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View Poll Results: What world city has the most American feel to it?
Vienna 0 0%
Zurich 0 0%
Vancouver 7 10.77%
Auckland 0 0%
Düsseldorf 0 0%
Sydney 2 3.08%
Copenhagen 0 0%
Amsterdam 0 0%
Brussels 0 0%
Luxembourg 0 0%
Stockholm 0 0%
Oslo 0 0%
Dublin 1 1.54%
Singapore 2 3.08%
Paris 1 1.54%
Helsinki 0 0%
London 1 1.54%
Tokyo 1 1.54%
Milan 0 0%
Barcelona 0 0%
Lisbon 0 0%
Geneva 0 0%
Frankfurt 1 1.54%
Wellington 1 1.54%
Toronto 40 61.54%
Some other world city 8 12.31%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Well gee maybe i'm wrong, i just view the BC - Washington and Oregon relationship stronger than the SW Ontario - Michigan/Up state NY relationship but idk maybe i'm wrong there too.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Well gee maybe i'm wrong, i just view the BC - Washington and Oregon relationship stronger than the SW Ontario - Michigan/Up state NY relationship but idk maybe i'm wrong there too.
I was being largely tongue and cheek

Though I do think generally speaking for overall American retail penetration and just an American 'feeling' city in Canada - Toronto is probably tough to beat.

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Old 04-14-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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I was being largely tongue and cheek

Though I do think generally speaking for overall American retail penetration and just an American 'feeling' city in Canada - Toronto is probably tough to beat.
Probably, your mayor looks like the stereotypical American
http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-con...ng-chicken.jpg
http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_r...366&quality=85
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Toronto is the only answer. Well maybe the smaller Canadian cities like Calgary, Edmonton, Windsor, Regina are probably even moreso. Van doesn't look like anything in the US.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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See - now you're seeing the light lol...

Yes that is Rob Ford eating wings at a Buffalo Bills Game in The Rogers Centre. If that doesn't seal the deal with you than nothing will ha. When has the Mayor of Vancouver or Calgary watched a NFL game eating wings, decked out in the home teams jersey actually in Vancouver or Calgary. Neva! Plus yes Buffalo is our home team... more than half the people at most Bills games at Ralph Wilson Stadium are from the GTA - well almost half haha I've done it a few times - good times too.

I was actually at this game last November
Buffalo Bills Fan Falls From 300 level Captured on Video - YouTube

Plus.... need I mention The Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays... the only teams in the NBA and MLB outside of the U.S. RIP Vancouver Grizzlies... RIP Montreal Expos

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Old 04-14-2014, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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In the 1970s, I thought Tel Aviv seemed very American, recalling the old ethnic neighborhoods of a city like Chicago. Also, Salisbury, Rhodesia, now known as Hararre, Zimbabwe. A lot of cities in Brazil look much like American cities.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Oh please, we have way more Targets, Home Depots, Walmarts, McD's etc than those overly caffeinated mountain people.. Besides, Vancouver may have a greater concentration of Starbucks than Toronto, but in absolute numbers there's probably more Starbucks on Yonge Street in T.O than all of Vancouver... sheesh! If there is an American retailer coming to Canada - they come to Toronto first ... period end of story! Heck, even if those westerners get the first odd one - we quickly roll over them for having the biggest flagship store and the most overall. When Nordstrom comes to Canada - inevitably the Eaton Centre Nordstrom will be their biggest and best -
And Toronto remains the only Canadian city with a Baseball team in MLB. To the best of my knowledge, Vancouver never had one but Montreal used to.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:13 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Well gee maybe i'm wrong, i just view the BC - Washington and Oregon relationship stronger than the SW Ontario - Michigan/Up state NY relationship but idk maybe i'm wrong there too.
I think in this case, it's Washington and Oregon that feel more Canadian rather than BC feeling more American.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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And Toronto remains the only Canadian city with a Baseball team in MLB. To the best of my knowledge, Vancouver never had one but Montreal used to.
You are right! Toronto has both a NBA Team - The Raptors and a MLB team, The Blue Jays. Montreal had the Expo's which was in MLB and Vancouver had an NBA team (Vancouver Grizzlies) but both folded due to financial and attendance issues. Toronto is the only market in Canada that has been able to maintain large scale U.S sports leagues on an ongoing basis. If there is a market in Canada that would get a NFL team it would be Toronto. There's been talk about the Bills moving here but I don't think that'll happen soon but a Toronto NFL team in the next decade or two isn't beyond the realm of possibility.
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Old 04-14-2014, 11:22 PM
 
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What do you think is the world city with the most American feel?
The most visited by americans is by far Paris,France.
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