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Forum: Canada
Jan 2nd 2009, 3:38 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

New Year Eve is not really celebrated here. We went to downtown TO - there was nothing special. Were very amused to see that to buy some alcohol on 31st, one had to wait in a line of 100 people (yes,...
Forum: Canada
Dec 29th 2008, 2:06 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

It's good only till the first snowfall. It seems that here they don't clear walkways in parks. Even many sidewalks along the major roads are not cleared, though the city Web site lists them as to be...
Forum: Canada
Dec 20th 2008, 1:56 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

For many people one of the reasons to move is the experience of proper seasons. Even as I fight cough and throat pain frequently, I still think that winter must be white, which means below zero. You...
Forum: Canada
Dec 4th 2008, 2:29 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

From my experience, anywhere in the world, you need money, first of all, and not a car to do shopping. Somehow the mentality of people is changed in the last decades so that they go in debt to buy a...
Forum: Canada
Dec 3rd 2008, 8:59 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

It's so easy to become one in GTA. It's unfortunate that driving habits are so bad in the countries where visible minorities are coming from, and people don't want to learn being moderate. So, if you...
Forum: Canada
Dec 3rd 2008, 6:46 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

I would give this as a definition of multiculturalism: buy a heavy American car (rarely with real *snow* tires, it seems), go to 401 at peak hours so that it's as busy as European highways, and apply...
Forum: Canada
Dec 1st 2008, 12:35 am
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

If you don't have kids you can rent anywhere for a year and explore both cities. I thought that I will be looking for jobs in mississauga and we decided to settle there but with jobs you never know....
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2008, 2:27 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

No no no! We have 2 (two) museums here in Mississauga. Both are some old mice-smelling houses featuring a collection of rusty agricultural tools and rural furniture on display.

As for scenery, we...
Forum: Canada
Nov 25th 2008, 12:58 am
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

YES! What I can say for sure is that after spending every day in Mississauga, if I ever go to Toronto, its real downtown, it IS vibrant and full of fancy people in fancy clothes etc and it smells...
Forum: Canada
Nov 24th 2008, 2:26 pm
Replies: 193
Views: 13,756
Posted By Settlers_Unlimited

Re: Moving to Toronto

To my mind, snow+cold feels much easier than just cold. Kind of emotional help that snow gives.

I find the public transit system quite usable here. Very bad for me is that Mississauga and Toronto...
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