We have a friend (with family) who moved to St. Thomas a few years ago as GTA was getting too pricey. They've moved quite a bit and had been in the GTA for sometime, then to Blue Mountain, back to GTA but decided to start their own business in St. Thomas.unknownone wrote: ↑ Why not seize the opportunity to leave GTA and put yourself in a better position? Get a job somewhere else, buy a house somewhere else, and be better off? One choice will save yourself a lot of hardships. For the price of the 'modest life' in GTA you could live extremely well almost anywhere else.
Seems to me like a lot of people live in the GTA just because 'it's the place to be' and that creates a perpetual treadmill where everyone wants to be there and everyone pays dearly for the privilege. Make a stand and move to Ottawa or London or something instead. I did one better and moved to St. Thomas. Never been to St. Thomas? Exactly. My house in St. Thomas would be worth millions in the GTA and I wouldn't be able to afford it. Sure I can't tell the world that I live in Toronto, and I don't get to tell everyone that my house is worth millions, but it's a pretty good life in St. Thomas.
I lived in London, Ontario for two years and it was a positive experience, except I couldn't land a job, haha. I know TD and insurance cos. have some decent presence there.