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Old Posted Feb 25, 2017, 8:56 PM
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Toronto's resemblance to Queens NY

Demographically, Queens resembles Toronto with its large Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean and European immigrant populations (granted Queens is less white and has a much larger Latin American presence).

Toronto and Queens were also largely built up around the same time, in the early to mid 20th century.

Both only became hyper-diverse in recent decades. Toronto was a British/Irish dominated city until the postwar years. Similarly Queens lagged behind the more urban NYC boroughs. While NYC became predominantly Jewish/Italian in the early 20th century, Queens was still mostly German, Irish and "old stock" American (the Jewish/Italian mass movement into Queens was in the postwar years). Only in the 1970s did either really begin to see a truly global immigration influx.

Housing stock is fairly similar too, Queens is the borough that is most geared toward SFHs and big apartments like Toronto. Growing up the credits to All in the Family reminded me of Toronto.

Finally, Queens and Old Toronto have a similar population density.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2017, 6:24 PM
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I've always thought the same thing. Queen's is a mini Toronto while Brooklyn is an English Montreal.
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Queens itself varies from very urban to quite suburban as well, ranging from the booming "downtown" emerging at Long Island City to very suburban neighborhoods in eastern Queens that border Nassau County.
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I LOVE Queens! I love this comparison too.

Both Queens and Toronto have around ~50% foreign-born population. Both are also considered to be some of the most culturally diverse areas in the entire world!
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Scarborough and Eastern Toronto are like Queens, Western Toronto is like Brooklyn, downtown is like a mini-Manhattan and North York is like Long Island City and Mississauga is like New Jersey
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Toronto is Manhattan surrounded by Vienna, surrounded by Moscow, surrounded by L.A.
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