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Google Street View Comes to Canada, Canadian iPhones

Google today flipped the switch on Google Street View for Canadians, making it available to Canadian iPhone users for the first time via the built-in Maps App. According to the CBC:

The service is now available in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax, Vancouver, Squamish, B.C., Whistler, B.C., Ottawa, Kitchener, Ont., and Waterloo, Ont.

Due to concerns brought by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, faces and license plates have been blurred out, and a method to request privacy-based image removal has been created.

So, Canadian readers, can you find your favorite local landmark on your iPhone now?

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  • It works for Vancouver!
  • Been testing it, and it works around lots of the areas where I live... it's not just the major cities listed. :D
    I looked at my house, and I notice that the pictures were taken before June last summer because I still had my N.
  • I looked at my house in Oakville and it shows the renovations I did this summer. Judging from the stage of completion, they took the pic at the end of July. I also saw the Google camera car on the highway north of St. Catherines at the beginning of September, but it looks like they don't have Streetview for that area yet.
  • Nothing for the Peg :-(
  • i wonder if apple has purchased any streetview like technology.
    they bought maps capability this summer, but without streetview they can't seamlessly replace google on the iPhone.
  • here's the workable lin to the article about apple buying mapping company placebase:
  • Great, now when will they add Ontario's most popular public transit system (TTC) to their maps!?!?!? I can't believe they still don't have ttc on the map. They have yrt and Hamilton but no ttc!?!?
  • Blame Canada! Blame Canada! They're not even a real country anyway!!!
  • Anyone noticed that "show traffic" option works now? For major streets at least.
    It never worked for me b4, I'm in Vancouver btw
  • Works here in Calgary, as well as the traffic option... Pretty cool.
  • @Joe McG Not a real country? Yeah that makes a lot of sense. Let me guess you're American? Home of the ego
  • Okay - stupid question... do I have to do something on my iPhone to enable this.
    I can't seem to make it work in Calgary.
  • @Scotty No just drop a pin anywhere and then click on the orange little man Symbol on the left of the address and you should then be in street mode.
  • Works good via browser.. Lots of errors though blurring peoples ffaces and plates..
  • Overall pretty cool! People keep coming up with ways for me to download more every month than my plan allows... Time to boost it up... again!
  • I've foolishly failed to observe the game rules. ,
  • On a technical level, I agree completely. ,