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Consumer Price Index (Excl.Rent): 84.40
Rent Index: 48.54
Groceries Index: 85.36
Restaurants Index: 74.97
Consumer Price Plus Rent Index: 67.09
Local Purchasing Power: 103.17

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Restaurants [Edit] Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 12.00 C$
10.00
15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 C$
50.00
80.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 8.40 C$
8.00
9.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 5.99 C$
5.00
6.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 C$
5.00
7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 3.51 C$
3.00
4.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.75 C$
1.27
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.50 C$
1.00
2.00
Markets [Edit] Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 1.97 C$
1.12
3.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 2.75 C$
2.19
3.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 2.91 C$
2.00
4.00
Eggs (12) 3.32 C$
2.95
4.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 10.86 C$
8.00
15.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 11.71 C$
8.99
16.00
Apples (1kg) 3.24 C$
2.50
4.00
Oranges (1kg) 3.21 C$
2.25
4.00
Tomato (1kg) 3.32 C$
2.20
4.00
Potato (1kg) 2.04 C$
1.00
3.00
Lettuce (1 head) 1.71 C$
1.00
2.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.85 C$
1.00
2.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 14.90 C$
12.99
16.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 2.65 C$
2.00
3.50
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 2.97 C$
2.25
4.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 10.00 C$
9.00
12.00
Transportation [Edit] Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 3.00 C$
3.00
3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 129.50 C$
126.00
133.75
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 C$
4.00
4.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.78 C$
1.75
2.50
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 C$
30.00
31.03
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.34 C$
1.30
1.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 C$
20,000.00
25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) [Edit] Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 163.33 C$
118.60
223.68
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.23 C$
0.15
0.30
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 49.72 C$
40.00
60.00
Sports And Leisure [Edit] Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 55.73 C$
42.00
75.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.71 C$
20.00
40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 13.00 C$
12.00
15.00
Clothing And Shoes [Edit] Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.00 C$
49.00
80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 41.31 C$
30.00
50.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 105.72 C$
89.00
120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 121.78 C$
90.00
150.00
Rent Per Month [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,472.45 C$
1,200.00
1,650.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 1,051.38 C$
900.00
1,275.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,646.51 C$
2,200.00
3,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,878.05 C$
1,550.00
2,100.00
Buy Apartment Price [Edit] Avg.
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment in City Centre 6,366.57 C$
5,381.96
7,000.00
Price per Square Meter to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 5,720.84 C$
4,843.76
6,996.54
Salaries And Financing [Edit] Avg.
Average Monthly Disposable Salary (After Tax) 3,376.69 C$
2,500.00
4,300.00
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly 3.34
2.99
3.90

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Last update: October, 2014

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100 Comments so far

#Bashar Ahmaro on Oct 01, 2014 :
Hi Guys , I really need some help if someone can , Am Canadian , but I've lived my whole life in the Middle East because of my Father's career , am currently planning to move for work and continue my education in Toronto , but am still worried about how much can I live a decent life , with a normal no-degree requiring job like working at a restaurant , cleaning company , retail store , will I be able to live a decent life on my own with a minimum wage Job ? and save little money !? is it possible please help.
#A.E on Sep 30, 2014 :
response to "concerned parent"

This is not surprising at all. Neither the perpetrators of sex crimes against children, nor their army of apologists would accept or legitimize actions of people of conscience such as holding responsibility for dangerous teachers.
#anglo privilege on Sep 28, 2014 :
the anglo Canadians need 300,000 people to fill their Ponzi scheme in Toronto. The more suckers to enter Canada as a nobody, the better for the government workers, landlords, real estate moguls and capitalists and communists to profit.
#Ben on Sep 24, 2014 :
Not surprised one but. Huffington Post actually endorsed a blog which caters to the ills and likes of sadistic women.

From Parentdish dot ca, endorsed by Huffington Post"

"Showing your kids that you're proud of your body can teach them to have a healthy body image. However, one mommy blogger takes this lesson one step further by ensuring her young sons see her in the nude.

...mom-of-four Rita Templeton explains how this teaches her sons to see women's bodies in a positive light."

If that isn't child exploitation, then what the hell is that mom doing to her sons?
#concerned parent on Sep 17, 2014 :
Teachers in the TDSB are using sex toys in class under the disguise of Sex-ed programs. Sick at least

One of the degenerate instructors, she owns a sex toy shop in Toronto. Apparently she is being paid by the degenerate Toronto District School Board to give sex ed lectures to school kids in that city: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2009/09/27/sex_its_free_healthy_and_good_for_the_soul.html

Which sane parent would trust the Toronto District School Board to prevent sex crimes aggainst children?
#x y z on Sep 16, 2014 :
female pedophiles are running most of the schools in Toronto. Keep your children out of those pedophile-run schools for the sake of your family's well being. Homeschool your children if you can because the TDSB does not care about your children. The TDSB only sees your children as a political agenda for the unions to demand higher wages for the incompetent administrators and pedophile teachers.
#Happily Married on Sep 11, 2014 :
yes steve-jean tdot has so many "independent" wommin that they sell themselves to the highest bidder those dysfunctional wommin...i'd rather stay with my Asian wife than even talk with some returded Tdot wommin, bunch of sickos
#Steve Jean on Sep 10, 2014 :
Chances are you encounter all these “terrible women" because u’re a sad excuse for a man. You’re delusional and you think you’re some prize catch and Toronto woman fail to see it, when in reality, you’re a loser who can't handle a smart, independent and wealthier woman, and you give off terrible vibes that woman can pick up and you get rejected.
Grow up already. So much hate speech about women.
and jason. u need to leave Canada u misogynist retard. female teachers r incapable of assault. the rapeculture is caused by men like yourself.
#Jason on Sep 09, 2014 :
Read the Toronto Sun article about "Toronto woman charged in frat house sex assault". These are the kinds of wommin who live in Toronto and even teach our children. Nothing but a bunch of feminists, man-haters and female sex offenders.

Don't send your kids to any public school in Canada. The feminist wommin are desperate for male attention and they will behave like predators if the desperate wommin have the opportunity.

Don't even think of filing a complaint or else the female teacher will claim herself as the victim of a patriarchy.

You are better off in your home country once their is limited crime, unrest and other politricks.
#Canadian dream on Sep 08, 2014 :
If the “original’ Canadians are against immigration, why is the government promoting it? Is it to loot the life savings, dreams and futures of middle class and upper class immigrants from their home countries?

Canada used to be a neutral country under Trudeau, but what many are experiencing in major cities such as Toronto is a divide and conquer strategy by the colonialists and globalists. While Jane Doe is campaigning for the right to dress like a CSW in a public street without being looked at by beta males, the government behind the scenes are engaged in corruption, pilferage and exploitation of Aboriginal lands to make the 1% richer.

Canada has sufficient land, oil and natural resources to make life affordable for the 35 million Canadians, but corruption, greed and heartless people cause Canada to become one of the most expensive, speech-infringing, racist, male hating, low IQ countries in the world.

I agree with some of the posts about the impact of Canadian feminism and the LGBT movement because the Canadian government should not push their noses into foreign entanglements and cause other countries to become a Marxist utopia.
#a canadian on Sep 07, 2014 :
It is very true Toronto is very pretentious for the most part and yes it is very feminist....the women (for the most part that matters I don't want to hear about the exceptions the majority is what counts) are very self-entitled with poor attitude and I'm not talking hitting on them just going about your day!?! yeah that's right.... nothing to do with objectifying anybody. Nobody forces anyone to wear the least amount of cloths possible...you do it to yourself lol. But no wait it must be my fault for minding my own business, (I would never even think of approaching any girls in Toronto) miserable self-entitled attitude is not attractive in a partner... and the law also reflects that (the numbers don't lie. You can have your own opinion but not your own truth). And for that whiteknight loser BS, no, I will not bend for that kind of crap, I'm a man and respect myself last time I checked and will not reward that kind of crap. misandry and feminist are what comes to mind in Toronto, I'm not the only one.... take a hint.

a Canadian that lives in toronto
#economist on Sep 05, 2014 :
Poverty is high in Toronto. The Ontario government admitted Wednesday that it has failed to meet a five-year target of reducing child poverty by 25 per cent.

If you are considered middle upper class in your home country, don't migrate to Toronto expecting that the dumbed down feminist HR employers will recognize your credentials. You will be living a life of driving taxis, delivering pizzas and working in factories

Canadians are very racist in a subtle way unlike in America everyone knows who is racist, homophobic, etc and accepts their views In canada there is no such entitlement to speech && that is why Canadians use the subtle way of racism by denying jobs or using racist anonymous comments # You Go Girl
#Livena on Sep 02, 2014 :
so much hatred, misogyny, homophobia and sexism on the thread /: u haters get a life no oneis stopqing you from leaving Toronto. My farts are cleaner then the sexist drivel on the forum threads
#Steve on Aug 31, 2014 :
Wow most of the people that hate Canada should go home to their country of origin and live... or if they are Canadian they should feel privlidged to live in a country as good as Canada.
Sure we pay higher taxes, but we also live better than most. I have worked and traveled all over this world and can honestly say Canada is a place to call home. To all you Americans bashing Canada, go home... manage your national debt, watch your taxes increase, health care fall apart and deal with all your ratial tension. Send your kids to a school that has a pistol packing teen with something to prove.
Move back to Russia (mother Russia) and live in Moscow or move up to the Komi Republic and fall into the true corruption of local mofia. Find a job that pays you better than what you have in Canada.
Like any other location if you choose to be educated as a doctor in one country and choose to practice in another you have to meet that countries minimum requirements to practice (get a practicing licence). I have worked in a country were doctors have purchase their licence to practice, a good friend of mine had surgery in Thailand and walked out of surgery with AIDS... Point being dont come to Canada and expect to practice in your field with out more training. Go drive a cab if you dont want to do the trainig...

I love Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Canada...just so happen to be on the best places to live in the world list... Great to be a Canadian.
#Cassy on Aug 28, 2014 :
Whether Toronto is the ideal place for living is based on a relative perspective

a woman, once she has the looks, can sell her body to her employer for a job, and she can sell her body to clients and earn extra tax free cash without the CRA investigating her income.

on the other hand, if the woman does not meet the socially accepted standards of beauty in Toronto,she will encounter difficulties in getting a job unless she joins the feminist bandwagon.

a male, will have a hard time finding a job because the jobs are given preference to the woman who sells her bodies to whiteknight managers. If he does find a job, he better take one where the management is not comprised of overrepresented gays, lesbians and feminists.

The police force in Canada will take every word of a female as truth, with the exception of African-Canadian females in low income neighbourhoods.

Speaking of low income neighbourhoods, many immigrants are forced to live in poverty stricken areas because the landlords in other well off areas will discriminate covertly even if the immigrant is willing to pay a year of rent. The covert discrimination an immigration will find in the rental market is "credit history", "employment slip" and "proof of citizenship".

The public schools in the low income neighbourhoods are underfunded and I don't think you should be sending your children to these public schools because it might go against your traditional values. Misandry, the hatred of males, are common in public schools, and because of this many male students will look for alternatives to express their grievances such as joining a gang or consuming prohibited substances. It's no surprise that a majority of gangs are comprised of immigrants and ethnic minorities.

Discrimination in the job market is real. Everywhere in Canada there is discrimination. Only that it's indirect discrimination unlike the stereotypical Southern rednecks.

If you do intend to relocate to Toronto, ensure that you are offered a job first because a majority of Canadian employers are biased on international credentials, even Americans are discriminated in the Canadian job market although America's corporate and business sectors far surpass Toronto's wannabee business sector.

Or you can relocate to Alberta if you have a skilled trade to work in the tar sands.

Good luck in Canada. You will need it.
#Eva on Aug 27, 2014 :
Toronto is officially a city in decline, for more than a decade but more now. With each day this is happening because as long as the population continues to grow (mainly unnaturally) in the city and the region outside of Toronto borders, combined with no infrastructure and no constant subways being built and provided, and a bad economy, this is what will happen. It's just like watching a sad film, and basically Toronto has no options and is just waiting and allowing for the decline to continue. It is clogged for its worth.
#Marxism in Toronto on Aug 26, 2014 :
Thanks to an increased focus on sexual assaults on college campuses – mostly due to an overblown statistic claiming 25 percent of college women in Toronto have been sexually assaulted – young college men are starting to rethink how they talk to women in the megacity of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

At first glance that might seem like a good thing – men learning to be more respectful of women and not be so perverted – but that’s not what this is.

This is about men actually avoiding contact with women in Toronto because they’re afraid that a simple remark on a female's dress could lead to a sexual assault accusation and possible placement in the infamous Offenders Registry.

Canadian reporters interviewed multiple men from post secondary institutions like Ryerson University and York University who expressed concern over what was once known as a “hook-up culture” but is now labeled by feminists as “r*pe culture.” The change in terminology ensures that all responsibility is placed on men, just because of their gender.
#Canadian immigrant marked it as spam on Aug 20, 2014 :
Even the Canadian Immigrant blog, which supposedly informs and helps prospective immigrants, are using tough censors over TRUTH comments. George Orwell in the 1940s said, "In times of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

Canada has a serious problem with institutionalized racism and nepotism. It's probably more corrupt than third world countries, but the wealth is plenty in Canada and the poverty only shows in Aboriginal reserves and minority communities in the cities

The moderators will be scared to approve this comment because they know that if the blog encourages the spread of truth, the government Ponzi scheme will come after them and find some way to punish them using the state resources as an excuse.

If you believe that Canada has freedom of speech, then why are the mods scared to approve comments which detail the corruption, incompetence and criminal behaviour of the public sector?

Is it fair that 250,000 lives are fooled to migrate to Canada and assimilate by force because their culture/accent/heritage/skin colour do not represent the WASP mentality?

Even some countries in Europe and several states in the USA are more welcoming to immigrants despite the nationalist groups. When you do hear German employers ask for "German work experience" or a Boston firm asking for "American work experience".

It goes earlier than work experience. Education credentials are not recognized and thousands of high school graduates from abroad have to repeat Grade 11 and 12 and waste 2-3 years of their lives to fill the pockets of the public sector workers.
#re: on Aug 19, 2014 :
#Bobby Tyler I agree with you in any sense.

All abnormal things are normal in Canada. I don't have anything against gays, but to walk on the streets holding their hands together and to kiss each other on the middle of the street - come on people, that's just wrong, I don't want my kid to watch that, it's just wrong. They can go and share their feelings somewhere where nobody can't see them, but NO they are PROUD to be gays and they want to show that. Such a bad place to raise kids. Canada is just overestimated and it will eventually turn you into slave.
Only people that are 0 in their home country's society are migrating to Canada. Thanks God, that Europe exists.
#Bobby Tyler on Aug 19, 2014 :
if youre a single male planning to work in Canada as either a temp worker or landed status Canadian take note of Bill-C36. Because if Harper's religious police force catches you paying for xxx services, you, the single male can end up in jail and deported.

Canada is only good for gays, feminists, lesbos, manginas, criminals and incompetent people. Bad for single men, straight men, smart people, hardworking people....you'll figure it out soon Canada is only a third world country by behaviour why do you think with all of this landmass housing is insanely expensive
#Streetcars on Aug 08, 2014 :
image how much shiztier toronto will be with more streetcars allover the place. i think they are fixing the tracks on spadina for a fifth year in a row now. all jammed up like a college sugar baby when her sugar daddy shoves his viagra tool up in her poohpschute
#Anonymous on Aug 08, 2014 :
Toronto is one the most economically stable cities in the world, and to those who bash innocent women in my city-------Let me clear this up for you: you not getting laid has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that you’re a misogynistic loser. Grow up and quit being such a douchenozzle, then you might find someone interested in asking you out for a date. Respect women and don't treat them like objects.

Women were oppressed for thousands of years by the likes of you, and no way will we in Toronto tolerate abuse on our women.
#Jack on Aug 08, 2014 :
Personally I really admire the Toronto people, they are some of the most charming and engaging folk I've come across
in all my worldly travels.

In the fast food store they always smile and ask how may I help you .. the taxi drivers are always cheerful and eager to please
and when my Aunt Sally moved into her new apartment, the neighbours all came to the party in helping her move her mini grand piano
up three flights of stairs and through a narrow doorway. They had to unscrew the legs of the piano to get it to fit through the doorway..

So experience has shown me that Toronto people are considerate, thoughtful, obliging and caring.
#PHD Taxi Driver on Aug 08, 2014 :
If you want to develop your career as a professor in Asia to a taxi driver in Toronto, come to Canada.

Or maybe when the warmongering criminals in the government destabilize foreign nations and you have to flee as refugees, don't get brainwashed by the Marxist media and education.

And don't even think of moving to ethnic communities (Asians live in Markham, Indians live in Brampton, Italians in Vaughan) or else the lazy Canadians will complain of "anti-racist is code word for anti-white" and use you all as scapegoats when they can't pay off their mortgages.

If you're lebsian, gay, Marxist or a sissy who worships women, then you might be accepted into Toronto society.
#Mens rights are losers on Aug 07, 2014 :
whats with all of the misogynist postings about Canadian women? GTFO of our countries if you think of defiling the good name of our women who live in the GTA.
#Liam on Aug 07, 2014 :
When I see postings that struggle to create an impression I realise that authors are inventing their stories.
This city is made up of both species and both are equal and share the same rights and obligations.

I have never encountered a city with such depressing and miserable postings and reviews as I have with this one ..
why is this so .. seems it is like a poisoned river where the fish go bad...

I think a martini is called for and some soft quiet bossa nova playing gently in the background under a starry moon lit night
with the palm trees swaying in the warm breeze.

Now that's what I call a fine and dandy place to be at...
#Ted on Aug 07, 2014 :
The only reason I read this thread is because someone posted it as laughably wrong… and I must say, it was worth the price of admission. Not only is it bizarrely inaccurate but it so reflects the misogyny women have to live with in Toronto. The thread reads like it was based on one or two bad experiences within the span of 24 hours, probably by an ugly geek or immigrant from a misogynist country.

Clubs and bars? For meeting women? I’ve never set foot in a club here and I meet with women of very fine quality (in mind, body and spirit) on a pretty regular basis. One could make this happen everyday if they wanted to, truly, by respecting women & not treating women like objects. Same goes for most of my friends. I don’t get it why the posters are complaining about Toronto's women.

PS – Toronto is JAMMED with gorgeous woman with careers and steaming hot bodies from all kinds of cultural backgrounds so it also depends where you are in the city. Experiences can widely vary. For me, it’s all about the Caucasian beauties. They take good care of their body and are independent, so they don't need sexist men to tell them anything degrading!

Go back to your home country if you hate Toronto! We don't need you here to spread your sexist thoughts and opinions and cause distress on our women.
#M. Farrod on Aug 05, 2014 :
Reading some of the posts made me realise the degree of sadness, missery and unhappiness that exists with some of these postings.
The descriptions point to the fragility of the human condition and a sense of losing elements of self control.

I wish Toronto posters a brighter future where they can transcend away from sadness and dispare to a condition of happiness and joy.
#Speaking it as it is on Aug 02, 2014 :
you know when the government is authoritarian when people are called bitter for criticizing the government, politics and regulations of a country. Canada is no exception, but in Toronto, they have to be authoritarian and progressive fascist because the government workers depend on the life savings of 400,000 immigrants and temporary workers per year.

And if the government has to participate in war crimes and start wars to force people to migrate to Canada, they will do it. Why do you think so many Arabs are living in Canada. It's because of the SYSTEM. the wars are a tool for assimilation and forcing foreign people to move to Canada, the "peace nation'.

But they have to live in Toronto, Vancouver and the major cities because Agenda 21 does not allow small communities which is why the Liberal Government is purposely causing manufacturing businesses in the suburbs to decline because of their corruption in the hydro plants etc.
#do it right on Aug 02, 2014 :
I think the men need to be honest or sincere while women need to be humble and respectful their level of education aside in order to have a good relationship, family and also better society.
#Karl on Aug 01, 2014 :
I agree with Nicky, there is a sadness and bitterness that's coming through on so many of the postings here.

I haven't seen anything quite like it on any of the other cities I have researched .. the sadness and despair
of the postings is unique to this city.
#Jason on Aug 01, 2014 :
at Nicki Chang:

The people have a constitutional duty to express grievances and criticism of their city, the government and social norms.

Only fascists, communists, feminists, bigots are the issue in the world. They are the cause of some of the issues which many people in Toronto complain about.

If Toronto people and Canadians as a whole knew why the country is the way it is in relativity to corruption, soft fascism and Big Government, the people would have revolted for a better government.
#Nicky Chang on Jul 31, 2014 :
Toronto is no longer the place to settle at .. just have a look at the comments being posted and you'll realise there is something
wrong with character of many of the people .. comments contain disturbed, angry, upset emotional status of the writers.

No other city I have researched has quite this level of sadness and unpleasantness.

Toronto people only have themselves to accept responsibility of this unfortunate situation .. only you can turn it around..
#Aonymous on Jul 31, 2014 :
Toronto needs 250,000 immigrants to siphon their life savings! Canada's public sector is filled with corruption.

The public schools in Toronto are a mess. The contractors and the union boards encourage corruption and the schools infrastructure in most high schools are almost 2nd world rate.

Everything in Canada is corruption and higher taxes. At least in autocratic Dubai the oil money is spread more evenly than in Canada where a few net the proceeds of the oil tar sands.

Stifle the corruption beast! Don't immigrate to Canada unless you are sure you are getting a job less the 40% income tax rate and 13% HST.
#Kenvar on Jul 29, 2014 :
To @ all the leftwing Marxist gender militant lezzbos:

The worst thing in Toronto is that anyone who dares to question the state of things, to have an own opinion, to stand up and be counted and to lead by example is automatically labeled a loser or whatever the public union Marxist wannabees wanna call such a person and definitely not worthy any attention or respect.

A bunch of hypocrites or a lack of co-ordination. The Canadian government says it needs immigration to fill the replacement birth rate, and instead there are militant lezzbos and racists sneering at the immigrants and using certain groups as scapegoats ( East Asians, Arabs, Chinese) whenever they lose their job for incompetence.

Want to be a social justice warrior and incompetent at the same time? Work for a public sector CUPE union job.
#toronto guy on Jul 28, 2014 :
@#To all women bashers

you feminazis made your bed now sleep in it
#To all women bashers on Jul 25, 2014 :
As a female minority in T.O., I would say this is a pathetic article.Women are people, not receptacles for your tiny d*cks you misogynistic, fist pumping, popped collar douchebags. This is one of the worst articles I’ve ever read.

How incredibly sexist and douchey of you. Not surprised no woman wanted the time of day with you or your misogyny. Maybe Toronto women have standards and are happy with who they are and don’t need assholes like you telling them otherwise. Or hey! Maybe they’re not all in to men. Stop assuming you deserve a woman simply because you’re a man and maybe women will be more likely to head your way. Just a helpful life tip. It’s 2014. Grow up. Evolve or suffer a lonely life. It's not our fault if you can't relate to a woman in Toronto.

Maybe if you stop staring at our cleavage and posterior will women give you a second chance of interacting with your pathetic scumbag person.
#Enes Custovic on Jul 24, 2014 :
Why are there so many comments about the women, I just masterbate myself to sleep.

Probleme solved!
#Sunil L on Jul 24, 2014 :
It's been five mnths & i cant find a job here i have an Engineering degree from my home counry but the school said i had to complete GD 12 as a mature student , now wasting the first years of my life retraining

my savings are eating away because i cant apply for welfare but even if i applied for welfare i would be looked down upon by these racist, sexist and stuck up Canucks
#Gay Lesbo on Jul 20, 2014 :
At least 50% of female Toronto inhabitants are man-hating closet lesbos. Be forewarned immigrants. What is worse than a racist drunk redneck on moonshine?

Lesbo feminatsis and their man-hating agenda
#TorontoLoveWays on Jul 18, 2014 :
Frankly I think Toronto sounds like paradise if you are into same gender love - that way you avoid the pitfalls of
what the other comments are saying.
#Peak Decline on Jul 16, 2014 :
Toronto is not a city for men. Johnny Trick is right on spot with his points. All married men should read his comments.

The only dating going on in Toronto is the illegal type, like the ones Jennifer Mason, a 28 year old teacher did with the 15 year old student. A bunch of perverted and deranged women live in Toronto. SAVE YOUR SONS FROM THOSE AWFUL FEMYNISTS!
#Rodger on Jul 16, 2014 :
Here's is some other helpful hints..

I haven't been on here in awhile so sorry for my ridiculously late response towards the people asking for my help.

Neighborhoods like the good areas (which is nice, safe and very quiet so there's a large flight attendant population due to the proximity of the airport) have studios from $750 on up (think the average price is closer to $900). - it takes 30-80 minutes by public transport if you've been blessed with a speedy teethed and no delays. My old roommates found their $600 A MONTH studio in cheaper location, in a private home not that close to the city nor is it train accessible - no train stop just buses (or a car if you drive).

To live close to the city is to pay more unless you luck out and normally the luck is finding an apartment in a private home or someone who owns a small building and normally you find these on Craigslist (you seriously have to check this everyday at least twice a day and KNOW HOW TO SPOT FAKE/SCAM ROOMS AND APARTMENTS). where my old roommates found their $600 studio. Also busy areas in neighborhoods have fliers up with rooms/apartments for rent so that is helpful too. Another option is living in outer areas. My riend and I went to restaurant last night and saw fliers for apartments from $1000 (1 bdrm) to $1700 (2 bdrm) in nice areas. And the 2 bdrm was real nice with parking included (I think all the listings had parking included). My friend's apt (which I pretty much live there now haha) is $1300 a month and it's a nice apartment, spacious with an intercom system (useful for keeping out people selling belief systems because they will buzz every apartment several times and wait for 10 minutes before taking a hint) and street parking (he owns a car so street parking is FREE, just a little harder to find spots sometimes). Again, this is a good area (which is more family oriented) so the same apt in anoter area (I don't know why everyone insists on being in the high end but oh well haha) is probably AT LEAST $2500, easily $3,000. The only people I know that have apartments in the upmarket areas are there because their company pays their rent (2 friends from further away live in reasonable area where apts are at least $2500). Everyone else who wants to be close to the city without paying the high rent Gas is cheaper too in some areas I heard..
The complaints about having to pay for parking, rude people everywhere, over crowded that's city life! Yes, there are parts that will drive you crazy too where traffic is horrible, sidewalks are extremely congested near the public transport and people *groups* will cross the street on green, not caring about street lights). But people are nicer and the neighborhoods are quieter with FAR LESS RATS and it's cheaper overall (from apartments to grocery shopping - stores in fancy areas was charging $6.69 for an item I can get at plain stores for $4.50). There are cheaper alternatives IN the city like 99 cent store and discount clothing stores that you see around. Hell you can buy lunch in some joints for less than 3 bucks - the experience known as the dollar pizza - 2 slices of cheese with a canned drink (like Sprite) $3.it's just not healthy haha. But beware - these places are crowded. For healthier options that cost a bit more, but still affordable and in the city? other joints (crowded too but not so bad in the morning or an hour before they close).

Also to the guy who claims if you drink don't move to the city ?? Hahaha wow..how about this, if you constantly drink in the city, or want to do all your nightlife experiences consider going BROKE sooner than you expect unless you know the really affordable spots to go to, but even still the city has way more to offer than just bars and if you don't find anything else to do other than getting drunk at a bar I feel bad for ya...I really do. And this is coming from someone who doesn't drink. Some people may not know this but city life has free events that take place every weekend (sometimes weekdays too) throughout ALL the areas (not JUST the city). Events like art shows, concerts, festivals, comedy shows and more.

Oh also to those looking at cheaper areas - downtown is pretty much similar to other cities areas as far as rent goes, especially in bigger areas.

As far as utilities go, depends on how much you use of course. But $300 dollars for electricity? I guess if you had the a/c or heat going everyday for hours...sheesh. I would invest in a good fan in the summer as well as good insulation for different seasons, and use a space heater (when needed since these can increase your bill too - we have 2, one in the living room and 1 in the bedroom, on top of using an electric blanket so it's not bad) during the winter. And if you have a tablet/computer I would ditch the cable and get internet streaming for low dollars a month if you can (I'm sure you've been told that before haha).
#Rodger on Jul 16, 2014 :
In response to an earlier comment...

I know people here who are earning minimum wage per hour and can still afford to live near the city and commute, albeit three to a room. Questions like "Can I afford this" or "Can I afford that" are really silly. In this place, what you earn you spend. If you earn better, you spend more and go out more. I take home reasonable amount for my main job and for that can afford monthly rent, Yearly travelcard 1-3 and enough money to go to the pub/bar/club once a week, stopped smoking a packet of cigarettes a day, buy food, and drink maybe 2 bottles of water and 2 bottles of soda a week, plus save money for an annual holiday in the country. If you make more than that, you will still spend it, but you will perhaps live in outer area, and go out to shops more often. You spend what you earn, and if you are on minimum wage you learn to live frugally but you will still survive because here is an ok city and average in the world and you will scrimp and scrape to ensure you have enough to pay the bills just to stay here, even if it means having to take the bus instead of the car to work, or going to the disco less often (heaven forbid!). If you are a 'normal' person like me, who doesn't mind sharing a bedroom, likes a coffee and a icecream and the occasional takeaway meal and to live not more than 75 minutes from work, then $3,000 (after tax) would be more than enough (and anyone saying otherwise here is winding you up). If you enjoy good quality cakes and Michelin-starred restaurants and getting taxis and going to the cinema or insist on Chateauneuf du Pape instead of supermarkets own plonk then of course, you will need more. It's all relevant. Some tips though to save money: buy your electronics abroad and bring in as many smartphones as you can legally carry, and when you run out, take a cheap flight to another cheap country and buy more (you'll make the money back from the flight after a box or two). If you need furniture, look at places like the internet for free things people no longer work. Use charity/thrift shops for your clothes, you would be amazed at what some people throw away, you can pick up designer clothes barely worn for peanuts. And if you are male, and relatively good looking, and still are finding it hard to make ends meet, do not completely turn your nose up at doing the odd bit of gogo dancing/stripping, many discos in the city particularly the busy end have strip nights and there isn't such a negative connotation to it as there may be in your other countries, $300 a night would not be unusual per night though do be careful, this is not for the naïve and don't do anything that could put you in an uncomfortable state, don't agree do anything more than dancing. Just don't make it your entire earner even if you're making more money at that than at your main 9-to-5 job, or else you get sucked into the lifestyle. I've seen it happen to friends I work with. Use it as a top-up if you are finding it hard making ends meet. Be professional about it, set yourself up as your own business if possible and ask for full pay without deductions, and pay your own taxes (and yes, pay tax on it, you may find you're the only one doing it but stay legit and you will always feel in control and never looking over your shoulder). You can occasionally find gogo-dancing classes on online deals, they can be a great investment if you have no experience. But anyhow, I digress. Hopefully, you won't need to do any of this and you will be able to make ends meet on your normal income. But if not, you at least know you have this to fall back onto. Enjoy the city. It's dirty, it's an eye-opener, and it can be very very expensive, and you will probably never save any money, but you will have a ball, an you will never, ever, ever want to leave. Nor want to. I've been here 5 years and was only going to be visiting for three. I work in the City by day as a call centre operator, make $21,000 a year which means after tax and Insurance I take home a reasonable amount per month, and on top of that maybe appear in online videos four or five times *a month*, bringing my monthly income higher. And, with that, I have a very nice life and can afford to go out quite a lot, shops and discos at least once a week. And I don't even have a rich close friend! (I don't even have a poor one, so, if you're looking and have plenty of money, look for the dancer in the city with the Bambi tattoo on their thigh and the pierced bicycle helmut, haha....only joking, I'm happy as I am)
#Rodger on Jul 16, 2014 :
In answer to an earlier post..

Another option is to move to the quieter places and commute into the city. The only downside is the expensive
train fares and some people say over crowding occurs.

Like any city you can live cheaply if you're prepared to make some changes to the way you live ..

1. SHARE Housing
If you can be flexible and don't mind sharing your personal space ..
Sleep 2 to a room and that will save a huge amount of money..

2. Don't bother with fancy smart phones and expensive phone and internet plans ..
Just buy outright a simple semi smart phone and go on a pre paid plan that way there's no bill shock
at the end of the month.

3. Don't have a car .. who needs the hassle or expense

4. Don't get into having expensive internet and satellite TV at home .. you don't need it ..

5. Cook and eat your meals at home .. that will save you a fortune

Here has so many free places you can enjoy, parks, gardens, lakes, museums, historical sites, just walking the streets
can be fun..

If you're rich you can live in a $100 Million mansion in the high end district and have a fabulous life

If you're broke don't let that stop you enjoying your life .. have loads of fun for free .. enjoy in the face that your lifestyle
only costs $15-20 a day to support ..

LOVE YOUR LIFE and remember Happiness comes from inside within.. having money does help of course..
#Alfred on Jul 16, 2014 :
For Pia and others asking for genuine feedback, please ignore the haters. My strong suspicion is that they have never even visited Perth, let alone lived here. Much of the vitriol looks like a bizarre mish-mash of abject negativity gleaned from like minded malcontents and sensationalist newspaper articles. Trust me, no one EVER paid $1M for a 2 x 1 asbestos house 30 min from the city unless it was on 2 acre block with sub-division approval for 10 town houses.

As for jobs, WA still has the lowest unemployment rate of any state. Cost of living is up there but allow me to quote from the NATSEM (National Center for Social & Economic Modelling) September 2013 review - " Sydney is the most expensive capital city with the typical basket of goods costing $68,023 per annum.
Adelaide has the lowest cost of living, cheaper by $4,476 per year compared to Sydney. Darwin
and Canberra are similar to Sydney with respect to their cost of living. Melbourne has a $2,139
discount compared to Sydney. Hobart is the second cheapest capital city, only marginally more
expensive than Adelaide. Perth and Brisbane sit in the middle of the capital city cost of living
comparison."

this place offers a great lifestyle that generally revolves around being outdoors. Lots of open space. The climate is very good, although I do agree it can get a tad too hot at times in summer. There is a burgeoning cafe and small bar scene but we still lag behind other major towns. Likewise, the arts scene continues to go from strength to strength but we aren't London or New York, nor pretend to be.

People are certainly parochial and still suffer (albeit to a lesser extent these days) from the old us and them thing with the other places. But hey, cut us some slack, we are a long way away. Unfriendly we are certainly not, in fact visitors often remark that this town still has a touch of the big country town about it.

All that is not to say our town doesn't have it's problems like any city of large population has. Crime, poverty, racial tension, traffic jams all live here as well. But to dwell on these negatives and let them cloud your judgement brings me back to my initial premise. I'm convinced a lot of the posts here are written by internet warriors who delight in yanking the proverbial chain. Some of the spelling and grammar might give you a clue
#Alfred on Jul 16, 2014 :
I disagree jerry, from your perspective in regards to being sent here yes, they are negative comments which are valid. However, the comments indicate that people are waking up and not just hypnotising themselves into a false sense that everything here is normal. Things here are very far from normal; our elections are rigged as no person with any sanity would ever vote for the current idiot, unless of coarse the entire place is completely and utterly insane which is probably also true. I'm very sorry for your situation, possibly request a transfer to elsewhere, these places are actually livable financially, the people are not all hostile aggressive yokels, the drinking water isn't riddled with brain destroying carcenagens (probably the source of the problem in this town) and the **** of these locations are not entirely motivated by self interests. Much healthier places to be in my opinion, both physically and psychologically. Best of luck, and may god be with you on your journey through hell -)
#Alfred on Jul 16, 2014 :
Literally having an aneurism from laughing reading the comments. All funny because they're all so true lmao. The **** commissioner's son runs his own illegal clandestine pharmaceutical empire in downtown suburbia next to little primary school kiddies, then one day his little meth lab goes KABOOM and almost nukes us all out of existence... And he's still the *** comissioner.

The Transport ****** goes on a drunken crash bandicoot, destroying innocent peoples motor vehicles parked on the street, almost catapulting his car into various suburban homes which could have killed many people in the process, and then he attempts to justify this behaviour by jumping on the mental health bandwagon. This is all after coming back from a luxury holiday in fire island using taxpayer funds.. And he's still the Transport ****.

Perth people are so cognitively challenged that they simply accept all of this as *normal*
#Walter on Jul 13, 2014 :
Toronto is in a doomed province. Ontario receives more federal aid than the rest of provinces which is why Alberta dislikes Ontario.

The only reason I know of as to why Canada brings in so many immigrants is because the immigrants life savings are used to fuel the economy of Canada. Would Canada bring in 300,000 refugees with zero savings or 300,000 immigrants with money and educational skills? It's all about money.

Toronto is like a city in a 1st world country with a 3rd world economy.
#Chan on Jul 13, 2014 :
My opinion of Toronto born and raised women is based on my personal experiences and observations as well as those of many other Canadian males whom I happen to know in Toronto.

I’ve never denied that I’ve been rejected many times by women in Toronto only due to the fact that I was not making enough money, did not own an upscale condo and owning a few fancy cars like the Maseratis, Lamborghini, Ferarris 100k+ cars.

And that’s a prerequisite for any male in Canada who wants to enter a dating pool in Toronto. You won’t even be considered dating worthy for a female Toronto career woman if you don’t make 10Ks a month after tax, do not own an upscale condo/house and a fancy car.

These are my facts and they do hold their own ground. The Toronto born women are raised to work in the business sector and public sector, and they have higher standards and rude behaviour than a foreign women.

Never look back and leave Toronto if you aren't going anywhere in your career despite your qualifications and experience. Remember, for every qualified job application denied, another "independent" Toronto escort, I mean career woman is given the job becauz she could swallow and/or stir up conflict with average men in the workplace.

The government and state loves to put men in those private prisons.
#Respect women on Jul 12, 2014 :
I'm laughing my ask off bcoz some men are too misogynist to get laid.

Toronto women have more experience, education and healthy lifestyles than foreign counterparts.

I once dated this steaming hot 38 year old AngloToronto woman. She taught me to respect women and never to treat them like objects or damage their reputation.

Toronto women might be a challenge for the impaired, but once you get that hottie in bed, her holes are very tighter and cleaner. We have universal healthcare and the women take care of their health.

Probably some of these foreign guys hate it that Toronto women are better in bed than their oppressed women. Toronto women are hotter, healthier and independent!

Respect women in Toronto & maybe you will finally get laid losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#johnny trick on Jul 12, 2014 :
if you are man i suggest that you stay where you are in the world, not because i don't want you here, but depending on where you are from that could also be a factor, but that's not the point.

before any man decides to visit Toronto even on a short trip should read these blogs and their comments first

www.rooshv.com/15-reasons-why-toronto-is-the-worst-city-in-north-america-for-men

www.returnofkings.com/19293/why-i-moved-from-toronto-to-montreal

www.thegridto.com/city/sexuality/why-is-it-so-hard-to-hook-up-in-toronto/

www.nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/story.cfm?content=173613

www.deadliestwarriors.blogspot.ca/2011/01/why-toronto-sucks.html

www.livinginthedeadcity.weebly.com/our-man-in-the-dead-city/point-system-pathetic-toronto-dating-and-social-culture

www.torontolife.com/informer/features/2011/05/04/welcome-to-toronto-the-rude/

www.uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Toronto

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvYyGTmcP80

www.youtube.com/watch?v=iARHCxAMAO0

www.youtube.com/watch?v=otZVhqDVlgk

www.citynews.ca/2013/04/16/the-inside-story-mens-rights-group-causes-controversy-at-u-of-t/

MEN ARE LEAVING TORONTO AN ALARMING RATE!!!!!
#I'm Out Of Here on Jul 11, 2014 :
Well Toronto posters, you have done yourself a disservice, I thought you would be positive ambassadors, a good town with good people with cheerful personalities but alas, the comments posted here tell another story. No one is attracted to the type of personality that is finding refuge on this page. Goodbye Toronto posters..
#Pat on Jul 11, 2014 :
Natalia's comment is proof of the problem of many people in Toronto - or the "culture" there. The atmosphere is cold, soulless but also blind. Telling people to "leave Toronto" is one of the characteristics of the ignorance in Toronto, because they just cannot see. They don't have "it". When people voice out and complain, maybe it's because they see the problems and at the same time, they just know how much potential the place really has (or once had), and where it really should be at. PASSION and care. So don't tell people to just "leave Toronto" because they are actually AWAKE and doing good by wanting things better as a whole. They want change. Saying "feel free to leave" doesn't cut it anymore. By the way, look at Toronto. You'd have to be insane or are wearing rose-tinted glasses not to see that there are many problems and brokenness in Toronto. For a first-world city, it is broken and neglected - and all those decades of taxes/profit have been going elsewhere. Stop being a sheeple and don't settle for mediocrity. And either ask real Torontonians and let those who were born and raised here do the talking. Thanks Natalia for the example.
#Natalia on Jul 11, 2014 :
Blake and Alex,

If Toronto’s so terrible, why are the complainers staying? do us all a favour and leave Toronto and make the city a better world class venue.

Seriously these whiners blame other people for your own failures/issues.
Some of these men clearly never had a real conversation with an independent woman before.

When we avoid eye contact, it is usually because men have been leering at us as if we are objects who only exist for men to use. Sorry men, but Toronto women are the world's smartest, most attractive women on the planet. If you are those losers who look for foreign brides, knock yourselves out you sex tourist.

Good riddance that Harper is going to ban prostitution and foreign travel laws. Men are nothing but losers and scum. Our Caucasuian womens buttholes are cleaner than the rants spewed on this hate filled misogynist forum.
#Pat on Jul 11, 2014 :
This is disgusting. That there are still people out there saying how Toronto (or Canada) doesn't have the birthrate to support and maintain itself and needs high immigration. One word: BRAINWASHED. The real issue is corruption and maintenance of money/taxes. If there was focus, progressiveness and actual maintenance of money/taxes/resources, then there wouldn't be the need for a high immigration rate. This has been going on for 25 years now and it is EXCESS. There are real first-world places and countries where the population is much lower yet it is really progressive and quite wealthy there because of proper management of taxes/money. All in all, it is simply RACISM - as in exploiting the third world as a means of cheap labour and using them to be consumers as well. This is still slavery like the time when West Africans were rounded up and brought to the Americas. Think about it: If Toronto (or any city/country) was really rich and advanced, then they wouldn't need to talk about and have high immigration. It would be far from thought.
#cookin' on Jul 10, 2014 :
Crikey! peoples take it easy, relax .. this is the only city I've found on numbeo where there's nasty comments flying around...
Also, it gives the inhabitants of Toronto a bad name because it shows a character flaw.. an unpleasant personality...
#Charlie on Jul 08, 2014 :
Actually Toronto isn't as expensive as Australian cities... I know there was that terrible incident that happened a year or so ago
set in Toronto..

Gold Diggers...
But I think the key is to be careful with relationships whether it's with a man or woman - the gold digger
can occur anywhere in any place...

Personally I like being single and I have had my time in the sun (as so to speak...) so now I am happy to
find pleasure with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake .. that's what does it for me .. or a tasty meal for an affordable price..

The prices mentioned in the post for costs of living is still around 40% cheaper than Australia ..
actually it may be even more when compared to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth.

1. Forget about falling in love, learn to love the delights of food and culture instead..
2. Be glad Toronto isn't as expensive as other comparable western cities
3. Learn to find enjoyment and pleasure in the magic of life .. gardens, rivers, parks, the seashore, the city,
4. get some interesting hobbies
4. become a songwriter or smartphone app developer
#Earl on Jul 07, 2014 :
A staunch women defender made racist remarks towards Indians and Chinese immigrants. You know which gender is the most xenophobic and it isn't a white man.
#caluculs on Jul 07, 2014 :
MIN WAGE:

11$HR

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 15-25%

AVG price of HOUSE DETACHED : 540,000$ +

AVG PRICE OF CONDOMINIUM : 275,240$+

AVG RENT OF 1 MONTH 1 BEDROOM : 1,075$ PER MONTH

Don't be fooled by the PR on TV. Toronto is a expensive city and jobs which pay over min. wage are scarce.
#Legit on Jul 03, 2014 :
There are many overseas cultures where making money, making friends and meeting and dating quality single women come easily.

Outside Toronto, quality available women are the NORM and more abundant! If you are a single male with a professional career, right now there are millions of feminine, sweet, caring, lovely, approachable, modest, down-to-earth women all over the world right now who see YOU as GOLD and are seeking YOU!

But this is not publicized in any positive light in Toronto, due to its taboo and politically incorrect nature. That's why it's such a big secret even though it doesn't have to be.

Toronto depends on millions of educated immigrants to fill the pockets of the immigration lawyers, paper pushers and the government public sector class. What you receive as an immigrant are discrimination, lack of qualified jobs and radical femynism.

Find somewhere else to migrate. If you are able-bodied move to Alberta and work in the tar sands, if you are an entrepreneur migrate to the world class cities in the USA. I'm serious. As a Canadian who plans to leave Toronto in a few years, you will find a better work life, love life and social life outside of Toronto.

The housing bubble and mass immigration is the ECONOMY of Toronto.
#TomTom on Jul 01, 2014 :
Gosh, reading the postings on here makes me realise some have some real chips on their shoulders.

Surely Toronto can't be THAT BAD !!

I get the picture .. the main gripes seem to be with overseas immigration (mostly from India and China) into Toronto,
the high cost of housing and the general affordability of living in this location.

Also there's a lot of comments about gender and political issues which come across somewhat sad ..
(the writer may have a point to make but it gets lost with the repeated postings of the same arguments...)

Basically, reading about Toronto here is a turn off .. maybe that was the author's intention ... make it sound so bad
that no one wants to come here and that way immigration reduces down and the existing Toronto people can have the city
for themselves.

Anyway, please lift the spirit of new posts and let's see a little more levelled viewpoints...
#Anon on Jun 27, 2014 :
Liberal political correctness plays an extremely important role in Toronto society and in the Ontario Liberals's control over its population.

Political correctness reduces and limits the number of words in the English language, and removes words used to describe rebellion or independence (with the ultimate goal being to remove citizens' ability to think anti-liberal thoughts).

Interestingly, the Ontario Liberals works to form a language around itself rather than naturally accepting and assuming the language of the people that make up the country. In this way, language is used as yet another mechanism of mind control on Canadian citizens.

Removing a nation's original language serves to reduce the importance of a nation's past.

Languages develop over centuries, and are deeply intertwined with culture and history.

Redefining and forcing a language on Torontonians, as was often done in the postcolonial era, denies that society its individuality.

The Ontario Liberals meets this goal with great efficiency in censoring free thought with the aide of the public sector union mafia and public school boards.
#Tralve on Jun 27, 2014 :
Canada needs immigrants & their life savings for lining the pockets of overpaid public sector
workers and their cronies.

Immigrants' savings are used to pay for the wages of online government trolls who equate criticism of Toronto as misogyny

People are waking up and finding out the culprits of the empire.
#Holy Crap on Jun 26, 2014 :
What's with these weird comments about women/men in Toronto? I have a feeling that someone very, very bitter is trolling with multiple accounts.

Toronto is expensive, I wouldn't move there without a good job already set up. At the very least $5,500/month income for 2 people. It's a city full of things to do! Lots of restaurants, music, art, hockey games, etc. The social scene there can be/is vibrant. Hugely multicultural. There is, and will be racism everywhere, including Toronto. Don't get your head into knots about it, find your niche of good people to hang out with. Toronto has just about everything, and people from every country in the world live there.
If you don't like living in a small space surrounded by millions of people, don't move there.

Again, I don't know what the deal is with this page's comments, but it's a great city to move to if living in a more diverse business and arts oriented place is your interest.
#Harriette on Jun 26, 2014 :
Yes, because only men and misogynists are capable of realising there is an extreme gender bias. And of course there can't be more than one person experiencing discrimination.

You're delusional, Christina and Jeff. Or should I baselessly assume you're the same person for being blind to the misandry and/or not exeriencing it.
#jeff on Jun 26, 2014 :
Wow,

This whole thread sounds like the it was written by the same misogynistic loser. I moved to Toronto 6 years ago for school. when we had a hard time finding work, I was still able to survive on about $200 per week but it was stressful. I hate the weather here but overall its a pretty affordable place for the size. I only have a bachelors degree and I make $35,000 a year and I'm quite comfortable.
#Christina on Jun 24, 2014 :
Dear Blake:
You are confused. Any city where women can think for themselves would seem this way. You have mistaken your intense sexual frustration, social ineptitude, and poorly masked misogyny and anti-Semitism for the faults of others. Thank god nobody is having sex with you. I suggest talking to the women of Toronto with genuine interest and respect. Of course, you may be incapable of respecting independent, attractive and healthier women.
#Alex on Jun 22, 2014 :
I downgraded my career from a legal professional in Asia to working as a cashier after not finding a job for my first 3 years in Toronto.

My friends suggested I relocate to Ottawa, Calgary or even the States, but Toronto is a trap which is difficult to escape. I used up my life savings of 40,000$ dollars in a year, and no employer accepts my law degree from one of the well know universities in the UK.

Never in my thirty years of existence have I had to compromise my educational skills and working skills to work for a wage which barely covers rent and TTC.

An employer is more likely to hire an "oppressed" Caucasian female with a high school degree over a male professional or even a non-white professional.

The above sentence should answer a lot of your questions. I'll relocate someday, but the rent keeps on increasing every year and everything else under the power of the Lieberals are increasing ( hydro, fuel, food, business costs) saving an extra dime is hard but the 1% of top income earners are laughing all the way to the bank while normal men and minority women have to be treated like 2nd class citizens.
#Blake on Jun 16, 2014 :
noticed a lot of queries are coming from male Arabs and Indians....guys...when you do arrive in Toronto, you'll probably have more respect by living in the middle of the woods....because Toronto discriminates against males and Arab and Indian (brown) males are at the lower rung of the male hierarchy.

Lots of hiring personnel are white women who hate Arabs with a chip on their shoulder. Any form of male dominance is sexism and assault in Toronto society.

Do you really want to be treated like the lowest of 2nd class citizens jobless, while the Arab and Indian wives have to sell their bodies for money to the Jooish pimps?
#Facts on Jun 13, 2014 :
Canadian gov't is scamming millions of people and ruining their livelihoods with their false advertisements about Canada being a land of opportunity. It really isn't opportunity, maybe Alberta, but that is because of the tar sands.

Don't move to Toronto if you are middle to upper class in your home country. You will lose your savings and human rights by living in Toronto. Caucasian women are the number one protected group in Toronto, and they have all the rights and protection by the government.

White women are in the same minority group, but with higher preferences for jobs, legal advice and leniency in crimes.
#Jeremy on Jun 12, 2014 :
I know many of you guys look for jobs in Toronto. Check out who are hiring and in agreement with the other posters, mostly minimum wage jobs. You probably believe that $12 hour is a lot of money, which may be the case in some countries, but rent is on average 900/30 days= 30$ a day for a small cockroach and vermin infested apartment in a depreciated building in a low income neighbourhood.

The avg working hours are 40 hours a week, and if you earn more than 25,000$ a year, you get taxed higher.

The best paying jobs are in finance, service sector and education, but with feminism taking hold of Western politics, men from traditional countries will find it cumbersome to abide by the sensitivity training, and honestly, these professional class of Toronto females are no different from escorts, in fact, some of these women work as escorts as a side job. Females are protected by the government and males are demonized in Toronto for simply being male.

Toronto is okay with gays, lesbians and emasculated men.
#Smart One on Jun 10, 2014 :
Dude, women in Toronto have taste, even the minorities. No way they’re gunna go out with a guy that slanders the holy name of women, they see to much of those misogynists on the streets. Just being blunt, hope you can handle it. A Toronto woman's vagina is biologically and genetically advanced than foreign women.
#Overseas on Jun 07, 2014 :
im guessing from the heated comments below, that a man has no comfort in living in Toronto????? i'll gues that i might keep on staying in my home country if that is the case
#Goo Gle on Jun 05, 2014 :
HARRIS:

Canada is a huge country, and Toronto is a small city in landmass--but a majority of social and economic issues. Those $12/hr jobs do not suffice a decent standard of living in Toronto.

The minimum earnings to live comfortably in Toronto is around $5,000 a month after-tax. The more you earn, the more you are taxed because the feminists keep on whining about their abortions and STD medical care.

Rent is at least $700 a month for one person, and a house in Toronto is going higher and higher because of greed and speculation in the housing market.

Culturally speaking, I assume you might be male, you will be shocked to witness how liberal the city of Toronto is socially, but be careful about trying to land a date in Toronto. A mere approach to a holier-than thou college woman/independent single woman is termed sexual harassment and a criminal record is a probability---criminal records hinder employment success. Any Toronto woman who grew up in Toronto and received her college education is 50% likely to hold radical feminist ideas, the number increases if the woman is non-religious and/or white.

No whistling or suggestive remarks. You probably have heard on the news about the Sloot Walk. This feminist movement was a response to a police officer's suggestion... can't explain it here.

You might have a better economic and social life in the Western provinces than Marxist infested Toronto.
#HARRIS on Jun 04, 2014 :
Hello everyone.. please am intending to move to canada ontario to come and work as fast food kitchen/helper,dishwasher, car wash helper as i often see the ads on indeed.ca please i like desire your candid advice on my plans.general budget. cares
#Martin on Jun 04, 2014 :
If you are an alpha male and refuse to splurge your hard earned money on an entitled Toronto woman, she will simply leave you for a dumber male who is willing to spend more money. She will claim you make her feel worthless and that her ex boyfriend took her out every weekend to a 400$ a night hotel, than took her for 120$ meals, and spent 200$ in fuel, 60$ in parking.. This is what a Toronto woman wants, her idea of romance has everything to do with you losing money, let me repeat this, a Toronto woman’s IDEA of romance, Is YOU , spending all of your money on her, like she is in some kind of princess fantasy, while she lobbies with feminists to force quotas in hiring more women (Less jobs for men because a man's job is taken)

It’s outrageous, and i’m just an average guy which means i’m like MOST MEN., and this is my experience, which means the experience of the average Toronto man, since i refuse to do this, i stay single. You are looking at 25,000$ a year minimum to maintain a relationship with a Toronto Woman, for a 6 out of 10, Now… for each notch on the 1-10 scale expect to spend an additional 10,000$. Now, when she divorces you and leaves you, expect to lose at least about 250,000$ for her half of the house, and another 30 or so for a car + 20% of salary, and at least 50,000$ is lawyer fees she racks up on you, while she is busy sucking someone else off and laughing about. it…. In the end all Toronto men end up paying an average of 20,000 a year minimum to have a Woman. An entitled woman with no loyalty, or respect for the man except what she can extract of monetary value until the man is drained, and than the woman leaves for a man who is fresh and ready to be conned, as he has waited in line for your woman all a long, theoretically speaking. Are you starting to get the picture yet??

Feminists take away men jobs, and expect displaced men to pay the bills.
#Post secondary on Jun 03, 2014 :
at Eenz:(Quote) This is one of the reasons why canadians value their post secondary education so much, because it is a golden opportunity to meet someone you might want to spend the rest of your life with as much as it is about the education. Outside of work and schooling, you will be HARD pressed to find a life partner unless you frequent the loser hangouts (bars, clubs).

50+ % of post secondary institutions in Toronto are left leaning Marxist feminist learning institutions. Far from pre-1980s when hook-ups were legal in Canada. You are right about the exaggerated sexual harassment charges, unfortunately, any "unwanted" approaches by males to a female on many campuses constitute sexual harassment these days.

On the brighter things in life, p4p is quite cheap in Toronto.
#Eenz on May 30, 2014 :
Toronto is a great city if you've got the dough or rich parents. Otherwise it's the same story as everywhere else, wage slavery and high taxes.

The taxes are ridiculously high, there are no manufacturing jobs, and the culture is one that rewards doing work with words, not numbers or materials. Anyone that does things with their hands and their mind is looked down upon, and it is quite a toxic environment for the youth.

Otherwise the summers are really nice! The winters are terrible and the infrastructure is crumbling though.

The city is great for minorities though, with enclaves of yellow skinned people, brown skinned people, and other little cultural enclaves that the Anglo folks don't frequent. You can wear all the shishkebabs on your head you'd like and no one will give a darn.

The city is divided into many, many divisions according to race, social standing, skin tone, religion, you name it. When you couple this with the fact that the people are so cold to each other you get a recipe for one sterile city to live in.

Overall, Toronto is a cold city both literally and figuratively, and is a place that will infect you with envy, jealousy, low self esteem, and you might go insane if you are out of work for a prolonged period of time because you don't get social contact outside work very often.

I would stay away from this place unless you're a highly educated professional that will rake in the moneys and not give a darn about the other stuff.

Oh, and a word to the young men out there... it's not your fault your sex life is terrible, it's the women. The women of Toronto are a major problem, and don't you never ever ever look down on yourself as a loser because you're not getting any. The women are cold as the weather. If you think you can come into town and live like you're in Kiev or Warsaw or some European city, you're going to be unpleasantly surprised. Do not approach women on the street, they will think you want to rape them. Do not talk to women in the store, they will think you want to rape them. Do not talk to women on the subway, they will think you want to rape them. Do not approach women AT ALL unless you have a REASON to approach them.

This is one of the reasons why canadians value their post secondary education so much, because it is a golden opportunity to meet someone you might want to spend the rest of your life with as much as it is about the education. Outside of work and schooling, you will be HARD pressed to find a life partner unless you frequent the loser hangouts (bars, clubs).

I am done ranting.
#Claire on May 25, 2014 :
The most stifling place in the world.
#Courtney on May 20, 2014 :
Toronto is a difficult city to live taxes are high transit is slow..
#Jimmy on May 18, 2014 :
feminism is very disruptive to social life.

Onset of feminism caused many feminists to changed the workplace rules, legal system and entertainment in favour of empowered white women.

Employers are afraid to hire males, reject female applicants all because of feminist sponsored
lawsuits.

Bright side- Hookers are a dime a dozen in Toronto, some have Masters Degrees and work as business Managers from 9 to5 and hook at evenings.

Toronto is not a good place to raise a family or to marry. Feminism is partially to blame.
#Anon on May 07, 2014 :
Canadian women have only about 25 percent of the attainment level of men. The gender inequality is starkest in politics, where, judging by the number of female legislators, leaders and cabinet ministers, Canada has closed just 10 per cent of the gap.

Women remain underrepresented in those roles. The reason includes, first of all, the hatred by men against women and rampant sexism. It includes stereotypes that have no impact on how leadership is defined, and because they are women, men dismiss and oppress ambitious Canadian women.
#Amanda on Apr 26, 2014 :
frank I'm calling the police on uuu for yuurr submliminal hate speech! Get a life loser!!!! Quit hating on Toronto women. We know we are sexier than life u morron.
#Frank on Apr 23, 2014 :
Shawn J it's not about respecting women, but these men have valid reasons to despise feminism and Marxist beliefs. How many middle class feminist women got their job because of affirmative action quotas?Then you have these same feminists bullying others in the workplace with their victim behavior that ish causes a ruckus in the workplace, maybe that is y Ontario is frowned as a place for small business investment?
#Frank on Apr 23, 2014 :
The social construct of Toronto culture is on the far-left.

One must support these values while living, working and socializing in Toronto-

1) White middle class women are oppressed by their white middle class husbands.
2) Everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others because the victim class of Marxists, feminists and LGBTQ have been oppressed for billions of years by the white man and the Arabs.

3) If you don't support affirmative action of hiring an unqualified feminist for a management job, you are a racist, misogynist.

4) High taxation is necessary for the benefit of the community.

5) A woman has a right to dress how she wants, even if it is akin to a male exposing his tool (which he should register as a sexoffender because males who show too much skin are predators).

6)Men over the age of 18 are viewed as sexoffenders because men oppress women in a capitalist society.

7) Marxism and Communism are the solution to ending the Patriarchy although Mao, Pol-Pot and Stalin communist regimes resulted in disaster for innocent lives.

THOSE ARE SOME OF THE VALUES IN TORONTO SOCIETY. ANYONE who disagrees with any can lose their job or end up becoming profiled.
#No future here! on Apr 07, 2014 :
Native Torontonian dying to leave Ontario or Canada. Toronto weather is awful most of the year and the high taxes will kill you. Utilities are increasing wildly for next ten years to pay for corruption.

Toronto and Ontario are a pardise only for public sector parasites, who all collect 6-figure salaries (google ontario sunshine list) and benefits to die for including lavish pensions for life starting at age 45-50. Every else must pay for it. Ontario has the highest per capita debt in North America, way higher than california. Subway drivers collecting $110k pensions after 25 years of "work" but I'm not paying for it.

Besides that, the city in many places wreaks of unpleasant stenches and the people are mostly as cold as the weather.

On the plus side, it is very friendly toward gays and also Marxist beliefs, if you are looking that... I am not!
#Shawn J. on Apr 07, 2014 :
The answer is simple for all of those who are upset. Respect Women!

I am a male CEO of an IT company here in Toronto, and that provides me with a great and wide perspective on what people are complaining about. First let me say that Toronto is a wonderful place with many different cultures, and also provides each and everyone of us the opportunity to become our best by having such diversity and challenges to find our true selves in, and to ultimately push harder and obtain our dreams.

I cannot believe that some of you are actually deterring people from moving here; those who are simply trying to obtain to kind of life that we often take for granted - shame on you for being so close-minded.

The root cause of the problem described here as "soo unbearable that you shouldn't move here" is a lack of respect for women. Equality is absolutely important in any society, and just ask some of those wishing to migrate here what life is like without it.

The reality of male figures in the workplace not taking women seriously, or even feeling threatened by them isn't something that is only here in Toronto, its wide spread, and some areas of the globe unfortunately suppress women from "wearing the boots", despite the fact that they may be able to take better strides and much more careful steps that some men are capable of. Seeing a woman do a "man's job" well threatens some men who otherwise have no character outside of the "manliness" of their job description. As such, when a strong woman is among them, the respect for that woman isn't there although it should be.

This root problem compounds outwards in to acts of either defense or complacency by women depending on their inner strength and will power. For example, Diana firming up her rump to pretty much play on the male lack of respect in order to re-balance the scales of fairness in her workplace. It's sad, and i may not be explaining it as well as i could right now, but its the truth.

The answer? Simply start treating women with respect. You'll be surprise how much more work gets done when the negativity that is stemmed from that lack of respect is abolished. Help a woman get where she deserves to be instead of suppressing her, and you'll soon see the greatest behind equality in the form of appreciating and opportunity.

Chivalry is all that is missing.
#Marshall on Apr 03, 2014 :
#Cosmin on Apr 02, 2014 :
My company just offered me a position for 42000 as an IT Engineer. Ca you tell me how much would it be after taxes. Is that enough to have a pleasant life in Toronto?"

You'll probably be left with $25,000-$35,000 a year after tax deductions. It can be more depending on your deductions.

I doubt you will live happy in Toronto with that amount of cash. Expectations are incredibly high in this city and rent is expensive.
#Cosmin on Apr 02, 2014 :
My company just offered me a position for 42000 as an IT Engineer. Ca you tell me how much would it be after taxes. Is that enough to have a pleasant life in Toronto?
#Anonymous on Apr 01, 2014 :
Toronto in 2014 should be re-named the city of Misandry.

The city is too tough for a male to live in because every single feminist rights issue is a burden to businesses, workers and society because the feminist movement forces lawmakers to enforce strict laws against "hate crimes against women" & if yu only disagree the feminist movement smears you as a supporter of domestic violence and oppressing women for thousands of years.

The professional workplace is feminist because if any male makes a "sexist", "pre-crime" comment about a feminist's half-nude appearance, the security guards in no time will force you out of the workplace & the company will hand you a pink slip [letter of employment termination].

The feminist hysteria even affects the public education system because a majority of teachers in the public schools are females. The reason is that the males are smeared as predators, and the workplace environment scares males from becoming teachers for that stereotype. The irony of it all is that you keep on hearing countless stories about female teachers getting it on with her students, and feminists deny that and blame the male student for the female teacher's actions.

If youre a dad and you plan on driving your kids to school, good luck, because the security guards at the school will suspect that you are a predator.

Aside from being forbidden to stare at female adult co-workers who dress like a stripper, stereotypes of male teachers and male parents as predators....what makes you think you will be exempted from the misandry? Because you're gay? Welcome to Toronto--the city of ultra-liberalism and feminist.
#eu on Mar 30, 2014 :
After reading a handful of comments, is Toronto feminist or not or what
#noname on Mar 30, 2014 :
toronto is a f_cked up place, not just toronto, but whole canada is f_cked up, cost of living to high, wages low ... more money u make, more the government takes....so it is usually better to work for a minimum wage than for a higher one .... they are killing people with taxes, not only income taxes but there is a lot of hidden taxes that u don't even realize u are paying ..... not to mention car insurance, it can reach well over $400 per month for a begginer (no matter how much experience in driving u have in your home country, they will NOT recognize it and u start from the highest premium) ... to many canadians (second generation and on) are on welfare and taking adventage of tax payers money and every month, usually on 1st or 2nd day of the month u can see those welfare people going to liqueur stores and spending their welfare checks there on drinks and + on drugs..... if u think that u are gonna have a better life in canada, u are just fulling yourself up, u will be condemned on slavery and when your life passes by u will ask yourself what did i do for all those years??? .... canada is british colony and everything in canada is regulated by that bitch elizabeth in england and we all know how the british are ... (rednecks :)) ..... and not to mention the winter, almost 7 mounts of winter and i am not talking about normal winter, the temperature goes to -40 ....... lived in toronto for 4 years and NEVER again .... thank u canada for letting me know how much better life style and quality of live i have in europe ......
#Torontonian for 35 yrs on Mar 29, 2014 :
b4 even considering to move to Toronto, find out about the Ontario Sunshine List of $100k+ a year earners and you will find out the gender, race and orientation which comprises a majority of highly paid earners in Ontario.

IF YOU ARE NOT A WHITE, MIDDLE CLASS, LEFTIST, BI-GENDER Feh-MALE....DO NOT COME TO TORONTO. THE SYSTEM WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE. THE SYSTEM DOES NOT CARE IF YOU WERE A JUDGE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY, but if you are a fem_nist you will get a chance to work up the ladder.

even a PHD from Asia works as a janitor cleaner but a fe_ist who graduated with a BA in Social sciences is given more opportunity to work as a Manager or high paid public sector worker.

Don\t even get started with the fem_st workplace. No one could dare make a remark about a fem_st co-worker who lacks proper dress taste and decency.

the public schools even suck because most of these public schools teach toxic ideas like fem_ism, et al.
#Alicia Stoinergwt on Mar 27, 2014 :
white males continue to oppress women in Toronto women are paid less than 50% of what a male earns for the same job
#Tommy on Mar 22, 2014 :
I lived in Toronto for 2 years, just never liked it - people are very cold and rude many times. I am a business entreprenuer, and it's hard to find like minded people, I am originally from Australia so the weather is really depressing in Canada. So before our 3rd year, we just decided to pack up and headed south - I live in Texas now, the whole "vibe" is just different. There is a huge diff. between Canada & USA, if you prefer to be somewhere more vibrant and energetic, you have to be in the U.S. - I found it so hard to socialize in Canada, and very difficult to find opportunities. Cost of living is not as ridiculous as in Australia, definitely way more expensive than U.S.

Chinese food in Toronto is very nice, but all other cuisines pretty suck....
#Quagmire on Mar 20, 2014 :
REPLY TO #DIANA

You aint worth even a 5/10 with your attitude.
Maybe you are $elling your rear end to rich white men you solely despise what a hypocrite.

#REPLY TO JAI
To all of you immigrants who plan to migrate to Toronto, the system is designed for wage slavery, racism and educating, indoctrinating your children to become wage slaves and pros-titutes for wealthy people.

There aren't that many jobs to suffice a single person, yet suffice a family because cost of living in Toronto is high and rent and housing are based on speculation.

Read any Roosh forum about Toronto and you'd notice how many single men are leaving or considering leaving Toronto to another province or country. The cited reason is the gender fascism which is engrained into the core values of Toronto education, workplace, government institutions, media and society as a whole.

I'd have second options of moving to Toronto if I were you. If you are working in an all-males tech geek environment, say, computer jobs, you will be fine...until that rowdy feminist with a Masters of Feminist Studies tries to take away your job.
#jai on Mar 18, 2014 :
hi friends i got a job from ontario, my monthly salary will be 5500CAD+ free accommodations.free feedings and free medical.no family i am go alone. is it ok? and how much tax i have to pay for my salary?
#Diana on Mar 15, 2014 :
really..I've never seen so much hate towards women from men as I have seen recently.

I've spent enormous amount of money to firm my butt, and I been horribly wronged by those woman-hating men, but I still love men who will do as I say...you guys who hate us Toronto women, need to man up and confront what's really doing it to you. It must be your pathetic lives.

You men are jealous of Toronto women and hate yourselves.

I love men who are not afraid of receiving orders from a woman. Women are not sluts nor are they in teaching because of your baseless accusations. Only men are players and rapists and child molesters. The stats don't lie.
#Mark Weston on Mar 12, 2014 :
#Leigh,,,,,,,,,,,,,, who gives you moral authority to dictate who women should marry or not? I assume that your response would most likely be calling me a "misogynist", "woman hater' or some other form of playing the victim.

You even posted your drivel of bigotry on a forum for immigrants who wish to migrate to Canada, and you have given those immigrants one reason to stay away from Canada, esp. in Toronto.

What gives? Not enough female immigrants to brainwash in public schools and colleges these days in Toronto?

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