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8th Oct '12 2:25:51 PM MarkLungo
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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after, of course, [[TheCityOfLight Paris]]). Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.

As in all of the province of Quebec, Montreal's administration is fiercely protective of its French culture.[[hottip:*:A common misconception is that most French-speaking people in Montreal, and in Quebec in general, share this mindset; while it is quite common among the general populace, many French Quebecers ''not'' in political office just don't see what the big deal is about.]] There are indeed "language police" whose job requirements include, for example, ensuring that English signs are no larger than French signs. (They don't patrol, though. They only respond to citizen complaints.) That said, Montreal is not an unequivocally French city, much to said language police's chagrin. Especially in the downtown area around Ste. Catherine Street[[hottip:*:even more so when approaching the largely English suburb of Westmount]], quite a few of its inhabitants are native English-speakers (often [[{{Judaism}} Jewish]]), who often adopt a culture closer to American/English Canadian culture than their French compatriots. The city also plays host to two predominantly English universities ([=McGill=] and Concordia), and the Canadiens are mostly English-speaking (a '''''huge''''' point of contention for French purists; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment don't ask]]). On top of all this, the city attracts quite a few immigrants; overall, it's a cultural mosaic similar to other major Canadian cities.

Tourists are advised to stay in the downtown area, cars and all; not only is English widely accepted downtown but there's bars everywhere and a strip club every other block on St. Catherine's (we're quite serious: St. Catherine's goes bar, restaurant, bar, strip club, interesting shops (''that'' kind and not), museum, bar, strip club, etc.). Generally a good deal. Should English-speakers wish to leave this bubble, it is best, when requesting assistance, to plaintively say, in bad French or humble English, "I don't speak French. Do you speak English?" This is a general rule for traveling in Quebec, but you're more likely to get friendly service with this trick in Montreal than anywhere else in the province.

One unique aspect of the local media market is that, while most other large Canadian cities receive the major US broadcast {{networks}} through affiliates based in cities at least as large as they are (much of southern Ontario gets the [[NewYorkState Buffalo]] or [[MotorCity Detroit]] stations, [[StargateCity Vancouver]] gets the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} ones, etc.), the closest American cities to Montreal are [[HollywoodNewEngland Burlington, Vermont]] and [[NewYorkState Plattsburgh, New York]], whose combined metropolitan areas (city and suburbs together) are less than ''one-twelfth'' the population of the Montreal area. Consequently, stations in this media market both have the largest city in their broadcast areas in another country. It leads to the strange situation where American TV stations carry large amounts of advertising for foreign businesses -- a good percentage of English-language advertising for Montreal businesses aimed at Montrealers is carried on Burlington and Plattsburgh stations, and ads in French are not unheard of (although satellite services' carrying the main East Coast feeds out of New York City has put a dent in this in recent years).

Close proximity to Quebec has another interesting effect on Vermont and far northern New York. As they sit right next to a French-speaking area that has far more people than they do (and which sends a lot of tourists their way), it is one of the few regions of the country where French, not Spanish, is the default second language. Road signage on parts of the Adirondack Northway is in English and French while I-89 in Vermont has signs with distances in kilometers, the tourist guides at Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon, the French name for it) are printed in both languages, and it's not uncommon to hear people on the street speaking in French. On the flip side, rural ''Quebecois'' respond much more politely to being addressed in English by people who pulled up in a car with green or yellow license plates than they do to Ontarians or Montreal Anglophones...

Montreal is known for its epic music scene. Having been hailed as the most creative city in North America in the early 2000's it has produced such bands as ArcadeFire, Malajube, Young Galaxy (recent Polaris prize shortlisters), Stars, Coeur de Pirate, Wolf Parade, The Stills, and The Dears. As well it is home to music royalty LeonardCohen and RufusWainwright, among others.

[[GratuitousIambicPentameter Did, we, MENtion, that it's]] [[DramaticPause .....]] [[LargeHam ALso]], WilliamShatner's, [[LargeHam BIRTHPLACE]]? [[note]]Shatner is an Anglophone Conservative Jewish Montrealer.[[/note]]
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!!Films and TV Series set in Montreal
* ''18toLife''
* ''TheJackal''
* ''LaPetiteVie''
* ''TheWholeNineYards''
* ''TheScore''
* ''JesusOfMontreal''
* ''TakingLives'' (which they clearly showed with the establishing shots of the Château Frontenac, [[YouFailGeographyForever the most famous landmark in Quebec City]])
* ''{{Blades of Glory}}''
* ''BonCopBadCop''
* ''Le Declin de l'Empire Américain'' (''{{The Decline of the American Empire}}'') and its sequel ''Les Invasions Barbares'' (''TheBarbarianInvasions'', winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture).''L'Age Des Ténèbres'' (''{{The Age of Ignorance}}'' by the same director also took place in Montreal.).
* ''IKilledMyMother''
* ''{{The Fly}}'' and its sequel, ''Return Of The Fly''
* ''JacobTwoTwo'' (the 2000's animated series)

!!Movies and TV Series filmed in Montreal
* ''Film/TheRedViolin''
* ''{{Confessions of a Dangerous Mind}}''
* ''TheDayAfterTomorrow''
* ''Series/GetSmart''
* ''LaPetiteVie''
* ''TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''
* ''{{Big Wolf on Campus}}''
* ''TheDeadZone''
* ''JohnnyMnemonic''
* ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]''
* ''{{The Adventures of Pluto Nash}}''
* ''{{Alone in the Dark}}''
* ''Film/{{The Art of War}}''
* ''{{Blades of Glory}}''
* ''DeathRace3000''
* ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''
* ''JohnQ''
* ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum 2]]''
* ''{{Screamers}}''
* ''TheSpiderwickChronicles''
* ''TheTerminal'' (exterior shots; interior shots were flimed on a purpose-built set in L.A.)
* ''TwelveMonkeys''
* ''BeingHumanRemake'', doubling for Boston
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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after, of course, [[TheCityOfLight Paris]]). Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.

As in all of the province of Quebec, Montreal's administration is fiercely protective of its French culture.[[hottip:*:A common misconception is that most French-speaking people in Montreal, and in Quebec in general, share this mindset; while it is quite common among the general populace, many French Quebecers ''not'' in political office just don't see what the big deal is about.]] There are indeed "language police" whose job requirements include, for example, ensuring that English signs are no larger than French signs. (They don't patrol, though. They only respond to citizen complaints.) That said, Montreal is not an unequivocally French city, much to said language police's chagrin. Especially in the downtown area around Ste. Catherine Street[[hottip:*:even more so when approaching the largely English suburb of Westmount]], quite a few of its inhabitants are native English-speakers (often [[{{Judaism}} Jewish]]), who often adopt a culture closer to American/English Canadian culture than their French compatriots. The city also plays host to two predominantly English universities ([=McGill=] and Concordia), and the Canadiens are mostly English-speaking (a '''''huge''''' point of contention for French purists; [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment don't ask]]). On top of all this, the city attracts quite a few immigrants; overall, it's a cultural mosaic similar to other major Canadian cities.

Tourists are advised to stay in the downtown area, cars and all; not only is English widely accepted downtown but there's bars everywhere and a strip club every other block on St. Catherine's (we're quite serious: St. Catherine's goes bar, restaurant, bar, strip club, interesting shops (''that'' kind and not), museum, bar, strip club, etc.). Generally a good deal. Should English-speakers wish to leave this bubble, it is best, when requesting assistance, to plaintively say, in bad French or humble English, "I don't speak French. Do you speak English?" This is a general rule for traveling in Quebec, but you're more likely to get friendly service with this trick in Montreal than anywhere else in the province.

One unique aspect of the local media market is that, while most other large Canadian cities receive the major US broadcast {{networks}} through affiliates based in cities at least as large as they are (much of southern Ontario gets the [[NewYorkState Buffalo]] or [[MotorCity Detroit]] stations, [[StargateCity Vancouver]] gets the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} ones, etc.), the closest American cities to Montreal are [[HollywoodNewEngland Burlington, Vermont]] and [[NewYorkState Plattsburgh, New York]], whose combined metropolitan areas (city and suburbs together) are less than ''one-twelfth'' the population of the Montreal area. Consequently, stations in this media market both have the largest city in their broadcast areas in another country. It leads to the strange situation where American TV stations carry large amounts of advertising for foreign businesses -- a good percentage of English-language advertising for Montreal businesses aimed at Montrealers is carried on Burlington and Plattsburgh stations, and ads in French are not unheard of (although satellite services' carrying the main East Coast feeds out of New York City has put a dent in this in recent years).

Close proximity to Quebec has another interesting effect on Vermont and far northern New York. As they sit right next to a French-speaking area that has far more people than they do (and which sends a lot of tourists their way), it is one of the few regions of the country where French, not Spanish, is the default second language. Road signage on parts of the Adirondack Northway is in English and French while I-89 in Vermont has signs with distances in kilometers, the tourist guides at Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon, the French name for it) are printed in both languages, and it's not uncommon to hear people on the street speaking in French. On the flip side, rural ''Quebecois'' respond much more politely to being addressed in English by people who pulled up in a car with green or yellow license plates than they do to Ontarians or Montreal Anglophones...

Montreal is known for its epic music scene. Having been hailed as the most creative city in North America in the early 2000's it has produced such bands as ArcadeFire, Malajube, Young Galaxy (recent Polaris prize shortlisters), Stars, Coeur de Pirate, Wolf Parade, The Stills, and The Dears. As well it is home to music royalty LeonardCohen and RufusWainwright, among others.

[[GratuitousIambicPentameter Did, we, MENtion, that it's]] [[DramaticPause .....]] [[LargeHam ALso]], WilliamShatner's, [[LargeHam BIRTHPLACE]]? [[note]]Shatner is an Anglophone Conservative Jewish Montrealer.[[/note]]
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!!Films and TV Series set in Montreal
* ''18toLife''
* ''TheJackal''
* ''LaPetiteVie''
* ''TheWholeNineYards''
* ''TheScore''
* ''JesusOfMontreal''
* ''TakingLives'' (which they clearly showed with the establishing shots of the Château Frontenac, [[YouFailGeographyForever the most famous landmark in Quebec City]])
* ''{{Blades of Glory}}''
* ''BonCopBadCop''
* ''Le Declin de l'Empire Américain'' (''{{The Decline of the American Empire}}'') and its sequel ''Les Invasions Barbares'' (''TheBarbarianInvasions'', winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture).''L'Age Des Ténèbres'' (''{{The Age of Ignorance}}'' by the same director also took place in Montreal.).
* ''IKilledMyMother''
* ''{{The Fly}}'' and its sequel, ''Return Of The Fly''
* ''JacobTwoTwo'' (the 2000's animated series)

!!Movies and TV Series filmed in Montreal
* ''Film/TheRedViolin''
* ''{{Confessions of a Dangerous Mind}}''
* ''TheDayAfterTomorrow''
* ''Series/GetSmart''
* ''LaPetiteVie''
* ''TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''
* ''{{Big Wolf on Campus}}''
* ''TheDeadZone''
* ''JohnnyMnemonic''
* ''[[ThreeHundred 300]]''
* ''{{The Adventures of Pluto Nash}}''
* ''{{Alone in the Dark}}''
* ''Film/{{The Art of War}}''
* ''{{Blades of Glory}}''
* ''DeathRace3000''
* ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''
* ''JohnQ''
* ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum 2]]''
* ''{{Screamers}}''
* ''TheSpiderwickChronicles''
* ''TheTerminal'' (exterior shots; interior shots were flimed on a purpose-built set in L.A.)
* ''TwelveMonkeys''
* ''BeingHumanRemake'', doubling for Boston
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[[redirect:UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}]]
25th Aug '12 5:46:35 AM Antwan
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One unique aspect of the local media market is that, while most other large Canadian cities receive the major US broadcast {{networks}} through affiliates based in cities at least as large as they are (much of southern Ontario gets the [[NewYorkState Buffalo]] or [[MotorCity Detroit]] stations, [[StargateCity Vancouver]] gets the {{Seattle}} ones, etc.), the closest American cities to Montreal are [[HollywoodNewEngland Burlington, Vermont]] and [[NewYorkState Plattsburgh, New York]], whose combined metropolitan areas (city and suburbs together) are less than ''one-twelfth'' the population of the Montreal area. Consequently, stations in this media market both have the largest city in their broadcast areas in another country. It leads to the strange situation where American TV stations carry large amounts of advertising for foreign businesses -- a good percentage of English-language advertising for Montreal businesses aimed at Montrealers is carried on Burlington and Plattsburgh stations, and ads in French are not unheard of (although satellite services' carrying the main East Coast feeds out of New York City has put a dent in this in recent years).

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One unique aspect of the local media market is that, while most other large Canadian cities receive the major US broadcast {{networks}} through affiliates based in cities at least as large as they are (much of southern Ontario gets the [[NewYorkState Buffalo]] or [[MotorCity Detroit]] stations, [[StargateCity Vancouver]] gets the {{Seattle}} UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} ones, etc.), the closest American cities to Montreal are [[HollywoodNewEngland Burlington, Vermont]] and [[NewYorkState Plattsburgh, New York]], whose combined metropolitan areas (city and suburbs together) are less than ''one-twelfth'' the population of the Montreal area. Consequently, stations in this media market both have the largest city in their broadcast areas in another country. It leads to the strange situation where American TV stations carry large amounts of advertising for foreign businesses -- a good percentage of English-language advertising for Montreal businesses aimed at Montrealers is carried on Burlington and Plattsburgh stations, and ads in French are not unheard of (although satellite services' carrying the main East Coast feeds out of New York City has put a dent in this in recent years).
19th Aug '12 12:12:48 AM nombretomado
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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after, of course, [[TheCityOfLight Paris]]). Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed]]''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.

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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after, of course, [[TheCityOfLight Paris]]). Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed]]''); ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.
11th Aug '12 1:38:20 PM karstovich2
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Montreal is known for its epic music scene. Having been hailed as the most creative city in North America in the early 2000`s it has produced such bands as ArcadeFire, Malajube, Young Galaxy (recent Polaris prize shortlisters), Stars, Coeur de Pirate, Wolf Parade, The Stills, and The Dears. As well it is home to music royalty LeonardCohen and RufusWainwright, among others.

[[GratuitousIambicPentameter Did, we, MENtion, that it's]] [[DramaticPause .....]] [[LargeHam ALso]], WilliamShatner's, [[LargeHam BIRTHPLACE]]? [[note]]Shatner is an Anglophone Jewish Montrealer.[[/note]]

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Montreal is known for its epic music scene. Having been hailed as the most creative city in North America in the early 2000`s 2000's it has produced such bands as ArcadeFire, Malajube, Young Galaxy (recent Polaris prize shortlisters), Stars, Coeur de Pirate, Wolf Parade, The Stills, and The Dears. As well it is home to music royalty LeonardCohen and RufusWainwright, among others.

[[GratuitousIambicPentameter Did, we, MENtion, that it's]] [[DramaticPause .....]] [[LargeHam ALso]], WilliamShatner's, [[LargeHam BIRTHPLACE]]? [[note]]Shatner is an Anglophone Conservative Jewish Montrealer.[[/note]]
11th Aug '12 1:33:32 PM karstovich2
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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed]]''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.

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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world.world (after, of course, [[TheCityOfLight Paris]]). Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed]]''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.
24th Jul '12 11:45:55 PM karstovich2
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[[GratuitousIambicPentameter Did, we, MENtion, that it's]] [[DramaticPause .....]] [[LargeHam ALso]], WilliamShatner's, [[LargeHam BIRTHPLACE]]?

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[[GratuitousIambicPentameter Did, we, MENtion, that it's]] [[DramaticPause .....]] [[LargeHam ALso]], WilliamShatner's, [[LargeHam BIRTHPLACE]]?BIRTHPLACE]]? [[note]]Shatner is an Anglophone Jewish Montrealer.[[/note]]
1st Jul '12 1:33:57 PM nlpnt
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One unique aspect of the local media market is that, while most other large Canadian cities receive the major US broadcast {{networks}} through affiliates based in cities at least as large as they are (much of southern Ontario gets the [[NewYorkState Buffalo]] or [[MotorCity Detroit]] stations, [[StargateCity Vancouver]] gets the {{Seattle}} ones, etc.), the closest American cities to Montreal are [[HollywoodNewEngland Burlington, Vermont]] and [[NewYorkState Plattsburgh, New York]], whose combined metropolitan areas (city and suburbs together) are less than ''one-twelfth'' the population of the Montreal area. Consequently, these two cities both have the largest city in their broadcast areas in another country. It leads to the strange situation where American TV stations carry large amounts of advertising for foreign businesses -- a good percentage of English-language advertising for Montreal businesses aimed at Montrealers is carried on Burlington and Plattsburgh stations.

Close proximity to Quebec has another interesting effect on Vermont and far northern New York. As they sit right next to a French-speaking area that has far more people than they do (and which sends a lot of tourists their way), it is one of the few regions of the country where French, not Spanish, is the default second language. Road signage on parts of the Adirondack Northway is in English and French while I-89 in Vermont has signs with distances in kilometers, the tourist guides at Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon, the French name for it) are printed in both languages, and it's not uncommon to hear people on the street speaking in French.

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One unique aspect of the local media market is that, while most other large Canadian cities receive the major US broadcast {{networks}} through affiliates based in cities at least as large as they are (much of southern Ontario gets the [[NewYorkState Buffalo]] or [[MotorCity Detroit]] stations, [[StargateCity Vancouver]] gets the {{Seattle}} ones, etc.), the closest American cities to Montreal are [[HollywoodNewEngland Burlington, Vermont]] and [[NewYorkState Plattsburgh, New York]], whose combined metropolitan areas (city and suburbs together) are less than ''one-twelfth'' the population of the Montreal area. Consequently, these two cities stations in this media market both have the largest city in their broadcast areas in another country. It leads to the strange situation where American TV stations carry large amounts of advertising for foreign businesses -- a good percentage of English-language advertising for Montreal businesses aimed at Montrealers is carried on Burlington and Plattsburgh stations.

stations, and ads in French are not unheard of (although satellite services' carrying the main East Coast feeds out of New York City has put a dent in this in recent years).

Close proximity to Quebec has another interesting effect on Vermont and far northern New York. As they sit right next to a French-speaking area that has far more people than they do (and which sends a lot of tourists their way), it is one of the few regions of the country where French, not Spanish, is the default second language. Road signage on parts of the Adirondack Northway is in English and French while I-89 in Vermont has signs with distances in kilometers, the tourist guides at Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon, the French name for it) are printed in both languages, and it's not uncommon to hear people on the street speaking in French.
French. On the flip side, rural ''Quebecois'' respond much more politely to being addressed in English by people who pulled up in a car with green or yellow license plates than they do to Ontarians or Montreal Anglophones...
16th Jun '12 12:34:41 PM LadyMomus
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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''[=~Assassin's Creed~=]''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.

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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world. Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (Formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as {{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: {{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''[=~Assassin's Creed~=]''); ''[[VideoGame/AssassinsCreed Assassin's Creed]]''); ElectronicArts Montreal (''{{Army of Two}}''); {{Eidos}} Montreal (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and now {{THQ}}.
5th Jun '12 8:08:49 AM erforce
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* ''[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor]]''

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* ''[[TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor]]''''TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor''



* ''[[{{Highlander}} Highlander III]]''

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* ''[[{{Highlander}} Highlander III]]''''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer''
17th May '12 11:50:40 AM SingingRain
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* ''GetSmart''

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* ''GetSmart'' ''Series/GetSmart''
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