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Old 12-12-2016, 08:27 AM
 
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They moved to New York and New Hampshire as well I believe.

New York also gets a ton of Canadian tourists especially in places like the Adirondacks (in Montreal's backyard) and the Thousand Islands. This is not surprising because New York is the only state that borders both of Canada's largest provinces; Ontario and Quebec.
Also, Plattsburgh markets itself as Montreal's US suburb. There is actually quite a bit of investment by companies based in Quebec in that area as well. North Country Chamber-Home

Some radio stations are actually "shared" as well like this station: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYUL

Or this station: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WLYK

You can find radio stations like that in the Buffalo and Detroit areas as well.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Some radio stations are actually "shared" as well like this station: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WYUL

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Cute call letters there. YUL is the code for Montreal's airport.
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:54 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Minnesota, Michigan....... hockey check, funny accent check, cold weather check, Tim hortons check, more liberal outlook check, polite reserved nature check, heck they could be provinces. Most of em watch so much hockey they can sing the Canadian national them.

Upper New York has some of these same qualities too from what I have been told, just maybe without the midwestern reservedness.
This sounds nothing like Minnesota, sorry. the NFL is way more popular than the NHL... "funny accent" ?? idk how to respond to that.. lol cold weather has nothing to do with culture.

We have like 3 or 4 Tim Hortons in the whole state ( i have been to all of them btw ) one of them is inside a casino in this little room and it has like no customers, the other two are in the Twin Cities but they have only of been open for about a month.

Politically speaking Canada and the USA are two different ballgames... look at the recent election results of these two states and think twice again if these states are really like Canada

& i literally don't know anyone who knows the Canadian national anthem...

Anyways, sorry for shooting down your post i just think Canada and the USA are two different unique cultures.

The only strong culture ties i can see are with in the Native Americans and the Indigenous peoples of Canada
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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The closest major US city to Canada is Detroit. Windsor is unofficially part of the Detroit metro, though not by government stats. Buffalo would probably be 2nd. However, from a "likeness" standpoint, I think WA and BC are closest. Both W.WA and SW BC tend to be liberal, and both have similarly sized cities, though Vancouver is more residentially urban, and Seattle is more commercially urban, but is catching up quickly residentially. Toronto and Buffalo are somewhat close but are almost total opposites.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:55 PM
 
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The closest major US city to Canada is Detroit. Windsor is unofficially part of the Detroit metro, though not by government stats. Buffalo would probably be 2nd. However, from a "likeness" standpoint, I think WA and BC are closest. Both W.WA and SW BC tend to be liberal, and both have similarly sized cities, though Vancouver is more residentially urban, and Seattle is more commercially urban, but is catching up quickly residentially. Toronto and Buffalo are somewhat close but are almost total opposites.
The width of the Detroit River at the Ambassador Bridge is 1950 feet, and the width of the Niagara River at the Peace Bridge is 2025 feet to shore - BUT, only 1734 feet to the Bird Island Pier (that divides the river from Black Rock Canal). Therefore, I think Buffalo should "win" as the "closest" to Canada.

FWIW the Maple Leaf flies above Buffalo City Hall alongside the Stars and Stripes.

https://www.buffalorising.com/2015/1...k-you-buffalo/
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Old 12-13-2016, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Canada does not have a universal "funny accent". I live in Toronto and you will not hear that type of accent here. It's also very difference from the upper Midwestern accent (which does not sound Canadian at IMO). The average Canadisn accent sounds more like something from Washington state than Minnesota.

Also Tim Horton's is rarely seen in Toronto or Vancouver. That is very "small town" Canadian culture. And Hockey doesn't matter to anyone in the GTA - again only small town Canada. We are also very multicultural.

I'm sorry to rant but I just hate how some Americans assume we all have stereotypical Canadian accents, like hockey and live in an ultra white society.

I think the only cities in the US like Canada are NYC (similar to Toronto in terms of diversity) and Seattle (similar to Vancouver).
Ok using the phrase " funny accent" could bother some but I meant nothing negative by it. Also it is correct that Toronto is very different from most of Canada just as New York City is different from most of the USA. Having said that I do believe that there is much similarity between the upper Midwest and adjacent parts of Canada. I spent ten years in a upper Michigan border town. I spent a great deal of time in Canada and while the accent is different, it's not that different. People in Texas would have a hard time telling a Michigander from a resident of northern or western Ontario. The areas of Ontario I saw were full of hockey fanatics as were those in Michigan. Tim hortons is common in the areas of both Michigan and Ontario I was around.

I have also been to Toronto and found it clean and nice but huge and overwhelming, similar to how I felt in NYC, or LA. I just am not an urban person, I'll admit I am a bit hickish. I can see how you might see things different considering where you live, the generalizations I used are no doubt less true in urban Toronto. I hope you didn't take my post as being negative about Canada, because it wasn't meant to be, I am actually a big fan of Canada, it is a great place to visit. I have no doubt it's a nice place to live as well.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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This sounds nothing like Minnesota, sorry. the NFL is way more popular than the NHL... "funny accent" ?? idk how to respond to that.. lol cold weather has nothing to do with culture.

We have like 3 or 4 Tim Hortons in the whole state ( i have been to all of them btw ) one of them is inside a casino in this little room and it has like no customers, the other two are in the Twin Cities but they have only of been open for about a month.

Politically speaking Canada and the USA are two different ballgames... look at the recent election results of these two states and think twice again if these states are really like Canada

& i literally don't know anyone who knows the Canadian national anthem...

Anyways, sorry for shooting down your post i just think Canada and the USA are two different unique cultures.

The only strong culture ties i can see are with in the Native Americans and the Indigenous peoples of Canada
I know the Canadian National Anthem. So do my kids.
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:55 AM
 
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I know the Canadian National Anthem. So do my kids.
Don't most people?
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Don't most people?

Probably. Take it up with iNviNciBL3.
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Old 12-13-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Don't most people?
I know the Canadian national anthem and I don't live anywhere near Canada.
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