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A challenge - take a virtual stroll down Bethnal Green Rd heading toward Shoreditch in London and tell me if the streetscape reminds you of any Canadian city. I walked it from the Bethnal Green Tube station a few weeks ago and found some of it had a very familiar feel.
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This is the one that most surprises me so far.
It shouldn't. Westmount even has Ontario-style streetlights with the yellow vertical casing.
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Yakutsk in St. John's.



Winnipeg in St. John's (stucco, architecture).



And one complimentary one...

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Reminds me of Alamo Square Park in San Francisco. Aka the park on Full House.

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Yakutsk in St. John's.



Winnipeg in St. John's (stucco, architecture).
That Yakutsk one could be a doppelganger for some of the finer parts of Norilsk.

https://russiatrek.org/blog/cities/j...-polar-circle/

Hmm..that copy of Winnipeg may need a structural engineer
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James Street in Wallaceburg reminds me of James Street in Hamilton.
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Poor old Wallaceburg. It's probably the only non-resource town in the country that has been in constant depopulation for 40 solid years.
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A challenge - take a virtual stroll down Bethnal Green Rd heading toward Shoreditch in London and tell me if the streetscape reminds you of any Canadian city. I walked it from the Bethnal Green Tube station a few weeks ago and found some of it had a very familiar feel.
It's a type of streetscape that is quite commonly found in much of Canada, especially Toronto. Much of Bank St. in Centretown Ottawa is quite similar to this. There are also pockets of this "look" in Ontario cities like Kingston, Hamilton and also in Vancouver and Halifax even. Maybe even Montreal.

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5268...7i16384!8i8192
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Leafy Boston suburbia in the middle of austere working class Gatineau.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.48032...2!8i6656?hl=fr
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Ottawa with a bit of a Liverpudlian feel. Could be Baltimore or Philadelphia too.

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.4387...7i16384!8i8192
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Woah definitely.
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There's a(n) (in)famous Putingrad-in-Markham pic that floats around. With a church at the end of the street. I remember photoshopping the stop sign on it
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And across the road in London On from that, is London UK.

Or Westmount...
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Generic Cascadia in St. John's.





Cabot Tower on the centre horizon. Love that it's omnipresent. You can even see it from Mount Pearl.
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Quinpool Road in Halifax reminds me of a neighbourhood commercial strip in Ontario, like some of the "avenues" in the outer parts of inner-city Toronto. It has a lot of old houses that have been converted to commercial units, which is something you see in parts of Toronto too.


(from Google streetview)

I thought this scene was interesting even though it doesn't resemble anything as a whole. On the left is a circa 1920 English garden suburb development, similar to Hampstead Garden Suburb in the London area. British planners contributed to the design of this area that was redeveloped after the Halifax Explosion in 1917.

(from Google streetview)
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Agreed with the last two - could very easily pass respectively for BC and Ontario.
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And across the road in London On from that, is London UK.

BTW, this "Castle" at the forks of the Thames was just sold by the County of Middlesex to a private developer along with another building, who plans on building a very large development on the site. Fingers crossed they don't touch the castle.
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