I used to spend a lot of time in Toronto, mostly weekend. 4 NYE in a row for this specific example.
NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, was hooting and hollering.
Where I am from, people are loud, and for the most part very social. It is not abnormal to hollar HAPPY NEW YEAR! to someone walking down the street. In tdot, people would just kind of look away.
Only place that really felt like it was somewhat like home was a place called the q bar we would always drink at before going out. It seemed like it was a punk/thrash bar, owned by asian people, they always had this girl there, watching dragon ball z in one of the back booth seats. All while gg allin, discharge, or cutty sark, or dri was playing loudly.
Strangly, tdot is also the first time I ever heard deicide. There was kind of a dyi commune on the north side of Jung street. It was a busted up apartment complex, maybe even a small condo building, they had a giant bonfire in the middle of the C shaped building. Dude had a deicide tape playing from a boombox in his back pack.
edit: just came across this and thought you may find it amusing Simon. The rest of us, depressingly true.Edited by jesusboots - 1/25/13 at 9:56am