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Old April 4th, 2006, 03:41 AM   #41
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I'm surprised Minneapolis hasn't come up more than it has in this convo.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #42
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I'm surprised Minneapolis hasn't come up more than it has in this convo.
As am I, and St Paul too.

It's cold, we have the accent, hockey is popular, and the NDP could probably win a few seats in the legislature.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:09 AM   #43
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Buffalo.

Because a lot of people think it's actually IN Canada! Plus, they sing the Canadian national anthem at all the Buffalo Sabres hockey games, no matter if a Canadian team is playing or not. They wave a Canadian flag in front of city hall sometimes as well. There's also a lot of beer-drinking in Buffalo and lots of snow! How much more Canadian can you get?

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Old June 28th, 2011, 09:38 AM   #44
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Burlington Vermont.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #45
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Buffalo.

Because a lot of people think it's actually IN Canada! Plus, they sing the Canadian national anthem at all the Buffalo Sabres hockey games, no matter if a Canadian team is playing or not. They wave a Canadian flag in front of city hall sometimes as well. There's also a lot of beer-drinking in Buffalo and lots of snow! How much more Canadian can you get?
Buffalo’s right across the river from Canada. And it’s a big hockey & beer guzzling city & loves to boast about its ties with Canada. I suppose one could say much the same about another border city, Detroit, Buffalo’ big brother!

However, most Canadian cities seem to be very prosperous & vibrant, with lots of people walking on the streets & not many vacant houses or storefronts, etc. That’s certainly not the case with either of those two US border cities.

Really, the only Canadian cities that do seem a bit like Buffalo are Hamilton & Winnipeg, for obvious reasons.

I’d nominate Boston, Minneapolis/StPaul & certainly Seattle & Portland as the most Canadian-like US cities.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 06:06 PM   #46
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Perhaps it'd be easier to define what city in Canada is "most Canadian". Canada is just as much, or more, diverse among its cities than the USA. Vancouver vs Toronto vs Montreal? Completely different! Chicago is a lot like Toronto. Boston is a lot like Montreal. Vancouver shares all the important traits of West cost cities from Seattle to SF.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #47
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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:44 AM   #48
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Dallas.


Well they say its the US counterpart to Calgary!
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Old July 13th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #49
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Well they say its the US counterpart to Calgary!
I would actually say Calgary is more similar to Denver than Dallas.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 05:09 AM   #50
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I would actually say Calgary is more similar to Denver than Dallas.
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I'd say the same thing. Forever people have compared those two cities. But Calgary's skyline is much closer to Dallas.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 10:47 PM   #51
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probably this place, because it's in both places



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Old November 2nd, 2011, 11:08 PM   #52
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Definitely Buffalo - from the shared sports teams Bill, Raptors, Blue Jays, to the commonality of their lives, shopping at the Galleria in Buffalo or going to a show in either city. They drink the same type of beer (Labatts, Molson), listen to the same bands (Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, Goo Goo Dolls), they even watch the same TV stations and share the Falls.

In looks maybe not but in shared living experiences Buffalo is hands down the most Canadian american city.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #53
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That could be Seattle and Portland.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 05:04 AM   #54
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That could be Seattle and Portland.
Portland is hundreds of miles from the border, I don't think they hop over for lunch
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Old November 5th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #55
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"most canadian" doesnt mean how close to canada it is.
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Old November 5th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #56
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Miami in the winter....barf.... they're everywhere and suck at driving!
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Old November 5th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #57
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what canadian city is most "canadian"?
actually, wait, what american city is most "american"?
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Old November 7th, 2011, 01:05 AM   #58
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what canadian city is most "canadian"?
actually, wait, what american city is most "american"?
Euless, Texas 100% Americana!
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Old November 8th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #59
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Id Say DC and Central USA are the most "American" :P
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"most canadian" doesnt mean how close to canada it is.
Exactly! Even San Diego for its quality of life and downtown, reminds me a little bit of Vancouver.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #60
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IMO Canadian= progressive. So San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and maybe Denver (this one with the added plus of the ski resorts, reminiscent of whistler).
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