Which American cities are most like Canadian ones?

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  1. Tyrolean

    Tyrolean Registered User

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    I used to be always amazed when Americans can relate to us Canadians. When it comes to hockey we have common ground which is great. I imagine most border cities know about Canadian culture and see shows on CBC and other Canadian networks so there is a kind of kinship.

    I see Seattle (which I think should have an NHL team), the Twin Cities, Detroit, Buffalo as major cities with people that at least have better knowledge about Canada than most. Can anyone give me other major cities in that vein?

    I can think of Portland OR and ME, Cleveland? New YOrk (becuse it is cosmopolitan), but after that I draw a blank.
     


  2. For some reason, Pittsburgh and Hamilton remind me of each other.
     
  3. Tyrolean

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    Seattle and Vancouver. Both are in the Pacific Northwest.
     
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    Buffalo might as well be a canadian city in America lol. Nah I think a lot of cities will be like Canadian ones and the other way as well, after all both nations were founded by the same people for the most part.
     
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    Can't say Detroit reminds me of any Canadian city.
     
  6. Ogopogo*

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    Seattle is not a hockey city at all. They have trouble drawing 3,000 for WHL playoff games, I don't think the NHL would be successful there.
     

  7. It's funny, because just a bit north in Everett, they have a terrific fan base.
     
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    I guess Boston and Montreal kind of look like each other.
     
  9. Tuggy

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    That's a good thing from our POV.
     
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    nice. I can cross Hamilton off of my "places to visit list" :sarcasm:
     
  11. Changeiscoming

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    Green Bay is like Edmonton
     
  12. HABitual

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    They are both considered "steel cities" :teach:
     
  13. Big Phil

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    Toronto and San Fransisco. At least in a "lifestyle" type of way. Can see the relation yet? I'll give you a hint. If the Village People were Canadian they probably would be more accepted and want to live in Toronto. (just kidding, but still I'm serious)

    Minnesota seems to be like a lot of Canadian cities, much of the same weather and lifestyle. Plus not to forget they wouldnt need the Foxtrack to follow the puck
     
  14. David Puddy

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    I visited Toronto a few years ago, and I honestly couldn't say that it seemed like a foreign city to me. At one point, it reminded me of an uneventful New York City. Maybe it reminded me of someplace like the Upper West Side close to the Hudson River or something. It is one of the reasons that Toronto is often used as the filming location for movies set in New York City.

    I drove from Detroit to Toronto then, and the rural/suburban parts of Ontario made me think that I could have been taken there and told that I was in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts or Ohio, and I would have believed it.

    The only thing that was strange to me was when I was heading to the border at Niagara Falls, I stopped for gas. After I went in to pay, I grabbed a couple of bottles of Dr. Pepper because I still had a fairly long drive to get to Niagara Falls. The girl at the register said, "Just the two bottles of pop." I had once heard a friend of my brother call soda "soda pop" when I was really young, but it was the first time I ever heard someone say "pop." I knew that it was the word used for soda in some regions, but it sounded unusual the first time I heard it uttered.

    Montreal and the southern portion of Province de Quebec certainly did seem like I was in another world. Even the design of the side of the highways and the farms let me know I was in a different country. Besides the just simply the French language, the culture and architecture also reminded me of France.

    Montreal reminds me of pre-Katrina New Orleans, Louisiana, specifically the French Quarter, because of the French influence on the respective cities.

    Wouldn't Vancouver be in the Pacific Southwest?
     
  15. David Puddy

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    I take it that you have never passed through the East Village of New York City. The Village People, I would be willing to wager, were very accepted there.

    "What's with this neighborhood? It's so manly... and scented."
    -- Homer Simpson
     
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    There was once a great injustice carried out and the Province of Alaska became the State of Alaska by horrible mistake. :propeller
     
  17. David Puddy

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    We bought that off of Russia.
     
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    I've only been to Toronto, Montreal, and Ottowa for short periods of time, but, Boulder, Colorado, reminded me of a smaller Toronto.
     
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    seattle and vancouver aren't very alike.
     
  20. Realm

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    Yuck, I wouldnt say that. Other then the ownership deal.
     
  21. SerbianEagle

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    in what way? Edmonton is over a million in population whearas GreenBay is around 200.000. :shakehead
     
  22. sushinsky4tsar

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    hmmm....

    van-sf
    cal-den
    edm-min
    reg-ind
    sas-kc
    wpg-gary/chi
    tb-mil
    ssm-cle *edit* sault ste. marie, on = sault ste. marie, mi :propeller
    ham-pit
    tor-nyc
    otw-dc
    mtl-bos/no
    que-por/no

    :dunno:

    btw: I think maybe about 10% of Twin Cities h.s. students would be able to name the two provinces to the north of us :eek:
     
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  23. Ogopogo*

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    That is a pretty decent assesment. :)
     
  24. Spitfire11

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    And we think Americans need history lessons..... :shakehead
     
  25. MassiveHabs

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    I would say boston and Halifax, and they do have a pretty big history with each other
     

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