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NEWS: Canada/Australia Dominate "Best Place To Live" Study

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posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 10:05 PM
I could complain about Calgary all day, but I won’t do that here. I don't mean to take this city for granted it is better than many places I'm sure. I just have problems with the management and the way I see people treating each other.

posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 10:09 PM

Are you a real estate agent?

The only place in the list I've been is Toronto..Loved it!
Me crossing the street to the Harbour Castle, luggage in hand, and falling on my face, in traffic..because I crossed where the street drain made the curb about 6 inches higher, than the rest of the curb. Everything went flying, and I broke my knee. LOL

And Food poisoning...3 days...

Yet, I still loved the place..

posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 10:25 PM
I haven't read every post here I admit, but "liveability" certainly wouldn't be my choice for choosing a city in which to live. To me that sounds like a synonym for bland and boring.

I imagine New York, my hometown, is not the most "liveable" city, but I'd take it over any of the cities this study put in the top ten list. The same goes for London and Amsterdam, two other of my faves.

posted on Dec, 7 2005 @ 10:53 PM
The most recent first-hand news of NYC I have was from a mate who was there for 24 hours on a stopover. He couldn't sleep because of the car horns, and he was from Indianapolis!

So I think I'll take the livability of Melbourne any day.

But, within that, when I first moved to Adelaide I moaned about being exiled to Siberia, Melbourne is so more dynamic, at first glance. Adelaide has had its arts festival way longer than Melbourne, Adelaide has a far greater history of film production, Adelaide has had a casino longer! Adelaide has even had top-drawer motorsport longer, they got the Grand Prix first and then covered the loss with the V8s. Plus there was the BEAUTIFUL, but short-lived ALMS race. Thanks John Olsen, you t#@t, for losing that one. Moron.
Maybe I'm getting conservative, but these days I actually prefer Adelaide. As a poor working/non-working post-student bum I could rent a flat two streets off the beach for $400 a month (and not Christies Beach, either!), I could ride my deadly treadly straight up the river bike-track into Adelaide city, all of 11 kilometres...Can't do that in Melbourne.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 10:32 PM
Cold and chilled beer is refreshing, but cold and chilled air is depressing.

I live in Toronto, have seen Melbourne and Sydney.
I didn't find much of a difference, but would prefer Aussie cities anytime over Toronto. Toronto is beautiful during summer, which is 3 months. Rest of the year it is like living in a hotbox inside a refrigerator. You can't stand outside for fresh air, you get out of heated home, get into a heated car or bus, get to heated subway (metro) station, walk to your heated office, on the way to the office your ears are frozen stiff. From December until March, if you are outside for 5 minutes, your tongue needs 10 minutes to able to speak.

Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne are very similar, except that public transit in Oz is far far better than the Canadian ones. Though we Canadians are proud of our public support system by comparing ourselves to the American cities and thirld world cities.
Canada is too Americanised but missing the American entrepreneurship and also too European but missing the public welfare system. We got disadvantages of both.
Canadians are very nice, peaceful people. I found Australians a bit on the livelier side, though sometimes more than my liking.
I love Canada, but snow and ice look better in the polar areas. I have applied for immigration Oz. Waiting for it.

posted on Sep, 14 2007 @ 11:15 PM
Well I lived in Hamilton and was near Toronto a lot and its a very large city but now I am living in Calgary and I must say I love it. I am 1 hour away from Canmore where I go to see lots of wildlife and the rockies, I've seen grizzly bears, elk, mountain sheep, eagles, moose,deer and lots of beatiful places to fish and its very clean. I honestly think as a whole Canada is the best country to live in and Australia seem as nice.

Also there is currently a economic boom in Alberta so the work has been paying very well since I moved and it looks like its going to last well over 10 years. Just take a look of a current picture of downtown Calgary and see anywhere from 20 to 30 cranes over new building projects and more goin up every day!

I also think our laws and the way people get along here is a very good example of how people should co-exist. I will always be a proud Canadian!

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 12:37 AM
Well if Sydney is such a great place why do they all come up here to Newcastle NSW to get away from it lol
Persoanly i'd prefer to be in Newcastle over Perth or Sydney any day..... No major traffic hassles, great beaches, near the Biggest Lake in the Southern Hemisphere plus were home to some of DNB's biggest hitters

posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 01:59 AM

Originally posted by gottabesuss
Yeee haarr for Melbourne!!

Melbourne the southern most city in the southern hemisphere, still comes up with the trump card!

There's another Oz capital even further south and it never appears on such lists which is exactly the way we like it

I live there BTW so I'm understandably biassed but having lived most of my life in Sydney I'll never be inclined to go back to the 'north island'

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