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Beyond Politics => General Discussion => Topic started by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on February 08, 2019, 05:37:55 pm

Title: Where are you from?
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on February 08, 2019, 05:37:55 pm
I will start off. I am currently residing in Alberta on a pipeline project. Originally from Winnipeg.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: bcsapper on February 08, 2019, 06:01:25 pm
But where are you from?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on February 08, 2019, 08:14:49 pm
But where are you from?

Winnipeg originally.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: MH on February 08, 2019, 08:28:59 pm
Winnipeg originally.

Really, though.  Where ?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on February 08, 2019, 09:11:41 pm
Really, though.  Where ?

Where are you from?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: MH on February 09, 2019, 06:59:47 am
Where are you from?

[Hardner raps]
Born in a borough that no longer exists.
My origin story begins there and twists
Through Eastern Ontario, and Europe and lists
A few other cities I hold in my fists....

"Toronto"
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: MH on February 09, 2019, 07:04:21 am
It's funny... I remember Toronto in the 60s and 70s.

Up until the Quebec separatist movement, it was a self-mocking second city of Canada, trying to convince itself it was something more.  Then as it surpassed Montreal in the 1980s it embarrassingly started calling itself 'world class', thereby showing that it wasn't.

Then by the 2000s it started becoming all the things it had tried to be.  It no longer calls itself world-class, so it may be a minor world class city now.  But the big problems are here now, and Toronto seems to wonder what it is today.

Did the heart of the city leave ?  I don't know.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Pinus or Vid or...????? on February 09, 2019, 12:38:31 pm
Sounds similar to Calgary. 
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: ?Impact on February 09, 2019, 02:04:53 pm
Then as it surpassed Montreal in the 1980s it embarrassingly started calling itself 'world class'

Note, I moved from Montreal to Toronto in 1980.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: SuperColinBlow on February 10, 2019, 10:57:36 am
Maryland, U.S.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: MH on February 10, 2019, 03:52:31 pm
Note, I moved from Montreal to Toronto in 1980.

Where are you located?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: ?Impact on February 10, 2019, 03:54:20 pm
Where are you located?

At the moment I am in Montreal, but I spend time in a small rural community in eastern Ontario and a bit in New Brunswick.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: Omni on February 10, 2019, 04:14:43 pm
I came into the world in TO and then grew up a little north in lovely Muskoka. Then I had the good fortune of working all over the country. My last major permanent address change was from the "right island" to the "left island" I wish they had had "road mile points" back then.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: MH on February 10, 2019, 04:36:05 pm
At the moment I am in Montreal, but I spend time in a small rural community in eastern Ontario and a bit in New Brunswick.

Which community ?
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: ?Impact on February 11, 2019, 03:37:20 pm
Which community ?

Verdun QC, Augsberg (Eganville) ON, Kingston Peninsula NB
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: MH on February 12, 2019, 05:40:43 am
Verdun QC, Augsberg (Eganville) ON, Kingston Peninsula NB

Ok, well of those I spent time in Kingston.  Also Belleville, Trenton, Shannonville etc.
Title: Re: Where are you from?
Post by: ?Impact on February 12, 2019, 03:44:46 pm
Ok, well of those I spent time in Kingston.  Also Belleville, Trenton, Shannonville etc.

Kingston Peninsula NB, not Kingston ON. Also mostly in the rural part of the Kingston Peninsula, not the booming town of Kingston with its one general store, school, and a few dozen houses. I spent several summers in Kingston Ontario when I was young (my dad's company was headquartered there). I am also fairly familiar with the places you listed in the Quinte area, and almost got a place a few miles outside of Tweed before settling on the one in Augsberg.