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Old 12-19-2015, 12:38 PM
Location: Overlook Hotel 1921
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Digging up a thread about quarters from almost 7 years ago?

The mind boggles.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:43 PM
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Originally Posted by Stoke View Post
Digging up a thread about quarters from almost 7 years ago?

The mind boggles.
Well, now that it's back, I usually (and only on occasion) only find American dimes in a mix of change. I know this phenomenon well because the public bus change machine won't accept them, which can be frustrating when you get a douchebag driver who is way too 'by the book'.

Also, I find it constantly funny that Sudbury has a machine that actually counts change on public transit, while Toronto just gets a glass bucket. You can easily enough just dump any woefully insufficient amount of money into it and get a cheap ride.
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Old 12-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Location: Overlook Hotel 1921
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For the subway? Oh for sure.

Unless you mean the streetcar? I never take it so dunno about that payment. I'd rather walk.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jlawrence01 View Post
You must not be tracking the same exchange rates that I am. The US dollar has been growing stronger and the Canadian dollar has been hovering around $0.80 US since October 2008.

The temporary spike toward par last year was more a function of the commodity bubble (now burst) than any economic reality.

Your post reminds me of some of the folks in Australia last summer who were planning a trip to the US this past January. When the Aussie dollar was at a recent high, I encouraged them to buy US dollars. They laughed and said that they were waiting for the US dollar to drop like a peso. When their currency dropped 50% before their trip, they had to shorten their holiday.
CAD was very near/at/just over par from late 2007 until mid 2014, save a quick dip in 2008 into mid 2009 during the crisis. I exchange money about once a month - I watch these rates obsessively.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:08 PM
Location: South Jersey
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I remember being in Toronto and receiving some American change back once or twice. On the other hand, I'm sure the probability of receiving Canadian coinage here in the US depends a lot on your proximity to the border, and perhaps major interstate highways, too, particularly those favored by Canadian tourists and snowbirds.

Canadians traveling through my area are not too common (and are significantly more likely to be from Quebec than Ontario, which makes sense). This is too far east for most people from Ontario to be passing through en route to Florida, or whatever. Some Quebecers are fond of the Jersey Shore, though. Anyway, regardless, in my experience, it is very rare to encounter Canadian coinage around here. I received a Canadian penny (an old one - interestingly, from 1962) within the last year, but nothing else, to my knowledge, and I can't remember the last time before that.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:32 PM
Location: Toronto
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Often... though with the exchange rate difference not often enough !
When I accidentally got some peso instead of a few toonies I was pissed!!!!
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