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Old Posted Apr 22, 2018, 6:18 PM
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To your question, I expect Andy6's post pretty much sums it up. The convention of not abbreviating Saint John aims to reduce confusion with St. John's. Not that it's really helped that much...
It’s unique, as far as I know. But it is such an ingrained rule that to use the abbreviation looks and feels wrong. Otherwise the word would rarely be written out in full when referring to place names in English. It’s generally slightly pretentious to do so.
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Do churches make a distinction between St. and Saint in names?
No. The governments of NB and Canada have slowly be transitioning place names over to the full-form Saint. Things like the St. John River, which runs from Saint John to Northern Maine, was renamed to Saint John River, as an example.

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(Out of curiosity, I'm really wondering why it's so important to spell it out?
Because it differentiates Saint John, NB from St. John's, NL. I find this is less commonly done by francophones, partly due to the translation factor (St-John & St-Johns) and partly due to the plethora of St-place names in QC. When Saint John and St. John's both joined the QMJHL at the same time one was abbreviated SNB and the other SNL, as an example of this.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:48 AM
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It is common to hear “Saint-Jean, Nouveau-Brunswick” in French but I find that St.John’s is only rarely translated to “Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve” in everyday conversations. Maybe it is just my personal experience. I know Radio-Canada says “Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve” and I can’t help but find that strange. Maybe because I know the region is all but francophone so I find that translation a bit much.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2018, 5:32 PM
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Passed by this on the weekend. Not the greatest, but still interesting. In Kleinburg, Vaughan, ON.

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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:13 PM
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Ukrainian Church in Oakville:


http://warchs.com/portfolio/6


Right across the street is this Croatian one:


Komiža (flickr)
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Windsor churches

~Our Lady of the Assumption Church (1845), near City Hall


~Our Lady of the Rosary Church (1907), now the Water's Edge Event Centre


~St. Alphonsus Church (1873), near the tunnel to Detroit
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Mosque in Markham.



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Old Posted Jul 3, 2018, 4:13 PM
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They broke ground on this three years ago in Oakville. Not much has been built since from what I can tell when I drive by every once in a while.

I can remember three mosques now that seem to take forever to build. It's as if they build as much as they can until funds run dry. Raise some more funds then build again until it runs out. And repeat the process until it's finally done.



https://www.gofundme.com/masjid
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 1:24 PM
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Universal Church in Toronto by Dufferin and Eglinton.



http://uckg.ca/locations/


https://iurdenderecos.wordpress.com/...ada-toronto-2/
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 1:49 PM
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^ That's a peculiar-looking building... was it purpose-built as a church or adapted from some other use?
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Is the Universal Church the evangelical sect founded in Brazil?
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 2:44 PM
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Ya, when I clicked on the website to cite the image I noticed a bunch of Brazilian stuff on there.

My first thought is that it was re-purposed. But I noticed some pics of their other churches and they have some other zany looking buildings.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 2:48 PM
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Above is Toronto's coliseum.


Right up there with Rome and LA:



https://www.zicasso.com/luxury-vacat...-and-modernity


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Notre-Dame-des-Champs Church
Repentigny, QC (suburb of Montreal)

It was built in 1962-1963 and designed by Roger d'Astous, an acclaimed church architect. Because of its shape, Notre-Dame-des-Champs has earned the nickname "La Sacoche" ("the Handbag") amongst the neighbours.

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^ That's quite interesting.
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