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Old 01-10-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Upstate New York has extremely close ties to Canada. A lot of French-Canadians settle in the Northern Tier.

Canadians also flock to Syracuse's Carousel Center. More will flock when the mall morphs into DestiNY USA.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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MN has strong ties to Canada. We border the country and hockey is super strong in our heritage. Very similar accents
True. Same can be said of Michigan, minus the accent thing.
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Old 01-10-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: MN
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I see Ontario and Manitoba license plates here all the time. For residents of Ontario and Manitoba, we're the biggest city for a long while
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Definitely upstate New York and the northern regions of New England. This comes down to two things--by far the largest and most cosmopolitan city within reach of these places is Toronto rather than a stateside city, and also that Quebec is very noticeably different from the rest of the US in terms of its culture (and has a major city of its own to boot).
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Closest ties I have personally seen were in Aroostook County, Maine. Seems like everybody has relatives on both sides of the border. Before the foolishness that is in abundant supply at the US border stations now, cross border traffic was almost an everyday thing for a lot of people. Shoot, go just outside of Caribou to the North and it even feels like you are already in Canada. French is spoken in the stores, and homes as much, or more, than English is.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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I'd say Florida based on the number of Canadians you encounter there in the Winter.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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I see Ontario and Manitoba license plates here all the time. For residents of Ontario and Manitoba, we're the biggest city for a long while
Should clarify for western Ontario. Obviously people in places like Hamilton or Windsor or the Soo are going to have answers that are different for the nearest big city than a place like Thunder Bay. Ontario is very large.
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Upper Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Also, i'd include the northern peripheries of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. I would definitely argue for all the New England states bordering Canada as well, and also New York. Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan for sure.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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Northern New England, the Northern half of Maine ( down to Augusta) is served by the Canadian power grid and cell Phone providers, and just 50 miles away from the ME/ NH border Derby lineVT and Rock island Quebec share a library, Fire Department and a DPW.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:29 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Northern New England, the Northern half of Maine ( down to Augusta) is served by the Canadian power grid and cell Phone providers, and just 50 miles away from the ME/ NH border Derby lineVT and Rock island Quebec share a library, Fire Department and a DPW.
Uh, no. Lived there for 20 years, while the ties are close, the power grid and cell phone towers are not Canadian.
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