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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 5:42 AM
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You captured it.....whatever that's worth
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 5:47 AM
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Still not as ugly as American suburbs.
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Looks like _______ (insert US suburb)

Good job, I felt as if I was in the Inland Empire for 5 minutes
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 6:28 AM
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Bizarre! The neiborhoods are nice but it would be more interesting (if only for aesthetics) if all the parking was subterranean and the commercial buildings came to the curb. Of course I know this could be anywhere Canada or USA, which is another reason why suburban as a development plan is adverse.

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It's not a place I would want to live - but I like suburbia

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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 8:07 AM
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looks like a little slice of the Canadian Dream
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 8:24 AM
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There's a coziness, a quiet in Canadian cities. These pictures aren't trying to be quaint, but they are because of the place, the sky, the Northern atmosphere. As a matter of fact, screw it. I'm moving to Surrey.
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Still not as ugly as American suburbs.

Oh really! Perhaps where you live.

To me its look like something right out of the Dallas metro, espeically the newer homes.
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As others have already said, could be anywhere in NA. Maybe it's a plot.

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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 8:52 AM
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Those look like quality homes. I wish the suburbs here looked like that. Those areas don't look so smeared.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 9:21 AM
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Not appealing at all. Treeless and quite hideous imo.

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It's pretty strange for me seeing a generic strip mall filled with generic Canadian strip mall stores. Where is the Dress Barn and the Kohl's and all the other craptastic stuff? It almost looks like a movie set to me. lol
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Great pictures of hideous places.
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Damn, even their suburbs look nice!
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 11:08 AM
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It's pretty strange for me seeing a generic strip mall filled with generic Canadian strip mall stores. Where is the Dress Barn and the Kohl's and all the other craptastic stuff? It almost looks like a movie set to me. lol

I was just thinking the same thing. For a country that is just next door to us Americans, I didn't knew chain store identities changed so much.

btw I have to agree with the overall opinion that those suburbs don't look as bad as your typical suburbs. Not what I was expecting.
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Wow!! What a fantastic & original set, Flar!
That 1st pic is absolutely amazing!!! Was it taken in Dundas?
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can someone please hold my hair back while i vomit? Suburbs are so grose everywhere. they all look the same. even the ones i've seen in europe
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2008, 1:47 PM
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$30 worth of gas, 4 hours of my time, 4 suburbs, 1 hour driving on expressways, 1 hour idling my car while I jumped out to take pictures, 5 weird looks from paranoid suburbanites.


As you read this, construction has started on another single family home.

Every hour another big box store opens.

Dream it. Live it. Love it.




DC83: the skyline shot is from the Highlands in Dundas.
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