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View Poll Results: Which cities do you prefer & seem more interesting?
Canadian cities 54 48.21%
Nordic cities 58 51.79%
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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Why have you been to Montreal?

Malmö is the 3rd largest city in Sweden...
I've heard a lot of good things about it and Vancouver!

And there are much more smaller towns/cities in Sweden with much more to do than Malmö
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Location: New York / Long Island, NY
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And of Victoria:











inside a public garden:



looking across the water to the US. Arrived by that ferry.

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Old 08-27-2014, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Sometimes comparisons can be difficult when looking at city limits. Almost all of the suburbs are within Calgary's city limits. While much of the lower density communities of the Helenski region are outside the city limits. Ditto with Vancouver. This is a fair comparison:

Table 1.a Proportion of workers commuting to work by car, truck or van, by public transit, on foot, or by bicycle, census metropolitan areas, 2011
That is true. But if you look at the neighbouring cities, you can add another 1200 km of biking lanes. The figures for public transport for the whole Helsinki Capital Region is 43%, so not much lower. Public transport is good, even excellent in the far suburbs as well.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I've heard a lot of good things about it and Vancouver!

And there are much more smaller towns/cities in Sweden with much more to do than Malmö
I've heard Malmo is dangerous, but is it really boring?
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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I think I actually prefer the Canadian ones in general. Our top 3 are pretty walkable and bikeable if you live in the inner city, but just not in Toronto or Montreal during the winter. Obviously that's kind of a major bummer if you're in to cycling, though.

Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver are quite a bit larger and more varied to me than any of the Nordic cities. I just prefer that variety for having things to do and see, although politically I think I would much prefer to live in that end of Europe.

I can also deal with bad winters, but I do need a guranteed warm summer (temperatures regularly over 23C), which doesn't seem so reliable in Scandinavia.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Sweden
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I've heard Malmo is dangerous, but is it really boring?
Malmö is horrific. The Arab community is growing there and it's just turning into a nasty place. You won't even believe you were in Sweden if you went there...
The crime rate is highest there than anywhere else in Sweden, but not as high as most cities in Europe.

And yes, I found it quite boring... It has a good shopping scene (The Emporia shopping mall is beautiful), but that's about it. Their culture is quite different to ours+the way they speak
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I like the look of Nordic cities much more. Very vibrant.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I like the look of Nordic cities much more. Very vibrant.
Take into account that Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are much more similar in built form, urbanity and
'vibrancy' to Australian cities than to Nordic one's - I say that because you are from an Australian city
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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great photos Nei.
I like
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires and La Plata, ARG
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Canadian cities i like much: Vancouver, Quebec.
Nordic cities i like much: Stockholm, Copenaguen, Bergen.
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