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Gone
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Re: Chicago Tribune Gives Canada a Shout Out

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



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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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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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said by EUS:

Careful now, visiting Chicago is actually fun.

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


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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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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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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.


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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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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.



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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.

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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)


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said by Gone:

What's your point, FaxCap?

Did I need a "point"?

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



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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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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.

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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)


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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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Yup, and this is also the reason why the number of HQs in Calgary climbed dramatically in the last ten or so years, as that's when the price of oil - and in turn, the value of the tar sands - increased.