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View Poll Results: Where would Toronto place among US cities in terms of significance?
3rd 12 17.91%
4th 20 29.85%
5th 11 16.42%
6th 7 10.45%
7th 7 10.45%
8th 5 7.46%
Other 5 7.46%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2016, 04:55 PM
 
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Those who voted 3rd are overwhelmingly Torontonians. mooguy, Mr.Jun, Atticman, ewara, Mr. Burns. You have five people right there.
I voted 4th. You know nothing, manitopiaaa.
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Old 10-07-2016, 05:12 PM
 
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If allowed to, I wonder how Americans here might recast their votes after watching the following 45-minute televised documentary about the subject's dirty secret:
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:05 PM
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Location: Ontario
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If the Greater Toronto Area were to literally just become an independent city state of the US overnight and kept everything the exact same except for the Canadian flags turning into American flags, it would be considered one of the best cities in the entire world by people on this forum.

You'd all talk about how balanced, safe, thriving, cosmopolitan, sophisticated, interesting, etc, etc, it was.

Instead -- it's Canadian so it's interest is diminished and accomplishments **** on. No matter what Toronto does it always has to be "rounded down" by City-Data members to make sure that it always and no matter what must fall behind Chicago, DC, San Fran, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, Philly and all 5 NYC boroughs.
So true it's not funny.

All of a sudden Toronto would be praised as being the best thing since sliced bread.
All of a sudden an economic powerhouse.

Instead it's usually considered to be a third rate backwater, somewhere between Seattle and Cleveland.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:08 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Toronto's gdp of $287 Billion would rank 12th among US CSAs in between Miami and Detroit.
No, wrong !

It's 100th just below Albuquerque.

I'm surprised you didn't know that Montclair!
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:11 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Your link says this:
Visible minority population refers to the visible minority group to which the respondent belongs. The Employment Equity Act defines visible minorities as 'persons, other than Aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour.' Categories in the visible minority population variable include Chinese, South Asian, Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Korean, Japanese, Visible minority, n.i.e. ('n.i.e.' means 'not included elsewhere'), Multiple visible minority, and Not a visible minority.

Its what we call people that are NOT Non-Hispanic White.

So lets take a look at Toronto compared to US cities based on what we know.

1. We know that the Toronto CMA is about half white by US standards-this places it in the middle of the pack among the major US statistical areas.

2. We know that the Toronto CMA( 6 million pop) has the 2nd lowest GDP only slightly larger than Detroit but smaller than Miami( and Seattle for that matter)

3. We know that Toronto's air travel statistics place it well behind NY, LA, Chicago, SF, DC, Dallas, Atlanta as far as passengers.

4. We know that Toronto does not dominate any industry in such a way that it can compete with much less surpass a US counterpart.

And so forth, these are what's come to mind right now.

In short, Toronto is a very big fish in Canada but versus US cities really falls short as far as 'rankings' go.
Yes. All true.

All bow down to mighty SFO.....oh great wonder of all power.
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Old 10-07-2016, 06:15 PM
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Location: Ontario
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Those who voted 3rd are overwhelmingly Torontonians. mooguy, Mr.Jun, Atticman, ewara, Mr. Burns. You have five people right there.
Not Mr Burns ....he voted 4th.

Homer Simpson voted 3rd.
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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So true it's not funny.

All of a sudden Toronto would be praised as being the best thing since sliced bread.
All of a sudden an economic powerhouse.

Instead it's usually considered to be a third rate backwater, somewhere between Seattle and Cleveland.
Personally I prefer every city below over Toronto but whatever. I don't see the Toronto hate you Canadians are whining about.

Washington D.C. vs. Toronto
Toronto vs Houston
Toronto VS Miami

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Old 10-07-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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Actually I haven't voted on this yet, though I would vote third, mainly because Toronto would be the third largest city in the US, and that it's closest rival Chicago is either shrinking or flat for growth, and the gap between the two cities is only widening.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:21 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Those who voted 3rd are overwhelmingly Torontonians. mooguy, Mr.Jun, Atticman, ewara, Mr. Burns. You have five people right there.
Don't make statement you have absolutely no idea about, the polls are private.
Just to reinforce......A} I don't even live in Ontario little alone Toronto. B} I voted fifth as my order would be NY/LA/WASH/SF/TOR/CHI
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Don't make statement you have absolutely no idea about, the polls are private.
Just to reinforce......A} I don't even live in Ontario little alone Toronto. B} I voted fifth as my order would be NY/LA/WASH/SF/TOR/CHI
There's no way Toronto would be considered more important than Chicago.
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