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Old 02-25-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Those cities are big, you would have to ask about specific areas. I live in a very diverse neighbourhood just 10 minutes from Square One (Polish, Ukrainian, Indian, Chinese, Italian, etc) - and we don't have a problem here in terms of crime. There are so many great natural trails here, and it's clean. I go jogging even after midnight.

I hear quite some many areas of Brampton are more mono-cultural that people from other backgrounds won't really fit it.

I don't think any of these cities are particularly dangerous, unless of course, you're involved in dangerous stuff yourself. It just depends on what your preference is. I think the main thing is culture -- there are certain streets that are majority recent immigrants of Polish, or Ukrainian, or Indian, etc origin -- so you might feel "out of place" there unfortunately (even if people are nice). Before you move, just take a walk or drive through the area. Also depends on your type of lifestyle. Toronto and Mississauga are more "happening"/active/busy than Oakville and Brampton (which are more quiet).
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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There are very few "bad" neighbourhoods in the GTA. You should be thinking about public transit and commute times, depending on where you are going to be going to school. Commuting by car in parts of Toronto is a real pain.

When you get to the point of trying to rent an apartment, you could then ask about specific intersections or street addresses.

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