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Old 06-28-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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The only Canadian city Toronto ever thinks about is Montreal and in general don't see other Canadians as being particularly relevant.
Toronto only compares itself to Montreal when it comes to hockey. And everybody outside of the Greater Toronto Area know who wins that one.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Toronto only compares itself to Montreal when it comes to hockey. And everybody outside of the Greater Toronto Area know who wins that one.
You mean the other 7 billion humans who know Toronto sucks, right? lol
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Toronto only compares itself to Montreal when it comes to hockey. And everybody outside of the Greater Toronto Area know who wins that one.
No - I think those within the GTA know the Leafs SUCK.. Hey isn't Newmarket a part of the GTA.. I think she is one of our likkle satellites

Anyway you just wait - Babcock is going to turn this ship around I tell ya........ lol

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Old 06-28-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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You mean the other 7 billion humans who know Toronto sucks, right? lol
Hey - you better be talking about the other 7 billion humans knowing the Leafts suck and not Toronto - otherwise those are fighting words Mags
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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I dont know why every one gives Toronto a hard time as i think its a great city, lots to do great shopping and dining ,many events and interesting venues good public transportation,
i lived there once for a year and really enjoyed the social scenes,in fact on all visits to Toronto i've never had a bad experience.Perhaps it helps if you have a friendly out going disposition and arent afraid of initiating social interactions.
Toronto? whats not to like?
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I dont know why every one gives Toronto a hard time as i think its a great city, lots to do great shopping and dining ,many events and interesting venues good public transportation,
i lived there once for a year and really enjoyed the social scenes,in fact on all visits to Toronto i've never had a bad experience.Perhaps it helps if you have a friendly out going disposition and arent afraid of initiating social interactions.
Toronto? whats not to like?
Part of the problem I think Jambo simply is the need to connect the people of a place to a particular stereotype.. Its just so easy to do that. Objectively Toronto has a lot to offer and there are all kinds of different types of people in the city - its far from being 'only' a business place. Perfect it is not but what place is.. I typically find the negative sentiment towards the city not really rooted in anything rational or well thought out/experienced. As for it getting slack for being Canada's largest well Toronto while a big city isn't particularly large compared to many other nations largest cities so i'm not sure why that would be used against it. Someone has to be the biggest in a country.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I don't think BCers think particularly badly about Ontario. Provincially they have little in common.

When it comes to Vancouver/Toronto that is quite a different matter. Vancouverites are constantly saying how much better Vancouver is in such-and-such category over Toronto {or every city for that matter} as Toronto is seen as the big bad Eastern snob. Torontonians on the other hand don't even think about Vancouver. Torontonians seem to think it is a pretty little city but that's assuming they think of it at all. The only Canadian city Toronto ever thinks about is Montreal and in general don't see other Canadians as being particularly relevant.

Maybe this is where a lot of anti-Toronto feeling comes from in Western Canada..............there is only one thing worse than being talked about and that's not being talked about.
I think that is an over generalization. I have heard certain Vancouverites say what they think is better about Vancouver over such and such a place, but those are mostly people who have moved to Vancouver from other cities...and we know that a a lot of people living in Vancouver have moved here.

There are also a lot of Vancouverites, myself included, that rave about Toronto or Montreal and what we like about those cities albeit with the usual caveat that we wouldn't like the winters there.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:22 PM
 
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You mean the other 7 billion humans who know Toronto sucks, right? lol
Leaf fans live in their own little world. A utopia if you will. A place where it's always 1967 unless they hear the names Dougie and Wendel, like a whisper in the breeze...........



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No - I think those within the GTA know the Leafs SUCK.. Hey isn't Newmarket a part of the GTA.. I think she is one of our likkle satellites
Anyway you just wait - Babcock is going to turn this ship around I tell ya........ lol
Unfortunately we're just outside of Newmarket in Bradford. So technically we're not in the GTA. Sadly we're in South Simcoe with the likes of Innisfil.

Only 10 minutes away but it's like night and day sometimes............Bradford can be very, very "small town" at times.

For the record, I've been an Oiler fan since the '80's. I gave up on them when the ole boys club took over the team a few years ago. Now that they've all been "reassigned", hockey can resume in Oil town.
And Mike Babcock is about to have a rude awakening.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Hey - you better be talking about the other 7 billion humans knowing the Leafts suck and not Toronto - otherwise those are fighting words Mags
Oh, yes of course. lol I just re-read the way I wrote that. Of course I meant the Leafs. lol

I'll give the fans credit though, they don't abandon that team for nothing.
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Old 06-29-2015, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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I'll give the fans credit though, they don't abandon that team for nothing.
Being a Leaf fan is ingrained from day 1.

One of my first memories is my Dad wheeling the portable TV into the dining room so we could watch the Leafs play while we had dinner. We lived in Calgary at the time, so an 8:00 pm start in Toronto was a 6:00 pm start on TV in Calgary. Mom was not amused, but she dealt, as she was a Leafs fan too. Both Mom and Dad were from southern Ontario originally, and each had been to Maple Leaf Gardens for Leaf games.

We moved to Toronto, and I was in awe one day when Dad drove us by Maple Leaf Gardens. "That's it, Chevy," Dad said, "That's where your team plays." I was agog at the car window, looking at this temple of hockey on Carlton Street. I was further amazed when my Dad said, some weeks later, "I've got tickets to the Leafs game. Chevy, you wanna go?"

Well, yeah! I still remember that night. Against Montreal (I knew that Montreal were the bad guys). Johnny Bower was in goal for the Leafs, George Armstrong on centre, and I didn't care who was playing for Montreal; I just wanted the Leafs to win. And they did.

Dad and I went to many games at Maple Leaf Gardens after that. And thanks to those experiences, I have never stopped being a Leaf fan.

As I said, being a Leaf fan is ingrained from day 1.
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