but i would in a heartbeat if I had enough money. Which one of these 2 is better for business? Like opening a shop or a resteraunt? Also what are the cost of living differences between, Windsor and Hamilton? Is there a big difference? Is it a better economy in Hamilton and is it a better place to open up a business? Are there any other opinions on which city is better, Hamilton or Windsor?
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:53 PM
 
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Yeah I'm really unsure between these 2 cities. Windsor seems to have more interesting things going on with the casino and more resteraunt and stuff like that and it is warmer with more nightlife, but Hamilton is closer to Toronto which I like, Both are in good locations though. Cost of living is cheaper in Windsor too. But Hamilton is a much bigger city. I don't really know, I can't afford to live in Toronto but i would in a heartbeat if I had enough money. Which one of these 2 is better for business? Like opening a shop or a resteraunt? Also what are the cost of living differences between, Windsor and Hamilton? Is there a big difference? Is it a better economy in Hamilton and is it a better place to open up a business? Are there any other opinions on which city is better, Hamilton or Windsor?
Windsor is 4 hours away from Downtown Toronto, 5 hours away from the Chicago Loop (a much superior city, IMHO) and 10 minutes from Detroit as the saying goes... 8 hours from NYC and 4 hours from Kentucky too (many Windsorites have recently purchases property in the US Smoky Mountains, as close as Muskoka, beautiful and 1/10 of the price)... Windsor is more multicultural while Hamilton has better institutions such as McMaster University. Windsor as well is more "edgy" if that is a positive or negative.

Windsor is much, much cheaper than Hamilton... Housing is much cheaper and the quality is good. Don't fool yourself, your money stretches further in Windsor and having Detroit so close makes buying gas and groceries weekly pretty easy. As well, Windsor gets less snow.

Windsor has a very very decent club scene for a city its size... One of the best for a mid sized city on the continent. Detroit is world class for music and sports and is a world center for certain sub-genres such as industrial, goth, good ol' Rock'n'roll, etc. Going to watch the Red Wings is an easy night out and won't break the bank either... Think the Red Wings are still running the "2 pops, 2 hot dogs, 2 tickets for $50" promo... Can't get that with the Leafs (or a Stanley Cup)... Bleacher seats for the Tigers are still $5 too! Detroit Metro Airport is 25km away and yes, it is much cheaper to fly out of DTW than YYZ...

Hamilton is part of Toronto's orbit while Windsor is part of the Midwest US orbit...
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:55 AM
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Hamilton all the way. The arm pit of the North American continent is UP WIND in Windsor
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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Hamilton all the way. The arm pit of the North American continent is UP WIND in Windsor
All of Southern Ontario is upwind from the US Smokestacks... The steel mills in Hamilton don't help either.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Isn't upwind from the smokestacks where you want to be? I would be more concerned being downwind.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Isn't upwind from the smokestacks where you want to be? I would be more concerned being downwind.
Sorry, downwind, my bad...
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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I think Hamilton is the better choice, isnt there an unemployment issue in Windsor? (worse than average i hear). Also the comment on Windsor being warmer makes no sense, -5 in Hamilton will be -2 in Windsor..sure that is warmer but still cold, and the summers might be 80 in Hamilton but 84 in Windsor, again its not like living in the tropics
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