Ann Arbor is a city of trees, perhaps only outdone by Toronto by the sheer volume of city parks and patches of greenery from one street to the next.
However, it’s hard to compare Ann Arbor in its modest size to the largest city in the entire country of Canada.
But after living in Toronto for a few years and feeling claustrophobic by the sheer volume of people, I am happy to be living in a quieter city like Ann Arbor. To be fair, we still swell past capacity whenever there’s a home game at Michigan Stadium with the University of Michigan Wolverines playing some other NCAA team. Good luck finding a hotel room or an AirBnb during those weekends without paying two to three times the normal rate. But when the demand is so high for lodging and there is only so much available in the city, you have to expect some price increases. I wish that the UofM football games were the only events that made the city swell, but we also have the annual Hash Bash at The Diag that causes downtown to explode for the weekend. Usually the first week of April, this annual cannabis celebration has been held in downtown Ann Arbor since the early 1970s when the city successfully decriminalized the plant and put in place a meager $5 fine for anyone caught smoking or possessing the plant within the city limits. These huge progressive changes in cannabis legislation predate many efforts in other states and are a source of pride for me being a resident of Washtenaw County. We have so many great cannabis dispensaries here too, making it a wonderful place to live if you use the green plant to the degree that I do.
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