A question for any Canadian members.

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  1. Spartan-117

    Spartan-117 Well-Known Member

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    So, this Thursday I'll be in Canada. I've been a couple of times before and I've seen and done things based on what my parents and family thing is a good idea.
    Now I want to know what other cool stuff there is to see and do. I'm staying in a place called Bayfield which is three hours Northish out of Toronto (I think) but we'll have a car, which makes it easier.
    Recomend away please.
     
  2. Deszaras

    Deszaras In the next episode...

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    if you're in that area of Canada, you should check out Niagara Falls.
     
  3. Sonscreen

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    I was in Toronto a few weeks ago. I went to the CN Tower, and the falls. Plenty of shopping near Eglington and Yonge in downtown Toronto.
     
  4. Spartan-117

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    I've done Niagra falls. Twice. I was hoping to get recomendations for places and things that would be less well known. I've done a lot of the typical tourist stuff. The last time I was over we ended up randomly picking places on a map to visit, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't.
     
  5. ambushbug74

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    Are you looking for Donkey Show type things?
     
  6. BigPrime3000

    BigPrime3000 Well-Known Member

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    Drink a lot of Labatt Blue and walk around drunk saying things like "aboot" and say "eh" at the end of every sentence.

    I've always wanted to go to Canada and do that.
     
  7. Spartan-117

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    Donkey Show?
     
  8. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    I don't know a single person that drinks Labatts.

    True story.
     
  9. butz

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    I'm thinking its something where tourists go to watch other people suck off ginormous donkey penises.
     
  10. CrackerBoy

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    make sure you hit some nuddie bars. You get to see everything AND drink.
     
  11. BigPrime3000

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    But you do know people who say "aboot" and say "eh" that end of sentences right?

    Cause I've had people tell me that Canadians don't say those things, but there was this kid in high school senior year that had just moved from Canada and he would say those things, not all the time, but they would slip sometimes.
     
  12. Jux

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    When I was in Canada, the thing that surprised me was how they used "eh" as a point of exclamation, rather than to end sentences. I had thought it would be "so do you want to go to the store, eh?" but I heard a lot of things like "So there I was eh, and these guys were running right behind me eh, and so I ran really fast!"
     
  13. Hook

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    Yeah. Drink at a premium price :s
     
  14. toma

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    me either. i find most people around here drink keith's. i myself don't drink at all, it pretty much kills my guts.
     
  15. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    My buddies and I used to drink Moosehead. Then Moosehead changed. Now we're into whatever's cheap on tap usually.
     
  16. CripNite

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    Make sure you say hello to Office Glen.

    Oh wait... he's dead.

    Ask everyone to see their beaver. We all love to show our beavers off.

    And no one drinks Labatts up here. We drink-wait for it-CANADIAN.

    How do you spell that? C-EH!-N-EH!-D-I-EH!-N.

    Surely you know what I'm talking aboot. Stop by my igloo and say hello to me as well, eh?
     
  17. Random Autobot

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    No Canadian that actually enjoys good beer drinks Labatts or Canadian. It's piss water, tantamount to Budweiser or Coors in the US.

    I am going to suggest that you spen a bit of time in these Toronto neighbourhoods:

    Parkdale: One time rough neighbourhood that was eventually taken over by poor artists and students, and immigrant families. it is now one of the more diverse and cultural neighbourhoods in the city, and it also happens to be my favourite hood in TO. Loads of great bars. Check out The Rhino, the Caddillac Lounge, The Gladstone Hotel, Boom Shiva, and Mitzi's sister. You can also go to the Drake Hotel if you want to see what all the trendy idiots who are looking to gentrify the neighbourhood go to see and be seen, and act like morons. Parkdale stretches from Queen street West and Dovercourt rd to Queen west and Roncesvalles Ave.

    Chinatown: stretches from College and Spadina to Dundas and Bathurst. Kensington market is worth it alone. Also a lot of nice restaurants and lounges.

    The Danforth: Danforth Ave in the east end is home to greek town. Great food at all hours of the day.

    Also, go to the Royal Ontario Museum and The Art Gallery of Ontario, if you have not done so on previous visits. The Beaches are all up and running for swimming as well.
     
  18. RandomFerret

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    Jux is closest to the correct use of 'eh,' although I've never heard anyone use it more than once in a sentence. It's just like people in the States say 'huh.'

    'Eh' and 'hey' are also sometimes used interchangably. As in, 'So you're painting a chair, hey?'


    'Aboot' is Scottish. There are quite a few families of scottish descent in Canada, so you may have run into one of them.
     
  19. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    I have a question, why are canadian women so damn amazing looking? I have yet to see a canadian woman I didnt find drop dead gorgeous.
     
  20. Frank Horrigan

    Frank Horrigan YAR! I be posting!

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    You never went to my high school.
     

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