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Old 03-02-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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My family and I want to move closer to Toronto, so we can spend more time there, but we will have to commute to London Ontario occasionally for work reasons. Are there any nice, diverse, and interesting areas to live (midway if possible) between these two cities? Thanks!

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Old 03-02-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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Hamilton? Maybe Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Woodstock....
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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I would recommend Guelph. It is probably the most "diverse" community (university town) and it is halfway between London and Toronto. It is nowadays considered right on the edge of the GTA with how the GTA has grown therefore it now have GO train access. It is within the daily commute zone of Kitchener/Waterloo and it is easy to do a weekly commute to London.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions! Do you recommend any particular diverse neighborhoods with good schools for the kids? Additionally we prefer a walk able area with an urban type vibe that has a good selection of ethnic restaurants.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: CFL
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You live so close you should spend some weekends visiting all the places Ck and Ajau mentioned. I'd throw in Dundas if you are looking for small towns. Well except for Woodstock that's not that much closer to Toronto then where you are now.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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We do plan to explore as much as possible before making a move, but we need guidance on where to look.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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My family and I want to move closer to Toronto, so we can spend more time there, but we will have to commute to London Ontario occasionally for work reasons. Are there any nice, diverse, and interesting areas to live (midway if possible) between these two cities? Thanks!
I'd recommend Guelph or the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Hamilton is a great city...


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Old 03-02-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
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I'd recommend Guelph or the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Hamilton is a great city...


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huh? Hamilton is one of the safest major cities in Canada.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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huh? Hamilton is one of the safest major cities in Canada.
I was just kidding, jeez

But Hamilton isn't my cup of tea, (I lived there for two years) it has a whole bunch of issues that may not be in the best interest of the OP.

However Hamilton does have some nice areas, considering the OP has children, I would recommend Dundas or Westdale, they're nice walkable areas.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:08 PM
 
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I also recommend Guelph.
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