Another yank butting in... I'm surprised about some of the comments about bad children's tv. I used to watch Today's Special and You Can't do that on Television on Nickelodeon with my older sister when we were kids. She also used to watch the original Degrassi. It came on our local public television station (paid for by our tax dollars - I think a Boston Station was the major contributor and other markets could also buy in to air the episodes). I was probably too young to be watching it, but I still remember Joey Jeremiah, Snake, Wheels, Spike, Lucy, Mr. Raditch and the whole gang. I thought the final episode where Lucy went blind was kind of dumb, but the series was way better than our Saved by the Bell and old Saturday morning cartoons. I've seen the new Degrassi series and I don't think it can even compete. We used to think that Canada was such a cool place because of their tv shows. I also used to watch a show called "Ready or Not" about two young girls who were best friends. One's parents got divorced and the other was from a large Italian family. I loved that show.
My family has traveled there several times, mostly around Ontario and Montreal. I had never heard of an underground shopping mall until I went to Canada.