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Old 05-18-2019, 08:18 AM
 
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Visited Canada for the first time in Vancouver and fell in love. Clean, modern, pretty, dense, walkable, good demographics. Want to visit another Canadian city. How does Toronto compare if I love Vancouver?

I'm from NYC BTW.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: YVR - YYJ - YOW
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A lot less pretty than Vancouver but there is a lot more to do, buy, shop and see if you're into urbanity. Less so if you're more into nature, water activities or skiing. Toronto would be much more similar to NYC and less interesting for a tourist to visit from there than Vancouver, but it's still well worth seeing. I'd recommend Montreal or Quebec City instead as a tourist though if you basically have the pick of the litter among Canadian cities.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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A lot less pretty than Vancouver but there is a lot more to do, buy, shop and see if you're into urbanity. Less so if you're more into nature, water activities or skiing. Toronto would be much more similar to NYC and less interesting for a tourist to visit from there than Vancouver, but it's still well worth seeing. I'd recommend Montreal or Quebec City instead as a tourist though if you basically have the pick of the litter among Canadian cities.
Agreed. If you have money, family there, etc., Vancouver is an ideal place to live. It's basically a large town vs a city like Toronto which is like NYC Jr. .

Toronto is generally flat, grid like, towers, suburban sprawl. No real scenery to look at. The one we do (Scarborough Bluffs) pales in comparison to Vancouver's topography. If you're younger and looking for the club/bar scene, Toronto of course. Though I will say, Toronto's walkability and just local buzz of energy has been greatly enhanced lately. There are more niche older neighbourhoods vs Vancouver that is more fun to walk around in.

Montreal is a good place to visit for sure. More European feel. Won't get too much out of Toronto that NYC wouldn't have. Basically if you want a NYC experience but alot more quaint, Toronto is good for that.
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