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Hey guys!

I'd just like to find out more information on which city offer the best lifestyle in terms of salary, weather, crime, people. What are the good and bad points of both cites?

Any useful information is much appreciated, thank you!!

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Having lived in the Toronto area for 20 years from when I was 18, and after moving to the West Coast 20 years ago, I have absolutely no inclination to leave Vancouver for anywhere else. The in-migration from Toronto and other parts of Canada is fairly steady and would seem to support why Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the top 3 most desirable places to live in the world. I'll let someone else breakdown pros and cons.

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I'd just like to find out more information on which city offer the best lifestyle in terms of salary, weather, crime, people. What are the good and bad points of both cites?

Any useful information is much appreciated, thank you!!

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Ah you are so right.... Vancouver is like the most awesome place I have ever lived.
Housing is somewhat expensive, but there are deals in the suburbs. Food is relatively inexpensive, and fresh (85% of everything grown right here_).

Each day I awake, I cannot believe I actually get to live here!

One problem.... too many visitors from away....... are always requesting to come for a visit. Who could blame them?

People here are friendly, although we hear from some it is difficult to make friends. I have not found that true... have more friends than time.... Salaries can be high here due to the HIGH cost of living.. and it is sooo high.


Some issues with gangs committing hits here but if you are not in the drug trade no worries.

Good transit and getting better.... bus and trains.. On labour Day, a new line from airport to the downtown. Another line is slated for 2014 East of the city to the further 'burbs
Weather is mild for Canadian standards although this year we did have a few weeks of snowy weather.

You better like the rain... there is lots of rain and dark days here.

we are immigrants from U.S. and Thailand../

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Ah you are so right.... Vancouver is like the most awesome place I have ever lived.
Housing is somewhat expensive, but there are deals in the suburbs. Food is relatively inexpensive, and fresh (85% of everything grown right here_).

Each day I awake, I cannot believe I actually get to live here!

One problem.... too many visitors from away....... are always requesting to come for a visit. Who could blame them?

People here are friendly, although we hear from some it is difficult to make friends. I have not found that true... have more friends than time.... Salaries can be high here due to the HIGH cost of living.. and it is sooo high.


Some issues with gangs committing hits here but if you are not in the drug trade no worries.

Good transit and getting better.... bus and trains.. On labour Day, a new line from airport to the downtown. Another line is slated for 2014 East of the city to the further 'burbs
Weather is mild for Canadian standards although this year we did have a few weeks of snowy weather.

You better like the rain... there is lots of rain and dark days here.

we are immigrants from U.S. and Thailand../

ron and ben
Thanks for all the useful information. This will definitely help me in deciding whether I should move abroad to Vancouver in the future. I will for sure take this information on board and seriously start thinking about it next year. I thought Vancouver would pretty much be like how you would have described it. Another thing does Canada offer some kind of international TV that features British shows/sports etc? or would you have to purchase this package separately?

Thanks for your assistance and look forward to hearing from you more, cheers!

Steve

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Thanks for all the useful information. This will definitely help me in deciding whether I should move abroad to Vancouver in the future. I will for sure take this information on board and seriously start thinking about it next year. I thought Vancouver would pretty much be like how you would have described it. Another thing does Canada offer some kind of international TV that features British shows/sports etc? or would you have to purchase this package separately?

Thanks for your assistance and look forward to hearing from you more, cheers!

Steve
Most people here have cable services, I use TELUS. It's HD, digital and you can get a combo of very higfh speed wireless internet, US, British and assorted other intl channels, plus unlimited US and Canada telephone service with many features, 1000 international mins. , for about $159.00 per month. Phone alone is $55 or television is about $50.
BBC and some other British stations are offered.

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Most people here have cable services, I use TELUS. It's HD, digital and you can get a combo of very higfh speed wireless internet, US, British and assorted other intl channels, plus unlimited US and Canada telephone service with many features, 1000 international mins. , for about $159.00 per month. Phone alone is $55 or television is about $50.
BBC and some other British stations are offered.

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PS Summer and part of Fall in Vancouver is like heaven and paradise on earth.
Nov - March dark, rainy but often mild. 5-11 C

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British TV shows are popular, ranging from drama to comedy to news, and even Coronation Street. Sports programming includes Football (soccer) plus some rugby and cricket. Some of this is available with regular progamming but you can subscribe to specialty channels for more. Best of British!


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Thanks for all the useful information. This will definitely help me in deciding whether I should move abroad to Vancouver in the future. I will for sure take this information on board and seriously start thinking about it next year. I thought Vancouver would pretty much be like how you would have described it. Another thing does Canada offer some kind of international TV that features British shows/sports etc? or would you have to purchase this package separately?

Thanks for your assistance and look forward to hearing from you more, cheers!

Steve

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If you like blue sky........... all year................ Toronto is the place to be......

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Toronto is the place to be... for Smog Alerts!

On most days driving or flying into Toronto the dinge just hangs over the City. That's why TO has had a smog index for over 15 years.

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Toronto is the place to be... for Smog Alerts!

On most days driving or flying into Toronto the dinge just hangs over the City. That's why TO has had a smog index for over 15 years.
Is it really that foggy and smoggy in Toronto? Who has the warmest weather all year round?

I am kinda learning more to towards Vancouver as I've heard its far more relaxed and weather is a little warmer, am i right?

Cheers!

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