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Old 04-19-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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Hope this has not been done.

Similar idea, but two culturally different places. If you have been to both, which do you prefer?

I like them both because they really are quite different. Atlanta seems more like a destination while Toronto's is more a nessesity (to avoid weather).
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I'm going to go ahead and say Toronto's! Seems pretty cool from what I know/heard.

This is going to sound really sad on my part, but I didn't even know Atlanta had an underground section.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:32 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Apples and Oranges. Underground Atlanta is just a modest shopping mall. Toronto would be better compared to Montreal or even Houston
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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I live in Atlanta and Underground ATL is a dump. Cool idea, but it does not have any decent stores or restaurants. Lots of panhandlers and loiterers make it sketchy.

It will probably make a comeback in ten years as in town Atlanta grows and thrives.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Neither of them are really an "attraction" in my eyes. The only reason I liked Toronto's is when I worked in the Financial District I could avoid the winter by walking underground to my TTC station to head home.

Otherwise there really isnt anything good to eat or see in either.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Apples and Oranges. Underground Atlanta is just a modest shopping mall. Toronto would be better compared to Montreal or even Houston
Exactly. I've been to both cities. This really isn't a fair comparison. Underground Atlanta is just a shopping/entertainment center. Underground Toronto is a walkway system covering several blocks like you see in the above ground walkway systems in cities like Minneapolis and even here in Charlotte. A better comparison would indeed be Underground Houston. Can't speak about Montreal, but it sounds similar.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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I have wonderful memories of Underground Atlanta in the early 1970s. Bars, dance clubs, restaurants, only a couple of souvenier shops. Some of the spaces were amazing - I remember a dance club on 3 levels and you'd exit to another part of the underground from the one you came in. It was enough of a destination we would charter a bus from UT to go down for the evening. Then I guess it got seedy. I visited again during the Olympics when it had been "revived" and it was ho-hum - more like a shopping mall.

I don't know underground Toronto but I've been to underground Montreal which is a very functional place with none of the magic.
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