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View Poll Results: Which is Toronto more similar to?
US Midwest 63 68.48%
US Northeast 29 31.52%
Voters: 92. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:19 PM
 
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That neighborhood reminds me of parts of Pittsburgh.
In some ways PA cities and towns remind me a bit of Ontario.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:20 PM
 
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Say whaaaa? I defy you to find any neighbourhood in the midwest that looks like Kensington Market.

https://goo.gl/maps/r2GLnZFfLuT2

With its narrow streets, ramshackle graffiti covered buildings and psychedelic rowhouses, the last place that comes to mind is a typical midwestern neighbourhood.
Im talking STRICTLY about the structure of the housing.Not the type of neighborhood it is or its function.The styles of the houses are very much Midwestern. Particularly those further down Augusta Ave
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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Im talking STRICTLY about the structure of the housing.Not the type of neighborhood it is or its function.The styles of the houses are very much Midwestern. Particularly those further down Augusta Ave
These are some of the houses just off of Augusta Ave. Typical Toronto style bay and gable row houses.

https://goo.gl/maps/XMWuVzKHXwT2
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:41 PM
 
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I agree that Toronto is most like Chicago overall. Yes it has rowhouses, but Chicago actually has some as well in its oldest neighborhoods like Lincoln Park. It would have had more if it wasn't for the Great Fire changing building codes to ban attached housing.

If you want a Canadian city which looks like Philly, you'd need to look at Montreal, or maybe Quebec City. They are much more rowhouse dominated.
Montreal isn't a rowhouse city at all. Like NYC it was never a "city of homes." The urban form is most similar to Brooklyn IMO and the demographics of immigrant and ethnic Montreal are a bit like Brooklyn too.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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This thread reads a lot: "How ~*dare*~ you say that Toronto resembles some Midwestern cities" as if it's a pejorative or something...
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:39 PM
 
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These are some of the houses just off of Augusta Ave. Typical Toronto style bay and gable row houses.

https://goo.gl/maps/XMWuVzKHXwT2
Toronto has its own style that is also found in Ottawa. Im not debating that it does not but it is MY opinion that there are many areas where the architecture also strongly memics Midwestern big cities.

To be honest the ONLY thing that reminds me even a little bit of NYC is parts of Yongue St where all the electronic billboards are and the vibrancy is just as well Chicago or NYC.
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Old 09-29-2016, 06:44 PM
 
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This thread reads a lot: "How ~*dare*~ you say that Toronto resembles some Midwestern cities" as if it's a pejorative or something...
Yes I dont get it. Its like people want it to be so NYC-esque.I guess due to Chicago with all its bad news makes them like a president with low ratings no one wants him to campaign for them.

Personally ,I would live in Chicago before I ever would live in NYC.Chicago's positives are far greater than its negatives.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:52 PM
 
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Or because Chicago isn't the "Mid-West".

Mid-West also implies cities like Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc. All cities that bear no resemblance to Toronto at all on any sort of tangible way.

Philadelphia and boroughs of NYC on the other hand actually resemble Toronto.
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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lol now the largest Midwestern city, the de facto capital of the Midwest, in the most populous Midwestern state is no longer Midwestern
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:51 PM
 
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This thread reads a lot: "How ~*dare*~ you say that Toronto resembles some Midwestern cities" as if it's a pejorative or something...
Kind of like how those from your state say "how dare you suggest that an affluent. educated and progressive state like Maryland is in some way Southern"?
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