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.
Portage la Prairie
Niagra Falls or On the Lake