I don't even know where to begin with the article. It is demonstrably an opinion piece by someone with an agenda. Both places are lovely, both place are less than a meter from hell. However, just to piss off the Quebequois, I'll rant a bit.
You'll have to deal with francophones, many of whom are quite nasty to anglophones. It's a fight that's just crazy and will never end.
You have to live in Quebec. If you don't like cold Toronto winters, feel free to deep-freeze in Montreal. Remember the demonstration you saw with a Chrysanthemum frozen in liquid nitrogen, then crushed to teeny, tiny pieces with the gentlest of squeezes? That's Montreal in the winter.
They HATE motorcycles in Quebec. You cannot ride in the winter due to snow tire regulations. It's -illegal-. They don't even have bikes in the Pride Parade. Sucks big time. Really, Quebec is the hell of the motorcycle world.
Nice Old Town, good subway, friendly people if you at least -try- to speak their version of French. (No, it's not the same as France).
They have a hill? Big whoop.
It's a nice place to visit, but living there? Not a chance.
Toronto leaves a lot to be desired, but then I have to wonder why it comes up on the "best places to live in the world" lists over and over, even with Rob Ford. No, don't get me started on Rob Ford.
We have a sh*t subway, but tons of other things that really make it a nice place to live if you have to live in a city.
Oh, and after trying to outlaw any religious ornamentation being worn by civil servants in public, they have a great big cross in their General Assembly. Just a tad confusing...
Quebec is weird, just like Toronto. Flip a coin.
Oh, one last thing, my bong lives in Toronto. Good reason to stay here.:beatnik:
1979 GL1000 Goldwing / 1992 Nighthawk 250 - Baby
2003 DL1000 - Priscilla / 1997 Concours - Ms. Piggy
2002 DL1000 - Fluffy the Torque Monster (Deceased)
2003 DL1000 - Freya, Queen of the Valkyries
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