2. A semi-rural place where cows literally live near the residential areas.
Generally people in Edmonton, Alberta call Calgary cow town.
Probably because Calgary seems to be more cowboy oriented and they make a huge deal out of their Rodeo!
Edmonton gal: "Ha! Cow Town!... ok lets go"
Torontonian 2: "Ugh. You want to go to Cowtown?"
Torontonian 1: "Ya man, I want to wrangle me a Cowboy"
cowtown's commonly advertise for new blood with a low population count under their town signage.