Toronto is a city in decline.
It has been starved of funds by the provincial government and the whole city infrastructure is coming apart.
The transit system is overcrowded, overpriced, and under-serviced.
The schools are falling apart, and crucial programs are being cancelled and cut back.
The local politicians are incompetent and corrupt, as the current MFP inquiry is confirming every day.
Hospitals are understaffed, with emergency patients waiting hours to be attended to.
Poverty is increasing, and homeless shelters are overcrowded. Volunteer-run food banks have replaced public social services as virtually the only support for the poor.
No affordable housing has been built in Toronto for several years. Decent apartments are scarce, and rents are obscene.
The forced amalgamation of the former local governments into one big city has resulted in a city council that is too big to be able to have effective meetings (council meetings last for days on end) and at the same time too small to be responsive to local neighbourhood concerns.
Our pro sports teams suck.
Our weather sucks.
The police are a law unto themselves, and do not answer to any civil authority.
City parks are becoming overgrown with weeds and tall grasses because there is not enough money to pay for their maintenance. Soccer playing fields are an absolute disgrace.
Rising property taxes are driving small businesses into bankruptcy and forcing seniors on fixed incomes to sell their homes.
The city has removed most of the convenient parking meters, and has turned streets into one big municipal parking lot. Now when you park your car, you have to walk down the block to a ticket-dispensing machine and stand in line to purchase a ticket, then walk back to your car to leave the ticket in it, before going about your business.
The main streets and expressways are choking with vehicles. One centimetre of snow is enough to bring it to a complete halt. The drivers are ignorant and incompetent.
Air pollution is worse than it has ever been. The beaches are polluted.
So, if you're used to Montreal, you'll feel right at home here!