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Old 08-19-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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LOL. Someone doesn't know how to read. It's a fact that Seattle is one of the white-est major cities in the Union. Yeah it has a significant Asian population, but guess what? It's close to ... ASIA!

And wtf is a "toytown" ... someone has obviously never been to Seattle. I think it's great and a friendly, safe city to live in.
I've always heard that Seattle is a really cool place because it is acceptible there for African Americans and Anglo Americans to hip hop it all over the bee bop. And they create a lot of planes there also.

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Old 08-23-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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As far as weather goes, I would compare Toronto to Cleveland more than to some other US cities. When I check the weather report in the newspaper, I find that Toronto is generally just a few degrees cooler than Cleveland on a fairly consistent basis.

Look at how many movies have been set in US cities but filmed in Toronto. It's pretty tough to single out any US city and say that it is more architecturally similar to Toronto than others.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:58 PM
 
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Cleveland's probably a bit warmer. Toronto's weather is much better than Buffalo's. We get less snow, especially the lake effect variety that buries Buffalo.

If an American city has a fairly large, walkable downtown then you can compare it to Toronto. As for the suburbs they're similar to "edge cities" all over the U.S. with their big box stores and endless sprawl.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Cleveland's probably a bit warmer. Toronto's weather is much better than Buffalo's. We get less snow, especially the lake effect variety that buries Buffalo.

If an American city has a fairly large, walkable downtown then you can compare it to Toronto. As for the suburbs they're similar to "edge cities" all over the U.S. with their big box stores and endless sprawl.
By 1 or 2 degrees
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Cleveland gets much more snow than we do though. The couple degree difference is negligible.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Buffalo usually gets hammered with that Lake Effect snow... :S
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Cleveland gets much more snow than we do though. The couple degree difference is negligible.
There is only a 10 cm difference in annual snowfall between Toronto and Cleveland. For Buffalo though the difference is significant: it gets on average 100 cm more than Toronto does.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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I think such a city should have the following characteristics:

1) big, say over 1 million metro population
2) multicultural, lots of Asian influence (Chinese, Korean), not so many blacks, latinos
3) livable and walkable downtown where people actually go for entertainment, dining etc
4) non-car dependent, tons of highrise buildings
5) close to a large body of water

I don't think weather is an important factor in wether two cities are similar. #2 makes it very difficult to find any American city that is similar to Toronto, but I think that's key characteristic.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Ontario
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Toronto is the fifth largest city in North America. Toronto looks and feels like Chicago. Many movies that were in "Chicago" were actually filmed in Toronto. Take an average neighbourhood in Chicago and Toronto Side by Side, you could not tell the difference.


Chicago 2,836,658 2007 USA
Toronto 2,503,281 2006 Canada

Population living in the city.
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:25 AM
 
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Except Chicago has vast ghettos, and Toronto does not.
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