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View Poll Results: Best Canadian Skyline
Toronto 379 59.78%
Calgary 54 8.52%
Vancouver 123 19.40%
Edmonton 7 1.10%
Montreal 65 10.25%
Winnipeg 6 0.95%
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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Best Canadian skyline thread

Since i knew that New-York would definitely win in the North-American best skyline. The Canadian one is way more trickier to decide, since Canada has a lot of good cities with strong skylines.
Please post your favourite city pictures ,thoughts and choice:
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 10:21 AM   #2
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Geeze 3:00 am, time to cut out the caffeine.

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Old July 24th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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Best Canadian skyline

Edmonton? Winnipeg? Really?

The best shot of the Peg I could find and it has less of a skyline then Bloor street in Toronto.
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Edmonton, impressive for it's size but if you really don't want to vote for Toronto or Vancouver (obvious hands down winners) at least choose Calgary. Same size city but a skyline that far outweighs Edmonton's.

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I can see why Montreal may get the odd vote, and why Calgary will get a hand full, but the realistic Best Canadian Skyline will go to Toronto or Vancouver for shear size scale and mass.

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Old July 25th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #4
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i definitly like these shots
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Old July 25th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #5
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I think Vancouver and Calgary have the most aesthetically pleasing skylines. They are both very neat and balanced. I like the glassiness of Vancouver because the glass makes it look like a newer, futuristic skyline.

But in terms of signature towers and scale, Toronto has to be the best skyline in Canada.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #6
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Toronto is so beautiful! I have a friend living there, in that city . . . he is not very amused about it, but he doesnt care about architecture. Anyway, it looks like a classic American city.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #7
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I took the liberty to post the major skylines of Canada so that a fair call could be made. That being said, Toronto would be first for me, followed by Vancouver and Calgary.


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I think that runs down most of them.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:09 AM   #9
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1. Toronto
2. Vancouver
3. Calgary
4. Regina
5. Mississauga
6. Montreal
7. Edmonton
8. Winnipeg
9. London
10. maybe my hometown
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:19 AM   #10
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Toronto, Calgary, and then Montreal for me.

I like Vancouver's skyline, but the numbers of glass condos that are a % of it's skyline are overkill. Commercial buildings are kinda lacking.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #11
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Rather than saying which is better than which, I'm just going to muse on the ones I like.

I've always liked Edmonton's skyline. It's quite striking when viewed from the south (Saskatchewan Drive, I think). It is nicely perched over the North Saskatchewan River. It dominates it's surroundings.

Hamilton's skyline has a similar effect, yet the opposite situation; it's tucked up against the escarpment. Driving down the escarpment on the 403, it's surprisingly dense. It looks very good from several angles.

Toronto's skyline is incredible. Not only is it dense and very tall, the CN Tower lends to it a special balance... a proportion not found in many cities (none that I can think of at the moment.... maybe Seattle). Not to mention that the skyline stretches incredibly far (depending on the angle).

There's something I like about every Canadian city, but I'm not going into too much detail.
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Wow, ive never heard of Mississauga, so im impressed by its skyline.
and not from the picture posted here, i had to search it.
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Old August 1st, 2009, 07:27 AM   #13
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It's still heavily suburban, but they're working on it. There are also some nice 'Main Street' downtowns scattered through the city.
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I disagree with people who say vancouver's skyline is the best or the second best skyline in Canada. It's such a short skyline. There's only one semi tall building... It is dense but there's way too many buildings that all look the same (Yale town, west downtown, etc).

I'm not a huge fan of Toronto's skyline either, it is the tallest but not the best shape for me.

I really like Calgary's skyline. And for a population of only 1.1 million, it's got an outstanding skyline.
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Toronto. It isn't as balanced or attractive as Montreal or Vancouver's skyline, but still comes out on top due to its scale. Once downtown Toronto fills in a great deal more, and the large swaths of unlovable blocks get redeveloped or obscured from view (the view east and north of Murano: eeekk!), Toronto's skyline will have few weak areas.

Toronto by a whisker.
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I'm in doubt between Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Toronto is the higher, but I think the CN Tower is lost there, because it's the unique really high structure in the landscape and the buildings are not as good as Calgary. It's not balanced. I don't like its shape. On the other hand, Montreal is the most elegant, but I think there don't have a impressive building that stands out in the skyline. Everything is in the same height, I think this is a negative point for Montreal. Looking to Calgary, it's impressive for its population and the buildings have really good quality. The negative point is that don't have a very high one that stands out there. Anyway, I like its shape. Vancouver has good shape, but I think it's fulled of glass residentials. Commercials are more attractive and they are lacking in Vancouver's one.

I think it goes to Calgary.
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I see that Montreal skyline is underrated almost everywhere, perhaps because almost all of the photos that shows it are from the old port area, a view that doesn't show the real density and beauty of the skyline with it mix of new an old architecture, and diversity in buildings (circular, pyramidal, traingular, etc, glass, stone, etc). Also it is very well planned and balanced. The mountain and the river helps the skyline look so wonderful, especially at night with the light reflection.

Montreal skyline is probably not the most extensive, but in my opinion it is the most elegant and the densiest behind Toronto.

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Toronto is definitely the best in terms of scale and height, so it would be my choice. But Calgary's skyline looks fantastic too.
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Don't forget scarborough Skyline!

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 12:08 AM   #20
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Toronto, easily. Followed, by Vancouver. Montreal and Calgary are a tie for me. Calgary on size, Montreal with quality buildings/historical buildings.

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