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Any insight into live in Toronto?

Old Feb 26th 2011, 12:46 pm
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Great news. Ive also heard it is a safe city ? For the most part anyway.
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Old Feb 26th 2011, 1:54 pm
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Originally Posted by j-dizzle View Post
Great news. Ive also heard it is a safe city ? For the most part anyway.
For a city of its size, it's a very safe city. Obviously some sketchy areas but I don't think people live in fear of crime (street or otherwise) in Toronto.
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Old Feb 26th 2011, 6:46 pm
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Do you know what the cost of living is compared to, say Vancouver?
It is either Toronto or Vancouver that I want to move to.
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Old Feb 27th 2011, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by j-dizzle View Post
Hey, What is Toronto like for young people?
Ive heard that it has a good club vibe to it ?
Canada is 2 to 10 years behind the UK in nearly every industry. The club scene probably closer to 10........Montreal has better clubs.
There are some nice bars and lounges in Toronto and dare I say it quite a few strip joints when comparing it to the UK cities!

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That's bitterly cold in my experience.
It's bitterly cold when there is wind chill.

I walked down to Earl's last night (approximately a mile). My face was so frozen when I got to the bar the poor girl was really struggling to take my order and my mouth muscles (usually incredibly strong) were not moving in the right directions.

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Old Feb 27th 2011, 2:31 am
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Canada is 2 to 10 years behind the UK in nearly every industry.
Banking? I hope not.
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Old Feb 27th 2011, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by JamesM View Post
Canada is 2 to 10 years behind the UK in nearly every industry. The club scene probably closer to 10........Montreal has better clubs.
There are some nice bars and lounges in Toronto and dare I say it quite a few strip joints when comparing it to the UK cities!
Canada is 2-10 years behind the UK in what exactly? The UK has twice the population of Canada so will be larger in certain sectors but to say that "Canada is 2 to 10 behind the UK in nearly every industry" is a bit of a stretch.

Financial Services? Canada's banking system is generally regarded as the best in the world - it's ranked #1 by the World Economic Forum. Is Canada's aerospace industry 2-10 years behind the UK? Biotechnology? Canada is a world leader in bio-agriculture. Oil industry? Chemical industry? Software Development? Renewable Energy? Life Sciences? Pharmaceuticals? Plastics? Automotive? Canada is also consistently ranked ahead of the UK in education.
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Old Feb 27th 2011, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by j-dizzle View Post
Do you know what the cost of living is compared to, say Vancouver?
It is either Toronto or Vancouver that I want to move to.
This is a couple of years out of date but is probably still a reasonably good guide:

http://www.livingin-canada.com/cost-...in-canada.html

Toronto is a lot bigger so I'd say you have a better chance of finding something affordable that still has decent transportation links to downtown.
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Thanks for that
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I've been offered a post in Toronto as a Programmer. Thinking of taking it as money is amazing.

Can you own a dog in Toronto or is it not feasible? Specifically queens street west?
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Originally Posted by zRichi View Post
I've been offered a post in Toronto as a Programmer. Thinking of taking it as money is amazing.

Can you own a dog in Toronto or is it not feasible? Specifically queens street west?
Yes. We an condo on QSW and plenty of people have dogs. Check with the condo management company and if you are renting the landlord.

We take our dogs here when we go for a snack or a coffee. There is also a dog training/info centre there.

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Old Feb 27th 2011, 4:52 pm
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Wow thank you, she's a husky so she'll need a good hour exercise in the morning and evening. I saw theres a park near QSW. Is it a nice park or full of drunks?
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Old Feb 27th 2011, 4:57 pm
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Wow thank you, she's a husky so she'll need a good hour exercise in the morning and evening. I saw theres a park near QSW. Is it a nice park or full of drunks?
I don't know how suitable a husky is for condo living. There are plenty of people with large dogs living in the condos...personally I don't know how they cope.

Do you mean the new park on the waterfront? If so it's quite small. There's a small grassed area just in front of the CN Tower...by the Steam Whistle Brewery which is used by dog owners but they are mostly smaller dogs. I have two small dogs and when I'm in T.O. I take them walking by the lake and harbour front. You must keep your dog on a lead and you must clean up after your dog where ever you take her.

http://www.toronto.worldweb.com/Sigh.../ParksGardens/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbourfront

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Old Feb 27th 2011, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by zRichi View Post
Wow thank you, she's a husky so she'll need a good hour exercise in the morning and evening. I saw theres a park near QSW. Is it a nice park or full of drunks?
I know a lot of people living in condos downtown and there are certainly a lot of dogs - but very few of them have legs longer than 3 inches. Could be a struggle with a husky but not impossible. Note that some condo corporations have restrictions on pets - so make sure you do your homework before you commit to a place.


To the original poster looking for child friendly neighbourhoods that offer him an easy commute - I would look along the lakeshore GO transit line - has a more regular service than the other GO train services and even runs a reduced service out of rush hour times and at weekends. This runs from Oshawa in the East to Hamilton in the West.

We were faced with the same proplem when we got here - both of us were working downtown (University and College) but had two kids from a mid cheshire town who found the city unnerving. We went for Oakville which I still think was a great choice - but there are other options out there too.

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Old Feb 27th 2011, 6:28 pm
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What would you say is better for a younger person , Toronto or Vancouver ?
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