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Nicknames for Canadian Towns

A friend of a friend needs help with a project:

I need help from those from away. I’m researching nicknames for canadian towns (e.g. Vancouver=Vansterdam,etc.; toronto=t.dot; Winnipeg=the ‘Peg). I’ve got a pretty good list, but it has holes. Can you scan the list and fill in if you’ve lived there or have connections there?

I’ve never heard anybody call Vancouver ‘Vansterdam’ nor Toronto “t.dot”, but maybe I’m not discussing Canadian urban geography with the right people. I’ve put the list of towns that she’s still seeking nicknames for after the jump. If the list ever makes it online, I’ll reference it.

Victoria
Kitimat
Prince Rupert
Nanaimo
Red Deer
Lethbridge
Banff/Canmore
Moose Jaw
Weyburn
Lloydminster
Flin Flon
Churchill
Portage la Prairie
Brandon
Selkirk
Thunder Bay
Sudbury
Windsor
London
Niagra Falls or On the Lake
Sarnia
Montreal
Quebec C.
Trois Rivieres
Chicoutimi
Shawinigan
Sherbrooke
Drummondville
Gatineau/Hull
Labrador City
Terrebonne
Saguenay
Moncton
St. John
Fredericton
Bathurst
Edmunston
Miramichi
Truro
Yarmouth
Annapolis Royal
Sackville
Happy Valley
Churchill Falls
St. John’s
Gander
Corner Brook
Mount Pearl
Whitehorse
Dawson City
Yellowknife
Hay River
Fort Smith
Tuktuyuktuk
Inuvik
Iqaluit
Rankin Inlet
Baker Lake
Spence Bay

107 Responses to “Nicknames for Canadian Towns”

  1. Mimi

    Val d’Or (Qc) = La Vallée de l’Or (Gold Valley)
    Ottawa: O-town
    Montreal: the Metropole
    Qc: The Capital

  2. Rachelle

    Heyo, Truro is sometimes called “Little T” or “Little T-dot”. But more commonly it’s referred to as “Hubtown”.

  3. Michelle

    Hiya

    I live in Sudbury and us locals here call it sudz or the nickel city.

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