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Old 04-20-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Chicago, but more cosmopolitan.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:57 AM
 
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Just to add in another perspective: a Romanian friend of mine commented that many of the older buildings in Toronto remind her of the days she spent in England. Many names are taken from London, England as well: just to name one- Richmond Hill
(Actually, my Gran is a native of East-End London, England as well.)
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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A significant amount of Southern Ontario is named after places in England - Stratford, London, Cornwall, York, Windsor, etc.
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Old 04-24-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Chicago, but more cosmopolitan.
I don't think you can really compare Toronto to Chicago. Chicago has almost double the population of TO!! (9.5MM in the Chicago MSA compared to 5.5MM in Toronto and surrounding areas)
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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I don't think you can really compare Toronto to Chicago. Chicago has almost double the population of TO!! (9.5MM in the Chicago MSA compared to 5.5MM in Toronto and surrounding areas)
It's not just the numbers, it's the density - and the vibe. The greater LA area has more people than Chicigo but doesn't have that same "big city" feeling since it's so spread out. Toronto FEELS like a big city. I've only been there once - and that in passing - but it sooooooooo reminded me of New York City - with it's canyons of glass and steel. It felt enormous, vibrant, hustling and alive. I live in Seattle - which is not exactly small - and Toronto made Seattle feel absolutely puny. No comparison whatsoever.

Ken
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:58 AM
 
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Population wise: Houston.

The greater horseshoe area around Toronto is similar in area to Chicagoland (28,163 square km's) (what a lot of people call metro Chicago) in that area Chicago has over 9 million people and Toronto has 8.1 million people (31,561.57 square km's).

the city of Toronto has about 2.7 million people (area of 630 square km's) and the city of Chicago has about 3 million people (in an area of 606 square km's).


Golden Horseshoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:20 PM
 
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Yeah, the US and Canada use different methods for measuring their metropolitan areas. Generally speaking, the US "metro areas" are greatly inflated compared to those in Canada. If Toronto were in the US, it's "metro" population wouldn't be that much smaller than Chicago's.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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I don't think you can really compare Toronto to Chicago. Chicago has almost double the population of TO!! (9.5MM in the Chicago MSA compared to 5.5MM in Toronto and surrounding areas)


metro Chicago covers about 30 thousand km's squared, metro Toronto covers about 7 thousand km's squared.
The greater horseshoe area around Toronto covers about 30 thousand km's squared if you want to compare the metro areas then it's greater horseshoe area compared to metro Chicago. Both have about the same amount of people.

if you give Toronto 10 thousand km's squared (about 1/3rd of metro Chicago's area) it has 6.5-7 million people. Golden Horseshoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
if you give Toronto about 30 thousand km's squared (same area as metro Chicago) it has 8.1-8.5 million people.
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-Tex
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The greater horseshoe area around Toronto is similar in area to Chicagoland (28,163 square km's) (what a lot of people call metro Chicago) in that area Chicago has over 9 million people and Toronto has 8.1 million people (31,561.57 square km's).

the city of Toronto has about 2.7 million people (area of 630 square km's) and the city of Chicago has about 3 million people (in an area of 606 square km's).


Golden Horseshoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
But Toronto is in Canada's megaopolis and Chicago is very isolated. Is Hamilton separate from Toronto? The Golden Horseshoe is like a CSA in the U.S. Census.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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But Toronto is in Canada's megaopolis and Chicago is very isolated. Is Hamilton separate from Toronto? The Golden Horseshoe is like a CSA in the U.S. Census.

metro (greater) Houston which has about 5.628 million people covers over 26 thousand squared km's.
the golden horseshoe area covers about 31 thousand nad has almost 3 million more people.

like NYC I think around Chicago there are many towns which help contribute to its urban and metro population.

the Houston urban area probably covers 5-10 thousand square km's and has a little over 3.8 million people. In about 10 thousand square km's around Toronto (the inner ring of the golden horseshoe area) there are over 6.5 million people. Looking at the stats Toronto seems very close to Chicago in population both its city and metro population.

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