- With a population of 2.8 million, the city of Toronto is the fourth largest in North America.
- If diversity is of interest to you, the over 140 different languages spoken in the city might be appealing.
- Along with a ludicrous number of languages comes an amazing array of ethnic food, enough to make Toronto a destination even among New Yorkers (as in New York City residents.)
- Rochester, thanks to Buffalo and Syracuse, has easy access to the NFL, NHL, the highest level of NCAA basketball, and the highest level of NCAA football. Toronto completes our big-time sports package by providing MLB, NBA, and MLS.
- Spending a few hours in traffic on the Queen Elizabeth Way serves as a nice reminder why living in Rochester is phenomenal.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Rochester dominates the category of "big-city culture, small-town convenience." The region provides a majority of what makes huge cities great while minimizing the factors that make huge cities painful. But on (rare) occasion, a field trip to a huge city can be invigorating, and having one available can help complement life in a more mid-sized metro. In Rochester's case, directly across Lake Ontario lies arguably one of the world's greatest cities, Toronto. The need to drive around the lake turns a 90-mile trip into a 165-mile journey, but here are a few reasons why the occasional visit is warranted: