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10 signs you live in North Etobicoke

Etobicoke sometimes feels like Toronto's long lost cousin. For people who live in the north part of Etobicoke, being a bit farther away from the hustle and bustle of the city makes it feel like home.

Here are 10 signs you live in North Etobicoke.

1. You don't pronounce it Etobi-COKE

2. You have a mini panic attack when the subway announcement says "we are currently experiencing a delay eastbound..." but breathe a sigh of relief when they continue with "at Victoria Park station."

3. You go to Woodbine Mall to catch cheap movies at Rainbow Cinemas, not to shop.

4. You try to avoid the nightmare that is the Loblaws on Burnhamthorpe on Saturdays if you can.

5. You know that the LCBO at Crossroads Plaza is one of the only ones that is open until 10 pm and you know that means there's a line up out the door after 9 pm.

6. You have become so used to the sound of airplanes coming from Pearson that you don't even notice it anymore.

7. You wonder if you'll ever really have a full-fledged casino in your backyard, at Woodbine Racetrack. There has been lots of talk but no solid plans yet.

8. You think Centennial Park is a much cooler place to ski or toboggan this winter after being a Pan Am Games venue.

9. You spend way too much time waiting for the bus, specifically the 45 or 46 busses.

10. You're always wondering if you should tell someone you're from Etobicoke or Toronto.

What else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.

Photo by Mark Beauchamp in the blogTO Flickr pool.


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