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Old 12-13-2016, 02:00 PM
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Location: Miami
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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.
Not EVERY person from Toronto has an accent, but from what I've noticed, Toronto does seem to have a distinct accent among its urban millennials. (Mostly due to the West Indian influence)

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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.
It also appears that Toronto is more of a Basketball city, than it is Hockey; most of the people I know from Toronto seemed more excited for the NBA season, rather NHL.
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:12 PM
 
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Not EVERY person from Toronto has an accent, but from what I've noticed, Toronto does seem to have a distinct accent among its urban millennials. (Mostly due to the West Indian influence)



It also appears that Toronto is more of a Basketball city, than it is Hockey; most of the people I know from Toronto seemed more excited for the NBA season, rather NHL.
Toronto a Basketball City?
The Leafs literally have 8x the TV ratings of the Raptors.
This was from the end of last year, when it was obvious no Canadian team would make the playoffs.
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh...213612544.html
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:13 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Toronto a Basketball City?
The Leafs literally have 8x the TV ratings of the Raptors.
This was from the end of last year, when it was obvious no Canadian team would make the playoffs.
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh...213612544.html
Yeah, I was wondering about that basketball comment.
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Old 12-13-2016, 02:48 PM
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Location: Miami
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Toronto a Basketball City?
The Leafs literally have 8x the TV ratings of the Raptors.
This was from the end of last year, when it was obvious no Canadian team would make the playoffs.
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh...213612544.html
Hmm, maybe it's just the people I know or have met.

You'd imagine how popular Basketball is among the urban youths in Toronto.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Toronto a Basketball City?
The Leafs literally have 8x the TV ratings of the Raptors.
This was from the end of last year, when it was obvious no Canadian team would make the playoffs.
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh...213612544.html
Yes, Toastyyyy is posting a lot of stupid things, seemingly to fetishize that Toronto is "better" than all of this typically Canadian stuff (ewww). And cozying up to American stuff, which I suppose is sexier to him or her.


Hockey is still the most popular pro sport in Toronto by some measure, and this is with the Leafs sucking big time for several decades and being probably the worst of the city's pro sports teams.


Imagine if the Leafs were actually good!


And BTW there are TONS of Tim Hortons all over Toronto. Do a search for Tim Hortons on Google Maps over Toronto and you'll see what I mean.


Sheesh.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:54 AM
 
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October to March.... Arizona!
It's amazing how many Canadians winter in Arizona. During the winter the freeways are awash with canadian plates. During the housing crash Canadians were the biggest buyers of Arizona real estate. We have whole neighborhoods of Canadians, Canadian bars, restaurants, festivals, etc..

You don't have to be on the canadian border.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Michigan. At least the eastern and northern halves. We're basically Canada, Jr.
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Toronto a Basketball City?
The Leafs literally have 8x the TV ratings of the Raptors.
This was from the end of last year, when it was obvious no Canadian team would make the playoffs.
https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh...213612544.html
That wont be an issue this season though.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Don't most people?
I know the Canadian anthem. I don't live anywhere near Canada either, although I have visited several times.
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:40 AM
 
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I would guess Alaska, Vermont, and Maine as far as culture goes.

Living in Washington, it seems like there are more "ties" than culture since Canadians cross the border to shop. Many are taken in busloads to the outlet malls.
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