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01-22-2010, 11:47 PM
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Moving from Montreal to Edmonton

Hi guys,

I was wondering if you guys could tell me a bit about life in Edmonton.
I was thinking of moving there from Montreal to open a small business. I'm hoping I would have more success then I've had in Montreal.

How is life over there? Is it more expensive living in Edmonton?
What else could you tell me about Alberta and Edmonton.

Can I wear a Habs jersey on the streets? lol

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01-22-2010, 11:48 PM
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Hi guys,

I was wondering if you guys could tell me a bit about life in Edmonton.
I was thinking of moving there from Montreal to open a small business. I'm hoping I would have more success then I've had in Montreal.

How is life over there? Is it more expensive living in Edmonton?
What else could you tell me about Alberta and Edmonton.

Can I wear a Habs jersey on the streets? lol


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why in gods name would you move from montreal to edmonton..i'd try harder to make my business work in montreal..

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01-23-2010, 12:06 AM
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Unless you're selling oil, I'd stay in Montreal.

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01-23-2010, 12:07 AM
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I have found the Western Canada, in general, are very tolerent of opposing fans wearing their team's apparel. I live in Calgary, and lived in Vancouver for many years, and in both places I wear Oiler gear consistantly, and can say I've never been accosted by any local fans.

The only thing you don't do is wear your Habs jersey to an Oiler game if the Habs aren't playing. Don't be that guy, Rexall folk don't like that guy.

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01-23-2010, 12:13 AM
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Bonnie Doon, Beaumont, and St. Albert are French communities, if that is important to you. Lots of Hab fans in Edmonton, you will fit right in.

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I don't really need to be in a french community, I can manage pretty well in english. Aside from the Hockey aspect, how is life over there?

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Move out here to Vancouver. The weather is better and business is still good.

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Move out here to Vancouver. The weather is better and business is still good.

but more expensive and more corrupt

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I don't really need to be in a french community, I can manage pretty well in english. Aside from the Hockey aspect, how is life over there?
Probably the best part of the country to be in if you want economic opportunity. Lots of good paying jobs and up until about five years ago fairly cheap to live. I grew up here and moved back here from B.C. twice for that reason and I have never regretted it.

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Edmonton (and Alberta in general) is a good place to start a small business (although it depends to some degree what your business is, of course). There may be cultural implications if you're used to doing business in Quebec, so I would do my homework first but that's a given that I'm sure you're aware of.

Edmonton is a smaller, more working class city. The night life isn't as good (although it's still decent), and as we've discussed a bazillion times on these forums, the winters are probably the worst part about living in Edmonton when it's freezing and there's not much to do. But the mountains are a short drive away and can produce some excellent winter recreation. If you have the means, I've found spending a week or two each winter in a warmer climate can do wonders. Quebec isn't exactly a tropical paradise either, so I'm sure you're aware of this though I personally love summer time in Edmonton. Great weather, lots of festivals, the river valley is a great place to go for a run, etc. There's also lots of good campgrounds a short distance from the city if that's your cup of tea.

Hope that helps.


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I don't really need to be in a french community, I can manage pretty well in english. Aside from the Hockey aspect, how is life over there?
think again...you're giving up st. catherines for whyte ave..

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We don't have any good pizza places, either.

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edmonton is known for donairs, strip malls, traffic circles, potholes, industrial cargo and heinous pickup trucks...if you like any of the above you'll like it..

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We don't have any good pizza places, either.
Il Forno's wood-fired oven says hi.

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Fomosas, Tonys, Capital, Royal.

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edmonton is known for donairs, strip malls, traffic circles, potholes, industrial cargo and heinous pickup trucks...if you like any of the above you'll like it..
and don't forget plugging your car in on a regular bases

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and don't forget plugging your car in on a regular bases
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and don't forget plugging your car in on a regular bases
Ive plugged my car in five times all winter, and never into a base.

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Compared to Montreal, Edmonton is a very laid back boring but safe quiet city.

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Ive plugged my car in five times all winter, and never into a base.

A buddy of mine is moving from London to Edmonton for a job and he was asking about cars and I tried to explain that fact you need to plug your car in and the look in his face was priceless

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Never tried it, but I'm a huge fan of Montreal pizza and have never had anything in the city that comes close.

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A buddy of mine is moving from London to Edmonton for a job and he was asking about cars and I tried to explain that fact you need to plug your car in and the look in his face was priceless
Im sure the fact that he will find he can actually afford to buy his own home (that isnt row housing) will more than make up for it. Btw this isnt a bash Edmonton thread, maybe you could start one of those and post your tripe over there?

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Im sure the fact that he will find he can actually afford to buy his own home (that isnt row housing) will more than make up for it. Btw this isnt a bash Edmonton thread, maybe you could start one of those and post your tripe over there?

How is it Edmonton bashing my being amused you have to plug you car in?

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