Saturday, November 27, 2010

Toronto is the most miserable city in Canada: Study

Well No Guff?

Bigger may not be better after all.
A study conducted by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Living Standards has concluded what many Canadians have long believed: That Toronto is the most miserable city in the country.
Despite having the country's largest GDP and population, the megacity ranks lowest on the happiness scale. The study used data from the Canadian Community Health Survey for 2007 and 2008 to determine the happiness of various regions of Canada and the factors which contribute to the variation.
While Toronto came in at the bottom of the list (Sherbrooke, Que., was at the top), citizens of the megacity can take comfort in the fact, on average, they remain a fairly happy bunch. Toronto scored a 4.15 out of 5 on the happiness scale while Sherbrooke scored a 4.37. This means citizens in the happiest city were only about 5.5 per cent happier than in the least contented.
The study also hinted at the reasons for Toronto's relative unhappiness. A key finding of the study is that "the most important reason for geographical variation in happiness in Canada is differences in the sense of belonging to local communities, which is generally higher in small CMAs, rural areas, and Atlantic Canada."
Stress was also an important determinant of happiness, something found in great abundance on Toronto subways and highways each morning. And while household income did help with happiness, the benefits it offered were scant. A 10 per cent increase in income increased the number of people "very satisfied with life" by just 0.6 per cent.
The report suggests Canada consider a new metric for measuring success, one originally championed by the tiny Buddhist nation of Bhutan and now taken up by France and the United Kingdom: Gross national happiness.
The new index would give Canadians something to feel good about while our GDP continues to stagnate.

Before ya go all half cocked, I find that 99% of all studies are either flawed or full of shit! I just love to raze Toronto. Mainly because the city is rapidly falling down and nobody is doing a thing about it.
Shootings are up. Poverty is up. The infrastructure is collapsing.The cities underbelly is exposed.
With the election of another cut and save conservative as mayor this city is going to be a total loss.

So Toronto is done. Lets build a better city in da north. I'm think'n North Bay or Even Ottawa. Learn from Toronto's mistakes. Better luck next time Canada.

Sa ya I'm OOT. Wally

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Heff said...

No argument from me, lol !

The Phosgene Kid said...

Well, Vancouver is nice...

wallycrawler said...

Kid Vancouver WAS nice. It's full of the scum of society. Another city that has fallen on bad times and poor management.

Now... Victoria is nice.
Barrie is nice
Quebec City is nice.
There are great cities to live in Canada. Most cites are just fine.

The exceptions to the rule are...
1) Regina = Drug infested crime den.
2) Toronto = Shit hole.
3) Vancouver = Shooting gallery. Drugs, pimps and whores control the street.
4) Winnipeg = Lost boys control Portage & Main.
5) Montreal = Mob Wars.
6) Halifax = Black on black crime boils over every week.

I do love Montreal though. Lots o'fun! Hamilton is fun sometimes. So is Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Quebec City, Barrie is loads of fun...

Toronto I just leave depressed and broke. I leave in a hurry. I find if wasn't for da Mirvish's and transforming old theatres downtown. The city would be a very dissolute place. A shadow of it's glory in the 60's ,70's & 80's.