How do non-torontonians view Toronto?

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    Aug 20, 2011 12:54 AM GMT
    I thought of this because I just read an online article that read that Toronto has become more expensive than New York. Toronto came in 8th behind citys such as Oslo, Geneva, Tokyo, and others... NYC didn't even make the top 10.

    So my question to you guys out there... How do u view Toronto... Is it crap or is it fun and beautiful... I am looking for non-torontonian views.

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    Aug 20, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    never here anything about it, it's irrelevant to me.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    i find the conservative business identity of the city tends to overwhelm an otherwise fun cultural life. There's a lot going on in TO ,but you have to go passed the glitz and the "look how big and modern we are" attitude.

    i like the fact it offers a completely different scene from Montreal. So both become a destination in their own right along with Vancouver.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    xassantex saidi find the conservative business identity of the city tends to overwhelm an otherwise fun cultural life. There's a lot going on in TO ,but you have to go passed the glitz and the "look how big and modern we are" attitude.

    i like the fact it offers a completely different scene from Montreal. So both become a destination in their own right along with Vancouver.


    I plan to check out Montréal and/or Vancouver next summer when I have some more holiday time built up.

    ButI was fairly impressed with how nearly seamlessly multicultural TO really is, and how clean it is compared to NYC.

    Even with Pride going on and the gaybourhood (if not all of TO) it was well policed (that is, kept clean).

    And the people super friendly.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    Import saidnever here anything about it, it's irrelevant to me.

    Agree - never hear about Toronto or Canada for that matter in the US, except from you guys on RJ. Might get better responses from the Canadians who do not live in the Toronto area.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    I love toronto. Thought about moving there.

    Most people here have a huge hate-on for the city despite never having set foot in it.
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    Aug 20, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said
    xassantex saidi find the conservative business identity of the city tends to overwhelm an otherwise fun cultural life. There's a lot going on in TO ,but you have to go passed the glitz and the "look how big and modern we are" attitude.

    i like the fact it offers a completely different scene from Montreal. So both become a destination in their own right along with Vancouver.


    I plan to check out Montréal and/or Vancouver next summer when I have some more holiday time built up.

    ButI was fairly impressed with how nearly seamlessly multicultural TO really is, and how clean it is compared to NYC.

    Even with Pride going on and the gaybourhood (if not all of TO) it was well policed (that is, kept clean).

    And the people super friendly.


    good thing you missed Montreal this year. We had..hmm.. road work issues to put it mildly. Thing is i expect next year and the next and the next to be the same. The city is undergoing a complete road and bridge structures overhaul due to too many years of neglect and bad political moves. Now it's come back to bite us in the ass.
    Most GPS explode trying to figure out where to go.
    Still, people. festivals, business all go on and make the best of it.

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    Aug 20, 2011 4:38 AM GMT
    As a Vancouverite, I think all the "Toronto bashing" from other Canadians is unwarranted.

    I get to make a few business trips to TDot each year and I've always enjoyed my time there. Seems like a really happening city with some of the friendliest people around.
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    I only visited once and that was a while back, but I do know that it seems like every other time I view somebody's profile 'cause they seem like an interesting person (and then seem even more interesting when I read the profile), it says they're from Toronto. You guys are hogging a whole bunch of great guys up there! icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Import saidnever here anything about it, it's irrelevant to me.


    I'll show u whats irrelevant your worthless hipster!

    Everyone who visits Toronto tells me how awesome it is and wishes they can live there, I just nodd and agree
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    I went to Toronto once for a 3-day conference last year. Absolutely love the city. Beautiful, eventful and dynamic.

    Maybe I am not so lucky about meeting the locals there. The ones I met were not so friendly. To be honest, kinda rude.
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    I'm sorry, there are people outside of Toronto?
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    hyperionx saidI'm sorry, there are people outside of Toronto?


    haha this is how most Canadians view the city - like everyone there thinks it's the centre of the universe.

    Personally, I don't mind Toronto. It's not as nice as Vancouver, of course, but of all the places to live in Canada it'd be in the top 3 for me.
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:51 AM GMT
    The only thing that Toronto is missing is the throng of hot French Canadian Montreal boys icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    How pristine and clean it is! But Canada in general is quite clean and orderly...and I like that. I also love the fact that they still have numerous streetcar lines along St. Clair Avenue, Queen Street, King Street, Spadina Avenue, Spadina Road, and Kingston Road
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    Aug 20, 2011 4:59 AM GMT
    k3l3k0 said
    hyperionx saidI'm sorry, there are people outside of Toronto?


    haha this is how most Canadians view the city - like everyone there thinks it's the centre of the universe.

    Personally, I don't mind Toronto. It's not as nice as Vancouver, of course, but of all the places to live in Canada it'd be in the top 3 for me.


    Vancouver? Van-cou-vurh...

    No... no. That just doesn't work for me, it doesn't really roll off the tongue nicely. Van-cou-ver. Really choppy in fact.

    And who can forget our famous marketing campaign for the brothers who love brothers, and the sisters who love sisters?

    2007_06_20GayToronto_640px.jpg

    P.S.: This was actually a real, city sponsored marketing campaign. No word of a lie.
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    Aug 20, 2011 5:04 AM GMT
    Columbusite777 saidHow pristine and clean it is! But Canada in general is quite clean and orderly...and I like that. I also love the fact that they still have numerous streetcar lines along St. Clair Avenue, Queen Street, King Street, Spadina Avenue, Spadina Road, and Kingston Road


    http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/1041958--spadina-and-college-reopen-after-streetcar-derailment

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    Aug 20, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    JaseShoe saidI went to Toronto once for a 3-day conference last year. Absolutely love the city. Beautiful, eventful and dynamic.

    Maybe I am not so lucky about meeting the locals there. The ones I met were not so friendly. To be honest, kinda rude.


    For piles of rude ya gotta come to the Big Apple.

    It sorta grows on you after a while. ;)
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    Aug 20, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
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    JaseShoe saidI went to Toronto once for a 3-day conference last year. Absolutely love the city. Beautiful, eventful and dynamic.

    Maybe I am not so lucky about meeting the locals there. The ones I met were not so friendly. To be honest, kinda rude.


    For piles of rude ya gotta come to the Big Apple.

    It sorta grows on you after a while. ;)


    Been to NYC too. Need I say more? It is a great city. People there definitely have their own attitude, but in general not that rude, at least the ones I met. icon_smile.gif

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    Aug 20, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    ahaha i dont love it, so I movd to Vancouver, which is more expensive lol.


    its just grey and lonely.
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    Aug 20, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    Import saidnever here anything about it, it's irrelevant to me.


    exactly.
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    Aug 20, 2011 9:36 AM GMT
    Stop stealing all the attractive people.

    Some of our cities are full of fugly queens thanks to you, Toronto.

    Fuck you.
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    Aug 20, 2011 1:19 PM GMT
    jprichva saidGrowing up in Detroit, the only fun and civilized places you could go on weekends were Chicago or Toronto. And in those days crossing the border at Windsor was very trivial. So we went a lot. I loved Toronto. I haven't been there in about 25 years though, so I imagine it's different than I remember it, but I always had a great time there. I remember too that Toronto had a thriving theater scene. Does it still?


    Yes.... King Street still gets packed with people to see live theatrical shows... they also opened up the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Light box, which shows movies all year long and hosts the world renown Toronto Film Festival. Toronto recently built a new Opera House on Queen and University it beautiful as well!