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Old 07-09-2008, 03:17 PM
 
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is there a thread that compares the 2 cities? in terms of liveability?

ive lived in Montreal for 4 years, wouldnt go back to live there.
why? french welfare people, the coldness, the lack of jobs if you're not fluent in french/english.

im considering to move to Toronto.i visited it once, seemed clean, friendly.

however, i heard theres lots of poverty in TO, and that kind of throws me off now.

is TO poorer than Mtl? does TO have more poor neighbourhoods than Mtl?
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto is more business orientated than Montreal. Their are more "office building" jobs in Toronto you could say. The winters are usually better in Toronto than Montreal. Not many French people but many other cultures. Toronto has its areas of the "ghetto" Jane and Finch is not the best place to be in. Generally the closer you are to the water front the safer it is. Scarborough is somewhat rough. North York is as well. If you get an apartment near the downtown core of the city its really safe and clean.
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:27 AM
 
Location: TORONTO
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Try Brampton, Mississauga, and etobicoke
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:03 AM
 
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I actually like Montreal, but I haven't lived there long enough to go what you've been through, in terms of jobs. But yeah, I hear ppl complaining about similar things: The language

My friend is Jamaican and her family immigrated there before settling in Toronto. The reason why they left was because of the French language, they speak English and it was hard for them to adapt. But giving it a try wouldn't hurt. But I always hear good things about Montreal....
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Markham is safe. My friends live there.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:00 PM
 
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Concerning cuture, nightlife,architecture and history. I think Montreal is much intersting to visit than Toronto, but concerning job, finance, Toronto by far is better and newer (lot of skyskraper) than Montreal.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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I actually like Montreal, but I haven't lived there long enough to go what you've been through, in terms of jobs. But yeah, I hear ppl complaining about similar things: The language

My friend is Jamaican and her family immigrated there before settling in Toronto. The reason why they left was because of the French language, they speak English and it was hard for them to adapt. But giving it a try wouldn't hurt. But I always hear good things about Montreal....
I never could understand people who move to Quebec and then complain about language. Before moving, they should know that French is Quebec's ONLY official language. Will they move to Paris and then complain about how come everyone speaks French? It is exactly the same thing, isn't it? The rest of Canada speaks English has nothing to do with it. Quebec is French, just like France is French. I have never encountered one Frenchman who move to Toronto and complain how come people don't speak English to him all the time.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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is there a thread that compares the 2 cities? in terms of liveability?

ive lived in Montreal for 4 years, wouldnt go back to live there.
why? french welfare people, the coldness, the lack of jobs if you're not fluent in french/english.

im considering to move to Toronto.i visited it once, seemed clean, friendly.

however, i heard theres lots of poverty in TO, and that kind of throws me off now.

is TO poorer than Mtl? does TO have more poor neighbourhoods than Mtl?
Move to Toronto. The fact the Quebec is becoming a strong NDP foothold already shows what direction the province is heading to. If you are hardworking, aspiring and skilled, want to create a middle class life through hard work, then moving to Toronto is a better idea. If you just don't feel like working most of the time because life should be about cafes and money should grow on trees, and think the government should take care of you, then stay in Quebec, or rather move to Greece.
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Old 08-04-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Move to Toronto. The fact the Quebec is becoming a strong NDP foothold already shows what direction the province is heading to. If you are hardworking, aspiring and skilled, want to create a middle class life through hard work, then moving to Toronto is a better idea. If you just don't feel like working most of the time because life should be about cafes and money should grow on trees, and think the government should take care of you, then stay in Quebec, or rather move to Greece.
OOh a Canadian teabagger..

Midnightoil as you live in Montreal it would be in your best interest to take a few exploratory trips to Toronto to see if you like it..
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