Vancouver vs. Toronto: Who’s sexier?

How do Canada's top cities compare when it comes to their attitudes towards love and sex? You might be surprised

February 25, 2016

By Vancouver Magazine

Every community, no matter how big or small, has another that it uses as a measuring stick. For Vancouver, that community is Toronto. We’ve long looked at it as our natural national rival (sorry, Calgary) and regarded it with varying degrees of envy, resentment, and superiority. We’re not above feeding that fire, either. That’s why we polled Toronto residents on the same question that we asked people in Vancouver. And as the results show, the two cities have some pretty stark differences on a few aspects of their bedroom behaviour.

Vancouverites, for example, are a bit more willing to be sexually adventurous than their buttoned-down central Canadian counterparts. When it comes to open relationships, sex with a co-worker, sex with a co-worker at the office, and sexting, we’re far more inclined to be open-minded than the average Torontonian. But there’s a catch: for all of our adventurousness and open-mindedness, we seem to be less satisfied with our sex lives than Torontonians. Is bland and boring the secret to happiness?

We asked: Is it acceptable to…

Have an “open relationship” (sex outside marriage with the consent of your partner)?

40% said yes in Vancouver

27% said yes in Toronto

Sleep with a co-worker?

53% said yes in Vancouver

40% said yes in Toronto

Have sex at the office?

28% said yes in Vancouver

19% said yes in Toronto


61% said yes in Vancouver

38% said yes in Toronto

Have you ever…

Paid for sex?

11% said yes in Vancouver

16% said yes in Toronto

Had a threesome or orgy?

17% said yes in Vancouver

19% said yes in Toronto


26% said yes in Vancouver

30% said yes in Toronto


26% said yes in Vancouver

14% said yes in Toronto

Smoked pot before sex?

24% said yes in Vancouver

37% said yes in Toronto (!)


55% of Vancouverites said it made sex better

75% of Torontonians said it made sex better (!!!)

And lastly…

Would you say you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your sex life?

57% said satisfied in Vancouver

65% said satisfied in Toronto

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