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View Poll Results: Grittiest City
Toronto 6 15.38%
Vancouver 3 7.69%
Montreal 8 20.51%
Calgary 1 2.56%
Saskatoon 2 5.13%
Winnipeg 17 43.59%
Ottawa 0 0%
Quebec City 0 0%
Halifax 0 0%
Edmonton 0 0%
Regina 1 2.56%
St John's NL 1 2.56%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-18-2016, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Hamiton is garbage but not very dangerous. Winnipeg is a sh*thole.
**** you!
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Hamilton terrified me. Yes maybe I am sheltered, but that place is rough.
With all due respect, if Hamilton terrified you, then you really, really need to get out more.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Niagara Falls, Ont., Hamilton, Ont., Sarnia, Ont., Windsor, Ont. are quite gritty. There are pockets of Toronto and Montreal that are very run down, but these cities overall are prosperous and vital places. Toronto was much more run-down and gritty in the 90's, IMO, especially the area east of the downtown core. Now you have to search a little to find truly neglected and run-down areas, but they are there.
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Old 06-18-2016, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I have yet to find a whole city in Canada that I would call gritty. Parts of cities of course. The grittiest and one I'm most familiar with would be the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Small in size, but intense.

I took some friends from Toronto through there last month. It opened their eyes, but they never felt unsafe, because it's not.

Vancouver DTES is probably more well known, not just because of it's intensity, but because visitors and locals are much more likely to see it. It's smack dab in the middle of two touristic parts of town. Chinatown, and Gastown, so walking from one to the other, you will go through the DTES.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Thank you, fusion! All this Hating on Hamilton has been annoying.
I have a soft spot for the place.. Good friends, good times
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:34 PM
 
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Niagara Falls, Ont., Hamilton, Ont., Sarnia, Ont., Windsor, Ont. are quite gritty. There are pockets of Toronto and Montreal that are very run down, but these cities overall are prosperous and vital places. Toronto was much more run-down and gritty in the 90's, IMO, especially the area east of the downtown core. Now you have to search a little to find truly neglected and run-down areas, but they are there.
1990s? Nah... 1970s. Yonge Street in the 1970s at least.

I've never been to Corktown, but I've heard that's pretty shabby and on the verge of gentrifying.
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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1990s? Nah... 1970s. Yonge Street in the 1970s at least.

I've never been to Corktown, but I've heard that's pretty shabby and on the verge of gentrifying.
My Aunt lived in Regent Park (just north of Corktown) in one of these buildings which were dominant in the area when I was growing up.



They have practically all been demolished and replaced with Condo's/community centre's. Corktown is starting to gentrify. Yonge street still has its grit though that is changing at a more evolved pace these days. Still, there are quite a bit of strip clubs/adult porn shops/sex booths and youth missions on it. Some grit is good though.. I don't want Toronto to become too sanitized where everything fun is just a memory replaced by a condo..

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Old 06-18-2016, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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**** you!
lol!
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Old 06-18-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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Some grit is good though.. I don't want Toronto to become too sanitized where everything fun is just a memory replaced by a condo..
I agree. Some grit creates character. Calgary comes to mind when I think of not gritty enough. Calgary is one of the most sanitary cities in the country, and it makes it look too bland. Someone should make a thread called "Most sanitary cities in Canada", that would be interesting to see.
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Old 06-18-2016, 07:13 PM
 
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I agree. Some grit creates character. Calgary comes to mind when I think of not gritty enough. Calgary is one of the most sanitary cities in the country, and it makes it look too bland. Someone should make a thread called "Most sanitary cities in Canada", that would be interesting to see.
Oh geez... add Ottawa to that list. If Mississauga were still independent, I'd add them too. Let's see... Kitchener-Waterloo. Kingston. Fredericton. Victoria.
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