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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 10-03-2016, 11:48 PM
 
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If Toronto were in the US, what place would it have in significance among US cities?
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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Manitopiaaa will comment in 5, 4, 3, 2, ... and will rank it 8th
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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Metro or city only?
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:47 AM
 
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Well it's tough to say because if it were in the US, it probably wouldn't have developed both economically and culturally as it has as a "centerpiece" city for Canada.

As is, I put it as 4th behind NYC, LA, and DC.
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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Well it's tough to say because if it were in the US, it probably wouldn't have developed both economically and culturally as it has as a "centerpiece" city for Canada.

As is, I put it as 4th behind NYC, LA, and DC.
Ahead of Chicago?
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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Metro or city only?
Why would it be city only, that wouldn't make any sense in discussing influence.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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Why would it be city only, that wouldn't make any sense in discussing influence.
I agree, but it isn't stipulated in the OP, and specifically uses the term "cities" not "metros."

Metro only, it's definitely behind NYC, LA, Chicago, DC. Not sure if it'd be ahead of Dallas or Philadelphia.

CSA it's behind NYC, LA, Chicago, DC-Baltimore, Bay area.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:24 AM
 
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I agree, but it isn't stipulated in the OP, and specifically uses the term "cities" not "metros."
"City" means "metro" a lot of times here on C-D and in real life. When talking about significance and importance, I think it's pretty clear that the metro is in view.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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Behind NYC, LA, Chicago, DC, and SF. It would be on par with Boston.
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:27 AM
 
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Well, if Toronto was part of the United States, it wouldn't be a part of Canada, obviously. A lot of Toronto's pull comes from it being the largest metro, by far, in Canada (which only has three "major cities" by the US definition), especially in English-Speaking Canada.

I would put Toronto in the top ten, but no more important than the much larger metros of New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago, as well as behind the Bay Area and DC/-Baltimore. Toronto's influence, like that of Philadelphia, would also be limited, regionally, because it is in proximately to other major cities, those being Chicago, Detroit, and the entire Northeast Corridor, as well as possibly smaller regional cities that may not be large enough to compete with influence but large enough to resist it. It is a tossup, in my opinion, how Toronto would fare against Boston, DFW, Houston, and Philadelphia, possibly Miami and Atlanta as well.

Really, Toronto's metro isn't that large economically or demographically, ranking around 10 in GDP and 8 in population among US metropolitan areas. Toronto's strength will largely come from its cultural pull, which is significant, but who knows how that would change if Toronto was part of the US, instead of Canada.
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