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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, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Originally Posted by King of Kensington View Post
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"?
Except that Maryland isn't "my" state--I've only lived here for two months and I couldn't care less whether you call it Southern or not, so the point is not germane to the OP, which was chiefly regarding similarities in built form between TO and NE cities or Midwestern cities.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:01 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.
Uh...what?
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:41 PM
 
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Toronto's walkability also sets it apart from just about any midwestern city, all the major neighbourhoods in the old city blend right into one another allowing the pedestrian to experience uninterrupted urbanity stretching for miles and miles.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:29 PM
 
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Toronto's walkability also sets it apart from just about any midwestern city, all the major neighbourhoods in the old city blend right into one another allowing the pedestrian to experience uninterrupted urbanity stretching for miles and miles.
Yeah, Chicago is very different from Toronto in that regard.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:45 PM
 
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Is Toronto more similar in urban form, layout, and vibrancy to large cities in the US Midwest or large cities in the US Northeast?
Well I gave my opinion and seems most on here agree based on the poll ,but for some reason some Toronto people dont like others opinions so I'm out.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:13 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.
I'll accept your challenge...Brady St. in Milwaukee. This probably isn't what you "typify" with the Midwest, but that's where it is.

https://www.google.com/search?q=brad...GSnPP-evmXM%3A
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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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.
Reminds me of parts of San Francisco. Does anyone else see the similarities?
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:35 AM
 
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Does anywhere in Toronto look like this?


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Am...!4d-73.9703639

https://www.google.com/maps/place/E+...!4d-73.9229349

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8469...7i13312!8i6656

These are uniquely NYC vibes IMO
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:46 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I can't think of a city in the US that reminds me of Toronto. I guess NYC but only because it is Canada's dominant city in population, media, culture, and finance as is NYC.

I choose Eastern cities on the poll but only because there was no "none of the above" option. In no way does it remind me of ANY Mid-western city including Chicago.
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Old 09-30-2016, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Really? The Niagara Falls outlets are so much better.
I've never been to the Falls outlets so I can't say, but PA offers more sales tax free shopping than New York state does so that might be why.

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