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Where can you live and still say you're from Toronto?

While abroad, nearly everyone who lives in Southern Ontario will say they're from Toronto. I've heard individuals exclaim they're from the Six when in reality they reside in London, St. Catharines and even Niagara Falls.

Since those outside of Canada probably haven't heard of the smaller towns, suburbs and municipalities within the Golden Horseshoe, it's usually acceptable to default to Toronto. Many 416-ers, however, would disagree.

This becomes even more frustrating considering the GTA boundaries aren't exactly concrete. The area's generally defined as being comprised of Toronto, York, Durham, Peel and Halton, but like the borders of east and west in Toronto and even the location of downtown, there just isn't much consensus.

So, how far is too far to say you're from Toronto? We polled our Twitter followers and here's what they had to say.

Photo of Mississauga skyline by Taku in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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