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Old 06-18-2014, 06:52 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ♥ 🍁 ♥
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5) american FLags flags flags flags flags flags flags flags flags flags everywhere!!!! Talk about a superiority complex!!


7) most people i met said we have accents?
5 - American flags. I don't consider that to have anything to do with having a superiority complex. It's all about American patriotism which I think is okay, I don't think it's about feeling superior. I'd rather see the American flag and state flags than the Gadsden flag any day. That Gadsden flag has been corrupted and represents a superiority complex and having an aggressive chip on the shoulder that's just begging to be knocked off and stomped on. Some Canadians fly their flag out of patriotism too, just not as much as Americans do. I fly a small Canada flag on the antennae of my car, partly from patriotism and partly because it makes it easier for me to find my car in a busy parking lot.

7 - Accents. Canadians do have accents to any non-Canadian listening to them. Everybody everywhere has an accent.

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Old 06-18-2014, 06:55 PM
 
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7 - Accents. Canadians do have accents to any non-Canadian listening to them. Everybody everywhere has an accent.

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Just an interesting fact because we're also talking about NY. Didn't New Yorkers get their accent because their were some on an island long ago who were segregated from decent education, and their English had been affected, which lead to the way they speak today?
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: sumter
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A bit critical some of you are, eh?


I was just sharing my experience. No harm intended.

I do find many things strange though. Like seeing "MPH" on speed limits signs was different. Also, i was surprised how many hockey fans are in the NY area. I thought hockey wasn't really a big sport there.

They did notice an accent appartently. I went to a pub and asked if anyone was sitting at a specific table and one girl looked at me funny and asked "where are you from."

i might visit again in a couple of weeks. What an interesting city. Midtown is competely different than downtown. The east village is completely different than brooklyn. Its very diverse there
Your take on your first trip to the US was interesting to me, visit other places and cities as well in the future to really get a feel of what the country is really like. I hope to make it up to Toronto I the near future.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:02 PM
 
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Your take on your first trip to the US was interesting to me, visit other places and cities as well in the future to really get a feel of what the country is really like. I hope to make it up to Toronto I the near future.
Yeah, you'll certainly get a better perspective as you visit more areas.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Molson Canadian and Labatt is so common they are considered domistic beer in most bars
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:09 PM
 
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Molson Canadian and Labatt is so common they are considered domistic beer in most bars
You live in Chili, however.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I hope you liked it in America. We're a big country and have a diverse variety of places.

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A few thoughts:

1) wow new york city is HUGE!! It dwarfs GTA. Even the areas outside of nyc is heavily populated

2) nobodys knows what poutine is there

3) americans act like canada is so far away

4) good luck finding molson canadian ontap there

5) american FLags flags flags flags flags flags flags flags flags flags everywhere!!!! Talk about a superiority complex!!

6) duncan donuts on every corner....every.....corner...

7) most people i met said we have accents?

8) The drive from toronto to nyc is beautiful

1.) Mod cut. NYC is at least three times bigger than the GTA. Chicago and LA are also way bigger, and Washington DC, Dallas, and Houston are surpassing Toronto's population.

2.) You'd be surprised at where you can find poutine. There's a place here in Charlottesville, VA that sells "Southern-style Poutine". There's no cheese curds in the South so we have to make do with cottage cheese and feta.

3.) Unless you live in the border states, it is.

4.) Try asking for a Bloody Caesar. No one knows what that is.

5.) This is America, Mod cut.

6.) There's a few Tim Horton's locations in NYC. They used to be in New England but Dunkin Donuts is too strong there. There's more Tim Horton's locations in Ohio, especially around Columbus, OH.

7.) Everywhere in the world has an accent.

8.) The drive from NYC to Montreal is better.

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Old 06-19-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Usuario you do realize that the Toronto city proper has 2.8 million and has overtaken Chicago in city proper terms and both fit in their 2.7 and 2.8 million in the same area right? Chicago is much larger as a metro area but the density of these outer regions that sprawl forever is nothing that resembles a cohesive city.

As for other cities in the U.S save for L.A and NYC none come close to Toronto's city proper population and only D.C's CSA is larger that the GTA equivalent but it is far more spread and and far less dense. Houston is so sparse and spread out it is laughable compared to Toronto and the GTA's urban density. Both Houston and Toronto are growing at the same clip but Toronto is a much larger city proper (real cohesive and urban city) and is way way way more dense to begin with. Same with Dallas. Toronto has the second heighest weighted density in Canamerica after NYC and since you left in 2008 the city has had the largest construction boom in the western world - the core of Toronto in particularly has swelled since you left...so yeah you need to come back to Toronto in 2014 because 2008 was a lifetime ago for a city like T.O

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Old 06-19-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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^^^
Usuario you do realize that the Toronto city proper has 2.8 million and has overtaken Chicago in city proper terms and both fit in their 2.7 and 2.8 million in the same area right? Chicago is much larger as a metro area but the density of these outer regions that sprawl forever is nothing that resembles a cohesive city.

As for other cities in the U.S save for L.A and NYC none come close to Toronto's city proper population and only D.C's CSA is larger that the GTA equivalent but it is far more spread and and far less dense. Houston is so sparse and spread out it is laughable compared to Toronto and the GTA's urban density. Both Houston and Toronto are growing at the same clip but Toronto is a much larger city proper (real cohesive and urban city) and is way way way more dense to begin with. Same with Dallas. Toronto has the second heighest weighted density in Canamerica after NYC and since you left in 2008 the city has had the largest construction boom in the western world - the core of Toronto in particularly has swelled since you left...so yeah you need to come back to Toronto in 2014 because 2008 was a lifetime ago for a city like T.O
GTA, no..
That's not a clear example of NYC
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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GTA, no..
That's not a clear example of NYC
What do you mean, I have said that in no measure either city proper or metro does Toronto match NYC including weighted average density levels.
When it comes to skyscraper development in the past 5 years ... yes!
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