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Old 10-16-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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"Isolation" not only in geographical sense.

Sydney & Melbourne vs. Toronto & Vancouver.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:14 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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An old thread I see, I saw it on the 'related posts' and had to add my 2 cents.

Perth, I would think, would feel more isolated than any other city in the developed World (I should know!). Canada seems to have more cities in between - in the Prairies and Alberta. Calgary and Edmonton seem to be in the middle of nowhere, but they are fairly big cities. Sydney to Melbourne is still about 900km (that's like London to Venice) so no part of Oz has US-style let alone European closeness.

Ontario would be interesting - it's close to Quebec but there's a language divide. Canada's regions have a bit more identity than Australia's too, although both countries are very homogenous.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Ontario would be interesting - it's close to Quebec but there's a language divide.
Look beyond the border. Ontario is in fact like a wedge sandwiched between the hyper-populated midwestern and northeastern U.S., where dozens of millions of people live. Many of Ontarians' relationships (business, personal, family, cultural) are with these neighbouring parts of the States.

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Canada's regions have a bit more identity than Australia's too, although both countries are very homogenous.
I would disagree that Canada is very homogenous in the way that Australia is. There is the obvious English-French thing that makes a huge difference.

Though aside from that aspect, one could say that English-speaking Canada outside of Quebec would be quite similar to Australia in its homogenity/heterogeneity.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Toronto is very much connected to the rest of Canada and to the United States. Drive just about 100 km from Toronto, and you're at the border. The long lineups at the border make it clear that Toronto doesn't seem or feel very isolated from the rest of the world. Notice the large number of people from all over the world in Toronto or Vancouver and you'll never think of those cities as isolated ever again.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Australian cities for sure!
Toronto has Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC within 1 hour by plane.

All the big cities in Australia don't even have one 1+ million city within 1 hour by plane.
Even Vancouver has Seattle, Portland, Calgary and Edmonton.

If you like to travel a lot (especially to 1st world countries) then Canada is a much better place to live.
Australia is only closer to South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Antartica, New Zealand and all the other islands in the West/South Pacific and Indian ocean.

Australia can only win this if...
Vancouver, Toronto and Monteal were located in Yukon/Northwest Territories/Nunavut and
Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in the North of Western Australia.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Australian cities for sure!
Toronto has Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Montreal, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC within 1 hour by plane.
Buffalo and Niagara Falls nearby also.

Yeah, Toronto is not isolated at all. It's in the most populated region and province in Canada, and close to the the #1 and #2 most populated regions in the U.S.

A good 120 million+ people live within an hour's flight of Toronto.

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