Winnipeg: Canada's worst city!!!

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MrFreeze

Canada

#1 Nov 30, 2007
I have lived all over the country and Winnipeg is by far the worst place to live in this great country. This is why:
-Long very cold winters- harshest in Canada
-Violent and very high crime
-Very inefficient traffic system- built for the
horse and carriage.
- Run down, very unattractive and unproductive
downtown
- Poor economy for higher paying jobs
- Terrible city for the young and the single
- Hot muggy amd mosquito infested summers
- Very little to do (compared to other cities,
especially in the winter.
- Difficult city for newcommers to fit in- hard
to make friends if you did not grow up here
- Too many trains that impede traffic (Waverly etc)
This city is only remotely tolerable if you grew up here. The only thing it has going for it is it is cheap and perhaps has a slow pace of life.
As a whole this is Canada's biggest hellhole.
period..

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Since: Sep 07

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#2 Nov 30, 2007
You are welcome to leave. And take your attitude with you.
Johnny Kaz

Canada

#3 Dec 2, 2007
MrFreeze wrote:
I have lived all over the country and Winnipeg is by far the worst place to live in this great country. This is why:
-Long very cold winters- harshest in Canada
-Violent and very high crime
-Very inefficient traffic system- built for the
horse and carriage.
- Run down, very unattractive and unproductive
downtown
- Poor economy for higher paying jobs
- Terrible city for the young and the single
- Hot muggy amd mosquito infested summers
- Very little to do (compared to other cities,
especially in the winter.
- Difficult city for newcommers to fit in- hard
to make friends if you did not grow up here
- Too many trains that impede traffic (Waverly etc)
This city is only remotely tolerable if you grew up here. The only thing it has going for it is it is cheap and perhaps has a slow pace of life.
As a whole this is Canada's biggest hellhole.
period..
I agree with much of what you ahve said. I have lived here for 5 years and I still can't stand the winters. It is tough to get to know people here.

This city is a bad place to live, especially if you are not from here.

Since: Sep 07

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#4 Dec 3, 2007
One of the problems I see on these blogs are opinions presented as facts...

For example: Harshest winters in Canada. That depends on what defines harsh and if you ignore the north for example.

Did ya know that Ottawa, for example, gets more than twice the snowfall as Winnipeg does? That Edmonton is only slightly warmer, on average, than Winnipeg in the winter?

As for meeting people, it really is what you make it. I lived in Toronto for many years. I believed they were harder to get to know than Winnipeggers. Winnipeg is renowned for its friendly people. Perhaps it's not Winnipeggers that are hard to know?

I know that I'll never change your opinions, just know that there are colder, less friendly, more crime-ridden cities out there. But if people keep the blinkers on and only see the bad they'll never see the good.

Sorry you feel that way, but most don't.

- grumpy

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sasha1

Canada

#5 Dec 6, 2007
Grumpy Old Man wrote:
You are welcome to leave. And take your attitude with you.
Grumpy:

I agree with much of what the others are saying. I have lived here all my life and I know many new people that hate it here and want leave. I am used to the cold winters and I like it because I have built a life here.

I can sympathetic with new people who can't stand it. This city is hell if you are not used to it
johnny kas

Canada

#6 Dec 7, 2007
sasha1 wrote:
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Grumpy:
I agree with much of what the others are saying. I have lived here all my life and I know many new people that hate it here and want leave. I am used to the cold winters and I like it because I have built a life here.
I can sympathetic with new people who can't stand it. This city is hell if you are not used to it
I think that you are being generous, this city is a world class hell hole!! It is the coldest of any city over 500K on earth. It is crime ridden, there is very little future here for new people
embee94

Hamburg, Germany

#7 Dec 7, 2007
I didn't can say, if Winnipeg is a bad city.I came from Germany. Next year I'll came to Winnipeg for two weeks. It's an action by our school.Is Winnipeg so bad??
johnny kaz

Canada

#8 Dec 7, 2007
embee94 wrote:
I didn't can say, if Winnipeg is a bad city.I came from Germany. Next year I'll came to Winnipeg for two weeks. It's an action by our school.Is Winnipeg so bad??
This is an awful city if you compare it to other cities in the country. Out of all the cities over 100,000 it has the harshest winters as it is very cold and very windy. It is consistently in the top 3 year after year in crime rate. It is very difficult to get a job over 40K a year unless you know someone. This city is also more difficult than most to meet new people because everyone has been here forever and is not overly enthused to admit someone into their life.

The only positive is that this city is cheap, but that is partly proof of what I am saying above. Cities are cheap or expensive for a reason. Winnipeg is cheap because this is a hellhole that no one wants to move to. Calgary is expensive because of the location, economy, and somewhat the climate.

This city is bad news for the newcommer, period...
blairc

Canada

#9 Dec 7, 2007
embee94 wrote:
I didn't can say, if Winnipeg is a bad city.I came from Germany. Next year I'll came to Winnipeg for two weeks. It's an action by our school.Is Winnipeg so bad??
yeah, this city is a 'hole! I've been here three months and I want to move back to toronto. It is too damn cold, and I haven't met any real friends.

It is cheap and I have met a few sluts if you no what I mean. Ihope to be out of here early next year
johnny kaz

Canada

#10 Dec 7, 2007
blairc wrote:
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yeah, this city is a 'hole! I've been here three months and I want to move back to toronto. It is too damn cold, and I haven't met any real friends.
It is cheap and I have met a few sluts if you no what I mean. Ihope to be out of here early next year
Isn't that Grumpy guy a stupid asshole? He is so dilusional in his attitude about Winnipeg. He can't admit that this city is worse than most in Canada. This city has very little going for it, especially for newcommers. It is o.k for someone to say that they like winnipeg because they grew up here and they have alot of friends and connections and perhaps it is cheap. Grumpy tries to sell people on the merits of the city itself and that my friend is stupid. Grumpy needs to wake up and do a reality check.

Since: Sep 07

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#11 Dec 8, 2007
I guess I'd rather be stupid, perhaps a little loyal, than rude and ignorant to others with differing opinions.

You can disagree with people johnny kaz, without being childish and immature about it.

TRy taking a more mature and adult approach next time. See if it works better.

It might help you make more friends in this cold hell.

Time to grow up kaz...

- grumpy
Dan the man

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Dec 9, 2007
MrFreeze wrote:
I have lived all over the country and Winnipeg is by far the worst place to live in this great country. This is why:
-Long very cold winters- harshest in Canada
-Violent and very high crime
-Very inefficient traffic system- built for the
horse and carriage.
- Run down, very unattractive and unproductive
downtown
- Poor economy for higher paying jobs
- Terrible city for the young and the single
- Hot muggy amd mosquito infested summers
- Very little to do (compared to other cities,
especially in the winter.
- Difficult city for newcommers to fit in- hard
to make friends if you did not grow up here
- Too many trains that impede traffic (Waverly etc)
This city is only remotely tolerable if you grew up here. The only thing it has going for it is it is cheap and perhaps has a slow pace of life.
As a whole this is Canada's biggest hellhole.
period..
winnipeg really is generally an unfreindly, self-centered,violent place. I've been living here since birth and cant really say I have been happy here ever.
steve b

Winnipeg, Canada

#13 Dec 10, 2007
"Winnipeg is renowned for its friendly people"
You are kidding right, the rest of the country regard winnipeggers as mean(dollar stores get mentioned a lot) and a bit weird.
So the consensus I am getting from east coast to west (yeah I do a fair bit of travelling at the moment)is that you are a self centred group of weirdo,s
Before the miserable old man starts fantasising about how wonderful winnipeg is again and advising people to leave, I am leaving before xmas, I will not be back.
Anyone reading this forum that is thinking of moving here, don,t. There are far better places in Canada
johnny kaz

Canada

#14 Dec 10, 2007
steve b wrote:
"Winnipeg is renowned for its friendly people"
You are kidding right, the rest of the country regard winnipeggers as mean(dollar stores get mentioned a lot) and a bit weird.
So the consensus I am getting from east coast to west (yeah I do a fair bit of travelling at the moment)is that you are a self centred group of weirdo,s
Before the miserable old man starts fantasising
about how wonderful winnipeg is again and advising people to leave, I am leaving before xmas, I will not be back.
Anyone reading this forum that is thinking of moving here, don,t. There are far better places in Canada
See Grumpy- many people living in Winnipeg share the view that this is a poor place to live. Imagine what other people think in other cities like Calgary or Toronto.
canadablade

Winnipeg, Canada

#15 Dec 11, 2007
We have been here nearly a year and I agree with most things that have been said.

I have made a couple of friends, but this city is more difficult to integrate into than other places I have lived.

People are very self centred in my opinion. One of the first winnipeggers I talked to described this city as a "tired old town" and advised me to take my family to BC. Not a good first impression

This as since been reinforced by quite a few others.

Our biggest problem is with young children there is very little to do in the winter.

Since: Jun 07

Winnipeg, Canada

#16 Dec 11, 2007
Grumpy Old Man wrote:
You are welcome to leave. And take your attitude with you.
LOOL well every city is like this not just winnipeg and i mean the violent part if this guy dont like the city then we all should say BYE BYE...

Since: Jun 07

Winnipeg, Canada

#17 Dec 11, 2007
WINIPEG ARE WINTERPEG IS A GREAT CITY ITS LIKE IN ALL PLACES IN CANADA WHERE YOU BUY YOUR HOUSE (AREA) IS WHERE YOU WILL SEE QUIT ARE VIOLENT ARE PARTY AREA JUST LIKE ANYWHERE AND WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST PROPERTY AND HOUSES AND RENTALS IN CANADA ITS GREAT TO HAVE A FAMILY BECAUSE OF PRICES OF THINGS SO IF THIS DOESE NOT TELL YOU MUCH THEN LEAVE OUR CITY...
candid lee

Canada

#18 Dec 11, 2007
krajina warrior wrote:
WINIPEG ARE WINTERPEG IS A GREAT CITY ITS LIKE IN ALL PLACES IN CANADA WHERE YOU BUY YOUR HOUSE (AREA) IS WHERE YOU WILL SEE QUIT ARE VIOLENT ARE PARTY AREA JUST LIKE ANYWHERE AND WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST PROPERTY AND HOUSES AND RENTALS IN CANADA ITS GREAT TO HAVE A FAMILY BECAUSE OF PRICES OF THINGS SO IF THIS DOESE NOT TELL YOU MUCH THEN LEAVE OUR CITY...
Don't listen to this guy. He can't even speak english or think straight. Look at his responses. He is stupid. Liking this city makes him really dumb.

Since: Jun 07

Winnipeg, Canada

#19 Dec 11, 2007
candid lee wrote:
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Don't listen to this guy. He can't even speak english or think straight. Look at his responses. He is stupid. Liking this city makes him really dumb.
your calling me dumb your the dumbest on here then move if you don't like it fool...
steve b

Winnipeg, Canada

#20 Dec 11, 2007
Its really not an adequate answer to say like it or get out.

Educate people why this a great city to live in, The people that are disagreeing with you have reasoned why they don,t like the place.

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