Is Your Personality More Toronto or Vancouver?

By: Ashley Linkletter

Is Your Personality More Toronto or Vancouver?
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About This Quiz

If Vancouver, British Columbia, had a personality, it would be laid back, on the introverted side and always ready for the next outdoor adventure. Toronto, Ontario, on the other hand, would be rambunctious, extraverted and always excited about the next big trend — like an older, more outgoing sibling. Your personality might not fit either city perfectly — or it just might do that exactly — but either way, the questions that follow will give us a better idea of where you might feel the most at home if the opportunity to change locations presented itself. After all, personality isn't only based on answers to hypothetical questions; it's also a result of personal preference and the different ways you like to spend your time (of which there are many in Vancouver and Toronto.)

So tell us — what makes you happy and how do you like to spend your time outdoors? What leaves room for improvement in your city, and how do you plan on reacting to the inevitable changes that need to be made to fix these problems? Put aside your preferences for East Coast vs. West Coast and think about these questions truthfully — you may just find yourself wondering if you're living in the right part of Canada when you're finished!

1 tears You're watching a very sad movie at the theatre — will you let anyone see you crying?
I try to hide my tears.
Yes, no one knows who I am.
No
Yes, I will openly sob.

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2 shopping As a lover of fashion, you always know the best places to shop. Where do you like to practice retail therapy?
Kensington Market
Eaton Centre
Gastown
At clothing swaps

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3 winter Can you tell us which winter forecast you dread the most?
Sleet
Rain
Snow
Freezing rain

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4 chinese food It's a lazy Tuesday night and you're picking up takeout on the commute home. What kind of food did you order?
Jamaican food
Greek food
Japanese food
Chinese food

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5 subway Toronto and Vancouver have excellent, energy-efficient public transportation systems. Tell us, what's your favourite way to get around the town?
Uber
Seabus
Subway
SkyTrain

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6 seattle You're planning a weekend trip to the States — where are you going?
Seattle, WA
Chicago, IL
Portland, OR
Detroit, MI

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7 ballet It's your dating anniversary and you want to celebrate it by doing something special — what's on tonight's agenda?
A night at the National Ballet of Canada
Go see a play at Niagara-on-the-Lake
Dinner at the Fairmont Empress
A symphony performance at The Orpheum

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8 sleep How many hours of sleep do you need to get every night in order to feel truly rested?
Six
Seven
Eight
Five

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9 style Can you describe your style in a single word?
Designer
Athletic
Edgy
Cotton

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10 smile Everyone has something that they can always rely on to make them smile — what turns your frown upside down?
A warehouse sample sale
Long walks in the changing leaves
Yoga in the park
Zero waste food stores

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11 toronto Every city has room for improvement — what could use some fixing up where you live?
Housing density
Definitely affordable housing
Increasing SkyTrain routes
Affordable housing

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12 biking Do you consider bike lanes a controversial topic of conversation?
They help keep cyclists safe from traffic.
They're useful.
Yes, controversial
Bike lanes are a basic human right.

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13 snowboard Do you enjoy outdoor sports such as skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing?
Yes, alpine sports are my jam.
Not really
It's fun if I travel to a ski resort.
Yes — all three

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14 angry You're usually a pretty calm person, but there are certain things that really make you angry. What are they?
When people throw plastic into the ocean
When people are illegally on their phones in their cars during rush hour
When people don't pay attention to bike lanes
When I miss the GO Train for no good reason

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15 rain It's raining, it's pouring ... how are you feeling about the weather?
I don't like it , but I know it's temporary.
I hate it.
I guess that means fall is coming.
I complain about it, but I secretly like it.

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16 outdoors Make sure you dress for the elements! Which company that sells outdoor apparel are you most likely to support?
Lululemon
North Face
Arc'teryx
Nike

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17 lake ontario August is a hot month all across Canada — where do you go to cool down?
Muskoka
Lake Ontario
Kitsilano Pool
The ocean

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18 snow Do you count on at least a couple of snow days each winter?
No, every time it snows too much the TTC comes to my rescue.
Yes, for sure
If it snows, I'm probably not going anywhere.
No

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19 cn tower You're looking for an apartment with the perfect view — what would you like to be able to see out your window?
The mountains and the seawall
Lake Ontario
The ocean
The CN Tower

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20 baseball You just won tickets to see a live sports event! Tell us, what are you going to see?
A Raptors game
A BC Lions game
A Toronto Blue Jays game
A Vancouver Canucks game

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21 filming Canada is home to many different filming locations for television. Which locally filmed show are you currently enjoying?
"What We Do in the Shadows"
"Schitt's Creek"
"Riverdale"
"Once Upon a Time"

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22 directions When someone asks you for directions, how do you respond?
I cheerfully give them directions.
I give directions and draw them a map.
I tell them to look on their phone.
I give them directions but don't reveal very much about my personality.

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23 trees Being outside in nature is great for any mood; what sort of emotional response do you have when you're outdoors?
I like being outdoors.
I like being outdoors, but only when I'm shopping.
I feel relaxed when I'm outside.
I'm at my personal best when I'm out in nature.

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24 walking Are you an outgoing person or someone who needs plenty of time on their own?
I like plenty of time on my own.
I'm a fairly social person.
I would consider myself both.
I'm super outgoing and social!

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25 musician In terms of Canadian musicians, who is your spirit animal?
Delerium
Kid Koala
Drake
Emily Haines

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26 anxious You're trying out a new activity for the first time — does this make you nervous or do you get excited?
Excited!
I feel pretty excited and love a new challenge!
I feel a little bit anxious.
I'm OK as long as I can do this new activity by myself.

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27 friends You're new in town and want to meet some potential friends and employers — how do you do this?
A meetup group for people looking to make friends
Networking events
I join a Facebook group for entrepreneurs.
I join a CrossFit gym.

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28 friends Which question do you always ask when you're trying to get to know new acquaintances?
"Which area of town do you live in?"
"Have you been to any art gallery shows lately?"
"What do you think about the rain?"
"Have you been to the beach lately?"

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29 mic Tonight is your very first poetry reading — can you tell us what the poem is about?
The pipeline protests
Amazing dim sum
Patio lanterns
Being stranded on the subway

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30 sad It's the end of a long day and you're feeling low. What do you tell yourself to cheer yourself up?
At least I didn't screw up as bad as my co-worker.
Tomorrow's another day.
I tried my best.
No worries

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