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Can't Decide...Toronto or Ottawa?

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Hi.
I have already been accepted by Ottawa and am almost sure that I will be accepted by Toronto. My dilemma is that if I do get accepted by Toronto, where will I go? I keep going over the facts in my mind of where I want to go, but can't decide at all.

Could you perhaps give me some advice on things to consider or little things about the campuses of each school and the education they give? It would help so much.

Thank you in advance! :)
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The differences between the cities are pretty self-apparent. Toronto is a huge city. Your campus will be in a highly populated area, and you'll face the issues common to a city with 2.5+ million people living there.

Ottawa is a smaller city. It's the capital of Canada, which is awesome for politics and federal government jobs. uOttawa is downtown, so your campus is also downtown, right next to the major bus routes (The Transitway).

If you can, go to both campuses. I haven't been on Toronto's campus, but I have been on Ottawa's. See which feels nice to you and suits you spending 4 years there.
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im not too sure regarding your post-university options, but if you are interested in going into a grad school, then i would personally think that uOttawa would be a better choice. This would be because there are wayyy more students in UofT than there are in uOttawa, so there is way too much competition there. I would think that it would be a bit* easier to score a higher GPA from uOttawa.

and ofcourse, there are those differences mentioned by ARMY101

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All I can say is Ottawa Ottawa and Ottawa. I want to live away from home, and I wanted to apply to Carleton but my parents wouldn't let me :( I would love to live there, and actually live independently for once. Also it would be beneficial to me, because I always wanted to learn french.
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Why not MacMaster
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McMaster's amazing, I wanted to go there too, but sadly its too far :(
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@Xiaohaha wrote
Why not MacMaster


If you can walk you can go to Brock
Walk a little faster, go to McMaster

Who likes McMaster?!
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@Xiaohaha wrote
Why not MacMaster



Well, it was my third choice, so since I'm already accepted to Ottawa, it really isn't on my radar anymore. I visited Mac, and I just didn't see my self there.
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yo ma man are you effing seriouz, y would u go to otawa that place is nothing. toronto is the place bro, girls and more girls. #thatshitcray
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@guccimane wrote
yo ma man are you effing seriouz, y would u go to otawa that place is nothing. toronto is the place bro, girls and more girls. #thatcrapcray


Ottawa is a far better and safer city than Toronto, for two...
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@Katarina101 wrote
McMaster's amazing, I wanted to go there too, but sadly its too far :(


You're not into Life or Health Sciences, are you? McMaster is only good for these two; the rest is garbage.
McMaster has a good health science program, but U of T has a better health program! :)
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