Hockey city in what way? That they actually HAVE a hockey team?
I've been to both cities and NHL and AHL games many times. Toronto fans barely know who's on their roster. They don't watch the Marlies, who make the playoffs most years. The fans talk ALOT but ain't saying nothing.
In Buffalo, they are die hards. They know the game, their team and they love interacting with rival fans like myself and talking hockey. Great building and atmosphere.
It's not 1967 anymore, but Toronto still stakes claim on being the hotbed of hockey. Not even close.
Your sweeping generalizations that are nowhere near truth are much appreciated.