|Quoting falstaff (Reply 2):|
I have spent time around Toronto too and know exactly what you mean about it being very international, even though many of those international people are Canadian citizens.
I high percentage of foreign-born Canadian citizens have dual nationality (assuming their country of origin permits it; most do, some don't) and have two passports.
|Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 39):|
Hey, its summer now - and supposed to be the best summer ever. I can live with a few months of rain for our summers. And most Canadians would die for our wet winters rather than their -30 with several feet of snow winters.
I grew up in Edmonton where I spent my first 19 years, then moved to Vancouver where I lived for 21 years (in two stretches of 3 years and 18 years punctuated by 3 years in Calgary). After my 18 continuous years in YVR
I was transferred back to YYC
where I lived again for 6 years before moving to Switzerland.
When I moved to YYC
the second time I thought it might be difficult adjusting again to the cold winters after my long spell in YVR
but I actually came to prefer the cold but usually mostly sunny and dry winters over the wet and gray skies of Vancouver. And YYC
winters are so variable due to the proximity to the Rockies and the frequent Chinook winds that it can be -25C one day and +10C the next. I also recall a couple of winters in YYC
in the early '90s when there was no snow at Christmas, which was never the case when I was growing up in Edmonton.