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Old 05-14-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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Toronto just isn't at the same level as Chicago, no way no how. I'm there, on average a couple of times a year to shoot television. Like it a lot. Good restaurants. Fun museums. But no.
That's just like... your opinion, man.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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INMO, packing more and more people in a small area is a bad idea.
Its the reality we live in... Toronto is one of the most southern cities in Canada and is surrounded by farmlands and green areas (some the most arrable in Canada). The Province made the decision back in 2005 that the metro should be smarter about sprawl for preservation.. Don't think this couldn't start being the reality in some U.S cities as time goes by. You can only go out so far.

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Old 05-14-2015, 08:08 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Its the reality we live in... Toronto is one of the most southern cities in Canada and is surrounded by farmlands and green areas (some the most arrable in Canada). The Province made the decision back in 2005 that the metro should be smarter about sprawl for preservation.. Don't think this couldn't start being the reality in some U.S cities as time goes by. You can only go out so far.

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Seattle and Portland have similar greenbelts as well. It works well for some metros, though I couldn't see the modern density look of a suburb like Mississauga working out in someplace like outskirting Boston's suburbs. I'd concur on how valuable it is to protect agricultural land in Ontario given what little arable land Canada has.

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Old 05-14-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Seattle and Portland have similar greenbelts as well. It works well for some metros, though I couldn't see the modern density look of a suburb like Mississauga working out in someplace like outskirting Boston's suburbs. I'd concur on how valuable it is to protect agricultural land in Ontario given what little arable land Canada has.
Well I think if some cities/regions want to protect surrounding areas and still accomodate growth some out of the box thinking about how people live might be a requirement. In Toronto's case it is over 50 percent foreign born so many of our residents are used to living in more dense living conditions.. Canada has lots of places to go if you don't want more dense big city life With that said yeah, I think it was a smart move the province made by curbing sprawl in the Greater Toronto Area.. I don't mind highrise living either - I actually live in a tall building and prefer it over a house..

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