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Old 04-08-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Vancouver is quite a bit closer to the US, 20mi/35km vs Toronto's 60mi/110 km, however the part of the US Vancouver borders is very rural while the Golden Horseshoe runs into Buffalo.

The Canadian accent seems stronger in Toronto to my ears though in both cities it varies based on the individual.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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The Canadian accent seems stronger in Toronto to my ears though in both cities it varies based on the individual.
Many people in Van. are from TO so that might explain it.

I feel like Van. is more influenced by the US. I say that because the west coast feels more American to me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I agree, but it's still quite Canadian and in certain specific respects I feel like Vancouver has more homegrown influence and less American influence, such as in its urban form and its very local focus that comes from its geographical isolation.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:00 AM
 
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Vancouver is quite a bit closer to the US, 20mi/35km vs Toronto's 60mi/110 km, however the part of the US Vancouver borders is very rural while the Golden Horseshoe runs into Buffalo.

The Canadian accent seems stronger in Toronto to my ears though in both cities it varies based on the individual.
I guess I'd have to say Toronto may be more influenced by USA - if at all. I don't think Vancouver is influenced by USA.

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Many people in Van. are from TO so that might explain it.

I feel like Van. is more influenced by the US. I say that because the west coast feels more American to me.
Funny how people's perspectives can be so different.

You say the west coast feels more American to you, and I've always felt the west coast states feel more Canadian to me .... that is to say Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, northern California. The rest of America east of the Rockies has always seemed so very foreign to me.

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I suppose it all depends on what ones reference point for "Canadian" is.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Vancouver and Seattle influence each other as they're the two largest cities in the Pacific Northwest. A unified eco-geography (Cascadia), similiar accents (Pacific Northwest English IMO), similar industries (electronics and forestry, to name a few). Here in Bellingham we feel that mutual influence very much thanks to our Canadian friends crossing the border to shop at Bellis Fair lol.

By comparison, Toronto, I think, has very little influence on the other US Great Lakes cities like Chicago and Detroit, with the possible exception of Buffalo, Buffalo being an honorary part of the Golden Horseshoe. I think also Detroit exerts way more manufacturing influence on the Windsor-Toronto corridor than vice-versa.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Our collective noses are pressed right up against the giant window that is USA, only a deluded fool would think otherwise.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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Toronto for sure. Toronto isn't even Canadian to me. It's an american city with american accents living in Canada IMO
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