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#1
Im moving to canada April 08, i know nothing about that country so i might need tips from canadian UG'ers. I was wondering about the minimum age to get a driver's licence, about schools there (if they're anything like in the states).
and most importantly, what's the best music store there ?
oh btw im moving to montreal in quebec.
thnx
#2
The minimum age to get a driver's license is 16. The legal drinking age is 19, but in Quebec, that's more of a suggestion. In Montreal you won't need to know French, and the locals are actually incredibly nice to english-speakers, despite what you may hear. I can't speak for the rest of Quebec though, they may be douchebags about it.

The best music store chain, at least in Ontario, is Long & McQuades.

Schools also appear very different. The American UGers here seem to be all freaked out about taking AP classes to get a higher than perfect GPA (wtf?). We don't do that. The best Canadian universities pick based on extra-curricular activities and entrance essays, more than basing it on average (as long as you meet the cutoff). I'm pretty sure the only way to get into a good American university from a Canadian high school is through sports scholarships, although I didn't apply in the US so I can't say for sure.
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#3
i go to a french school here, so french wont be a problem i know it perfectly.. but if i consider making a band, is there people that are into rock music and not that rap and hip hop bullshit ?
#4
Quote by Darkshade666
Im moving to canada April 08, i know nothing about that country so i might need tips from canadian UG'ers. I was wondering about the minimum age to get a driver's licence, about schools there (if they're anything like in the states).
and most importantly, what's the best music store there ?
oh btw im moving to montreal in quebec.
thnx

I don't know if you know this, but you might want to learn French, as well.

Edit: NVM.
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#5
Its just like the states but less coloured people and more marijuana friendly and everyone is not a dick and theres alot less people.
#6
Are you kidding? The Montreal music scene is easily one of the best in the WORLD!

YOU may not be cool enough to roll with it.
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#7
I've been to Canada once. Making me an expert Just smile politely, say "Eh?", and don't let them know you are from America
#8
Quote by MarkPlaysStuff
Are you kidding? The Montreal music scene is easily one of the best in the WORLD!

YOU may not be cool enough to roll with it.

lol i had no idea u shudnt have said that 2nd sentence... anyway how long does it take to go from ontario to montreal ?
#9
The Toronto and Montreal music scenes are some of the best in the world.
It's good that you know french, it'll be really handy.

Drivers' liscence is at 16, and drinking is 19, but as the other guy said, it's only more of a suggestion, everyone does it anyway.

People are generally nicer, and our money is more colourful. >D

Edit: Ontario is huge province, so it really depends on where you want to /go/ in Ontario from Montreal.
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#10
there will probably be a bit of a change in the way people act, but that's to be expected when your moving from one place to another. It gets cold up here dude!
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#12
Toronto to Montreal is a pretty long drive ... like 4-5 hours I think? You can take one highway the entire way though ... and we have no tolls! And lower gas prices than Americans (I think??) !!
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#13
Quote by Darkshade666
most canadians here are from ontario right ?



Not really... Well, the concentration is in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

But I guess most of us are from Ontario, yeah...
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Quote by MarkPlaysStuff
Toronto to Montreal is a pretty long drive ... like 4-5 hours I think? You can take one highway the entire way though ... and we have no tolls! And lower gas prices than Americans (I think??) !!

Some highways, like the 407, do have tolls.
#16
Quote by Darkshade666
oh about schools there, i've never been to a public one, how're they like ?



Public schools, or at least the one I go to (Weston, braaaaaaaaap), is filled with annoying gangsters, nerds, and stoners.

Normal high school, really.
Teachers, of course, are crappy,
Students, as per usual, are horrendous,
And administrators don't give a shit about what you're doing.

It's awesome.
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#18
I've never been to a non Canadian public school so i wouldn't know how to compare it but it's probably the same as any other public school, in all of mine we had to (and still have to but im taking co-op now and have to leave soon anyways...) stand for the national anthem which is short and easy to learn
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#19
Oh man we used to have to sing that weak ass half-english half-french national anthem. I can't even remember the french lyrics. I definitely know the American national anthem better than the French version of the Canadian.
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#22
oh i forgot an important question.. i get a driver's licence at 16, but plz dont tell me i cant drive unless im supervised by an older person or whatever
#23
Quote by Darkshade666
read sig

Am I missing something or does your sig not say where you currently live... unless, of course, the U.S. created a new state called "Lebanese" while I was asleep last night.
#24
You have to wait 8 months, then take a driving test (the one @ 16 is just a written test) before you can drive alone.
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#25
Montreal looks a lot like old Europe. I have to say from experience that the people of Quebec aren't as friendly as the people from the praries.

The drinking age is different for all the provinces. In Manitoba it's 18. The driving is also graduated licencing. You get your beginers at 15 and a half then you wait 9 months then go for your road test. I don't know if this is the same across the board but that's what it is in Manitoba.

Montreal is not that far from Toronto. I mean it's far but if there was a sweet concert in Toronto (all the good band go to Toronto) you could drive or take a bus and it wouldn't be that expensive.
#26
Just an FYI, Quebec's drinking age is 18.

And Montreal is arguably the nicest place in the country

And the best music store (at least instrument wise) would be Steve's (there's no Long and McQuade) If you're looking for a record/CD store, Ill ask my friend and get back to you
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Am I missing something or does your sig not say where you currently live... unless, of course, the U.S. created a new state called "Lebanese" while I was asleep last night.


He never actually said he was from the US... he asked if our schools were like the US. I'm gonna assume he's from Lebanon.

Montreal > Toronto, that's for damn sure.
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#28
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read sig

sorry....your asking if our schools were anyhting like american ones gave me the impression that you were american.
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#30
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He never actually said he was from the US... he asked if our schools were like the US. I'm gonna assume he's from Lebanon.

Montreal > Toronto, that's for damn sure.


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#32
Quote by MarkPlaysStuff
The minimum age to get a driver's license is 16. The legal drinking age is 19, but in Quebec, that's more of a suggestion. In Montreal you won't need to know French, and the locals are actually incredibly nice to english-speakers, despite what you may hear. I can't speak for the rest of Quebec though, they may be douchebags about it.

The best music store chain, at least in Ontario, is Long & McQuades.

Schools also appear very different. The American UGers here seem to be all freaked out about taking AP classes to get a higher than perfect GPA (wtf?). We don't do that. The best Canadian universities pick based on extra-curricular activities and entrance essays, more than basing it on average (as long as you meet the cutoff). I'm pretty sure the only way to get into a good American university from a Canadian high school is through sports scholarships, although I didn't apply in the US so I can't say for sure.



long & McQuades FTW
#33
Montreal, Toronto, and London seem to have a shat load of concerts... so you lucked out there. Montreal has a lot of English, so dont worry about that. All of the CDs are horribly overpriced, unless you find a good sale, or a good used shop. There are very few major instrument stores... I dont know of any in Montreal.

Our money makes things so much easier... I hate dealing with money thats all the same colour... Colour-coated goodness. plus there's always a little poem or speech on the back sides.
#34
I dont see how you guys can say that people in quebec are nice. Total douches compared to everyone else. Come to the prairies and you will see. Ive lived everywhere in canada and this is the place to be.
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#35
Make sure you know what hockey is. And the Canadiens. And buy some skates if you don't have some.

The music everywhere in Canada is awesome, so you won't have to worry about that.

EDIT: I'm not sure about this, but is smoking legal at all ages in Quebec? When I was in Montreal, I saw some kids, maybe 13 or 14, smoking in public, and no one had a problem with it!
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#36
Isn't the United States literally the only country in the world without coloured money? If the guy is from Lebanon, he's seen pretty colours on his money before
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#37
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long & McQuades FTW


Steve's > Long & McQuade
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#38
Quote by Darkshade666
Im moving to canada April 08


My condonences.

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#39
Quote by Darkshade666
Im moving to canada April 08, i know nothing about that country so i might need tips from canadian UG'ers. I was wondering about the minimum age to get a driver's licence, about schools there (if they're anything like in the states).
and most importantly, what's the best music store there ?
oh btw im moving to montreal in quebec.
thnx


Stores are basically the same as in the States. For instruments, Long & Mcquade replaces Guitar Center though. Driver's license is 16, drinking age in Quebec is 18, schools are basically the same but the quality of the education is better and there is no GPA or or standardized tests or anything. Its cold in the winter.
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I dont see how you guys can say that people in quebec are nice. Total douches compared to everyone else. Come to the prairies and you will see. Ive lived everywhere in canada and this is the place to be.


Dude, you live in ****ing Manitoba. Could you be any more ironic?
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#40
haha.

my last name is Monrreal.

People think i'm canadian because of that.

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