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Old 06-29-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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Do you guys agree on this?

TheStar.com | GTA | 10 of Toronto's best streets to live on
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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I disagree with:
Any street in Cabbagetown, east of Parliament St. and King St. E. between Church and Parliament Sts.

Yeah, you might have some nice houses in a small area but it is too short a walk to scummier places. I'd prefer somewhere a bit more insulated from problems. Take Garfield Ave at Mt. Pleasant and St. Clair or Bessborough in Leaside. Ellis Park is on the list and it is certainly nice for those same reasons.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Yonge south of Eglinton? To live ? ROFLMAO
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Old 06-30-2009, 01:13 AM
 
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I ask this as someone who will soon be moving to Toronto - why ROFLMAO at Yonge south of Eglinton? I was under the impression that this was a nice area. Is there something I should know about it?
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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I ask this as someone who will soon be moving to Toronto - why ROFLMAO at Yonge south of Eglinton? I was under the impression that this was a nice area. Is there something I should know about it?
Well I guess he is biased against the city. People just have different preference. For me, it is exactly the opposite: Eglinton Ave is probably the northest I can accept. I don't want to live anywhere where I HAVE to drive.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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Yeah, I would never want live much further north then Eglinton Avenue. That is about the end of mid-town Toronto and anything further makes it necessary for everyone over 16 to have their own car. For that matter, I know people that would never live north of Bloor Street because they like to be able to walk to their destinations. It all depends on what you want out of life. You can get a bigger property and a bigger house for the same amount of money but you end up spending significant amounts of time stuck in traffic while you commute from place to place.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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I ask this as someone who will soon be moving to Toronto - why ROFLMAO at Yonge south of Eglinton? I was under the impression that this was a nice area. Is there something I should know about it?

Because if I wanted to live "downtown", a very main street like Yonge would be far down on my list. A nice condo around Harbourfront or on the Esplanade would be a lot quieter while still allowing one to be "in the the action".
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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Because if I wanted to live "downtown", a very main street like Yonge would be far down on my list. A nice condo around Harbourfront or on the Esplanade would be a lot quieter while still allowing one to be "in the the action".
I won't live around the Harbourfront simply because even the thought of going under hideous Gardiner every day is scary.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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I want to live on Yuck Street, um, I mean Yonge Street!

I often dream of living above one of the tacky low rent shops adjacent to the drop-in centre for street kids, where I can have the privilege of inhaling their second hand smoke every time I leave the apartment!

I'd love to step out of my doors and dodge tourists and teenaged 905'ers gawking on the sidewalk six deep!

I also love constant traffic! Especially at night, when every other vehicle is blasting their stereo at full volume.

To me, neighborhood means vagrants, petty drug dealers, assorted lowlifes, haggard office workers rushing to work, haggard office workers on lunch breaks, haggard office workers heading home, tourist looking for tacky souvenirs and club kids tweaking on ecstasy.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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My mom lives on Yonge Street south of Eglinton (as described in the original article). When I visit her, a valet parks my car. I can assure you it isn't those things that you mentioned. Try Scarborough or one of the other suburbs.
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