I've seen a number of threads of this nature and it seems that there is a persistent assumption that UofT students are hyper focused on academia and virtual pariahs in all other aspects.
Thus is a view I don't quite understand. Just because UofT demands the highest scores doesn't mean those who are accepted lack depth in any other area. Speaking only from personal experience I've found those who excel in academics do tend to engage in a variety of non-school activities.
While I understand that users are trying to convey that other schools have equally stellar classes of students I feel that this point can be made without the buzzards generalization of UofT students. Because, speaking for myself at least, such views tend to reek of sour grapes (even if that's not truly the case) and fail to be persuading.