Does Your Personality Belong More in Vancouver or Toronto?

By: Patrick Hyde

Does Your Personality Belong More in Vancouver or Toronto?
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About This Quiz

East or west? Urban jungle or natural splendor? Toronto and Vancouver represent two totally different lifestyles in the same country. Toronto is the metropolis. With a population of almost 3 million residents from all over the world, this is a city of movers and shakers. It has over 8,000 restaurants representing every cuisine under the sun. On top of that, there are seven professional sports teams, making this an ideal location for any sporting fanatic. On top of that, add a bustling music scene with global reach (hello, Drake) and a dynamic economy, and you have the perfect location for someone who wants to be in the heart of the action. 

On the west coast sits Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia. By no means a small city Vancouver has a thriving food scene that features fresh ingredients and world-class noodle houses. The architecture is a mixture of modernist buildings and old maritime brick storefronts, all set in the dramatic backdrop of mountain ranges and on the water. In fact, you can take a water taxi across the city to Granville Island to pick up the latest produce from the farmer's market. But the real advantage is getting out of the city into nature. You can take a bus to the nearest ski resort or drive an hour to Whistler, one of the greatest ski resorts in the world. This is a city for weekend warriors who love getting out into nature.

Which of these two Canadian cities is a better fit for your personality? Let's find out!

Concert night! What show are you going to see?
An underground electronic music show that goes all night
My fave up-and-coming local hip hop act
An intimate jazz show in a candlelit basement
Going to the mega-club to see some EDM!

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Close your eyes and think of a beautiful sunny day on the beach. How important is going to the beach for you?
I love going to the beach in the summer months, and that scratches my itch for the year.
I take a trip to the islands once a year to escape the winter gloom.
Going to the beach just really isn't that important to me.
The beach is EVERYTHING. I get withdrawals when I'm away too long

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Which of these is the food that you simply cannot live without?
A delicious bowl of noodles from the best spot in Chinatown
A smoked meat sandwich
Poutine, with extra cheese curds and gravy
Any beasties from the sea: shrimp, crab, sashimi ...

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The mountains are calling. How often do you get out into nature?
Every chance I get. I wouldn't live somewhere without easy access to beauty.
I prefer the big city.
I go out into the country once a month or so.
Whenever I get a chance to do some extreme sports, I'm down.

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Which of these jobs is closest to your own?
Computer programmer
Financial industry
Museum tour guide
Bartender

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What size city do you feel most at home in?
I prefer larger cities, but don't need to live in the capital.
The bigger the better, I want to live in the metropolis.
Something small and charming is perfect for me.
I like the big city, but I'll spend a lot of my time traveling.

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Let's get active! Which of these sports sounds best?
Skiing or snowboarding
Find me on the soccer pitch
Hockey is the only acceptable answer.
Surf's up!

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Would you rather live somewhere that's too hot or too cold?
Right in the middle, I enjoy moderate temperatures.
Probably cold, but I enjoy some warm weather too.
I was born in the cold, there is no "too cold."
Give me a hot, hot summer day

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Open up your closet. How would you describe your wardrobe?
Lots of activewear for the outdoors
Full of professional clothing
My wardrobe is smart and sophisticated.
Pretty casual, just like me

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Your friends throw you a surprise birthday party. Where are they taking you?
To a karaoke bar
Downtown to see my favorite sports team
To my favorite restaurant
To go to the beach

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Which of these movies best describes your life?
"Into the Wild"
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
"Amelie"
"Point Break"

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When was the last time you went skiing?
This past weekend, I go as much as I can.
I go once or twice a year.
Last month
Two years ago, but I spent the whole winter skiing.

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What is your favorite season?
Spring
Fall
Winter
Summer

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What is the one thing you would never leave the house without?
An umbrella
My work laptop
Warm gloves
Sunglasses

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Do you consider history to be important?
I am a little bit interested in history.
Only the history of my favorite sports teams
History and tradition are extremely important to me.
No, I prefer to live in the present.

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If you HAD to enter an endurance race, what kind would it be?
A bike ride
Marathon
Cross-country skiing race
Long-distance swimming

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Finally, a long weekend is coming up! How do you plan to spend it?
Going camping out in nature
Flying to another city for a mini-vacation
Cooking a long, elaborate dinner to have with friends
Outside, barbecuing and playing volleyball

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You're at a job interview. What do you say is your greatest strength?
I'm centered and well-balanced.
I am a hard-worker who can handle a fast-paced environment.
That I have great respect for tradition
I'm an adventurous person.

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Which of these vacation destinations appeals to you the most?
Yellowstone National Park
Manhattan
France
Thailand

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After a stressful day, how do you like to unwind?
Take a walk in the park
Hit the gym
Have a nice meal
Outdoor yoga

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Which of these animals best represents you?
Bear
Dog
Fox
Koala

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How would you describe your ultimate road trip?
A road that goes through forests and mountains, with plenty of hikes along the way
Bouncing around from city to city, seeing the sites and enjoying the nightlife
Going north into the countryside, past all the bucolic farms
A trip to my favorite spot to surf/ski

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Do you enjoy rainy weather?
I LOVE the rain! Perfect for cozy days.
It doesn't bother me one way or the other.
I prefer snow.
No, sunshine is my jam.

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Are you the kind of person who gets angry sitting in traffic?
I don't like traffic but I try and stay zen.
I usually take public transit instead.
I am a road rager.
There's nothing you can do about it so why worry?

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What do you find to be the most beautiful?
A snow-capped mountain vista
Artwork from a master
Old stone architecture
A glorious sunset over the water

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What is something that really gets on your nerves?
Littering
Being late to an appointment
Rude people
Bad weather

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Your parents are coming over for dinner. How good are you at cooking?
I go to the farmer's market and can throw together some fresh dishes.
I eat out for every meal so I will order food
I am an excellent cook who can make complex recipes
Not a superb cook, but I know my way around a grill.

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What is a must-have for you in your city?
Access to nature
Lots of sports teams
Historic buildings
Great public transit

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When are you planning on buying a house or condo?
Not anytime soon
In the next few years, even if I have to commute from the suburbs
Soon, so I prefer to stay in a place with affordable real estate
I'm too busy traveling to think about that.

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When you travel, what type of museum is your favorite to visit?
Cultural or anthropology museums
Art
History
Natural science

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