You there! With your delightful Canadian city! Tell me of it.
June 11, 2013 8:22 AM Subscribe
As an addendum of sorts to my very sad AskMe
of last week, I have questions about Canadian cities that are not Sherbrooke, Quebec. Ridiculous concerns/criteria inside.
posted by Kitteh to grab bag (26 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So there is a very strong possiblity of relocating within the next two years to elsewhere. But we would like suggestions as to where to relocate. (To catch up: I'm from the Southern US originally; husband is an Ontario boy with family there.)
Strongest contenders are: Montreal (because it's close and we've spent a lot of time there when we want some culture/music, etc. We have a handful of friends there as well as some relatives), Ottawa (SIL lives there now; some friends, not a bad city, seems to be a strong vegan scene there), and maybe Toronto, but the COL is too high to even think about even though it is a Capital C city and would be the easiest place for Husband to find work in his field.
We've discussed London, Hamilton, Guelph...and that's about it. BC seems off the table because it's very faraway from both of our sets of families (which doesn't bother me as much as it does him).
What we would like in a new home:
*excellent/good/decent public transit
*diversity of places to eat
*access to large airport for overseas visits to other SIL and vacations
*not too far from the US border for cheap flights for me to see my family (important as dad is ill)
*a strong vegan community for social activities/volunteering (more important to me than to husband, tbh)
*affordable. We'd probably rent for the first while but I have gotten used to being a homeowner so...yeah.
Also, we're childfree and planning to stay that way, so no need to worry about school districts and whatnot. We're also fairly active in the sense my husband bikes to work, I run during the warm months. But we don't engage in activities like skiiing, snowboarding, etc.
Tell me of the delightful places you live or would recommend!
(also a big thanks to everyone who sent supportive memails to me last week and in my askme. i really appreciated it)