After doing a bunch of research and contacting the various companies about shipping options, etc., I have determined that I can get the following in my "comfortable" price range:
HSU VTF-2 MK3
Outlaw LFM-1 Plus
Elemental Designs A3-300 or A5s-300
For kicks I'll also add Paradigm DSP-3200 to the list.
I'm leaving Epik Legend off for now, because I can get it in the price range, but Epik indicates it will void the warranty if it's brought to Canada.
Interestingly, the SVS would actually end up being the most expensive, even though I can get it through a Canadian distributor.
That aside, I am trying to determine which of these would win out on overall performance.
My room is a basement room approx. 22 x 19 x 7.5. TV is on the longer wall, which also has a pass through to another room, but we might put a door here. There is also an opening to the stairwell to the upstairs.
Room is not dedicated HT. It will be a living/family/TV room. General TV/sports viewing will likely be 60%, movies 30% and other 10% - not much 2 channel. I don't need the deepest bass response in the world - I want something that will give me the best rounded performance for my usage, but not be able to dig a little when I watch Transformers, etc.
Let the debate begin!