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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #21
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Take a look at a map of southern Ontario sometime. You'll notice that 'London' isn't the only town or city with a 'European' name. Take a minute to think about why this might be. It really isn't THAT hard to figure out.

Great pictures, flar. London is looking good.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #22
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why it is named after the british capital?!....real LONDON is unique-one and only and it is in UK...so will be nice to change it. *my opinion
Lots of English speaking countries (and commonwealth countries) have cities named after UK cities e.g Canada, USA, Austrailia, South Africa etc etc.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #23
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I suppose it's just because the original London is so much bigger and better known than London, Ontario that people think it's strange/wrong to have another city of the same name. However, there are plenty of examples where the newer city is better known than the one it's named after: Boston, Massachusetts is better known than the original Boston, England; Perth, Western Australia is better known globally than Perth, Scotland; and the most obvious one is New York is better known than York.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #24
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Many names in London, Ontario are copied from London, England. The river is named Thames, the market is named Covent Garden, there are streets named Pall Mall and Piccadilly, it's located in the county of Middlesex, etc...
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Old April 9th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #25
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why it is named after the british capital?!....real LONDON is unique-one and only and it is in UK...so will be nice to change it. *my opinion
whatever.
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Old April 9th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #26
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Many names in London, Ontario are copied from London, England. The river is named Thames, the market is named Covent Garden, there are streets named Pall Mall and Piccadilly, it's located in the county of Middlesex, etc...
very original...
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #27
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I'm amazed that people seem unaware of the colonial practice of naming a new world town after an old European one. I suppose we had better inform the city of New York that it must find a new name.

Great picture thread! I have been looking for good pics of London, Ont and these are them!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #28
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I'm amazed that people seem unaware of the colonial practice of naming a new world town after an old European one. I suppose we had better inform the city of New York that it must find a new name.
exactly what i thought reading it!

oh and great pics of course, never heard about the city before but it looks really idyllic and must be a great place to live!
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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:56 PM   #29
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Fantastic pleace. Congratulation for your pics!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #30
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Great looking city. However, I am so glad that I moved to Miami. Winter is a real drag.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #31
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Great looking city. However, I am so glad that I moved to Miami. Winter is a real drag.

What?
how can you not like winter? i would love to have winter for 12 months a year
and the weather in Miami is awful hot + humidity all year around
i'd rather jumpo off a bridge
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Old September 7th, 2007, 01:48 PM   #32
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I'll take the warm weather, thanks!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #33
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Wow that's amazing! I wasn't expecting that. It's such a beautiful mix of the old and new, a real development success story. I'll have to visit next time I'm in Canada.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:48 PM   #34
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Many names in London, Ontario are copied from London, England. The river is named Thames, the market is named Covent Garden, there are streets named Pall Mall and Piccadilly, it's located in the county of Middlesex, etc...
Haha I know.

I'm a Londoner (Ontarian of course) and Laughed my head off when I realized how much my London had copied the real London when I visited.

Hey..i'm in Hyde Park..Piccadilly, etc etc.

Quite neat.

Oh yeah, Hyde Park in London, Ontario has NOTHING on Hyde Park in London, England :P
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:47 PM   #35
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 02:15 AM   #36
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I have heard of this city, but I had no idea it had such a great skyline.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 03:02 AM   #37
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I've only been there once, but was struck by how prosperous and perfect it was. Any one have photos of the UWO campus? It's one of most impressive university campuses in the country. London really is the quintessential Canadian town. Go Mustangs!
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