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Old 03-31-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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Out of the two largest cities in Canada, Which city do you prefer and why?
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Canada
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There have been a number of threads on this topic you may like to peruse:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/canad...ty-do-you.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/toron...s-toronto.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/toron...r-toronto.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...s-toronto.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/city-...vancouver.html
http://www.city-data.com/forum/canad...-vacation.html

Personally, I prefer Montreal but, that could just be homerism, so take it with a grain of salt
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:08 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Montreal, hands down.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I'll add that they're both great cities and Toronto is a wonderful city with plenty going for it. It's not my cup of tea personally, but I'd take it over most other cities. My main criticisms is that I find its suburbs especially depressing, everything's basically overpriced for what you're getting, it's scale is a bit dehumanizing, its architecture poor, and its urban planning ugly. It's still got great theatre, museums, jobs, traditions, diversity, streetcars, and some special parks to name a few pros.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I'll add that they're both great cities and Toronto is a wonderful city with plenty going for it. It's not my cup of tea personally, but I'd take it over most other cities. My main criticisms is that I find its suburbs especially depressing, everything's basically overpriced for what you're getting, it's scale is a bit dehumanizing, its architecture poor, and its urban planning ugly. It's still got great theatre, museums, jobs, traditions, diversity, streetcars, and some special parks to name a few pros.
There is nothing in the suburbs in most places but I guess it comes down to whether you are a city person or someone that prefers family suburb life (+ slightly cheaper rents/mortgage).
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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As a poster pointed out earlier, this ground is well-trodden in other threads. Maybe we can keep this subject confined to one of those threads.

Both cities are great in their own ways. Can't we just leave it at that?
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Montreal to visit. Toronto to live.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:04 PM
 
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I'll add that they're both great cities and Toronto is a wonderful city with plenty going for it. It's not my cup of tea personally, but I'd take it over most other cities. My main criticisms is that I find its suburbs especially depressing, everything's basically overpriced for what you're getting, it's scale is a bit dehumanizing, its architecture poor, and its urban planning ugly. It's still got great theatre, museums, jobs, traditions, diversity, streetcars, and some special parks to name a few pros.
regarding the suburbs point... are u talking bout the city's inner suburbs? or the burbs around the city, vaughan, sauga...

how are mtl suburbs like and how are they less depressing?
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Two different cities each with their own strengths and weaknesses... the choice is really based on what is important to the individual and not which one is "better"

I guess this can be said of all these insane city vs city threads lol
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