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DKS
Damn Kidney Stones
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Chicago Tribune Gives Canada a Shout Out

They like us, apparently. We're "Chicago cool".

»www.chicagotribune.com/news/opin···49.story

Here... are the top reasons that Chicago loves Canada.

•Canada’s banks are regulated and stable.

•Canada’s housing market never collapsed like it did in the U.S.

•Canada’s health-care system is the envy of the U.S.

•Canada is experiencing a gold-rush energy boom.

•The loonie trades at an equal value to the U.S. dollar.

•Canadian PM Stephen Harper is expected to ink a free-trade agreement with the European Union that will put pressure on the U.S. to do the same.

•While Chicago roots for its Blackhawks, half the team hails from Canada.

•Low rates of gun crime.

•Our sesame seed bagels, smoked meat and Tim Hortons double doubles.

•On a per-capita basis, Canada is one of the world’s most prosperous countries.
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Wolfie00
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Many of those things are inter-related -- e.g.- bank regulation and the stable housing market.

I just don't understand how Tim Horton's swill ever got listed as a good thing!



EUS
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Out of all the crappy franchise coffee out there, Tim's is the only one I find drinkable.
Their donuts have changed over the last 20 years though, no longer edible, whatever grease or fat they use now, is disgusting.
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EUS
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What's with the flattery? They trying to get Canadians to start purchasing housing in Chicago now?

HEY CHICAGO, WE'VE BLOWN ALL OUR EXTRA DOUGH ON FLORIDA CONDOS!
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Gone
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reply to DKS

Chicago and Toronto may as well be twins separated at birth. This isn't surprising.



Wolfie00
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said by EUS:

Out of all the crappy franchise coffee out there, Tim's is the only one I find drinkable.

Maybe it's different in your area, but I find even McDonald's coffee superior to Tim's. Tim's coffee always makes me think of what the water in a mud-puddle would taste like if you warmed it up and put some sugar in it.


EUS
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Cannot speak on McDonalds, I never go there. Starbucks makes me want to vomit, DD is just as bad.
I actually like the coffee served in US Mobile gas stations, not bad, "Green Mountain" brand I believe?
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EUS
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said by Gone:

Chicago and Toronto may as well be twins separated at birth. This isn't surprising.

Careful now, visiting Chicago is actually fun.
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~ Project Hope ~

Misaow

join:2010-10-19
Ottawa, ON
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said by EUS:

Their donuts have changed over the last 20 years though, no longer edible, whatever grease or fat they use now, is disgusting.

Change was done in 2003 from fresh backed twice daily to frozen crap made 4-6 months prior.

Souce: I worked there during that time and was baffled how they ''tested'' the new stuff on firefighters and they agreed 9/10 that the frozen stuff was equal or better than the old stuff.


koira
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Any one watch the series Boss ? It was a fantastic show , I only wish they would continue with further episodes. In the second season Chicago Mayor Tom Kane visited Toronto for experimental treatment to relieve the onset of a horrible dementia.

Chicago is a cool city, I need to get back there again for a visit


MaynardKrebs
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reply to Wolfie00

Second Cup & Timothy's non-blended coffee (Costa Rican, Honduran, Columbian, etc...) is just fine, and better than the other chains.


MichelR

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reply to EUS

said by EUS:

said by Gone:

Chicago and Toronto may as well be twins separated at birth. This isn't surprising.

Careful now, visiting Chicago is actually fun.

Yes. But I remember the highway in and out being a parking lot (back in 2003).
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Gone
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said by EUS:

Careful now, visiting Chicago is actually fun.

... and if you aren't Canadian, visiting Toronto is fun, too


EUS
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I've been a few times over the years, I've never witnessed that (lucky I guess). I do remember thinking the big rig drivers were absolutely insane, for the high speeds /tailgating they were doing.
Massive freeway, everyone going at least 75mph.
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EUS
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Last time I visited, I clearly remember being "downtown" at 10pm on a weekend night wondering if there was a mandated curfew...
I thought I went to Ottawa by mistake.
I'll hush now.
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Gone
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said by EUS:

Last time I visited, I clearly remember being "downtown" at 10pm on a weekend night wondering if there was a mandated curfew...
I thought I went to Ottawa by mistake.
I'll hush now.

The reason for that is quite simple - people don't go "downtown" to have fun in Toronto.


EUS
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Played at the El macombo, the horseshoe, (this was in the nineties), my memory is fading....
I did have a nice visit.
Probably not technically downtown, hence the quotes, not sure what it's called. People traffic seemed to be missing.
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~ Project Hope ~



DKS
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»www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WAsV0HZ···embedded


And Molson's new commercial about Canadians has gone viral...
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Wolfie00
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Toronto did once have the reputation of rolling up the sidewalks at night, but that was a long time ago. Back then there was even a law requiring gas stations in the city proper to close at 6 pm to discourage evil cars from entering the city. Things change, though much of city council is still nuts.



FaxCap

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reply to Gone

said by Gone:

Chicago and Toronto may as well be twins separated at birth. This isn't surprising.

Gee....nowhere in DKS's post or the article did I see Toronto mentioned.
Canada yes, Toronto no.

FaxCap


Gone
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said by FaxCap:

Gee....nowhere in DKS's post or the article did I see Toronto mentioned.
Canada yes, Toronto no.

What's your point, FaxCap? Toronto and Chicago have had close ties between each other for a very long time. Hell, their geography is even similar. The fact that Chicago likes Canada is not surprising considering that they have always had a very close relationship with Toronto.

In case you didn't know, Toronto is a Canadian city and will continue to be no matter how much that may tick you or anyone else off.
(Likewise, BC isn't always the first thing that comes to an American's mind when they think of Canada, either)


FaxCap

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said by Gone:

What's your point, FaxCap?

Did I need a "point"?

FaxCap


Gone
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Don't worry, your point is obvious enough that I already figured it out for myself.



Wolfie00
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reply to Gone

Not only is Toronto a Canadian city, it's probably the most typically Canadian of all our major cities -- diverse, tolerant, and with a balance of business and entertainment. Montreal is wonderful but for many reasons is totally unique, Vancouver is afflicted by whatever is trapped in the air between the Rockies and the Pacific that makes them the way they are, and most other cities just reflect regional characteristics, the way Saskatoon will always be Prairie Town and Calgary, Oil Town.
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elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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reply to Misaow

No it was par baked, not frozen



Steve
I know your IP address
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reply to DKS

How can any list of best-things-in-Canada omit "beer" and "Elisha Cuthbert" and expect to be taken seriously?

and Kimmy too



elwoodblues
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reply to koira

Boss was an awesome show, well written,well acted.
Too bad America loves shows like How I met your mother instead



FaxCap

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said by Wolfie00:

Vancouver is afflicted by whatever is trapped in the air between the Rockies and the Pacific that makes them the way they are

If I was in my early 20's would I stay in Vancouver? Hell no....I'd be
off to Alberta fast. More corporate head offices in Calgary than
Toronto.

FaxCap


Gone
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said by FaxCap:

More corporate head offices in Calgary than
Toronto.

Bzzzt wrong. There were 163 in Toronto in 2011, and only 81 in Calgary. 33% of all Canadian corporate HQs are in Toronto.

»www.fraserinstitute.org/uploaded···2013.pdf

(Granted, Calgary has more per person, but that hasn't changed in the last 20+ years either)


Wolfie00
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Not only that, but almost three-quarters of Calgary's head offices are energy companies, mostly oil and gas. Toronto not only has twice as many corporate head offices, but they are more diversified.
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"The promoters of the global economy see nothing odd or difficult about unlimited economic growth or unlimited consumption in a limited world."
-- Wendell Berry