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I was just wondering, does anyone here live in Toronto or anywhere near it. I'm hoping to move there someday and I would like to hear from first-hand experience what it's like. Also: what are the colleges like?
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Well, I'm gonna assume you mean Toronto, Canada. If not, you can ignore this message [Razz]

I've never lived in Toronto, but I've visited many times and live a few hours away.

It's a really big city, and I've always had a lot of fun there. The shopping is awesome, and there's something for everyone to do. There's a good subway system to get around, as well as buses.

The University of Toronto is the big one there, and it's in the downtown core. It's a beautiful campus, with lots of rez options. It has a very good reputation, and is ranked 1st in Canada I believe. U of T has an extremely good research library, apparently only coming after Yale and Harvard. I applied there after high school, and was really impressed when I did the tour/orientation. I ended up choosing to stay in my hometown though. The university here offered the specific program I wanted (I ended up hating it, but that's another story).

There's a few other universities and several colleges. You can get more info here:

Hope this helps. I can try to give you more details if you want. [Smile]

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If you could give me some more details that would be very helpful! I've been thinking about relocating there for college and to create a permanant residence. Any information of places, perople, colleges, etc, would be great. Thanks!
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There are 5 universities in the GTA (greater Toronto area): York University, The University of Toronto, Ryerson University, the Ontario College of Art and Design and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

You can read a bit more about them here:
T.O. Info

I live in a suburb but spend time downtown every couple weeks. It's a great city for the arts (and boasts a really low crime rate compared to U.S. cities) but chronically under-funded. Such a huge topic though!

You might want to check out The Toronto Star online to get an idea of what it's like here on a day to day basis. There's also this blog that covers Toronto life and happenings.

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Well I have lived in the GTA for 19 years. I used to hate it SO MUCH! I always thought it was very dirty, and the people extremely sketchy! I was always scared to go out in fear of dying or getting shanked.

Yeah I was paranoid. Recently, I have moved to Thunder Bay for school, and it made me realize how awesome toronto really is!

It is so culturally diverse, and the people are no where near weird... they are unique. And yes, a tad dirty... but there is always something to do!

Oh and don't forget, it's usually a number one stop for great bands (I.E. BON JOVI). And many aspiring bands as well. You can hit an underground show like every weekend, and find a totally amazing band!

You will love it. Promie.

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