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Old 05-04-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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I was thinking about expanding my search on where I want to live. I want to know if any Americans could share their experience with moving to Canada.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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I'll let you know once I get there.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'll let you know once I get there.
You visiting Toronto this summer
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:54 PM
 
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You visiting Toronto this summer
Montreal actually, in July. I've already been to Toronto and Van so ..
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:07 PM
 
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Montreal actually, in July. I've already been to Toronto and Van so ..
Oh ok cool.. Good way to round out the big three!! Montreal is an awesome city - you'll have a blast!
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:29 PM
 
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Oh ok cool.. Good way to round out the big three!! Montreal is an awesome city - you'll have a blast!
After already going to two of the major cities, I can easily conclude, especially as a minority man, that:
being a minority in America is like being a bench player on a good team
being a minority in Canada is like being a average/good player on a bad team
It's quite refreshing.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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After already going to two of the major cities, I can easily conclude, especially as a minority man, that:
being a minority in America is like being a bench player on a good team
being a minority in Canada is like being a average/good player on a bad team
It's quite refreshing.
I don't get it - can you elaborate?
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle-WA-USA
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I don't get it - can you elaborate?
I felt more comfortable and blended in as a minority in Canada than I feel in America, even here in a blue state where I live.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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I felt more comfortable and blended in as a minority in Canada than I feel in America, even here in a blue state where I live.
Well Toronto/Vancouver have huge East Asian populations - Toronto obviously has a high degree of overall diversity as well that is among the most diverse in the world.. With that said, I always thought California ie S.F and L.A were very diverse.. What is it about your experiences there that you think would differ in say Toronto? I can speculate but I can't answer that question of course. Would be nice for you to provide more meat about that comfort level and blending in though..
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:14 PM
 
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Well Toronto/Vancouver have huge East Asian populations - Toronto obviously has a high degree of overall diversity as well that is among the most diverse in the world.. With that said, I always thought California ie S.F and L.A were very diverse.. What is it about your experiences there that you think would differ in say Toronto? I can speculate but I can't answer that question of course. Would be nice for you to provide more meat about that comfort level and blending in though..
CA is very diverse, no complaints there. But I just simply felt more comfortable as a minority in places like TO. I don't know why. Probably because cities like TO practically are made up by people of color, so there is no separation.
I'm not saying I experienced much racism in california, but I will say that my first few days of moving to santa barbara (college town north of LA), a guy said to me "Hey chinese guy, welcome to America!".
I've also experienced being called ***** plenty of times growing up, and I'm not saying that's a total deal-breaker. But I'm just saying.
It's simply the energy that I felt in Toronto that made me feel comfortable as a minority.
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