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Old 08-31-2015, 02:35 PM
 
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We get these questions a lot in the Canada forums.. Which or what Canadian this or that is like American this or that.. Than, when we start discussing it in good faith it becomes a - all you guys do is talk about and think about the U.S, you have an inferiority complex and you are a copycat culture

Oh yeah and why do you guys say aboot - what's wrong with you.
It's just a healthy comparison, I think Canada is one of the best countries... don't be so defensive, I admire countries like Canada, Australia, Denmark....I also think the US is a great country, I just wish it was a little more low profile.
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Thornhill, Ontario
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The only thing that reminded me of Vancouver in Los Angeles was the approach you take from the east to land at LAX. Both airports are situated near each cities' corresponding bodies of water and you slowly descend for what seems like an eternity. But, this by itself hardly constitutes a similarity other than the fact that the airports are kinda near the body of water.

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Old 08-31-2015, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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There is no equivalent of LA in Canada. Chicago, sure. Denver? Check. Seattle/Portland? No problem.
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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What city in Canada is similar to Los Angeles, California? since Los Angeles is really big we can narrow the options to specific areas in Los Angeles, like Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, etc.
I doubt that there's any city in the world that is quite like Los Angeles, certainly no city in Canada can compare with it. Which I'm honestly thankful for since LA might be unique but I'm not impressed with LA and I wouldn't want to see any city in Canada trying to be similar to it.

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Old 08-31-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I've never thought of L.A. being anything like Vancouver. S.F. yes.

L.A. is too big and spread out to be compared to compact Vancouver.
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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It's just a healthy comparison, I think Canada is one of the best countries... don't be so defensive, I admire countries like Canada, Australia, Denmark....I also think the US is a great country, I just wish it was a little more low profile.
Oh you haven't been on these forums and more specifically in the Canada section long to get the context of my post.. Trust me, i'm not as defensive as you think but I can see where you would draw that as someone new in our realm

My apologies but essentially what I said was more geared to the irony of the fact that many of the threads started in the Canada section that are comparative to the U.S in nature are not started by Canadian posters yet we get a healthy dose of a small but rather persistent group (Hobbes you've been quiet lately) in here that badger Canadians constantly about our 'inferiority' complex or endless need to compare ourselves to the U.S.. I just love irony that is all..

Anyway welcome to the Canada section of the forum - its like a small town but with some friendly folk here and many will be glad to engage in conversation..
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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There is no equivalent of LA in Canada. Chicago, sure. Denver? Check. Seattle/Portland? No problem.
I don't get the context of your post.. I see some comparisons between Chicago and L.A in terms of sprawl though Chicago has a far more dense central core than L.A whereas L.A has more dense suburbia and Chicago's just peters out to low density but yeah the do sprawl a lot.. Not really seeing Denver or Seattle/Portland much at all except for maybe some mountain scenery!?..

You can always find some similarities even with CAD cities - Toronto's suburban boroughs and exurban areas are similar to L.A in population density (more dense actually just not as sprawly) and in that case Toronto and L.A are more similar in density profiles than Chicago.. Neither Chicago or Toronto have mountains though.. Vancouver and L.A well you can find mountains as backdrops to their skylines ummm yeah etc lol..
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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I've never thought of L.A. being anything like Vancouver. S.F. yes.

L.A. is too big and spread out to be compared to compact Vancouver.
Agree. Other than being both close to the ocean and having a lot of Asian population, LA and Vancouver have very little in common. Completely different size, landscape, lifestyle, urban layout etc.

Canada only has Toronto and Montreal that have remotely close population (being half and 1/3 of it respectively), but neither is similar to LA in any significant way. Very different vibe indeed. (and I am glad they are not planned like Los Angeles).

Maybe the suburbs are similar but suburbs are similar everywhere across North America anyway.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I don't get the context of your post.. I see some comparisons between Chicago and L.A in terms of sprawl though Chicago has a far more dense central core than L.A whereas L.A has more dense suburbia and Chicago's just peters out to low density but yeah the do sprawl a lot.. Not really seeing Denver or Seattle/Portland much at all except for maybe some mountain scenery!?..

You can always find some similarities even with CAD cities - Toronto's suburban boroughs and exurban areas are similar to L.A in population density (more dense actually just not as sprawly) and in that case Toronto and L.A are more similar in density profiles than Chicago.. Neither Chicago or Toronto have mountains though.. Vancouver and L.A well you can find mountains as backdrops to their skylines ummm yeah etc lol..
You're reading too much into it.

There is no equivalent of LA in Canada.

You want a match to Chicago, no problem, Toronto. Denver is a toss up with Calgary. Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are essentially one big metroplex (yes Natnasci, I know Van is different ) but we can't match LA.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:00 AM
 
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You're reading too much into it.

There is no equivalent of LA in Canada.

You want a match to Chicago, no problem, Toronto. Denver is a toss up with Calgary. Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are essentially one big metroplex (yes Natnasci, I know Van is different ) but we can't match LA.
The truth is Canada has only 3 or 4 max real cities, so there is not a Canadian version of every US city.

There is no city that is similar to NYC, or Miami, Washington DC, or Houston/Dallas, San Fran/Bay or Phoenix, or San Diego in Canada either.

Los Angeles is very special even in the US context. There is not a city that is similar to Los Angeles even in the US.
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