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Old 05-16-2012, 04:49 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
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What places in North America have a similar feeling to southern Ontario? I find Colorado and Oregon kind of feel similar, as well as BC. Despite the proximity, New York State and Ohio seem incredibly different, at least to me.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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What places in North America have a similar feeling to southern Ontario? I find Colorado and Oregon kind of feel similar, as well as BC. Despite the proximity, New York State and Ohio seem incredibly different, at least to me.
What parts of BC do you mean?
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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What parts of BC do you mean?
the lower mainland.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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the lower mainland.
Hmm, I never thought it has a similar feel to S. Ont.

I like White Rock BC and I like many parts of S. Ontario (that's where I'm from) but never put the two places together!
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Maybe you should define what you mean by "feels like". Upstate NY around Rochester and parts of Quebec (east/SE of Montreal, i.e. Montérégie) feel very similar to rural Southern Ontario to me.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:37 AM
 
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In terms of city size, friendliness of people, amount of parks and trees, I am finding our area of Southern NJ to feel a lot like S. Ontario, really. Tends to be about 10 degrees warmer here, though. We have better shopping and restaurant options now, as well.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:06 AM
 
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The architecture and vegetation of the lower mainland, to me, makes it feel distinctly not like the Southern Ontario.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:38 PM
 
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The architecture and vegetation of the lower mainland, to me, makes it feel distinctly not like the Southern Ontario.
Hmmmm, maybe I'm an American and I just see similarities because both are Canadian?

Even though BC has similar vegetation to the Northwest US, culturally and in terms of the layout, it still has more in common with Ontario than it does with the western united states imo. And Ontario has more in common with BC than it does with the neighboring American states that are very tense socially speaking and have quite a different accent and culture.

I guess what I mean is Ontario has a 'chill' vibe that kind of resembles the west coast in a lot of ways?
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Growing up on a lake on top of the Oak Ridge Moraine.. back in the 50s...which was the core of Southern Ontario - was heaven.....now it's all sprawl and pavement- makes me want to cry th
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hmmmm, maybe I'm an American and I just see similarities because both are Canadian?

Even though BC has similar vegetation to the Northwest US, culturally and in terms of the layout, it still has more in common with Ontario than it does with the western united states imo. And Ontario has more in common with BC than it does with the neighboring American states that are very tense socially speaking and have quite a different accent and culture.

I guess what I mean is Ontario has a 'chill' vibe that kind of resembles the west coast in a lot of ways?
It's possible, I know I don't pick up on alot of the internal differences in the United States as I'm not too familiar with it aside from what I see on TV and read about it in city data. It's interesting that you talk about the "chill" vibe. That's always been the stereotype of coastal BC, but Southern Ontario was traditionally stereotyped as a staid, hard working, Presbyterian kind of a culture (although of course that's no longer true of the Toronto area today).
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