And I’ll third both Gorsnak and Subjective Enema. Saskatoon’s a cool place, though I like it more when university’s in swing than over the dreary summer months. [sub]when the grasshoppers arrive, insectoid whores of Satan that they are.[/sub]
I actually like living in Toronto, but that’s because I’m deeply in love with all the interesting ethnic shopping areas. I like Ottawa, too, but as there don’t seem to be any Indian pastry shops there, I couldn’t handle living there permanently.
I’m not sure it’s the best city, though. I just like it for the purely superficial reason of food.
I love Toronto, really do. It’s a wonderful place to live if you like big cities.
I have a fondness in my heart for Kingston, but it’s stagnated in the last 5-6 years.
Montreal and Vancouver have their own greatnesses. Really, the three great cities of Canada are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and you cannot go wrong with any of them. But I prefer Toronto. Honorable mention: Halifax.
My least favourite: Winnipeg, Windsor, and North Bay, with dishonorable mention to Barrie. I apologize to Winnipegers, I know you love your city, but I hate it.
Vancouver is by far the best major Canadian city I’ve ever been in.
Of course, that might be biased, since Vancouver is the only major Canadian city I’ve ever been in. But I did geniunely love it. And I lived there for a few months, so I experienced enough of it to judge it somewhat, I think.
Vancouver is beautiful, if somewhat expensive. Regina and Kelowna both suck. Banff and Victoria are both nice to visit, wouldn’t want to live there. And I have long held a place in my heart for Saskatoon, my hometown. I can’t beleive it got some votes here.
Good Lord, that’s three from Saskatoon and two from Regina that I’ve identified in a single day. Is the SDMB being infiltrated by Saskatchewan as a part of the Canadian plot to take over America (once we’re done with B.C. and Alberta)?
As good stubblejumpers we don’t put our location in the location section of the form, but we could be a force to be reckoned with!
We should all get together and do something with that, some day. I’d be happy to help once I finish my plans to move to Vancouver.
I’ve spent a number of years in Ontario (Mississauga and Kitchener) and have travelled extensively around this fair country, but home has always been Calgary. Lots of jobs, the cost of living isn’t as high as in larger centres like T.O. and Vancouver, the water is clean, there’s more ethnic diversity than one might guess about a prairie town, and you’re 45 minutes away from the mountains. Beautiful skyline. Plenty of movie screens, restaurants, bars, hockey rinks, curling clubs, etc to go around. Excellent bike paths.
Also, bitterly cold winters interspersed with warm, life-giving chinooks. Warm, but not unbearably hot summers.
Deer and beaver seen regularly within spitting distance of the downtown core. Hardly any cougar sightings on the outskirts of town. Virtually bug free. And no rats.
Did I mention we own all the oil? Mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha!
I LOVE Montreal. I would move there in a heartbeat…if my family weren’t so far away.
I also really enjoy Toronto, but at heart, I’m a hometown girl. Despite the slack we Steeltowners get, I love Hamilton. It’s got a lot of the big city stuff (Go Ticats!) but with only a fraction of the violence/population and all that. Hamilton itself is like two different cities, and The Mountain is definitely better for living than The City. I probably won’t really ever leave. That and we have the most Tim Hortons per capita
I’m gonna have to toss in a mention of Niagara Falls though. It is my mom’s absolute favourite Canadian city (to visit, not live). I think going there at least twice a year as a child has rubbed off on me too. And now that the casino is there, even more excuse to go!
To TJ555 The Golfer: Are you a Canadian yourself? Or looking for somewhere to move?