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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:31 AM
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I wanna be a Canucknucklehead - Part III
Once again meegbear is going to the Great White North, well Montreal anyways, and again I ask for advice on how to assimulate into the population.

2 years ago, I've learned the basics - Rush is a band, not a radio person, etc. Last year, I learned the proper usage of 'eh'.

What tips can you give me? Make 'em good eh.
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:35 AM
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1. If it's Summer and you are driving up,

don't bring along your skis on the roofrack and ask the locals for directions to the ski hills. LOL
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:36 AM
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2. Excellent!
I'll keep it in mind!

Actually going up in a tour bus for gay pride this weekend.
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:57 AM
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14. urban myth!

Made ya look. ;)

The cook at the restaurant where I worked in 1971 swore that it happened to him when he had a summer job working customs at the Windsor border crossing. "Where's the snow?" "About 1000 miles that-a-way."

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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:39 AM
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16. Oh, that's hilarious...
but I'm not too surprised
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:17 PM
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23. Especially in Saskatchewan
And yes, I've seen that.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:55 AM
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3. If you're going to Montreal....
there must be some festival going on, of some sort. That place is one big festival in the summer.

If you haven't already, try "poutine" it's a delicious french fries delicacy...pronounced "poo-tin" in French.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:59 AM
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4. Going for Gay Pride!
Gonna be a hoot! I haven't that in a couple years. I'll order it with my smoked meat sandwich.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:04 AM
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5. Mmmmmm...smoked meat!
(Homer Simpson drooling sounds)

So you've been to Schwartz'?
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:06 AM
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6. Not sure ... been to a lot of eateries
Gotta have some smoked meat. Will be in downtown section Saturday afternoon, so I'll look for it.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:16 AM
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7. 3895 Blvd. St-Laurent...
it's not downtown, but not too far away...

Also, La Belle Province has both smoked meat AND poutine, pretty sure there is one on St. Catherine and another one on Peel, both downtown
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:18 AM
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8. The ultimate in Smoked Meat!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:22 AM
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9. Oooh Baby!
That looks good! Will track that place down.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:24 AM
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10. You'll have a blast!
Montreal has no equal in North America, IMHO
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:25 AM
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11. That's why I go!
Been going since 2002!
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:42 AM
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12. Nice!
If you like to shop, head up to St. Denis, they have cool & mostly unique shops up there, not so many chain stores, in an outdoor environment. Lots of converted old homes with those beautiful spiral staircases.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:53 AM
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13. Will be with a friend, showing him around ...
though I'm not that knowledgable of the area. Will defintiely show him the underground city.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:38 AM
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15. Underground City is a great feature....
but I hope you get a chance to venture out of the downtown core a bit...more of a European feel in other parts of the city, especially the Old City or St. Denis
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:44 AM
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17. Will be staying on St Catherines mainly
wanted to show him Mount Royal or City Hall, both beautiful places.
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getmeouttahere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:50 AM
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18. Have you been to Quebec city yet?
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:00 PM
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19. No I haven't ...
mainly go up for pride - with a gay tour group in luxury buses; Customs usually just lets us through.

But want to go there. When I was a cub, went to New Brenswick and PEI and want to go back.
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best left blank Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:02 PM
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20. Pride!?
Then you HAVE TO come to Toronto!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:09 PM
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21. I hear so much about pride and the bear scene there ...
but whenever I see the city, it seems too "Americanized".
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best left blank Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:15 PM
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22. Well...
The the world's most multi cultural city...and I believe the pride parade is the world's largest.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:21 PM
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24. Nope ...
Largest on average is Brazila, Brazil. Second is Montreal.
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best left blank Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:29 PM
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25. Wow.
I've been living a lie!

Actually, just did some research. Sao Paolo, Brasil is the world's largest. But Toronto's is bigger than Montreal's. In fact Toronto Pride Parade is "Canada's most attended single-day event, with an estimated crowd of more than one million people. "

"Montreal Pride Week brings in $40 million and boasts a main event with about 850,000 attendees."

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:49 PM
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27. I sit corrected
thanks!
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iverglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:32 PM
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26. the neighbourhoods of Toronto
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 12:33 PM by iverglas


That's what distinguishes it from US cities. (Now, I'm not going to say that Toronto does *not* have disadvantaged and underdeveloped and disregarded neighbourhoods -- but the community-based organization of the city is still its forte, and distinctive for a city of its size, although New York, and its boroughs -- Toronto used to have them too -- would be similar.) Google.ca will get you 112,000 returns for toronto neighbourhoods (remember to spell it right!).

http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/toronto_facts/maps.htm

http://www.torontoneighbourhoods.net /



(That's just the central core.)

You want Cabbagetown. ;) (Don't we call it "Riverdale" now? Everything old is new again, I guess.) Ask Google for toronto cabbagetown gay and the first site up is the Gay Softball League. Travel tips:
http://www.glbtevents.com/travel/toronto.html

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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:30 PM
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28. Don't say 'eh' so much. n/t
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 11:42 AM
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29. Montreal? You need classes in smoking and womanizing
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