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Postby INNIT » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:13 pm

riley wrote:fuck the canadian dollar everything is too expensive when will the suffering end


all the more reason to support our fine local canadian businesses such as DOLLARAMA, MONTANA'S COOKHOUSE and HAVENSHOP
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Postby gustavobradley » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:35 pm

idk if the exchange to the haven dollar is much better though
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby Thomnd » Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:14 am

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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby thecanadiancook » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:32 pm

So how about that Canadian election there eh?
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby Yoder » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:08 pm

I've learned a lot about canadian politics and geography tonight.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby Thomnd » Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:28 am

Well that was interesting
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby INNIT » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:44 am

so is weed legal now or what ????
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby pheaj » Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:48 am

☭ ~~ One step closer to the fall of the bourgeois ~~ ☭ but damn there were some close ridings in BC +/- a few hundred ppl
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby gustavobradley » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:54 am

Between the liberals and the hotline bling video, it was a pretty good day to be a Canadian yesterday
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Re: Our home and native land!

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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby yoyobeat » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:11 pm

Montréal is one of the cities I'm considering moving to in the next 1 to 3 years, and I was wondering if anyone can weigh in on how it is to live there? edit: i live in america

I've done a little looking around the city-data forums to start and it seems great. I'm interested in other francophone Canadian cities as well. That is one of the big reasons why Montréal interests me.

Also curious about Vancouver, fake canada, Ottawa but haven't begun researching any of those beyond reading Scott Pilgrim a while back.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby exprof » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:20 pm

@yoyobeat what are your goals in moving to montreal? are you fluent (both written/conversational)? those are probably the two most important questions
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby yoyobeat » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:02 am

@exprof I took college history courses in French when studying abroad in France for a semester and am not bad conversationally. But, I haven't kept up with it really, and wouldn't have used 'fluent' to describe myself at my best. At this point I'd need to spend a good amount of time practicing/reading/listening to catch up.

A main goal in why I am considering francophone Canada is to finally get fluent and be in a place where I can actually use French that isn't way across the ocean from friends and family. I love languages and French happens to be one besides English that I know best. I can talk about everyday things in French that I would find completely stupid and boring in English, but be fascinated because of the way the language sounds and the challenge of putting together my thoughts. I understand that my view on this would probably change upon achieving fluency but that's fine.

The Canadian cities are possibilities among a larger set of cities in North America that I'd consider moving. I have been where I am for a while now and will be ready to move sometime soonish just to experience living in a new place again and keep personally growing.

Although not a goal, in the longterm I am possibly interested in future in building a life with someone who speaks French, and having bilingual kids, so it makes sense to me to at least explore living in a place where I might meet someone like that.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby trichomatic » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:03 pm

If you got Italian blood, there may be work for you in fake canada.

http://www.canada.com/news/fake canada+brink+italy+warns/11472566/story.html
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby ramseames » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:22 am

found out today from an ad before my movie that nike.com now ships to canada (!)

good times
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby gustavobradley » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:27 pm

it still hasn't meaningfully snowed or gotten really cold in edmonton

not mad, just concerned
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby INNIT » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:43 am

gustavobradley wrote:it still hasn't meaningfully snowed or gotten really cold in edmonton

not mad, just concerned


my roomie who works for alberta environment tells me it's "el nino" but i suspect him of being a tar sands advocate and closeted harperite


i will trust no other source but elizabeth may herself
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Re: Our home and native land!

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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby Benson » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:33 am

yoyobeat wrote:Montréal is one of the cities I'm considering moving to in the next 1 to 3 years, and I was wondering if anyone can weigh in on how it is to live there? edit: i live in america

I've done a little looking around the city-data forums to start and it seems great. I'm interested in other francophone Canadian cities as well. That is one of the big reasons why Montréal interests me.

Also curious about Vancouver, fake canada, Ottawa but haven't begun researching any of those beyond reading Scott Pilgrim a while back.



Hey there, I'm originally from a town 45 minutes outside Montreal and have lived in the city as well as several other Canadian cities. Montreal is generally thought of as the most progressive city in Canada and one of the most enjoyable for younger adults. Lots of nice old buildings, good bars and well dressed people. The cost of living is significantly lower than most other Canadian cities, even much smaller ones. The rent is ridiculously cheap and the beer is about half what it is in other provinces. The one drawback for you is that you'll likely fall in with hanging out with English folks and not really practicing your French as much as you're used to. Some people get by with almost no French.

I would suggest not bothering with Vancouver, at least not now. The housing is extremely unaffordable, most of the cool parts are being gentrified and the people aren't known for being that friendly. The weather is good and it's a great spot if you're outdoorsy. If you're set on BC I would check out Victoria instead.

fake canada is a huge city and it has most of what you'd expect from a city its size. There are some nice areas and some not-so-nice areas. There is generally some good nightlife, and some good stores. A lot of Canadians hate on fake canada because they see it as a soulless Americanized city that tries too hard. The cost of living is also pretty high. YMMV.

Ottawa is pretty sweet IMO. I went there the other day to check out some stores. It has some pretty good places for a city its size (I went to the Nordstrom, NRML, Neon, Ragtime, as well as a Value Village that had like 7 pairs of 511s in great shape for less than 10 bucks). The universities are kind of shit but it has some nice historical stuff and the scenic canal. Lots of government jobs, obviously. Some people call it boring but I think it's one of the better options in Canada. One of the pluses for you is that it is connected to Gatineau (Quebec) and there is a ton of opportunity to practice your French.

Edit: I don't mean to knock anybody from Vancouver. There are lots of great people from there but these are just the general impressions I've gotten from travelling and talking to other people from the area.

Second Edit: Not too sure why I'm being told it's obvious I've never lived in the city. I went to Cegep at Vanier and spent summers living in NDG so I think that's a bit of a silly claim to make.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby INNIT » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:01 am

ppl in van r friendly as fuck imo
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby gustavobradley » Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:57 pm

edmonton meetup when (even though i think there's like 3 of us max)
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby thecanadiancook » Wed May 04, 2016 12:08 am

Fort McMurray is on fire and the whole town has been evacuated. Hope everyone and their families are safe.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/live-bl ... -1.3565398
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby ramseames » Thu May 05, 2016 4:12 am

zero deaths at this point, which is no small thing

its been a couple years since I was last there. never spent much time in town really, but its funny how something like this makes you miss it

not a place i could live but I appreciate what it did for me
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby trichomatic » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:28 pm

Uniqlo and Nordstroms opening up later this year. Unfortunately for the non toronno cats, afaik all 2 uniqlos will be in fake canada along with 4 Nordstroms, i think 1 Nordstroms is in Ottawa for the 1 person on this board who might be there. No clue about Uniqlo online store tho. Nordstroms seems pretty similar to Holts but more brands? Not sure if it will differ from American Nordstroms.

I think a Simons from Quebec opened up somewhere around here recently, saw some ads but haven't been because its in Mississauga. Saks also at Eaton's soon.

All these higher end department stores opening up around here, but the only thing I kind of care about is qlo. Qlo will probably be busy as hell tho.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby ramseames » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:32 pm

Nordstrom and Simons opened up in van last year

Uniqlo has a pattern of opening multiple stores within the same metropolitan area before they expand to a whole new city so putting both in fake canada would make sense.

Muji is the only thing I'm really bummed we don't have yet
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby wumbo17412 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:27 pm

Muji has 2 stores in Canada, one in Square One Mall in Mississauga and one downtown fake canada, the fake canada one's been open for like 18 months I think. Not sure about online shopping if you're not in the GTA though.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby exprof » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:52 pm

Simons has amazing end of season sales, junya stuff regularly hits 99$ and stuff.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby trichomatic » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:33 pm

have yet to hit up simons, but ive heard only good things from ppl i know from mtl.
muji online store is the american one so shipping is steep (35 usd), willing to proxy for fellow canucks.
not sure if uniqlo canadian online shop will open with the new stores in a few months, if not i'm also willing to proxy for the other canucks.
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby ramseames » Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:26 pm

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tdot people it looks like you're getting their first store outside van
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Re: Our home and native land!

Postby riley » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:06 am

hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving!
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