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Why you should live in Toronto
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The nearly 2.5 million residents of Toronto (5.5 in the Greater Toronto Area), know their city is the place to be. And with Toronto’s population growing on an annual basis, it’s clear others feel the same way. Dubbed the Center of the Universe by its residents, Toronto is Canada's most racially diverse city and the hub of its business and entertainment sectors. The city is known for welcoming newcomers and visitors with open arms, and that means as a man, you’re in luck. Toronto’s women outnumber its men and more than half those women are single.

If you’re a student, Toronto has plenty of appeal -- its downtown universities draw thousands of young minds each year, as do its colleges. One of the city’s most recent urban face-lifts, the rejuvenation of Yonge-Dundas Square, provides residents and visitors alike with regular shows, fairs and concerts, right in the heart of downtown.

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Why you should live in Toronto in 2009Busy sports and social calendars

Each year brings countless reasons to consider moving to Toronto, and 2009 is certainly no exception. With a social calendar that rivals Paris Hilton’s, Toronto is chock-full of things to see and do on an almost daily basis. In addition to its pro sports teams in baseball, basketball, Canadian football, hockey, and soccer, the World Baseball Classic’s first round this March featured games in Toronto. The city’s bars and clubs close at 2 a.m., but you might not want to be out any later, given Toronto’s busy days in addition to its renowned nightlife. If fashion is your thing, the city’s fashion week in March will pique your interest, while if you’re a movie buff, there are few festivals with more pomp than September’s Toronto International Film Festival. June’s jazz festival is one of Canada’s best, the summer’s Caribana celebrates the city’s growing Caribbean community. Whether you’re shopping in one of the city’s many mega malls or perusing the high-end boutiques of Yorkville, you’ll work up enough of an appetite to make a reservation at any of the restaurants staffed by a who’s who of Food Network Canada chefs. Toronto truly feels like the city of the future: safe, diverse, clean, and seemingly packed with intelligent and hardworking people.
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If this as true as what they say of Barcelona...hehe

I think this dude hasnt visited the the cities he mentions.
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Chicago's a nice spot, but number one?
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Chicago's a nice spot, but number one?
it shouldn't be... but what should?
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it shouldn't be... but what should?
Exactly, complete subjetive opinion.
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Yonge Dundas is a perfect microcosm of the hunk of concrete that is all too Toronto. The food is great though, and there are some nice neighborhoods. I can think of a whole lot of more interesting places.
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Wow. I can honestly say that I disagree with most if not all of those rankings. I still can't believe Vancouver is ahead of us.
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What about Philly, Fo? Atlanta? Shit, Detroit, New York, Texas? We gonna move on down to those places close to home like Seattle, L.A., Bakersfield, San Diego, P.A., V-Town, Richmond, Sacramento. Also that place right across the water in the Biggity Biggity O. You can't forget about the San Francisco mothafuckin bay.
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Wow. I can honestly say that I disagree with most if not all of those rankings. I still can't believe Vancouver is ahead of us.
I know, Vancouver is a head scratcher.
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What about Philly, Fo? Atlanta? Shit, Detroit, New York, Texas? We gonna move on down to those places close to home like Seattle, L.A., Bakersfield, San Diego, P.A., V-Town, Richmond, Sacramento. Also that place right across the water in the Biggity Biggity O. You can't forget about the San Francisco mothafuckin bay.
I see words here, but don't understand a single thing typed.

As for Toronto....meh. I really never find anything special about it, I'd put Montreal and Ottawa ahead of it 10 out of 10 times. Montreal because it's far more cosmopolitan and Ottawa because of the amount of things you can do in the valley.

The big turn off for me re: Toronto is because of all the newness in it, you lose the sense of history it has.

My top 3 would likely be: Lucerne, Seattle and Vienna
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I see words here, but don't understand a single thing typed.

As for Toronto....meh. I really never find anything special about it, I'd put Montreal and Ottawa ahead of it 10 out of 10 times. Montreal because it's far more cosmopolitan and Ottawa because of the amount of things you can do in the valley.

The big turn off for me re: Toronto is because of all the newness in it, you lose the sense of history it has.

My top 3 would likely be: Lucerne, Seattle and Vienna
Ottawa sucks. I lived there for two years and i wasn't the least bit impressed. I've been to Montreal a few times and although it's a nice city, it's nowhere near Toronto in what it offers.
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Ottawa sucks. I lived there for two years and i wasn't the least bit impressed. I've been to Montreal a few times and although it's a nice city, it's nowhere near Toronto in what it offers.
I take you're not an outdoors guy huh?

Montreal offers a sense of history.

What does Toronto offer? The sense of being the most important place in the entire universe? The fact that everyone come 5 o'clock is running away from the place to catch the GO? Or the fact that it has an inflated population due to amalgamation of the mid 90s? Oh and let's not forget U of T, where it's motto simply should be: You should be glad we let you in! Meanwhile, York is a better school.
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I take you're not an outdoors guy huh?

Montreal offers a sense of history.

What does Toronto offer? The sense of being the most important place in the entire universe? The fact that everyone come 5 o'clock is running away from the place to catch the GO? Or the fact that it has an inflated population due to amalgamation of the mid 90s? Oh and let's not forget U of T, where it's motto simply should be: You should be glad we let you in! Meanwhile, York is a better school.
The real beauty of Toronto is in the neighbourhoods...... Annex, Bloor West, Cabbagetown, Little Italy, Forest Hill, etc etc etc.
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If you want a sense of History, i would prefer going to Old Quebec City. I'm just not much of a fan of Montreal, except for the one time i went to a few of their strip clubs. lol
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Jeff, if you enjoy the outdoors, then heading out to the valley offers you a ton of things to do.

As for Wu, I understand that, but I can say that about alot of cities really.
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Yonge Dundas is a perfect microcosm of the hunk of concrete that is all too Toronto. The food is great though, and there are some nice neighborhoods. I can think of a whole lot of more interesting places.
That's true.

Just today actually i went for a big walk around Spadina and Kensington market. i really like those neighbourhoods. It's been a while since i really hung out there and man was it ever great. If you go with the flow, it can feel like you just left Canada and ended up in China or Mexico. Only sad thing was that Rotmans hat store on spadina is now closed. That place was like a time machine.
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I'll miss it.

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The real beauty of Toronto is in the neighbourhoods...... Annex, Bloor West, Cabbagetown, Little Italy, Forest Hill, etc etc etc.
absolutely. +1 million.

there are so many great ones.
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