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View Poll Results: Seattle or Toronto
Seattle 57 46.72%
Toronto 65 53.28%
Voters: 122. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-02-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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I like these two cities. They both have nice skylines, and not to mention sky needles.


-skyline
-art
-museums
-diversity
-education
-recreation
-nightlife
-economy
-transportation
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I just love most everything about Seattle. Toronto is bigger but who cares!
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Rochester
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My fellow Americans, why are we such an ethnocentric and arrogant society? You and I both know Toronto crushes Seattle in every single category, yet we're all voting for the former likely because it's an American city. For those of you who have no idea what a 'Toronto' is, think of New York but half the size and twice the upkeep. Seattle is beautiful too, but it just can't compete with a world city.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Grand Forks, ND
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My fellow Americans, why are we such an ethnocentric and arrogant society? You and I both know Toronto crushes Seattle in every single category, yet we're all voting for the former likely because it's an American city. For those of you who have no idea what a 'Toronto' is, think of New York but half the size and twice the upkeep. Seattle is beautiful too, but it just can't compete with a world city.
Pretty much, it's like comparing Seattle to Chicago, it doesn't really make sense. I'd say Toronto easily takes every category EXCEPT recreation and maybe skyline, which is of course highly subjective. The outdoor recreation available to you near Seattle easily crushes anything available in Ontario.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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My fellow Americans, why are we such an ethnocentric and arrogant society? You and I both know Toronto crushes Seattle in every single category
What?

Seattle's skyline is far more iconic than Toronto's. Seattle whallops Seattle as far as recreational opportunities, Seattle has a vibrant arts scene that is responsible for entire musical genres, Seattle is probably far better educated as well. As far as economy, Seattle is wealthier, Seattle has Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon--3 globally known entities.

Crushed by Toronto? Yeah right.

I dont think you thought out this very well.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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My fellow Americans, why are we such an ethnocentric and arrogant society? You and I both know Toronto crushes Seattle in every single category, yet we're all voting for the former likely because it's an American city. For those of you who have no idea what a 'Toronto' is, think of New York but half the size and twice the upkeep. Seattle is beautiful too, but it just can't compete with a world city.
Oh brother! Some people get so upset for no reason!
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Both have vibrant downtowns and great neighborhoods. Toronto's bigger size allows for more urban exploration, but Seattle probably has a better culinary scene (for what that's worth).
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle, in the REAL Washington
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As far as skyline goes, Seattle has it. Yes, the CN Tower is way taller than the Space Needle, but overall Seattle's skyline beats Toronto's.

In all honesty, the only thing remarkable about Toronto's skyline is the CN Tower; the rest is not all that interesting.

Seattle's skyline can hold its own even without the Space Needle, as it has exceptional color and height contrasts as well as still maintaining that sloping effect.

Overall, Seattle's skyline is more easily recognizable and more iconic, hands down.
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I live in Seattle and I really like it, but this is just a silly comparison. Could we stop "comparing" cities which are not all comparable?
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:30 PM
 
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What?

Seattle's skyline is far more iconic than Toronto's. Seattle whallops Seattle as far as recreational opportunities, Seattle has a vibrant arts scene that is responsible for entire musical genres, Seattle is probably far better educated as well. As far as economy, Seattle is wealthier, Seattle has Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon--3 globally known entities.

Crushed by Toronto? Yeah right.

I dont think you thought out this very well.
If you're going to spew nonsense, at least back it up with sources and statistics. For all we know the "better educated" and "wealthier" comments are both lies.
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