are you an anglophone or bilingual?
I know many people don't like Paris just because "people don't speak English there", which is absurd.
The anglophone community in Montreal hates Toronto, just watch CTV Montreal or listen to Montreal english radio stations like 940 or 990am.
A city in a country that embraces multiculturalism, in an epoch that embraces globalization, will always have a tough go at carving out its own identity and culture. That's Toronto's conundrum. Say what you will about the American "melting pot", it has allowed cultural syncretism to take root giving birth to hybrids of several cultures that are conspicuously lacking in Toronto's supposedly diverse cultural landscape. For example, Japanese chefs in Los Angeles began substituting avocados so prevalent in Mexican cuisine for tuna, and, voila! The California Roll was born. Where is the fusion of Chinese and South Asian cuisine that Toronto should have happened by now? If Toronto could harness its diverse groups to create weird new hybrid cultures, I would totally travel halfway across the world to see that happen. That's how cultures are born.
Ring of truth there. My anglo in-laws in NDG seem to look down on Toronto. They consider Montreal wonderfully European and liken Toronto to just another large North American city... the kiss of death to them.
Neither. Greek origin and speak French fluently.
Don't get me wrong i love Montreal and Quebec City.
Also, i find it funny when people use the anglo vs franco talk. From personal experience the francophone community in Quebec City loves Toronto. The anglophone community in Montreal hates Toronto, just watch CTV Montreal or listen to Montreal english radio stations like 940 or 900am.
And that whole Montrealers think Toronto is soulless only exists with the anglophone community that is bitter with their situation in Montreal. If you actually sit down with alot of the younger generation, francophone or anglophone, they don't have that perception of Toronto.
Since we live in the shadow of the world's cultural powerhouse should the city strive to be an international tourist destination or should it really prioritize on drawing visitors from the Midwest and other parts of Canada? Asking someone from Europe or Asia if they'd rather see Toronto or Chicago/NYC would be like asking a Canadian if they'd rather see Sydney or Auckland and Christchurch.