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for the Canadians, Toronto: good or bad?
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what do you think of Toronto
I love it! It's the center of the universe.
26%
 26%  [ 14 ]
Great place to visit but I wouldn't like to live there.
23%
 23%  [ 12 ]
The city is nice but not its people in it.
11%
 11%  [ 6 ]
The people are nice but the city isn't anything special.
15%
 15%  [ 8 ]
Everything about that place just plain old sucks.
13%
 13%  [ 7 ]
Toronto??? Where's that???
9%
 9%  [ 5 ]
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JAMZ



Joined: 18 May 2004
Location: Ori Station, Bundang

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:54 am    Post subject: for the Canadians, Toronto: good or bad? Reply with quote

I just read an article from the Toronto Star newspaper that suggested most people in Canada dislike Toronto and the people who are from there. I've encountered some anti-Toronto sentiment from other Canadians but I've never thought this was a wide spread attitude. So basically I'm just curious what the Canadians (or anyone else who might be familiar with the topic) think about Toronto.

here's the link to the article.... not sure if it will work though

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1107643814349&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154
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JAMZ



Joined: 18 May 2004
Location: Ori Station, Bundang

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah so center of the universe it is!
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tzechuk



Joined: 20 Dec 2004

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should give people who haven't been there the option of *never been there, but heard it's good/bad/ok*
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JAMZ



Joined: 18 May 2004
Location: Ori Station, Bundang

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tzechuk wrote:
You should give people who haven't been there the option of *never been there, but heard it's good/bad/ok*


hmmm yes i should have... can i still add it in?
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Pyongshin Sangja



Joined: 20 Apr 2003
Location: I love baby!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bite me.
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T-dot



Joined: 16 May 2004
Location: bundang

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the point of this thread? I thought it was a given that the T-Dot was the center of the universe.
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katydid



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Location: Here kitty kitty kitty...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not from there, but it is a place I'd like to visit someday.

It can't be that bad, can it?

Oh well. Come to Boston. Home of the World Series winning Red Sox and the three times in 4 years winners of the Super Bowl (adpoted home anyways.)

I never thought I'd live to type that. Very Happy
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JAMZ



Joined: 18 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

katydid wrote:
I'm not from there, but it is a place I'd like to visit someday.

It can't be that bad, can it?

Oh well. Come to Boston. Home of the World Series winning Red Sox and the three times in 4 years winners of the Super Bowl (adpoted home anyways.)

I never thought I'd live to type that. Very Happy


i've always to go to boston... never got around to it though... i hear its really expensive and there's a ridiculous traffic problem
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katydid



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
Location: Here kitty kitty kitty...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is correct my friend. Not so much about the expenses, New York and L.A. are worse in comparison, but definitely with the traffic. Great subway system, though.
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tommynomad



Joined: 24 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't like any of the options, so I'm just posting.

Great food--best in the country.
Lousy design unless you're a car person.
Too few parks for a city that big.
Rude people--hard to believe it's Canada sometimes. (When the most helpful people you meet are the cops, the city has a PR problem.)
Great subway--but I'd rather see a city above ground.
Great clubs unless you prefer live music to DJs.
Not nearly enough beautiful women for a city that big.
Irritating TO boosters amplify Canada's national inferiority complex to the Nth degree.
Great bookstores--also the best in the country.

Oh, and too many smokers: what's with like, 40% of the pop'n smoking when everywhere else it's 20?
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Cthulhu



Joined: 02 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toronto is the same as most big cities. It's great if you can afford to live there.
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JAMZ



Joined: 18 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cthulhu wrote:
Toronto is the same as most big cities. It's great if you can afford to live there.


i agree with this totally... but i think the argument here is just what's really worse about toronto than other canadian cities that people from everywhere else in canada have to bash it so much.
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Blind Willie



Joined: 05 May 2004

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could I get a "Couldnt care either way" option added to the poll?
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Cthulhu



Joined: 02 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JAMZ wrote:

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i agree with this totally... but i think the argument here is just what's really worse about toronto than other canadian cities that people from everywhere else in canada have to bash it so much.


Well, I'd rather live in Vancouver than Toronto, mostly due to the weather and the ocean. That said, for variety alone I think Toronto has most of the rest of the country beat even if one can't stand the residents or their attitude.
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panthermodern



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Taxronto

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I just read an article from the Toronto Star newspaper that suggested most people in Canada dislike Toronto and the people who are from there. I've encountered some anti-Toronto sentiment from other Canadians but I've never thought this was a wide spread attitude. So basically I'm just curious what the Canadians (or anyone else who might be familiar with the topic) think about Toronto


This thread is B.S., every Canadian knows that every other Canadian already knows that Canadians not from Toronto already dislikes Toronto.

It's like having a story that says that Canadians like ... Socialized Medicine.



Let me summarize:

English and French Canada dislike each other.

East dislikes West.

West dislikes East

Easy and West both dislike Toronto.

English Speaking and French Speaking Provinces all dislike Ontario.

Ontario's cities and regions all dislike Toronto.

We all dislike Toronto.

Toronto is the only part of Canada worth the effort to dislike.

I am from Hamilton, Canada's greatest Toronto "hatingist" place... 60 km down the Q.E.W.

All of Canada hates Toronto because they are not Toronto.

Except Quebec City ... but F. them ...
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