cultural diversity? what a load of bollocks I can't find a decent curry house or kebab anywhere near me. In London there was one on every street corner (or two in most cases). buying a decent bottle of italian red is a ball ache too there are a lot of immigrants in the city but my experience is that they don't really intergrate too much and have their own communities. Culture is pretty much no existent unless you really go and look for it and generally their sports teams have huge support but are totally shit (On comparison with being a Spurs fan IMO). It's not famous for anything apart from a great big tower that you can see from miles away that you kids can shout 'CN Tower!!!' every fucking time they see it.
The reason that Toronto is a better place to live than London (IMO) isn't anything to do with cultural diversity - I lived in some fairly decent places in England - Epsom, Canterbury, Guildford, Leicestershire and (er) Brixton so I'm pretty middle-england with a touch of 'South of the River Wanker' and I fucking love it here.
I love how I've been somewhat vindicated by your retort yet at the same time shot down! How very English of you.
As for curry, you need to head to the outer suburbs mate. You won't find a decent curry in Downtown because the South Asian populations live largely in Brampton (AKA Bramledesh) or Mississauga.
In some ways I agree with you about the way Toronto is diverse. There are massive self-contained ethnic communities that have lived there for over 100 years and have people within them that have never found a need to learn English or French (mind you who would want to learn French?). I think a lot of the immigration London has experienced was from colonies, where English was forced as the language of getting anything done. The Canadian way isn't like that... We will speak in whatever language that person uses to accommodate them. It's just a different mentality. Neither one is right or wrong.
Speaking of Edmonton/Calgary, the Canadian model of multiculturalism has become an issue due to the fact that these cities have bred Canadian citizens that are fighting for ISIS.
And Jamie, just sort yourself out with BBC Canada and Netflix and you'll get most of what you want. Canadian content is generally shit, but I'd still take what we get over the Yanks. Their TV is just a constant shouting match.
My main complaint about the footy is that GolTV doesn't broadcast in HD, which is a royal pain when they own the Bundesliga rights and I'm a Bayern fan.