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View Poll Results: Which city is Sydney most like?
NYC 17 15.32%
San Francisco 42 37.84%
LA 22 19.82%
Other 30 27.03%
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:42 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Uhmm Sydney has nothing in common with San Diego. The city part probably resembles NYC and Seattle, i don't see the Toronto/Chicago resemblance.

You guys keep going on about the city (CBD) part of Sydney which is a small part. The rest of the city where people actually live resembles suburban Toronto/California. But without the massive roads, palm trees and cleanly trimmed grass.
True. Sydney city doesn't resemble San Diego - which is pretty much less dense and more 'open'.

For Sydney's downtown, I see a little bit of NYC, SF and Seattle all munched up as one.

The suburbs most definitely look like Toronto's and California suburban areas. Except, our road pavements are darker.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Paris, Île-de-France, France / Terre Haute, IN
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Climate - Los Angeles
Vibe - San Francisco

I voted for SF.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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How about Vancouver?
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:14 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Climate - Los Angeles
Vibe - San Francisco

I voted for SF.
Sydney doesn't have a Mediterranean climate. And LA is far too dry to be compared to Sydney, climatically.
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Old 01-27-2015, 02:15 AM
 
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Sydney = San Diego
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Sydney = San Diego
Definitely not the Sydney CBD part or the downtown. San Diego is very lacking with its skyscrapers.

Sydney CBD looks like any skyscraper-ridden city in the US, mainly Lower Manhattan, and Europe due to its presentation of historical architecture here and there (a la, the inner-west terraces that I linked you earlier). Sydney's suburban sprawl does look like San Diego and LA, particularly the 'modernist' architecture of business/commercial buildings, homes & McMansions. If you want to catch the drift:

Somewhere in Parramatta Road (a western Sydney highway): https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33....QeAg!2e0?hl=en
Somewhere in Sunset Blvd, LA: https://www.google.com.au/maps/@34.0...3uIQ!2e0?hl=en

^Now that part of Sydney looks like LA/San Diego. We cannot generalize and say "all of Sydney = San Diego".
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Like most other posters, I'd probably go with Toronto, especially in urban built form and similarity in culture with both being the business/cultural centers of Commonwealth nations. Major difference being the weather pattern/geography between Sydney and Toronto, and Toronto also has that messy, gritty feel present in a lot of Northeast cities in America. Some pictures of Toronto taken from the Canada/Toronto forum (Special thanks to fusion2):











Pretty strong connection to British heritage. Princes' Gate, officially opened in 1927 by Princes Edward and George:






Royal Ontario Museum"


University Avenue, north of CBD:





http://www.flickr.com/photos/benroffelsen/8942668773/ by Ben Roffelsen, on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityoftoronto/9841371393/ by The City of Toronto, on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/benroffelsen/9975709366/ by Ben Roffelsen, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/fNNcmZ by Jack Landau, on Flickr
https://flic.kr/p/8yHKy5 by ​eyebex, on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/skylinemarc/13259541914/ by Marcanadian, on Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutt3r_bug/5244907943/ by shutt3r_bug, on Flickr
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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Toronto looks like a mix of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with the addition some definite European influences.

Sydney is so influenced by the habour that any close cousins would need to reflect that maritime flavor: commuters on ferries, bridges of scale and character, and the legacy of a seaport.

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Old 01-28-2015, 04:16 PM
 
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Toronto looks like a mix of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide with the addition some definite European influences.

Sydney is so influenced by the habour that any close cousins would need to reflect that maritime flavor: commuters on ferries, bridges of scale and character, and the legacy of a seaport.
Does this little ferry count? It connects downtown CBD to an island airport... and the whole trip is 121 meters (90 second trip...)

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Old 01-28-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Does this little ferry count? It connects downtown CBD to an island airport... and the whole trip is 121 meters (90 second trip...)
Don't forget about the ferries linking the mainland with the T.O islands
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