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View Poll Results: Which is the most vibrant and has the most foot-traffic?
Downtown Montreal 15 60.00%
Dowtown Toronto 10 40.00%
Downtown Vancouver 0 0%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:11 AM
 
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Rank the three on the basis of which is the most vibrant (outside of festivals) and typically has the most foot-traffic
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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Montreal
Toronto
Vancouver
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Bed-Stuy & Bushwick
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Ranking on quality of female in the downtown area alone.. MTL takes the cake.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Montreal
Toronto
Vancouver a distance third.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I think it's really a toss-up between Montreal and Toronto.

Toronto has ramped up its residential density downtown with lots of towers of late, and undoubtedly has a lot more people living downtown at this point.

Whereas Montreal usually appears to have more people out and about at all hours of the day because it's simply part of the local culture to do that (stay out later).

People from throughout the metro Montreal area tend to converge in downtown Montreal more as well.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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I think it's really a toss-up between Montreal and Toronto.

Toronto has ramped up its residential density downtown with lots of towers of late, and undoubtedly has a lot more people living downtown at this point.

Whereas Montreal usually appears to have more people out and about at all hours of the day because it's simply part of the local culture to do that (stay out later).

People from throughout the metro Montreal area tend to converge in downtown Montreal more as well.
Ah, I hear ya. During the day which seems to be busier on the streets between downtown Toronto and Montreal? (ignore Toronto's PATH and Montreal's ville sous-terrain for the purposes of the comparison)


I've visited all three cities. I noticed that downtown Toronto (outside of the Bloor/Yonge intersection and the immediate environs of Dundas Square/the Eaton Centre) didn't have as much pedestrian traffic as the "centre ville" portion of Montreal. That having been said, Toronto's transit did seem to be significantly more crowded than Montreal's- both downtown (particularly at the Yonge/Bloor station) and in the suburbs (I recall a Mississauga transit bus that I rode from Square One to Islington station being packed to the brim- i.e. ppl standing on the doorsteps due to lack of sufficient room)


Though I've been to Vancouver, all I can recollect are the spectacular views when biking along the beach in Stanley Park and the presence of quite a few vagrants around the Commercial/Broadway Skytrain station (it's been almost 10 years since I've visited Vancouver though).

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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When I was in Toronto recently I noticed all that new condo construction 'downtown'. Curious is it like downtown NYC? You know 10,000,000 mil to buy and what are the rents. Can I get a place for 1000 CD a month??????????????? I'm on a budget....;-)...
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Rank the three on the basis of which is the most vibrant (outside of festivals) and typically has the most foot-traffic
Just by population alone the contest is going to be between Toronto and Montreal. Vancouver is half the size.
However in the middle of winter you will probably find more people on the streets walking longer distances than in Toronto and Montreal
That said, all three have vibrant downtowns. Toronto feels busier in some areas, than Montreal and I tend to walk more when I'm in Montreal rather than Toronto.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: USA (dying to live in Canada)
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Tie between Montreal and Toronto. Now, Toronto has 2.7 million vs. 1.7 million in Montreal - However Montrealers tends to stay outside longer well into the evening which is part of the culture, while Torontonians usually go home after work or by the time shops close. At least what I noticed.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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When I was in Toronto recently I noticed all that new condo construction 'downtown'. Curious is it like downtown NYC? You know 10,000,000 mil to buy and what are the rents. Can I get a place for 1000 CD a month??????????????? I'm on a budget....;-)...
In those new glass towers? Doubt it.
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