I'm with Peter T on this one. The Toronto that I grew up in was very clean, safe and boring. It certainly has developed some big city problems an I now live about 40 minutes east in a clean safe and boring town, but I'm always amazed at just how much it has to offer now. It has really become a world class city with lots in the way of great music, wonderful restaurants, world class theatre and big league sports. I wouldn't feel as safe walking at Yonge and Dundas at closing time as I did in the seventies and eighties, but it still feels a lot safer than some of the big (and not so big) U.S. cities that I've been to.