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Old January 28th, 2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Toronto - Canada 20-24 December - Photos from my trip

I liked Toronto overall as it feels very cosy in winter and there are so many nice districts to explore. One thing I didn't like though is the ticketing system on the streetcars which is very confusing especially for tourists. Anyway here are my photos







































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Old January 28th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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Old January 28th, 2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Old January 28th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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Great pics, Hellospank! Hope you enjoyed your holidays in Canada!
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Old January 28th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #5
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Indeed, the best - great photos of Toronto by hellospank
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Old January 29th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #6
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Well done!
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Old January 29th, 2010, 04:43 AM   #7
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Great photos of Toronto! Thanks for posting them! I hope you enjoyed your visit
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Old January 29th, 2010, 09:13 AM   #8
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Old January 29th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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Old January 30th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #11
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the first picture is really impressive and the rest are equally great.
Toronto is really Canada's top city.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #12
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the first picture is really impressive and the rest are equally great.
Toronto is really Canada's top city.
Are you kidding me. Toronto is more then just Yonge street and downtown. Sure downtown is very nice(the waterfront is not), and the residential areas are very charming. Canada's top city? come on now. There are way too many ugly high rise buildings, way too much grey and concrete, and way too much eyesores to make this the top city in Canada, let alone world class, as our mayor would like the world to believe. The crime is getting worse, more pollution, more people, more garbage, old historic neighborhoods are not treated with any importance(old buildings torn down and replaced with something ugly). Toronto used to be a nice, charming, clean city back in the 60s and 70s, too some extent it still is, but mark my words, this city will be a dump in 20 years.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #13
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Ah, yes. Damian. You are the one who claims the city is being over-run by slums and ghettos!
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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #14
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I am afraid I have to sort of agree with Damian 1 - I was not very impressed with Toronto and these photos, good as they are, only confirm my memories.
Personally, I prefer Montreal and Vancouver but you have to live in a city to really know if you like it or not.
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Ah, yes. Damian. You are the one who claims the city is being over-run by slums and ghettos!
Is it not? I lived in one of the most historic neighborhoods in Toronto, and in less then ten years, i watched it become, nothing more than a trashy slum overrun with dollar shops, crackheads and graffiti. If you can't see that, then i feel sorry for you.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:59 PM   #16
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I can assure you it is completely unnecessary to feel sorry for me! I have chosen to live here and am quite happy with my choice. I would say every major city
has areas of both high and lower income residents. That is normal, and is typical of cities all over the world. I do not assume that areas of lower income are ghettos or slums, however, as I have travelled to enough cities in the world that have genuine ghettos and slums. I can safely say from my experience, that they are completely different than what is here. It is true that not everyone in Toronto is wealthy, but that is perhaps it is a real city with a full cross section of society living in it.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 08:54 PM   #17
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Let's not ruin (Damian) an otherwise pleasant thread about someone's travels with unsubstantiated claims that are actually false. There are other areas on this forum where you can rant about your discontents.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:14 AM   #18
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I didn't realise that the whole of Toronto is dead flat. Not even a hill in the distance.

And where's the snow?

and great photos too
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:08 AM   #19
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I can assure you it is completely unnecessary to feel sorry for me! I have chosen to live here and am quite happy with my choice. I would say every major city
has areas of both high and lower income residents. That is normal, and is typical of cities all over the world. I do not assume that areas of lower income are ghettos or slums, however, as I have travelled to enough cities in the world that have genuine ghettos and slums. I can safely say from my experience, that they are completely different than what is here. It is true that not everyone in Toronto is wealthy, but that is perhaps it is a real city with a full cross section of society living in it.

The point is, we are importing poverty and crime. Most other countries do not purposely import poor people into their nation. Like i said, i watched my neighborhood turn into a crime ridden dump in less then ten years(more like 5 years). I don't like seeing a beautiful historic area being swamped with dollar stores, garbage, and high rise buildings. I care about where i live, and it makes me mad when i see people making decisions about my city who obviously do not give a damn. If that makes me a hater, and a bad person, then so be it. I apologize if i may have offended you, but i am sticking to my opinion.

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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:12 AM   #20
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The point is, we are importing poverty and crime. Most other countries do not purposely import poor people into their nation. Like i said, i watched my neighborhood turn into a crime ridden dump in less then ten years(more like 5 years).
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