When comparing Toronto vs New York City, the Slant community recommends Toronto for most people. In the question“Where are the best places to live in terms of cultural value?” Toronto is ranked 2nd while New York City is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose Toronto is:
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with over 140 languages spoken. There are festivals and celebrations frequently with roots from all parts of the world. You can read more about the diversity statistics [here](http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=dbe867b42d853410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD).
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Pro Very diverse city
Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, with over 140 languages spoken.
There are festivals and celebrations frequently with roots from all parts of the world. You can read more about the diversity statistics here.
Pro Great transportation system (downtown)
Pro Best transportation system in the US
Once you've mastered the subway system, getting to anywhere in NY is a snap. There are over a dozen routes operating 24/7 to get New Yorkers to all five boroughs.
Pro Diverse melting pot
People speaking every single language, eating every kind of food, doing every kind of job, wearing every kind of clothing, playing every kind of instrument, the list goes on. New York is home to everything except deep dish pizza.
Con Difficult to find a place to live
There is a lot of competition for places to rent, both apartments and bedrooms.
Con Most expensive city in Canada
Toronto recently beat out Vancouver for the highest cost of living in Canada.
Con Fairly extreme weather/seasons
Toronto has weather that you probably expect from Canada. Summers are very hot and humid, while winters are cold and gets a fair amount of snow (100+ cm/winter).
Con Not very clean
While posh areas like the Upper East Side are very clean, the majority of Manhattan is rather cluttered. The subway system in particular is known to be the home to thousands of cockroaches and rats.
Locals have to learn to wade through the waves of tourists on every block. Particularly congested areas include Times Square and the immediate radius of the Empire State Building.