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Old 2008-05-30, 02:27 PM
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I've lived in both Toronto and Ottawa for extended periods, they are both beautiful cities that are great places to live. Cyber arguing about the good and the bad seems crazy, can't we just be thankful that we live in a country where we can freely and easily make the choice?
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Old 2008-05-30, 06:03 PM
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I commute 20min -30min to work, and work only 1 job. Where did you get these facts?
As far as the commute length, you can find tons of interesting facts on that on the web. like this one here: http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/285168

"...He's among the growing ranks of extreme commuters in the Toronto area whose daily round trip to work routinely stretches to two hours or more. GTA residents have the longest commutes in the country – up from 68 minutes on average in 1992 to 79 minutes in 2005, according to Statistics Canada."

My commutes were a minimum of 1 hr each way when i lived in Toronto. Real estate is expensive, and you can't always afford to live close to where you work.


As far as multiple jobs ..not sure. Maybe because GTA has one of the highest number of immigrants in Canada, and new comers sometimes have to work multiple jobs to support their families. I've known a few families like that. You talk to anyone working a low income job, more often than not you'll hear they are working multiple jobs. Start with gas station attendants, you'll see what i mean. and having more immigrants and more gas stations statistically you'll get more people working multiple jobs.
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Old 2008-05-30, 06:05 PM
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I've lived in both Toronto and Ottawa for extended periods, they are both beautiful cities that are great places to live. Cyber arguing about the good and the bad seems crazy, can't we just be thankful that we live in a country where we can freely and easily make the choice?

Agreed. Not exactly what i to do.. I've lived all over canada and can say for sure that all cities have something to offer. This article simply compares the good and the bad based on facts.
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Old 2008-05-30, 08:29 PM
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Ok Peeps - sarcasim clearly does not translate well into text... That was a snarky jab at Mr. What's-his-face (Dennison???) who has nothing good to say about Ottawa or our houses...

Me? I love my city and can't understand why anyone would prefer TO - but that's just me.

And Mudz - I'm neither a conspiracy theorist or a Mr.
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Old 2008-05-30, 08:53 PM
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LOL Biggie...too many uptight people here eh ?

Loosen up folks, it's Friday, go get a cold one and just chill.

There's no one city better than another as far as I am concerned. If you live in Ottawa because of your job or personal situation or whatever and your family is in another city then well what good is that for being a resident of the No. 1 ranked city in the country ? Be thankful of what you have and keep on chugging along.

Time for one of those quotes that I ran across while surfing the WWW

"I don't have everything that I love but I love everything that I have"
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