View Full Version : edmonton vs toronto (moving to edmonton)
01-29-2011, 02:40 PM
So I may be moving to Edmonton soon from toronto...Can anyone who has experienced this or is currently living in edmonton offer advice on the following:
1. how does edmonton differ from toronto (living, costs, community e.t.c)
2. what would be a good rental apartment for a single person to stay in downtown...preferably close to central downtown (jasper, macewan university e.t.c)
01-29-2011, 03:07 PM
I can only say that both the Oilers and Leafs suck.
thanks...not helpful though
01-29-2011, 03:09 PM
In general, Alberta costs more to live in than Ontario. however, I have been in touch with Ontarians and prices are going up there too...but I believe they aren't has high as here for the basics. We may not have PST but then we pay in another way ;)
Living downtown, by yourself, is going to cost $$$$. Of course, there will be the odd place that is a steal but you need time to look out for it.
I personally prefer to rent privately than to rent from one of the big rental companies...not as transient population in your building, etc.
I haven't had much time to see a lot of Edmonton's cultural community, but I believe it is pretty multicultural and there's a lot of festivals here. It isn't Toronto by any stretch, but there is diversity.
01-29-2011, 03:31 PM
Groceries are cheaper in Toronto, but there is HST for everything else and I would have thought renting in downtown Toronto would be more expensive. I can't make a direct comparison though.
Yes, Edmonton is pretty multicultural and you can find things to do/see (check out see/vue magazines). Colder and drier but sunnier and the air quality is better. More spread out, more difficult to get around without a car. The river valley is the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America.
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