Toronto or Montreal?

  • christastic

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    Jun 28, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    I'm off to MOntreal in a few weeks.... never been..icon_smile.gif lived in TO and Van... TO has a larger gay community.. But Van is fun.. depends on what ur looking for... career or sex! icon_wink.gif or both! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    I had fun in Toronto over new years, Canadians are great!!! Ummm I've never been to Montreal, but I would strongly suggest Toronto.

    Someone tried to fight me while I was with my ex in Toronto, lucky for him, his friend talked him down.
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:43 AM GMT
    Vancouver is urbanized well
    Montreal can garner some great views of the mixture of multi-cultural collab of French,Celtic & many more cultures

    rest i cant talk about anything more of Canada as i have knowledge of these two cities

    My love Celine Dion has an apartment in Montreal too m015.gif

    sadly im Gay thesedays loosing my bisexuality every minute
    so can move with her but wont marry her m087.gif..hahahaha
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    Jun 28, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    They're both Canada, no one cares.
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    Jun 28, 2012 6:15 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidThey're both Canada, no one cares.


    Its about opportunity
    Montreal has a different ambience from Vancouver
    from Employments to the environment to the existence
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    Jun 28, 2012 11:53 AM GMT
    I'm in Montreal, and I feel like an outsider too... I think its a place that it takes a long time to get adapted to...
  • allatonce

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    I think Montreal is a very accepting city. I may have just had a particularly great group of friends there, but the people there seem amazing. I grew up in Toronto and think it is a great city as well.
  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jun 28, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    Go to New York... icon_smile.gif

    Anyway, I think Toronto is probably the ugliest big city in Canada. I would visit Montreal or Vancouver over Toronto any day...
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    I am not sure about Vancouver, but both Montreal and Toronto are very gay friendly, though from what I've noticed, gay-bashing seems to happen more frequently so in Toronto. Montreal is without a doubt one of the best tourist attractions Canada can offer, but with all the protests going on there, and also a whole lot of corruption in their construction industry, I am kind of skeptical to see it as one of the better cities to live in Canada.

    Which leaves Vancouver and Toronto. As for gay life, from what I've experienced, Toronto definitely has a huge gay scene, but it's still not much to boast about. It's awfully cliquey, and more people are less willing to make friends and more willing to just fuck so it can be a tough place to make friends. If you are planning on doing a coop there though, I am sure you will make friends at work, and gay bars and clubs there are definitely worth visiting, as long as you have friends around to hang out with.

    As for actually living in the city, if you can afford living in Vancouver, I would definitely recommend it. Great food, friendly, very liberal community, and also great climate! Vancouver has a pretty big gay scene too so you won't be missing out too much by picking Vancouver over Toronto. Being a Calgarian myself, I found people from Vancouver to be way more accepting and friendly than the locals in Toronto, who are pretty much like the Canadian version of New Yorkers.
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    ^

    Weird how people always complain about New Yorkers... I get along great with New Yorkers.... never have a problem there...

    I hear similar things about LA, but I have never had a problem interacting with people there, I find them very friendly
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    Jun 28, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    I lived in Montreal for school for 5 years - and albeit it's a great city, comparatively to Toronto, it feels very small. Much more diversity of things to do/see in Toronto... gay population much bigger well. Give Toronto a try- come this weekend and experience Pride (2nd largest pride festivities in North America) - ull have a blast - we are very welcoming!
  • christastic

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    Jun 29, 2012 6:17 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the replies! My last work term was in Toronto, so I kinda know the place a bit. I agree it's very unattractive as a city lol, but i actually warmed up to it after a while and started appreciating its variety of good and ugly (just like my Toronto friends predicted!). I actually think Montreal feels bigger, like a small city with big bones, whereas Toronto's the opposite.

    Anyway, I'm mostly curious as to which city is easier to fit into... new friends/relationship-wise, (as an anglophone)? Sometimes I feel like I get the "anglophone treatment" in mtl when I'm at a restaurant or business or even among classmates lol.
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    Jun 29, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    I can't speak for Montreal, though I'd love too, but Toronto is definitely my favorite North American city outside of NYC. Culturally, you have everything you can imagine conveniently spread about the city. I believe it is one of the most universially diverse cities in the world. The people were friendly from my experience.