I've lived in both downtown Toronto and downtown L.A. (well, Pico-Union) and yeah there are some dense suburbs in L.A., but the public transit is horrible. There are some relatively high density nodes but most people don't live in the same area that they work so it just leads to traffic congestion. It doesn't help that there's free parking everywhere. I was the only one I knew who biked to work, ironic that I didn't lock up my bike in the poorest area of downtown LA but it never got stolen but it got stolen the month I got back to T.O. I got my first car just so that I'd be able to get around in LA to visit friends in Pasadena and to go to Santa Monica once in a while. When I got back to Toronto, I didn't know what to do with the car because I could take the TTC everywhere.
For a more urban Toronto!
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