Actually, I grew up watching the same TV shows as you probably did. But, when I was growing up, there was no "Cable TV" or Satellite TV that carried dozens of TV channels like there is today. The TV service we had was by "through the air" television broadcasts that you picked up with your TV antenna, and we had 3 channels, one of which was completely in French, so we only had two channels we watched. Most of the TV shows we got were from the major US networks, so they were much the same as anyone growing up in the US would have watched. But, we never got Sesame Street.
Instead of Sesame Street, the TV shows for kids in Canada at that time were either locally produced or produced at the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) headquarters in Toronto and sent out to other Canadian cities by mail on magnetic tape. So, you had to live within 50 miles or so of a Canadian city to pick them up on your TV set:
1. Mr. Dressup - Mr. Dressup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2. The Friendly Giant - The Friendly Giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant were produced by the CBC, so you've probably never heard of them.