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Old 08-27-2012, 05:36 PM
 
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For a long while now, I've been thinking of moving out of Toronto. I was born and raised here but it as now lost it's magic.

Yeah, you can find everything and anything in Toronto. It's robust with different cultures and lifestyles. But something about it isn't the same...

So, I want to move out of Toronto but I don't know where to go?

I would like to stay 'close' to Toronto for now but not Mississauga or Brampton close- farther would be great.

I'm looking for a quiet place with friendly people. A place where the cost of living isn't as high as Toronto. Also, where it might not be as diverse as Toronto, I would like to find a place where I can acceptingly fit in then stand out completely (I'm African American).

Does anyone have any suggestions, that would be great!
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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it is ridiculous to call Toronto a concrete jungle. I mean, have you been to other major cities?

If you take a bird's view of the entire city, Toronto is very, very flat. The only area which highrises dominate along Yonge st and probably a few streets close to the lake. Even very central streets such as Queen st, Jarvis st, Church st are mostly low rises.

The city of Toronto as we see it, is 95% low rise, much like a suburb anywhere. Concrete jungle? I'd like to see where it is.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...erial_2009.jpg
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Niagara is very nice and affordable too. It's not very diverse but is growing in that direction.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Kingston, Ontario! It's a lovely little city. That or Guelph, I love Guelph. Both are small cities of about a 100,000 dominated by the presence of a big university, but they also have lots of other little industries independent of these.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:45 PM
 
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You might like the outskirts of Peterborough area or close by Lindsay.or further east Picton or Gananoque..
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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it is ridiculous to call Toronto a concrete jungle. I mean, have you been to other major cities?

If you take a bird's view of the entire city, Toronto is very, very flat. The only area which highrises dominate along Yonge st and probably a few streets close to the lake. Even very central streets such as Queen st, Jarvis st, Church st are mostly low rises.

The city of Toronto as we see it, is 95% low rise, much like a suburb anywhere. Concrete jungle? I'd like to see where it is.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...erial_2009.jpg
It's also very green for a city of its size.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside, Calgary
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Kingston, Ontario! It's a lovely little city. That or Guelph, I love Guelph. Both are small cities of about a 100,000 dominated by the presence of a big university, but they also have lots of other little industries independent of these.

I agree with the suggestion of university towns (or small cities).
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Milton/Georgetown (though the housing costs are rising)
Newmarket
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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It's also very green for a city of its size.
I am not saying it is not.

I just think calling Toronto a "concrete jungle" as if there is congestion everywhere and there is no open space to breathe is completely misleading. There are very few areas where highrises are the norm. In most part of the city, it is one single family house after another, and vast green land.

Toronto is not Hong Kong or Manhattan, which can be described as concrete jungles.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I am not saying it is not.

I just think calling Toronto a "concrete jungle" as if there is congestion everywhere and there is no open space to breathe is completely misleading. There are very few areas where highrises are the norm. In most part of the city, it is one single family house after another, and vast green land.

Toronto is not Hong Kong or Manhattan, which can be described as concrete jungles.
Exactly. I totally agree.
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