What's Different in Canada

A Beginner's Guide to the Differences Between the Two Most Similar Countries on Earth
Excellent question from the Commonwealth Games

Excellent question from the Commonwealth Games

Street Party Tomorrow

(Editor’s note: This is a shameless plug for a free renegade parade I am throwing in Toronto tomorrow. It’s going to be amazing and you should come.) 

Canadian cities all seem to have a contingent of whacky, free-spirited, “let’s throw glitter everywhere and dance” crazy kids. Tomorrow in Toronto I am throwing a renegade parade/subway party/surprise ending celebration called Castles in the Sky. The fun starts at Bloor & Spadina at 3 PM. Bring subway fare.

More info: Click here for Facebook event

Reblog if you know people in Toronto who might be down ;) 

50% of Canadians live in the red areas 

50% of Canadians live in the red areas 

Shirley Temples have Orange Juice

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The Shirley Temple is the classic virgin cocktail, most commonly enjoyed at Bar Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, and by children at wedding receptions. It is a simple drink, made with ginger ale, grenadine and a maraschino cherry. Except in Canada… where they use orange juice. What? Indeed, a Shirley Temple in Canada is 7-Up, Orange Juice, grenadine syrup, then garnished with a citrus wedge and a maraschino cherry. Other possible ingredients for this unnatural monstrosity include soda water and lemon juice. Apparently you can order these at Swiss Chalet, which also has the other best grenadine-containing drink ever, the Darth Vader. 

Which cities swear the most on Twitter. Source

Which cities swear the most on Twitter. Source

The One True Queen and the Iron Throne

The One True Queen and the Iron Throne

Amazon.ca is useless. (h/t reddit)

Amazon.ca is useless. (h/t reddit)

Elastics

What we refer to as “rubber bands” in the states are often called “elastics” or “elastic bands” in Canada. While both are technically correct (it is a band made of rubber, and it is also elastic), the Canadian way is more consistent with the bands they use to put their hair up, “hair elastics.”