Toronto vs. Boston

Hello Giantbomb! Hope everything is good with you all. I'm going to university (hopefully) next year and have a dilemma between two cities: Boston and Toronto. I'm Canadian but lived in Montreal for 15 years before moving to the Netherlands for the past 4 years. In your opinion which is a better city to live in as a student? I'm currently 19 and am looking for a mainly chill city with lots to do. I'd also like a sport centric city, the thing is that I love Ice Hockey mainly and hate both the Bruins and the Maple Leafs (I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan) so was wondering do those cities actually care about it? Or can't I wear my jersey outside for example? 
I applied to Suffolk University and the University of Toronto. Academic wise I think Toronto has the advantage but yeah my question is as a living city. 
Thanks and let's not start a Canada vs U.S.A war :P

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Posted by LethalKi11ler

Hello Giantbomb! Hope everything is good with you all. I'm going to university (hopefully) next year and have a dilemma between two cities: Boston and Toronto. I'm Canadian but lived in Montreal for 15 years before moving to the Netherlands for the past 4 years. In your opinion which is a better city to live in as a student? I'm currently 19 and am looking for a mainly chill city with lots to do. I'd also like a sport centric city, the thing is that I love Ice Hockey mainly and hate both the Bruins and the Maple Leafs (I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan) so was wondering do those cities actually care about it? Or can't I wear my jersey outside for example? 
I applied to Suffolk University and the University of Toronto. Academic wise I think Toronto has the advantage but yeah my question is as a living city. 
Thanks and let's not start a Canada vs U.S.A war :P

Posted by MikkaQ

Toronto is amazing for students, as a student living in Toronto. Tons of events, culture stuff like that, you can find stuff a student needs at an agreeable price (including beer, if you know where to go), plus it's pretty relaxed on a whole. And Toronto loves them their sports. I think as long as you aren't wearing a Sens jersey you'll be fine. 

Posted by Marcsman

Thanks and let's not start a Canada vs U.S.A war : 
Too late. 
First off it would not be a war. 
It would be a slaughter. 
GO USA 

Posted by jlev880

I have not been back to Toronto in around ten years, but as someone who lives within an hour of Boston, I can easily recommend going to school there.

Posted by Hunkulese
@LethalKi11ler: If you call it Ice Hockey you can't be a real Canadian
Edited by ProfessorEss
@LethalKi11ler said:

...the thing is that I love Ice Hockey mainly and hate both the Bruins and the Maple Leafs (I'm a Montreal Canadiens fan) so was wondering do those cities actually care about it? Or can't I wear my jersey outside for example?

Toronto is very much a sports town, absolutely rabid about hockey, and there are tons of Habs fans.
The downside is - good luck getting Leafs tickets, especially Leafs vs. Habs tickets.
 
I lived there for ten years, and next to my firends there, the pandemonium that surrounds the Leafs and hockey in general is definitely what I miss the most.
 
...also, the food in Toronto is EPIC.
Posted by LethalKi11ler
@Hunkulese said:
" @LethalKi11ler: If you call it Ice Hockey you can't be a real Canadian "
A lot of people in Europe mistake it for Field Hockey so just making sure people understand my blog around the world :P