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08-14-2012, 11:19 PM
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Well, there you go. High availability of inexpensive housing certainly impacts these studies.
It's inexpensive now but they will pay later.

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It's inexpensive now but they will pay later.
What makes you say that?

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In before people **** on Toronto.

Toronto's a great city to live. Good to see it reflected in these rankings. Not much in the way of scenery, but great weather in the summer, decent beaches for a lake-side city, good entertainment, progressive city (despite our turd of a mayor), multicultural (moreso than Vancouver which seems bi-cultural) and great food.


That said, I'll always list Vancouver as my favourite city

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In before people **** on Toronto.

Toronto's a great city to live. Good to see it reflected in these rankings. Not much in the way of scenery, but great weather in the summer, decent beaches for a lake-side city, good entertainment, progressive city (despite our turd of a mayor), multicultural (moreso than Vancouver which seems bi-cultural) and great food.


That said, I'll always list Vancouver as my favourite city
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Calgary does seem boring but for my age group, if I want to get a house rather than be caught in rental hell, there's no way Vancouver comes close to Calgary in terms of livability.

I love this city but this is a city for the rich and the younger middle class workers will be forced into the burbs or other cities.

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Everywhere within a few miles of the fraser river smells during the summer months too.
LOL no it doesn't I live fairly close. Vancouver has a great smell. It's very crisp and clean because of the ocean and mountains right there. The only thing that smells is the farm lands.

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I love this city but this is a city for the rich and the younger middle class workers will be forced into the burbs or other cities.
And?

I don't see that as a problem.

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All of the above, Calgary has cookie cutter neighbourhoods with generic same boring houses that are all over the place. Everywhere you go, its the same ****, different area. My parents house in Calgary looks like 9 other houses on the same block just with different colour.

If you want "excitement", go to the nearest pub and drink til you get kicked out. Yeah I lived the Calgary experience, it sucked and nothing to do except look at your new house and venture to Chinook Mall or Cross Iron Mills to shop since you make money with nothing to do except spend since nothing is out there to do except buy **** you don't need later.

I'm from Winnipeg and everyone upon everyone who comes from there think Calgary is the greatest thing since sliced bread. I can't believe how I managed to live there for 4 years to be honest...

Never again, I'll townhouse/condo it out..I don't need a big house with all that room that goes to waste.

Calgary is not for everyone, its actually a good city but my lifestyle will never fit it.

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Calgary does seem boring but for my age group, if I want to get a house rather than be caught in rental hell, there's no way Vancouver comes close to Calgary in terms of livability.

I love this city but this is a city for the rich and the younger middle class workers will be forced into the burbs or other cities.
Seems weird to say since nobody lives downtown in Calgary and everybody basically lives in the suburbs.

For the person living in TO the smog combined with the heat is brutal in the summer IMO. The big smoke earns its nickname unless you head for the water.

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In before people **** on Toronto.

Toronto's a great city to live. Good to see it reflected in these rankings. Not much in the way of scenery, but great weather in the summer, decent beaches for a lake-side city, good entertainment, progressive city (despite our turd of a mayor), multicultural (moreso than Vancouver which seems bi-cultural) and great food.


That said, I'll always list Vancouver as my favourite city
But how do you live with all those Leafs fans? Intolerable!

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Everywhere within a few miles of the fraser river smells during the summer months too.
Like what? Salmon?

I don't think so.

Vancouver is about 40% overpriced in terms of housing. That's the down side, housing takes up too much of an average person's income. Back in the 70's and 80's some affordable co-op housing was built that helped folks rent to own. I think similar programs should start up to keep the working and middle class worker in the city.

Toronto is decent, Calgary is meh. Portland I lived in for a couple semesters and really enjoyed. The cost of living was low, great transit, good universities, good restaurants and bars, healthy life style....

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Who cares?

This is a thing I notice about Vancouverites/Canucks fans: They always care what other people think about them.

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That's why it's ranking livability and not visitability.
Many people seem to confuse the 2.

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Who cares?

This is a thing I notice about Vancouverites/Canucks fans: They always care what other people think about them.
Do not! Why, did you hear something?

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Who cares?

This is a thing I notice about Vancouverites/Canucks fans: They always care what other people think about them.
This is a thing I notice about you: You didn't bother to read this thread before posting your reply.

Noone actually cares

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This is a thing I notice about you: You didn't bother to read this thread before posting your reply.

Noone actually cares
Well you aren't good at noticing things because you are wrong! If people didn't care this wouldn't be news or a thread on HF.

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Who cares?

This is a thing I notice about Vancouverites/Canucks fans: They always care what other people think about them.
oh no people are expressing interest in livability rankings. this is is truly terrible off us.

C'mon.

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I live in the DTES and for those who love food, parks and have a positive view on the innate value of humanity it is like paradise. Albeit there is a rampant drug culture and associated behaviours and some run down buildings. However, there is more than meets the eye.

Believe me... walk around Hastings for two hours and try to be objectively positive while having some conversations with people setting aside any prejudices and you'll be surprised.
Well said. This is absolutely my experience as well. The DTES is far more friendly than most other neighbourhoods.

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Well you aren't good at noticing things because you are wrong! If people didn't care this wouldn't be news or a thread on HF.
You posted in this thread. Do you care?

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Well said. This is absolutely my experience as well. The DTES is far more friendly than most other neighbourhoods.
It is generally only the suburbanites that fantasize over the danger of the DTES. You can walk there at night with little worry. In fact, there is a much better chance some drunken ****** from the burbs will be looking to fight on Granville Street over anyone starting anything at Hastings/Main.

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You posted in this thread. Do you care?
Clearly my first post isn't one of someone who cares.... just pointing out what I've seen.

Maybe I hit too close to home

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Clearly my first post isn't one of someone who cares.... just pointing out what I've seen.

Maybe I hit too close to home
Perhaps you are trying too hard. Prove me wrong.

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Perhaps you are trying too hard. Prove me wrong.
Me trying to prove you wrong would already be me trying too hard

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Clearly my first post isn't one of someone who cares.... just pointing out what I've seen.

Maybe I hit too close to home
And all the replies here don't scream of people that care about the rankings much.

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Maybe I hit too close to home
When you walk into a thread and open with an insult to people interested in the discussion, you don't get to say that.

"Oh I insulted everyone and you're upset at me! Clearly I am right!"

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