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Thread started 02/16/09 5:06pm

alphastreet

Life in Toronto?

Lived here my whole life and will never get sick of it!

The only thing that sucks is that not all of my friends are into the same things I am, and it gets lonely though there is always someone to talk to.

When I was in high school and university, I felt like great things were ahead, but now I just feel like everything is passing me by, and I need excitement again. It's not the city doing that, it's me. When I was younger, I would fantasize about becoming an EC dancer and was crazy about muchmusic, but now not so much at all, I barely even watch Much. I think most of my life I felt like "that other side" was for when I grow up, but I don't know what I want anymore though there is so much to do here.
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Reply #1 posted 02/16/09 5:57pm

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Been here for about 2 1/2 years and I REALLY like it.

Barring (maybe) London, it's perhaps the most multicultural city in the world; it's safe and clean (don't listen to Erin shhh); the schools are of quality despite being tight on cash; it's got year-round city events; it's in workable driving proximity to many other cool North American cities along the Atlantic seaboard (Montreal, Boston, New York, for example); its airport services darned-near the entire world without requiring a thousand connecting flights; and while it's definitely a big city, it doesn't quite smoulder with the chaos of a New York or Chicago.

My main complaints are the highest cost of living in Canada; homelessness; the lack of a signature architectural aesthetic; and neighborhoods that, while every bit as diverse as, say, New York's, lack a certain "oomph" or steeped personality.

I'd love to see some attention given to better defining specific neighborhoods, bolstering the importance of common spaces and throwing up things that may seem frivolous (fountains, statuary, gardens, public art), but actually really help give a city character.
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Reply #2 posted 02/16/09 8:56pm

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I'm glad you like it smile
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Reply #3 posted 02/16/09 8:58pm

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Reply #4 posted 02/16/09 8:59pm

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luv4u said:

I don't have to pay PST

You Albertans are darned near anarchists! mad
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Reply #5 posted 02/16/09 9:20pm

alphastreet

and BC is full of assholes :p
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Reply #6 posted 02/16/09 9:47pm

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Lammastide said:

Been here for about 2 1/2 years and I REALLY like it.

Barring (maybe) London, it's perhaps the most multicultural city in the world; it's safe and clean (don't listen to Erin shhh); the schools are of quality despite being tight on cash; it's got year-round city events; it's in workable driving proximity to many other cool North American cities along the Atlantic seaboard (Montreal, Boston, New York, for example); its airport services darned-near the entire world without requiring a thousand connecting flights; and while it's definitely a big city, it doesn't quite smoulder with the chaos of a New York or Chicago.

My main complaints are the highest cost of living in Canada; homelessness; the lack of a signature architectural aesthetic; and neighborhoods that, while every bit as diverse as, say, New York's, lack a certain steeped personality.

I'd love to see some attention given to better defining specific neighborhoods, bolstering the importance of common spaces and throwing up things that may seem frivolous (fountains, statuary, gardens, public art), but actually really help give a city character.
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Take a trip to Montreal for that.
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Reply #7 posted 02/16/09 10:27pm

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JustErin said:

Lammastide said:

Been here for about 2 1/2 years and I REALLY like it.

Barring (maybe) London, it's perhaps the most multicultural city in the world; it's safe and clean (don't listen to Erin shhh); the schools are of quality despite being tight on cash; it's got year-round city events; it's in workable driving proximity to many other cool North American cities along the Atlantic seaboard (Montreal, Boston, New York, for example); its airport services darned-near the entire world without requiring a thousand connecting flights; and while it's definitely a big city, it doesn't quite smoulder with the chaos of a New York or Chicago.

My main complaints are the highest cost of living in Canada; homelessness; the lack of a signature architectural aesthetic; and neighborhoods that, while every bit as diverse as, say, New York's, lack a certain steeped personality.

I'd love to see some attention given to better defining specific neighborhoods, bolstering the importance of common spaces and throwing up things that may seem frivolous (fountains, statuary, gardens, public art), but actually really help give a city character.
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Take a trip to Montreal for that.

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Reply #8 posted 02/17/09 2:33pm

alphastreet

Montreal is more pleasant and lively at night than Toronto IMO
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Reply #9 posted 02/17/09 6:16pm

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alphastreet said:

Montreal is more pleasant and lively at night than Toronto IMO


Absolutely.

Hotter, more stylin' people too.
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Reply #10 posted 02/17/09 6:23pm

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Lammastide said:

luv4u said:

I don't have to pay PST

You Albertans are darned near anarchists! mad
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Reply #11 posted 02/17/09 6:27pm

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JustErin said:

alphastreet said:

Montreal is more pleasant and lively at night than Toronto IMO


Absolutely.

Hotter, more stylin' people too.

So true. It's like they all take hotness lessons or something.
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Reply #12 posted 02/17/09 6:29pm

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Lammastide said:

JustErin said:



Absolutely.

Hotter, more stylin' people too.

So true. It's like they all take hotness lessons or something.


It's the European influence. Shopping there is utterly amazing.
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Reply #13 posted 02/17/09 8:28pm

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alphastreet said:

The only thing that sucks is that not all of my friends are into the same things I am, and it gets lonely

Even with the Internet? confuse

When I was in high school and university, I felt like great things were ahead, but now I just feel like everything is passing me by, and I need excitement again.

I used to feel this way. But then I realized that you can never do it all and most things are - ultimately - empty, anyways. Everything you need for bliss is within yourself.

I don't know what I want anymore

What makes you happy? Never mind what other people tell you should make you happy - what actually makes you happy?
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Reply #14 posted 02/17/09 8:31pm

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I've lived in Toronto and it is one of the best cities to live in. Clean and safe.
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I could do without the winters, but I looove this city! New York and L.A. have many great things about them, but NYC's too crowded for my liking, too many douches in L.A. and getting sick in the US is a one-way ticket to wearing a barrel. London's groovy, but I perceive a strong current of people wrapped up in out-cooling each other in a lot of its 'hoods.

Montreal? It's a small town, compared to Toronto. And what does it offer that you can't find here in spades?
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Reply #16 posted 02/17/09 8:42pm

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alphastreet said:

Montreal is more pleasant and lively at night than Toronto IMO

You don't find TORONTO "lively" at night?! hmm
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Reply #17 posted 02/17/09 8:42pm

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Ace said:

I could do without the winters, but I looove this city! New York and L.A. have many great things about them, but NYC's too crowded for my liking, too many douches in L.A. and getting sick in the US is a one-way ticket to wearing a barrel. London's groovy, but I perceive a strong current of people wrapped up in out-cooling each other in a lot of its 'hoods.

Montreal? It's a small town, compared to Toronto. And what does it offer that you can't find here in spades?


Super Sexe every 5 feet...?
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Reply #18 posted 02/17/09 8:45pm

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JustErin said:

Ace said:

I could do without the winters, but I looove this city! New York and L.A. have many great things about them, but NYC's too crowded for my liking, too many douches in L.A. and getting sick in the US is a one-way ticket to wearing a barrel. London's groovy, but I perceive a strong current of people wrapped up in out-cooling each other in a lot of its 'hoods.

Montreal? It's a small town, compared to Toronto. And what does it offer that you can't find here in spades?


Super Sexe every 5 feet...?

Umm, Erin, have you ever been on Queen, College or in Yorkville (for starters)?
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Reply #19 posted 02/17/09 8:47pm

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Ace said:

JustErin said:



Super Sexe every 5 feet...?

Umm, Erin, have you ever been on Queen, College or in Yorkville (for starters)?


Yes. Wanna meet me there this Saturday? batting eyes
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Reply #20 posted 02/17/09 8:48pm

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JustErin said:

Ace said:


Umm, Erin, have you ever been on Queen, College or in Yorkville (for starters)?


Yes. Wanna meet me there this Saturday? batting eyes

lol Are you really gonna be here?
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Reply #21 posted 02/17/09 8:50pm

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Ace said:

JustErin said:



Yes. Wanna meet me there this Saturday? batting eyes

lol Are you really gonna be here?


No, I'll be in Montreal not this weekend but the next. Wanna meet there? batting eyes
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Reply #22 posted 02/17/09 8:51pm

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Ace said:

alphastreet said:

Montreal is more pleasant and lively at night than Toronto IMO

You don't find TORONTO "lively" at night?! hmm

Toronto is definitely lively at night (not that I ever go out at night since having a kid confused ), but it could use a bit more romance. Old Montreal, parts of the Latin Quarter and McGill's campus and Mont Royal offer a bit more ambience for... lurve mushy than places in TO. What do you think?
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Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
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Reply #23 posted 02/17/09 8:52pm

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Lammastide said:

Ace said:


You don't find TORONTO "lively" at night?! hmm

Toronto is definitely lively at night (not that I ever go out at night since having a kid confused ), but it could use a bit more romance. Old Montreal, parts of the Latin Quarter and McGill's campus and Mont Royal offer a bit more ambience for... lurve. What do you think?


Yes.
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Reply #24 posted 02/17/09 8:53pm

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JustErin said:

Ace said:


lol Are you really gonna be here?


No, I'll be in Montreal not this weekend but the next. Wanna meet there? batting eyes

That would require leaving my apartment. And meeting people. And I don't like those things. shake
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Reply #25 posted 02/17/09 8:54pm

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Ace said:

JustErin said:



No, I'll be in Montreal not this weekend but the next. Wanna meet there? batting eyes

That would require leaving my apartment. And meeting people. And I don't like those things. shake


sad
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Reply #26 posted 02/17/09 8:59pm

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Lammastide said:

Ace said:


You don't find TORONTO "lively" at night?! hmm

Toronto is definitely lively at night (not that I ever go out at night since having a kid confused ), but it could use a bit more romance. Old Montreal, parts of the Latin Quarter and McGill's campus and Mont Royal offer a bit more ambience for... lurve mushy than places in TO. What do you think?

You've obviously never spanked someone who was bent over a Berkley Horse while overlooking the skyline. mushy
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Reply #27 posted 02/17/09 9:00pm

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JustErin said:

Ace said:


That would require leaving my apartment. And meeting people. And I don't like those things. shake


sad

Don't take it personal: I hate everyone! biggrin
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Reply #28 posted 02/17/09 9:00pm

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Ace said:

Lammastide said:


Toronto is definitely lively at night (not that I ever go out at night since having a kid confused ), but it could use a bit more romance. Old Montreal, parts of the Latin Quarter and McGill's campus and Mont Royal offer a bit more ambience for... lurve mushy than places in TO. What do you think?

You've obviously never spanked someone who was bent over a Berkley Horse while overlooking the skyline. mushy


It's such a shame that you've turned into a freak who doesn't like to leave his apartment.
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Reply #29 posted 02/17/09 9:02pm

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JustErin said:

Ace said:


You've obviously never spanked someone who was bent over a Berkley Horse while overlooking the skyline. mushy


It's such a shame that you've turned into a freak who doesn't like to leave his apartment.

Why would somebody want to leave their apartment? confused
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