U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
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

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-10-2016, 06:07 PM
 
1 posts, read 1,573 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Which is the grittiest city in the country? (Rundown streets, grafitti or whatever your definition of gritty is)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-10-2016, 06:18 PM
 
3,431 posts, read 3,044,150 times
Reputation: 4133
I'd say Montreal. I'm not familiar with some of the western cities on the list however. I'm surprised that Windsor and Hamilton aren't there.

Cities on the East Coast have older housing and some "gritty" looking areas, but they aren't truly dangerous. Which is funny, because some cities (Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver) have areas that look bland on the outside, but are fairly rough to anyone familiar with them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2016, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
4,811 posts, read 4,433,356 times
Reputation: 3253
Montreal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
1,500 posts, read 1,350,579 times
Reputation: 1723
Probably Hamilton, which I can't believe you left off the list!?!?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:20 PM
 
4,338 posts, read 2,262,120 times
Reputation: 5588
Quote:
Originally Posted by UrbanLuis View Post
Montreal.
Montreal is gritty - complete with bad areas, plentiful street people (homeless) and generous quantities of drug addicts and mentally ill but Grittiest ? I think not. I was just there for a week and went to most areas of the city on foot and bike, witnessed fights between homeless folks but was surprisingly not accosted or even aggressively pan-handled even once.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Toronto
12,581 posts, read 11,130,951 times
Reputation: 3738
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vacanegro View Post
Montreal is gritty - complete with bad areas, plentiful street people (homeless) and generous quantities of drug addicts and mentally ill but Grittiest ? I think not. I was just there for a week and went to most areas of the city on foot and bike, witnessed fights between homeless folks but was surprisingly not accosted or even aggressively pan-handled even once.
Just the point you make about aggressively pan-handled and I would agree. I haven't experienced that in the Canadian cities I've visited. There are certainly plenty enough homeless people and pan-handlers but in my experience they are just sitting on the sidewalk with a sign or politely ask for change.

This is in contrast to other places. Oddly, the worst place I've ever experienced aggressive pan-handling was in S.F.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2016, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Canada
4,811 posts, read 4,433,356 times
Reputation: 3253
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vacanegro View Post
Montreal is gritty - complete with bad areas, plentiful street people (homeless) and generous quantities of drug addicts and mentally ill but Grittiest ? I think not. I was just there for a week and went to most areas of the city on foot and bike, witnessed fights between homeless folks but was surprisingly not accosted or even aggressively pan-handled even once.
In that case no Canadian city is gritty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2016, 11:47 PM
 
873 posts, read 813,931 times
Reputation: 554
Where's Hamilton on the list...? I'm not voting until it shows up because that's clearly the grittiest city lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2016, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2,540 posts, read 3,268,413 times
Reputation: 6774
I'd vote for Wallaceburg Ontario, or Sarnia. Chemical plants and not much else to recommend either one.


Jim B.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-11-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
1,284 posts, read 898,203 times
Reputation: 1873
Quote:
Originally Posted by North 42 View Post
Probably Hamilton, which I can't believe you left off the list!?!?
That was my first thought when I noticed this thread title, Hamilton.

I've never been there, but I've heard that it's a gritty city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top