slum of canada

Victoria, Canada

#125 Apr 4, 2013
Compared to the wealthier, prosperous major city centres in Canada, metro Victoria is a slum, the national slum of Canada. The temporary tourists are only shown a controlled image and only certain neighbourhoods that are sanitized. They can never be allowed to see the seedy and low side of Victoria culture. They go home with that "oh wow, what a wonderful city" and another brainwashed sucker is made. The crappy wages, low job market, dysfunctional economics means the city will likely to continue to be more run down, shabby, ghetto than a rich centre like Calgary. A friends sister from Calgary claims their are almost no visible street bums, addicts, wandering mental patients roaming Calgary streets because it is wealthy and clean. Victoria is poor and dirty
, look like a slum with homeless campers camping out everywhere. People look on in disgust and revolt when they first see things with their own eyes. Shanty Town BC, capital city of British Columbia seems like an appropriate name and title.
It Is The Culture Problem

United States

#126 Apr 5, 2013
The basic BC, Victoria culture is the problem that all the other problems stem from. The impression is an attitude of indifference, mental slowness, slacker, lazy, incompetent, success hating, anti wealth, extremist environmentalism (compared to moderate environmentalism), useless politics, general lack of common sense, strategic tactical thinking abilities of brain dead zombies. BC and Victoria has too much loser dead beat mentality all up and down. Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and others probably have less of these handicaps and that is why they are more successful and wealthier. People with full stomachs, fat wallets, and are amused create a more content population at peace. BC lacks all of these and capital city Victoria is at the head of it all. Changing any political party in BC won't help one bit. They are all from the same base culture.
No Arguments

Nanaimo, Canada

#127 Apr 5, 2013
Electing whatever political party into power in BC is irrelevant. The BC people themselves are just too slow, cheap, and incompetent to become like the people of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec. They will always side with whatever politicians or party who can do the most damage to bring down people's prospects. The social, employment, economic problems that exist it these other provinces and cities will be even worse in BC and Victoria. If you think it is bad it Eastern Canada and try to move to the BC Coast, you are going to get a rude awakening.
Land of Not Wealth

Victoria, Canada

#128 Apr 6, 2013
Victoria rules over the BC Land of Poverty. You certainly can't label it the Land of Wealth, that is for Alberta and Saskatchewan. I am a BCer who has Alberta and Saskatchewan envy. It is like penis size envy. BC has a small economic pecker and Alberta and Saskatchewan are economically hung like a horse or elephant. BC suffers from economic performance anxiety and can't keep it up.
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#129 Apr 7, 2013
The best thing to do is just leave Victoria and go somewhere else in Canada or the world. Move to South Korea and teach English. You don't need a teaching degree just any undergraduate degree. Go to Hong Kong as English teachers are in huge demand and the pay is very high. Just get out of Victoria and quit bitching. It is not worth wasting your life being miserable!
under achievement

Sooke, Canada

#130 Apr 7, 2013
Victoria could be a lot more than what it is if the cheap, uptight, blocked culture could be taken out. If you are indepedently rich then it is a good place to live. Otherwise, don't botther unless you like pain.
unfortunately true

Victoria, Canada

#131 Apr 7, 2013
George the happy one wrote:
The best thing to do is just leave Victoria and go somewhere else in Canada or the world. Move to South Korea and teach English. You don't need a teaching degree just any undergraduate degree. Go to Hong Kong as English teachers are in huge demand and the pay is very high. Just get out of Victoria and quit bitching. It is not worth wasting your life being miserable!
Well George of the Jungle, have you noticed that there are college and university grads in Victoria and the rest of BC working at Starbuck's Coffee, Serious Coffee, Walmart, Canadian Tire, London Drugs, Thrifty Foods, Fairway Markets, McDonald's, Subway, Securiguard, Paladin Security, Bee Clean Building Maintenance, etc? Is that not seriously messed up? Soon you will need a useless university or college piece of paper just to park cars for Robins Parking at the Victoria Save On Foods Memorial Centre arena.
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#132 Apr 8, 2013
unfortunately true wrote:
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Well George of the Jungle, have you noticed that there are college and university grads in Victoria and the rest of BC working at Starbuck's Coffee, Serious Coffee, Walmart, Canadian Tire, London Drugs, Thrifty Foods, Fairway Markets, McDonald's, Subway, Securiguard, Paladin Security, Bee Clean Building Maintenance, etc? Is that not seriously messed up? Soon you will need a useless university or college piece of paper just to park cars for Robins Parking at the Victoria Save On Foods Memorial Centre arena.
I still think that all the university and college grads that are so miserable working at Starbucks should move away and find better opportunities. Asia is one option as there are a lot of jobs there teaching English. Moving to Alberta is also an option. Just quit complaining as Victoria has never had many decent jobs. It is very limited and always has been.
True Due To Bad Policies

Victoria, Canada

#133 Apr 8, 2013
George the happy one wrote:
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I still think that all the university and college grads that are so miserable working at Starbucks should move away and find better opportunities. Asia is one option as there are a lot of jobs there teaching English. Moving to Alberta is also an option. Just quit complaining as Victoria has never had many decent jobs. It is very limited and always has been.
What you say is absolutely true and it is due to the crazy culture and the bad social, economic policies that are being put into place by those in charge and making decisions. They are too dense in the head to even attempt to realize they are going to crush themselves in the end, but they are too stubborn to see far into the future, very short sighted. Victoria has the talent and resources to be not so limited. They could become like Alberta and Saskatchewan, except the "sick culture" is self limiting itself. Perhaps this blog site can spark a debate for change or at least save people from coming here cluelessly?
need a lot suf

Fremont, CA

#134 Apr 9, 2013
Victoria could potentially be a nice place to live if the BC culture could be less boring, less uptight, more opportunities, more successful, more wealthy, less dead beat, more alert, less mental, more passionate, more like the cities in AB, SK, ON, and QC. Boring, broke, dull, and whacked doesn't win much goodwill points.
Dreamland

Victoria, Canada

#135 Apr 12, 2013
Victoria is a nice place to live if you are independently rich and can afford to do nothing except float through your daily life like in a dream. You would have all the time and free time to enjoy the nice scenery. Life is less dreamy for everyone else. I have university and college education and the system and long term situation forces me and many other to work below our skill level and pay grade. There are master degree holders working as secretaries, bachelor degree holders working at various low end jobs because there is nothing else. That will be your life in Victoria too.

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#136 Apr 15, 2013
Some of the folks trashing Victoria sound like they haven't been around much. If you think AB and SK are so great go and spend a few winters there.
I was born and raised in SK and spent 15 years in the oil patch in AB. If you think you can handle it go and try it. The money is good, but, trust me, you will dream of being someplace "nice" like Victoria.
People in AB and SK work hard all year so they can afford to take holidays to someplace nice like the BC west coast.
I got out of there for good, first to Vancouver- a great city - and then to Victoria for the last 22 years.
I raised two sons here. They are happy and I'm happy.
If you live here and don't like it, then get off your computer and move to where you think its so good.
If you don't live here and don't like it , then feel free to never come here again. I'm sure our tourist trade will do just fine without you.
Half Cooked

Victoria, Canada

#137 Apr 16, 2013
Brexx wrote:
Some of the folks trashing Victoria sound like they haven't been around much. If you think AB and SK are so great go and spend a few winters there.
I was born and raised in SK and spent 15 years in the oil patch in AB. If you think you can handle it go and try it. The money is good, but, trust me, you will dream of being someplace "nice" like Victoria.
People in AB and SK work hard all year so they can afford to take holidays to someplace nice like the BC west coast.
I got out of there for good, first to Vancouver- a great city - and then to Victoria for the last 22 years.
I raised two sons here. They are happy and I'm happy.
If you live here and don't like it, then get off your computer and move to where you think its so good.
If you don't live here and don't like it , then feel free to never come here again. I'm sure our tourist trade will do just fine without you.
Victoria has a lot more potential, but it is half baked. I would prefer the place to be fully cooked and done. It is very frustrating to be half hot and cold. It is very confusing. Nobody likes to see a half done job result.

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#138 Apr 17, 2013
Half Cooked, I'm not sure what you mean. What is this potential that you feel Victoria is not realizing? What exactly would you like to see done?
someone is obsessed

St. John's, Canada

#139 Apr 17, 2013
It's obvious that one person is posting under various pseudonyms as they try to bad-mouth Victoria in the same monotonous rambling ways. What this person reveals is more insight into who they are than what the city of Victoria is about. Clearly this person has failed socially, failed professionally and failed as a human being in being entirely incapable of seeing anything but negativity everywhere and being so bitter and hate-motivated that he/she has to find a forum to post under various assumed identities to try to convince others that his city is no good, because he can never feel truly confident in his own opinion without converting others to it and without converting others and believing in this opinion of the cities failure he can never rid himself of the stench of his own personal failure as his bid for a scapegoat shall be lost. Furthermore, for such a whiney little bitch, I would suggest growing a pair and using that mental energy you have for typing long rambling "crazy" posts and instead simply MOVE to these other places you claim are so much better (I've lived in them - they're not). Enjoy the snow, coward.
Not Probable

Victoria, Canada

#140 Apr 18, 2013
someone is obsessed wrote:
It's obvious that one person is posting under various pseudonyms as they try to bad-mouth Victoria in the same monotonous rambling ways. What this person reveals is more insight into who they are than what the city of Victoria is about. Clearly this person has failed socially, failed professionally and failed as a human being in being entirely incapable of seeing anything but negativity everywhere and being so bitter and hate-motivated that he/she has to find a forum to post under various assumed identities to try to convince others that his city is no good, because he can never feel truly confident in his own opinion without converting others to it and without converting others and believing in this opinion of the cities failure he can never rid himself of the stench of his own personal failure as his bid for a scapegoat shall be lost. Furthermore, for such a whiney little bitch, I would suggest growing a pair and using that mental energy you have for typing long rambling "crazy" posts and instead simply MOVE to these other places you claim are so much better (I've lived in them - they're not). Enjoy the snow, coward.
There is 100+ comments on this forum thread. It is not probable that one or even 2 people are responsible for all the posts. That is too tedious and takes a lot of wasted time. It would mean that someone has to sit in their dark room, in their underwear typing up all sorts of comments like some nutter. No one has that much patience. It would probable mean they would do nothing else but type for hours, days, that means no food, washroom breaks, no sex, no going to work, social, shopping, etc. It is possible that quite many people including Victorians don't like how their region's social, politics, economics has turn out or not. I happen to agree with them, the Anti-Victorian (wordplay on Anti-Christ)faction.
Still The Same

San Jose, CA

#142 Apr 18, 2013
BC and Victoria never changes much, how boring. You can leave for 10 years at a time and come back to how it was you left it. Victoria BC is a turtle. Alberta would be way ahead in any race. The Gulf of Mexico had the BP oil spill and they recovered more of less. It wasn't the end of the world even if it was bad. The gulf US states were earning huge money before and after the oil spill. They will always be wealthier than BC and Victoria, Vancouver. Look at the big money potential you are giving up because you are too uptight and paranoid. Oil platforms don't have a 100% failure rate. No guts, no glory.
someone is obsessed

St. John's, Canada

#143 Apr 19, 2013
Not Probable wrote:
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There is 100+ comments on this forum thread. It is not probable that one or even 2 people are responsible for all the posts. That is too tedious and takes a lot of wasted time. It would mean that someone has to sit in their dark room, in their underwear typing up all sorts of comments like some nutter. No one has that much patience. It would probable mean they would do nothing else but type for hours, days, that means no food, washroom breaks, no sex, no going to work, social, shopping, etc. It is possible that quite many people including Victorians don't like how their region's social, politics, economics has turn out or not. I happen to agree with them, the Anti-Victorian (wordplay on Anti-Christ)faction.
I have a good suspicion I know who such a person is. It's no coincidence that the only board/forum on the web with such an overwhelming proportion of negative to positive comments is one in which you don't need to register to post a comment. This person (you) is even so uncreative as to use similar nicknames and locations. Worse is that these comments stretch back for over a year, staggered a few days or weeks between. I've read every post, it takes no genius to notice the exact same phrases repeated in the exact same way over and over again. This person (you) never seem to get at the core of anything, it's all vague highschool taunts which really say nothing at all. "they're halfbaked" "they're zombies" etc. Try to get away from the sweet nothing hyperbole and tell us something interesting that is concrete in reality, these baby name taunts on a city you dislike so greatly are pointless. Rather than saying "they are shallow, mindless, cold" explain HOW they are those things. Develop your descriptive abilities beyond mere surface insults and please just post once rather than these multiple posts over and over which is both disingenuous pretending to be multiple people and really tedious for anyone who happens to make the mistake I made in choosing to read them all. Really the level of obsession you have brought to the table has made me curious whether this is all a conspiracy simply to try to dissuade others to move to a city you actually really love. Since you never have anything concrete to say bad against Victoria and you are clearly obsessed. Perhaps you are a champion of xenophobia, trying to save Victoria from Vancouver's fate - ie, scare outsiders away from moving there and ruining your city as Vancouver was ruined in the past 20-30 years. Sort of futile quest that would be however, Victoria is doomed to follow in Vancouvers footsteps, it's just a matter of time.

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#144 Apr 19, 2013
Still The Same wrote:
BC and Victoria never changes much, how boring. You can leave for 10 years at a time and come back to how it was you left it. Victoria BC is a turtle. Alberta would be way ahead in any race. The Gulf of Mexico had the BP oil spill and they recovered more of less. It wasn't the end of the world even if it was bad. The gulf US states were earning huge money before and after the oil spill. They will always be wealthier than BC and Victoria, Vancouver. Look at the big money potential you are giving up because you are too uptight and paranoid. Oil platforms don't have a 100% failure rate. No guts, no glory.
There has been plenty of change around here. I liked Vancouver a lot more 30 years ago before it got so big and expensive.
Victoria has been in a building boom for 10 years and its still going on. Condos, shopping malls, subdivisions. Beautiful areas where I used to go hiking are now covered with roads and houses.
I agree with you about the oil. We should go after our offshore reserves. But thats federal jurisdiction and they don't want to allow it.
Victorian Albertan

Victoria, Canada

#145 Apr 19, 2013
Brexx wrote:
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There has been plenty of change around here. I liked Vancouver a lot more 30 years ago before it got so big and expensive.
Victoria has been in a building boom for 10 years and its still going on. Condos, shopping malls, subdivisions. Beautiful areas where I used to go hiking are now covered with roads and houses.
I agree with you about the oil. We should go after our offshore reserves. But thats federal jurisdiction and they don't want to allow it.
Precisely! BC Social Credit, Liberal, NDP, Green, Conservative political parties backed by the eco weirdo BC tree hugger granolas, have done almost nothing to pressure the Canada Federal Government to lift the moratorium on offshore oil, gas drilling. It was stopped by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the daddy of Justin Trudeau, soon to be current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. It really annoys me how BC and even myself, and many others are not participating in getting our share of Asian, South American pork barreling. I'm not like some of the others in BC and Victoria. Show me the money baby! I'm from a real estate apartment building landlord family, but who cares! I'd like to have a chunk of the oil, gas, mining, forestry cash too! Having more is always better than having less.

Oh, another Victoria commenter on one of the other Victoria BC Canada Topix forums, referred to Greater Victoria as the Johannesburg South Africa space alien slum District 9, from the sci fi movie "District 9".

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