Winnipeg: Canada's worst city!!!
my mom

Victoria, Canada

#1385 Dec 22, 2011
Winnipeg is great.. if avoid the downtown...and the north end...and the west end...and large parts of Charleswood

And you love dirty, dusty streets.. freezing cold, crumbling roads, have an overwhelming fear of change, are extremely suspicious of strangers and new ideas.. think that living in a $350,000 house in Tuxedo makes you "rich"... then Winnipeg is for you!

(btw that $350,000 Tuxedo home that turns you instantly into a Winnipeg Kingpin.. is referred to in any other city in the country (except Regina) as a shitbox dump)
Chief Runs-with-Premis e

Victoria, Canada

#1386 Dec 22, 2011
If you think Winnipeg has problems now with "gangs" just wait ten years.. Unless...

All CONVICTED "gangbangers" are chemically sterilized so they cannot father future generations of "gangbanger"
Hoss

Winnipeg, Canada

#1387 Dec 24, 2011
@ my mom: no that $500,000 Saanich 50 's bungalow in need of a coat of paint is te Shitbox dump. Victoria is nice but it is a backwater and the people are stuck in the 80s.

BTW, you can't buy a house in Tuxedo for $350,000.
Hoss

Winnipeg, Canada

#1388 Dec 24, 2011
Most of the people who complain about Winnipeg would be unhappy no matter where they lived because they are unhappy with themselves. They are either unemployed or making poor wages in Winnipeg and would be making poor wages elsewhere. Those who make $10/hr in Winnipeg would not magically land $70k jobs in any other city. You have to have skills that are in demand.

The comments on weather are absolute hogwash. All Canadian cities have hard winters. Vancouver is dreary and can get very depressing. Calgary is dry and actually gets colder temperatures even if cold spells are broken up by chinooks. Toronto is just downright miserable in the winter and feels colder than Winnipeg. Ottawa and Montreal get double the snow. The average daytime temperature in Winnipeg in winter is -10C, and that's a fact, go to Environment Canada's website if you don't believe this. I find sunny and -10 a nicer day than rain and +6. There are bugs everywhere. The mosquitos can be worse elsewhere. It depends by and large on how rainy the spring is. Vancouver has real problems with ants, fleas and spiders.

There is as much to do in Winnipeg as anywhere else. Calgary is dreadfully bland and boring. The mountains are 90 miles away and there are no lakes for boating or swimming. It is sterile culturally and aesthetically. I find much of Winnipeg quite attractive. It is not broken up by freeways like other cities and there is a lot of historic architecture and beautiful parks. IMO only Stanley Park and Mount Royal Park are nicer than Assiniboine Park. The lakes are all beautiful. The downtown needs work but it is improving and that is the fault of short sighted developers and a development at any cost city council from the 60s to just recently. Still, with the Forks and the Exchange, it is more attractive than the downtowns in Edmonton and Calgary which consist of cold, sterile and anti-human office towers and not much else.. Neighbourhoods such as Wolseley, Norwwod Flats, Deer Lodge, etc. cannot be matched in those cities. If Whyte Ridge is your idea of utopia then you will like Calgary and Edmonton. As for run down, i find Winnipeg to be no worse than other cities. I think some people, those who are culturally challenged, equate old with dumpy. Quite the opposite. Why are the European cities such shining examples of urbanism while cities such as Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta are pending urban disasters?

There is crime in every city. Winnipeg has a crime rate higher than the Canadian average but lower than the Saskatchewan cities and Abbotsford, BC. Crime is concentrated for the most part in one area of the city and in almost entirely within one demographic. As for petty annoyances like panhandlers, drugs, etc., Winnipeg doesn't hold a candle to Vancouver where every second person appears to be either a drug addict or recently relreased from an institution. All cities have gangs. The culture of fear is a media creation. The state wants you to be scared. I have never been a victim of crime in Winnipeg. For friends in Vancouver it's constant.
While not the most friendly place in the wolrld (I find Canadians in general reserved and not very outgoing) Winnipeg is friendly by Canadian standards. By and large it is class blind unlike Toronto and Vancouver where people choose to segregate themselves based on income and occupation. For those who say it's hard to make friends in Winnipeg it just takes more time. Once made though, friends are normally for life. Fast friends is not the norm.

Wages and opportunities are not great in Winnipeg but that's been the case for decades. It is much improved though since the 90s. Those who are very unhappy in Winnipeg should leave for your beloved Calgary or Vancouver. After a year or two of struggling my guess is that 80% of you will be back.
Winnipeg offers a quality of life just as good as any other Canadian city and without a lot of the stresses. Ultimately happiness has very little to do with the city you live in.
Hoss

Winnipeg, Canada

#1389 Dec 24, 2011
Most of the people who complain about Winnipeg would be unhappy no matter where they lived because they are unhappy with themselves. They are either unemployed or making poor wages in Winnipeg and would be makiing poor wages elsewhere. Those who make $10/hr in Winnipeg would not magically land $70k jobs in any other city. You have to have skills that are in demand.

The comments on weather are absolute hogwash. All Canadian cities have hard winters. Vancouver is dreary and can get very depressing. Calgary is dry and actually gets colder temperatures even if cold spells are broken up by chinooks. Toronto is just downright miserable in the winter and feels colder than Winnipeg. Ottawa and Montreal get double the snow. The average daytime temperature in Winnipeg in winter is -10C, and that's a fact, go to Environment Canada's website if you don't believe this. I find sunny and -10 a nicer day than rain and +6. There are bugs everywhere. The mosquitos can be worse elsewhere. It depends by and large on how rainy the spring is. Vancouver has real problems with ants, fleas and spiders.

There is as much to do in Winnipeg as anywhere else. Calgary is dreadfully bland and boring. The mountains are 90 miles away and there are no lakes for boating or swimming. It is sterile culturally and aesthetically. I find much of Winnipeg quite attractive. It is not broken up by freeways like other cities and there is a lot of historic architecture and beautiful parks. IMO only Stanley Park and Mount Royal Park are nicer than Assiniboine Park. The lakes are all beautiful. The downtown needs work but it is improving and that is the fault of short sighted developers and a development at any cost city council from the 60s to just recently. Still, with the Forks and the Exchange, it is more attractive than the downtowns in Edmonton and Calgary which consist of cold, sterile and anti-human office towers and not much else. Neighbourhoods such as Wolseley, Norwwod Flats, Deer Lodge, etc. cannot be matched in those cities. If South St. Vital is your idea of utopia then you will like Calgary and Edmonton. As for run down, I find Winnipeg to be no worse than other cities. I think some people, those who are culturally challenged, equate old with dumpy. Quite the opposite. Why are the European cities such shining examples of urbanism while cities such as Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta are pending urban disasters?

There is crime in every city. Winnipeg has a crime rate higher than the Canadian average but lower than the Saskatchewan cities and Abbotsford, BC. Crime is concentrated for the most part in one area of the city and almost entirely within one demographic. As for petty annoyances like panhandlers, drugs, etc., Winnipeg doesn't hold a candle to Vancouver where every second person appears to be either a drug addict or recently relreased from an institution. All cities have gangs. The culture of fear is a media creation. The state wants you to be scared. I have never been a victim of crime in Winnipeg. For friends in Vancouver it's constant.

While not the most friendly place in the wolrld (I find Canadians in general reserved and not very outgoing) Winnipeg is friendly by Canadian standards. By and large it is class blind unlike Toronto and Vancouver where people choose to segregate themselves based on income and occupation. For those who say it's hard to make friends in Winnipeg it just takes more time. Once made though, friends are normally for life. Fast friends are not the norm.

Wages and opportunities are not great in Winnipeg but that's been the case for decades. It is much improved since the 90s. Those who are very unhappy in Winnipeg should leave for your beloved Calgary or Vancouver. After a year or two of struggling my guess is that 80% of you will be back.

Winnipeg offers a quality of life just as good as any other Canadian city and without a lot of the stresses. Ultimately happiness has very little to do with the city you live in.
Hoss

Winnipeg, Canada

#1390 Dec 24, 2011
Marklar wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah... someone you make friends with will know someone else who will make friends with you who will know someone else who will scope you out on facebook and rob your house when you're on vacation who will know someone else who will babysit your kid(s) and rape them who will turn out to be the cousin of the street animal who will stab you for a smoke while you walk downtown. Nice eh?
Everytime I'm in Montreal someone always tries to scam me for one thing or another. It seems very corrupt. Do like to visit though.
Hoss

Winnipeg, Canada

#1391 Dec 24, 2011
DMarie wrote:
I've had had so much fun reading all of your posts, and I couldn't agree more! Unfortunately, I live in Winnipeg, but only because family and work are here, that's it! I would much rather move back east where I originated. People are rude (for some unknown reason), cheap, the so said things to do, are a joke, and there are WAY TOO MANY natives. Almost makes you feel like you ARE living on a reserve. Maybe that's why people here are so miserable because they are sick of having to pay and pay and pay for self entitled, rude natives!
YEAH! YEAH! And there are too many blacks in Toronto and too many Asains in Vancouver (then you might know the meaning of cheap. Quit being such a racist cow.

Since: Dec 11

Winnipeg, Canada

#1392 Dec 24, 2011
This city, like so many others in Canada, has a lot of positive and negative aspects.
Many places in Winnipeg are clean, safe and friendly. And the opposite is true too.
To paint the whole thing rotten just because one or two parts of it are, is silly in the extreme.

I myself left the core area, and moved to a bedroom community a while ago. We're very happy here. We looked in other parts of the city, but couldn't find something with a decent sized yard and home for the price we could afford. A few minutes outside the perimeter did the trick. If I could have, I would have stayed.
Johannim

Mission Viejo, CA

#1394 Dec 27, 2011
justmyopinion, nice post dude
From southern California here and with all the things we have and attractions in southern California , Winnipeg, doesn't have to take 2nd place to anyone or any city.Your New museum of Human Rights is absolutely stunning and iconic, The food from perogies to poutine to goldeye, awesome,thes arts vibrant in ur town, hell Winnipegers open your eyes you have so much many other cities would give their grandmother away for.Now if you could restore that Basilica-Cathedral in St. Boniface to it's ORIGIN glory , then your in the position to tell any Eeuropean city to "kiss it" Sorry only thing i find hard are the 13 months of winter, but Christmas there is magic, Good Luck and Jets, Winnipeg needs the CUP.
Johannim

Mission Viejo, CA

#1395 Dec 27, 2011
Postscript, that Haunted Winnipeg tour is haunting, lot of bones rattling around your town ur a good match for New Orleans.
Adriana

Phoenix, AZ

#1396 Dec 27, 2011
Winnepeg is pretty terrible. I went there for a friend's wedding two summers ago and got bit up by mosquitoes in 2 seconds flat. awful.
Gary

Winnipeg, Canada

#1397 Dec 28, 2011
Adriana wrote:
Winnepeg is pretty terrible. I went there for a friend's wedding two summers ago and got bit up by mosquitoes in 2 seconds flat. awful.
It is called DEET. Don't you have a large lyme disease incidence. Maybe all places have their own insect problems.
Marklar

Montréal, Canada

#1399 Dec 31, 2011
Hoss wrote:
<quoted text>
Everytime I'm in Montreal someone always tries to scam me for one thing or another. It seems very corrupt. Do like to visit though.
Maybe they can see you coming ;-)
Marklar

Montréal, Canada

#1400 Dec 31, 2011
Johannim wrote:
justmyopinion, nice post dude
From southern California here and with all the things we have and attractions in southern California , Winnipeg, doesn't have to take 2nd place to anyone or any city.Your New museum of Human Rights is absolutely stunning and iconic, The food from perogies to poutine to goldeye, awesome,thes arts vibrant in ur town, hell Winnipegers open your eyes you have so much many other cities would give their grandmother away for.Now if you could restore that Basilica-Cathedral in St. Boniface to it's ORIGIN glory , then your in the position to tell any Eeuropean city to "kiss it" Sorry only thing i find hard are the 13 months of winter, but Christmas there is magic, Good Luck and Jets, Winnipeg needs the CUP.
The New Museum for Human Rights looks very similar to the Titanic in its final moments before she went down into the deep.
Ken

Winnipeg, Canada

#1401 Dec 31, 2011
Hoss wrote:
Most of the people who complain about Winnipeg would be unhappy no matter where they lived because they are unhappy with themselves. They are either unemployed or making poor wages in Winnipeg and would be makiing poor wages elsewhere. Those who make $10/hr in Winnipeg would not magically land $70k jobs in any other city. You have to have skills that are in demand.
The comments on weather are absolute hogwash. All Canadian cities have hard winters. Vancouver is dreary and can get very depressing. Calgary is dry and actually gets colder temperatures even if cold spells are broken up by chinooks. Toronto is just downright miserable in the winter and feels colder than Winnipeg. Ottawa and Montreal get double the snow. The average daytime temperature in Winnipeg in winter is -10C, and that's a fact, go to Environment Canada's website if you don't believe this. I find sunny and -10 a nicer day than rain and +6. There are bugs everywhere. The mosquitos can be worse elsewhere. It depends by and large on how rainy the spring is. Vancouver has real problems with ants, fleas and spiders.
There is as much to do in Winnipeg as anywhere else. Calgary is dreadfully bland and boring. The mountains are 90 miles away and there are no lakes for boating or swimming. It is sterile culturally and aesthetically. I find much of Winnipeg quite attractive. It is not broken up by freeways like other cities and there is a lot of historic architecture and beautiful parks. IMO only Stanley Park and Mount Royal Park are nicer than Assiniboine Park. The lakes are all beautiful. The downtown needs work but it is improving and that is the fault of short sighted developers and a development at any cost city council from the 60s to just recently. Still, with the Forks and the Exchange, it is more attractive than the downtowns in Edmonton and Calgary which consist of cold, sterile and anti-human office towers and not much else. Neighbourhoods such as Wolseley, Norwwod Flats, Deer Lodge, etc. cannot be matched in those cities. If South St. Vital is your idea of utopia then you will like Calgary and Edmonton. As for run down, I find Winnipeg to be no worse than other cities. I think some people, those who are culturally challenged, equate old with dumpy. Quite the opposite. Why are the European cities such shining examples of urbanism while cities such as Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta are pending urban disasters?
There is crime in every city. Winnipeg has a crime rate higher than the Canadian average but lower than the Saskatchewan cities and Abbotsford, BC. Crime is concentrated for the most part in one area of the city and almost entirely within one demographic. As for petty annoyances like panhandlers, drugs, etc., Winnipeg doesn't hold a candle to Vancouver where every second person appears to be either a drug addict or recently relreased from an institution. All cities have gangs. The culture of fear is a media creation. The state wants you to be scared. I have never been a victim of crime in Winnipeg. While not the most friendly place in the wolrld (I find Canadians in general reserved and not very outgoing) Winnipeg is friendly by Canadian standards. By and large it is class blind unlike Toronto and Vancouver where people choose to segregate themselves based on income and occupation. For those who say it's hard to make friends in Winnipeg it just takes more time. Once made though, friends are normally for life. Fast friends are not the norm.
Wages and opportunities are not great in Winnipeg but that's been the case for decades. It is much improved since the 90s. Those who are very unhappy in Winnipeg should leave for your beloved Calgary or Vancouver. After a year or two of struggling my guess is that 80% of you will be back.
Winnipeg offers a quality of life just as good as any other Canadian city and without a lot of the stresses. Ultimately happiness has very little to do with the city you live in.
Very impressive examination.
Omanski

Pandi, Philippines

#1402 Jan 3, 2012
Your saying this things maybe because you people dont have any friends at all, or maybe you dont know how to may friends..... if you came from other country you should practice how to adjust yourself with others....... Pls dont discourage people who wanted to live and stay in this city, and if you for yourself bother to stay here, I suggest to move to another place... a friendly reminder
Have a good day Mate
Marklar

Montréal, Canada

#1403 Jan 4, 2012
Omanski wrote:
Your saying this things maybe because you people dont have any friends at all, or maybe you dont know how to may friends..... if you came from other country you should practice how to adjust yourself with others....... Pls dont discourage people who wanted to live and stay in this city, and if you for yourself bother to stay here, I suggest to move to another place... a friendly reminder
Have a good day Mate
Who in particular are you directing your comment at?
Hah

Winnipeg, Canada

#1404 Jan 4, 2012
I have my complaints about it too sometimes but It seems completely unnecessary to say such vicious, hateful things about Winnipeg and the people in it. I have travelled all over the world and from that viewpoint there are fair share of problems everywhere...I mean no city can be perfect. To say that all of us are uneducated and unfriendly is a pretty ignorant and uneducated attack in itself. There are unfriendly and uneducated people all over this great wide world. Every place has it's bad points and stupid people, but instead of spitting on Winnipeg and repeating the negative aspects let's finally start to fix things and have a positive outlook.
Cam

Winnipeg, Canada

#1405 Jan 5, 2012
1.Ottawa-Gatineau
2.Victoria
3.Burlington
4.Kingston
5.St. Albert
6.Fredericton
7.Brandon
8.Edmonton
9.Repentigny
10.Winnipeg
Top Ten best cities to live in based off a study of 160 Canadian Cities.
http://www.moneysense.ca/2011/03/29/best-plac...
If your city placed higher than Winnipeg, Congrats, you are one of the few. If not, then you have no right to be here.
JKA

Toronto, Canada

#1406 Jan 6, 2012
Left Winnipeg over 2 years ago and never looked back.

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