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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1
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Canada's most unloved and least known big city

What city do you think this is?

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Old September 28th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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wow! great tons of photos.
as I was scrolling down, I was thinking of Hamilton until I saw a photo of Hamilton Port Authority.
great job though.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #3
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It's not a city, it's a suburb of Toronto

great pics though
Another nice canadian city on the lake.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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Old September 29th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #5
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Lots of those houses look so British, especially the brick ones in the 9th photo
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Old September 29th, 2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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It's not a city, it's a suburb of Toronto.
Um, no! Hamilton has always been a separate independent city and doesn't owe its existence to Toronto. Historically, its been one of Canada's manufacturing dynamos and wealthier than Toronto. The decline of steel and manufacturing has devastated Hamilton, but its relative weakness doesn't make it a suburb of any city.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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Great presentation, real and authentic.

This city comes across as 'the Detroit of Canada', both cities having faced the decline of manufacturing.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:30 PM   #8
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Great, very nice photos from Hamilton
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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Graet pictures!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #10
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Um, no! Hamilton has always been a separate independent city and doesn't owe its existence to Toronto. Historically, its been one of Canada's manufacturing dynamos and wealthier than Toronto. The decline of steel and manufacturing has devastated Hamilton, but its relative weakness doesn't make it a suburb of any city.
It was a joke!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #11
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Well, Greater Toronto and Hamilton are already one contiguous urban area. It's a fact, no matter how much one may dislike it.

It's like Dallas and Fort Worth that have historically been distinct cities and developed independent of each other. Now they are considered one metropolitan area / metroplex.
In the case of Toronto and Hamilton, they are not just one metropolitan area; they are contiguous!

Really beautiful pictures of Hamilton in this thread; thanks Flar!

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Old September 30th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #12
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Old September 30th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #13
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Wow so many photos.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #14
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Old September 30th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #15
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impressive photos and architecture!
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Old September 30th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #16
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Looking at those pictures, it's more US-like than I thought - which is not a good thing. What made the OP say it's Canada's most unloved? Is it because there's a hate towards the city or is it because it gives of an aura of a declining/ rust-belt kind of city?
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Old September 30th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #17
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Old September 30th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #18
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Very atmospheric thread
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Old October 1st, 2012, 01:43 AM   #19
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Looking at those pictures, it's more US-like than I thought - which is not a good thing. What made the OP say it's Canada's most unloved? Is it because there's a hate towards the city or is it because it gives of an aura of a declining/ rust-belt kind of city?
Probably because it's an old industrial city, known as Canada's 'steel-town.' It's definitely not known for its beauty or tourist appeal. I don't know if it's hated (I doubt it), but it's certainly not loved or anything. The view of the waterfront when driving in on the bridge from Toronto is probably the most disgusting thing you can imagine. Very industrial and smelly, so it certainly doesn't make a good first impression (from that side).
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Old October 1st, 2012, 02:10 AM   #20
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It's not a city, it's a suburb of Toronto

great pics though
Another nice canadian city on the lake.
suburb or not, Hamilton is a city. I wouldn't even call it a suburb though
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