U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:36 AM
 
5 posts, read 6,245 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

As a Torontonian I'm just wondering. Do you think of ot it at all? And of you do (say you live in a border state) what are your perceptions of it? Do you think it compares to New York City of Chicago
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:40 AM
 
2,825 posts, read 3,267,707 times
Reputation: 1650
I know it's a big city, but I'm really not sure what it's known for specifically. I definitely know Montreal has the French aspect, but Toronto/Ontario, no idea. I've heard it's kinda similar to American Midwestern cities like Chicago, though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
1,775 posts, read 2,511,505 times
Reputation: 2935
To me, it feels like a cross between Chicago and Minneapolis.

It's a cleaner, safer, friendlier, less impoverished version of Chicago with less to do, less diversity (but still more than most cities), worse bars, less character, crappy beaches, and less options in terms of food (both ethnic and fine-dining).

That said, it's a great city to visit, and I'd be happy living there, but I'd prefer the big cities in the Northeastern and Midwestern USA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:47 AM
 
5 posts, read 6,245 times
Reputation: 11
^ it's not really "known" for anything. However it is the economic powerhouse of Canada. We don't get loads of tourism like New York or anything, but foreigners seem to think it's a nice city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: San Diego
571 posts, read 568,016 times
Reputation: 543
All I know about Toronto is that it is the biggest Canadian city. Nothing about it stands out to me... Raptors I guess
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:54 AM
 
5 posts, read 6,245 times
Reputation: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawn.Davenport View Post
To me, it feels like a cross between Chicago and Minneapolis.

It's a cleaner, safer, friendlier, less impoverished version of Chicago with less to do, less diversity (but still more than most cities), worse bars, less character, crappy beaches, and less options in terms of food (both ethnic and fine-dining).

That said, it's a great city to visit, and I'd be happy living there, but I'd prefer the big cities in the Northeastern and Midwestern USA.
Whst do you mean by less diversity? Toronto is the most multicultural city in the world.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:57 AM
 
Location: The Springs
1,770 posts, read 2,137,928 times
Reputation: 1850
I've only seen it from across Lake Ontario at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Looked nice enough. Could see the CN Tower
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 10:58 AM
 
35,108 posts, read 40,221,218 times
Reputation: 62049
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beefcake88 View Post
As a Torontonian I'm just wondering. Do you think of ot it at all? And of you do (say you live in a border state) what are your perceptions of it? Do you think it compares to New York City of Chicago

I have never been there but Mr. CSD has for business, he said it is pretty much like any other large city.
Personally I don't think anything of Toronto and don't think about it unless an article has caught my interest and I read it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
9,425 posts, read 18,324,231 times
Reputation: 11902
Toronto is OK. It's cleaner than most cities its size. I don't care much for the architecture there, lots of glass boxes. The Rob Ford clown show last year was interesting to watch. I prefer visiting Montreal, it actually makes me feel like I've left the country.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-08-2015, 12:05 PM
PDF
 
11,386 posts, read 10,515,233 times
Reputation: 6606
I love Toronto. But it's more like Chicago than NYC, except I like Toronto a lot more than Chicago.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top