I grew up in the amazing city of Montreal. I describe it as the Brazil of North America- beautiful people, great food and an overall joie-du-vivre. While I don't recommend people visit when it's 20 below 0, the summer is always incredible. There are festivals galore- the Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs, etc. But one of the standout events I would always enjoy growing up was the Grand Prix. Cool people from around the world would flock to the city and streets would close down for non-stop partying and car racing of course.
Well, it saddens me to say that it was announced that the F1 schedule won't include any North American cities in 2009 🙁