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Old May 12th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Vacation: Toronto or NYC?

I love both cities but have not been to either one in several years. I am split on what city to visit. I would like to hear your opinions. Please try to be as least biased as possible.

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Old May 13th, 2009, 03:14 AM   #2
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It depends, what do you like to do? I wouldn't recommend going to NY in the summer, so go to Toronto. However, if you want museums, then I'm not sure what kind does Toronto offer, but I'm pretty sure that ours are better.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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Hehe, NYC is too hot in summer. But the city is so wonderfull. You will enjoy the city in all the seasons.. included in the cold winters. I went to the city last winter. The weather was too cold. But I walked in the Brooklyn Bridge

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Old May 14th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #4
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You posted this thread in the NYC forum. Of course you're going to get biased answers.
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Old May 14th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #5
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Toronto all the way...
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:05 AM   #6
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Never been to Toronto but after living here for 4 months or so I've been impressed with the NYC you don't usually see as a tourist, the outer boroughs, parks, bridges etc. and I have so much further to go. But like I said, never been to Toronto.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:45 AM   #7
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living here for 4 months
Now I get your excitement about summer in NYC just wait and see
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Old May 15th, 2009, 07:20 AM   #8
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Now I get your excitement about summer in NYC just wait and see
Yeah I started to realize from the other thread lol.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 07:54 AM   #9
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there is a LOT to do in both places. This is a toughy for me to answer, all I can say is see if you can visit both. Of course I have some NY bias, but I also have family in Toronto and I can say I was really surprised when I went up there, I know i'll be up there hopefully sometime this summer.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #10
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You posted this thread in the NYC forum. Of course you're going to get biased answers.
i was just gonna say the same!
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Old May 15th, 2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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I love everything about Toronto. Except I've never been there in the winter...
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Old May 15th, 2009, 08:41 PM   #12
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Although, on second thought, Toronto has only slightly better weather than NY, it gets rather humid and hot in the summer there too.
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Old May 15th, 2009, 09:52 PM   #13
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You posted this thread in the NYC forum. Of course you're going to get biased answers.
He posted this in the Toronto thread too...

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Old July 30th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #14
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You should visit to Toronto.Because there are many attractions in Toronto.

Toronto's most prominent landmark is the CN Tower, which stood as the tallest free-standing land structure in the world.The Royal Ontario Museum
s a major museum for world culture and natural history. The Toronto Zoo, one of the largest in the world,s home to over 5,000 animals representing over 460 distinct species.

The Art Gallery of Ontario contains a large collection of Canadian, European, African and contemporary artwork. The Gardiner Museum of ceramic art is the only museum in Canada entirely devoted to ceramics, and the Museum's collection contains more than 2,900 ceramic works from Asia, the Americas, and Europe.

The Yorkville neighbourhood is one of Toronto's most elegant shopping and dining areas. On many occasions, celebrities from all over North America can be spotted in the area, especially during the Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto Eaton Centre is one of North America's top shopping destinations, and Toronto's most popular tourist attraction with over 52 million visitors annually.
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Old July 30th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #15
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good point: New York just can't compete with the two 3 things Toronto has to offer

Wheelingman, if you say you have been to both already, then it's hard to say, because it all comes down to your past experience.
Now, had you say you had never been to either one, or none of the two, then the decision would have been quickly made.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 01:01 AM   #16
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go to utica, ny instead. it's between both other cities.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:28 AM   #17
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If you visit Toronto you'll get, in my opinion, a combination of 3 great american cities:
  1. New York: In the sense that it's a big time financial hub. Subways are nearly identical and winters are brutal.
  2. Chicago: In the sense that it combines a densely populated city with a large lake and they both have a Union Station (and they look pretty identical, probably because The Union Railroad probably used a modified set of blueprints for one of those cities).
  3. Boston: Since it has streetcars running through it and large plazas/public parks with underground parking.

Now, if you come to New York you'll get to experience the onslaught of political, culinary, fashion, media, cosmopolitan and financial that only New York combines. That's what make NYC the Capital of the World and therefore your best choice for visiting.

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Old July 31st, 2009, 04:08 PM   #18
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I live in New Jersey , ive been to Toronto last year it was awesome just as great New York City , but it had some Downs, PATH system was confusing , Traffic during Rush Hour is terrible worse then New York , i was almost ran over by several cars at Crosswalks. New York City to me is too Expensive, Toronto is a better city for budget very cheap , nice city and region overall. Very spaced City! New York City is nice too , but overwhelmed the Subways and Streets are Dirty. NYC has too many ppl in such a small place. Even know NYC is nice try to visit somewhere else in the region, like New Jersey better then New York City & Toronto. Mountains in the Northwest , & the Jersey Coast on the South-East side. NJ has very nice Cities most tourists in NYC don't go to them, they offer alot, we have lower Taxes then NYC & Toronto, gas is very cheap unlike NYC & Toronto which was a shocker. We have Boardwalks in most of the beach Cities and Towns. Jersey City is right across from NYC and offers alot, like great museums and nice selection of restaurants So visit New Jersey , + you can also visit New York City or Philly bordering the South part of the State. North NJ is also a 5 to 6 Hr Drive from Montreal , Canada & 8 to 9 hr Drive from Toronto.

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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:36 PM   #19
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Once again, I love Toronto. Go there. Have a blast!
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Old July 31st, 2009, 07:40 PM   #20
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nygirl, when are you coming back to Toronto? Next visit, if you have time it would be so cool to meet up for a drink.
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