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While on vacation in Toronto I decided to bring my Challenger for one reason: to pose it in front of the Brampton plant to (I know this may sound silly, but hey it's Allpar) celebrate where my car was made. So here it is, my car coming all the way from suburban Washington DC now cruising down Williams Parkway
http://s782.photobucket.com/user/artsybob/media/Toronto%202013/P1060347.jpg.html

Other observations i made about visiting Ontario:

1) I saw only three other Challengers in its home province: One on the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway near Kingston, one in downtown Toronto, and one on the QEW near Hamilton. Then it dawned on me that being RWD doesn't make it very suitable for Canadian winters
2) It seemed like every fifth car was a Dodge Grand Caravan. There was at least one in every parking lot we were at
3) Tim Horton's is everywhere, including one right next to my hotel and one right next to Niagara Falls, and
4) As a Washington DC area native, I was amused to see a Five Guys right there in Brampton. It's funny to see our our own homegrown restaurant chains have even infiltrated Canada
 

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pug-man said:
While on vacation in Toronto I decided to bring my Challenger for one reason: to pose it in front of the Brampton plant to (I know this may sound silly, but hey it's Allpar) celebrate where my car was made. So here it is, my car coming all the way from suburban Washington DC now cruising down Williams Parkway
http://s782.photobucket.com/user/artsybob/media/Toronto%202013/P1060347.jpg.html

Other observations i made about visiting Ontario:

1) I saw only three other Challengers in its home province: One on the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway near Kingston, one in downtown Toronto, and one on the QEW near Hamilton. Then it dawned on me that being RWD doesn't make it very suitable for Canadian winters- I don't know about Ontario, but there are lots of Challengers here in Manitoba and we get worse winters than southern Ontario......
2) It seemed like every fifth car was a Dodge Grand Caravan. There was at least one in every parking lot we were at- Absolutely.....Rams,Grand Caravans are everywhere.
3) Tim Horton's is everywhere, including one right next to my hotel and one right next to Niagara Falls- Did you stay in a hotel in Niagara Falls?
4) As a Washington DC area native, I was amused to see a Five Guys right there in Brampton. It's funny to see our our own homegrown restaurant chains have even infiltrated Canada- The first in Canada I believe opened in my city, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Nice photo op for sure. :thumbsup: Hope your vacation was fun!!!

I had lots of fun! I need to go back again since it's impossible to see everything in Toronto in just one trip. I stayed at a hotel right near Toronto Pearson Airport which was technically in Toronto but was a stone's throw from Mississauga. While up in Canada, I made it a point to try some poutine while I was up there. Glad I spent that whole day walking around downtown because who knows how much calories was in it.
 

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Dave said:
The funny thing is I was just there but due to timing missed Brampton! We spent too much time getting to Guelph to visit Wellington Motors, and my kids wanted to hit the Ontario Science Center before it closed. I wish I'd timed thi8ngs better.

Tim Horton's is everywhere. Donuts better than Dunkin' but "real foods" could use work ;)

Dang, things are expensive in Toronto. Crazy pricing except for the ferry.

I saw almost no LX cars but a lot of other Mopars and far fewer imports.

Was it just me or is every German car driver in Toronto and vicinity insane?

You're definitely right about things being expensive in Toronto! I think it was something like $96 for my dad, my brother and I to go to the top of the CN Tower. It was also $46 for the three of us to enter the Royal Ontario Museum and that was on my brother's student discount. How was the Ontario Science Center? The Royal Ontario Museum was fun; to a DC area person like me it was like all the Smithsonian museums crammed into one. Funny thing when I was up there was that I saw more Chargers and 300's on the road than Challengers. But still, nowhere near the amount of Grand Caravans, Ram pickups and Chrysler 200's I saw. The last time I saw that many Mopar cars in a parking lot was the hotel I stayed at for Carlisle. That's not surprising to hear about German car divers, they're horrible drivers here in DC.
 
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