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View Poll Results: How do you rank Mississauga's skyline?
10 26 8.28%
9.5 13 4.14%
9 21 6.69%
8.5 20 6.37%
8 41 13.06%
7.5 26 8.28%
7 41 13.06%
6.5 21 6.69%
6 30 9.55%
5.5 11 3.50%
5 14 4.46%
4 15 4.78%
3 11 3.50%
2 7 2.23%
1 17 5.41%
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Old November 21st, 2004, 07:26 PM   #1
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Mississauga - Canada

Well, here is Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with a population of over 600,000, is a suburban city in Metro Toronto on the west side. It's pretty much just a typical LARGE SPRAWLSVILLE of a suburban city that is growing at a rapid pace. The skyline of Mississauga is VERY SPREAD OUT, so in some of these shots, you may only see a partial view of Mississauga's entire skyline.





Pretty much what typical suburban Toronto/Brampton/Mississauga/Markham looks like, God awful SPRAWLSVILLES! I haven't seen this kind of sprawl since Kitchener/Waterloo!






Now, I think Mississauga has some of the finest buildings around for its skyline, however, a lot of them are apartment/condo complexes, but some them look very impressive, and architectually neat, and the skyline as I said is spread out, so I am going to give Mississauga a 7.5/10.
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Old November 21st, 2004, 07:44 PM   #2
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I hate suburban sprawl!
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Old November 21st, 2004, 07:54 PM   #3
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This is one giant ass road




Anyway overall i give 7/10
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Old November 21st, 2004, 08:30 PM   #4
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6.5/10

Some nice buildings, but I don't like the sprawl.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:26 AM   #5
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Quote:
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This is one giant ass road




Anyway overall i give 7/10
Ah yes, that would be Hurontario St, which is basically Brampton and Mississauga's MAIN major north/south road which was also Highway 10 at one time. You can see a Wal-Mart to your right in that picture, and that is part of the infamous Square One Shopping Centre.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 02:58 AM   #6
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For a surburb miss. is pretty dense and getting denser all the time. i was amazed by the amount of condo's when i was there for the second time in august.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 05:44 AM   #7
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I personally don't really like Mississauga's skyline, reminds me too much of STC. However, it's improving a lot, & once it starts to lessen car dependence & liven the streetscape, it will be another bustling city centre in GTA.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 06:03 AM   #8
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wow, looks pretty decent for a suburb... looks like they're at least trying to densify. I've lived in Toronto for quite a few years now and have never even been there.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 05:01 PM   #9
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Toronto is a fantastic city. However, suburb or not, that "skyline" looks crap. It's not a skyline, its a collection of ugly low rise condos, surrounding area is barren and bleak.

The only picture that does it an ounce of justice is the last one with the "big ass road". It looks ok from there. The rest of the pictures are in my mind horrific examples of the area, especially this one:
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1/10

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Old November 22nd, 2004, 06:56 PM   #10
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ummmm....we're rating the skyline though, what does that have do to with the rest of city.
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Old November 22nd, 2004, 08:55 PM   #11
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Sorry I didnt make my last comment clear. The point I was trying to make was that the picture I highlighted does not show a skyline, so why post it? There is no skyline to rate (in general, and that picture was the most extreme case of lack of skyline), if you see what I mean, unless you call 2 story houses a skyline.

And its not just how tall the bulidings are that makes a good skyline, the surroundings also enhance the overall look of the skyline itself. I was pointing out that barren landscapes and big carparks are not pleasent surroundings.

However this is just my opinion, feel free to completely ignore it if it seems unreasonable.
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Old November 24th, 2004, 03:12 AM   #12
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Not bad .. with some nice buildings in the city

7/10
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Old November 26th, 2004, 05:28 AM   #13
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None of the old Toronto suburbs have downtowns or skylines. I'm including North York, Mississauga, Scarborough and Etobicoke. Metro Toronto just has a lot of condominiums spread out all over the metro area and quite a lot of low rise office buildings. There are a few exceptions, but Miss. is not one of them. The Miss. near the lake is very industrial and old looking if I remember correctly. So based on the fact that I really don't see a downtown except around a mall, I gave it a 4/10.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 07:24 AM   #14
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I hate suburban sprawl!
Who doesn't?

Nick, as you get closer to the lake, it is a LOT more older-looking and more of industrial area-like places not only from Mississauga, but Etobicoke as well. Around there was developed first (403 and QEW areas), until it spread up north to the 401 and is a pure 100% suburban feel to the entire place, not to mention to most snotty people and frustrated suburbanites and the finest collection of big box crap per capita I would say of any city in Ontario or even Canada.

Well, one reason I posted Mississauga as a skyline is because in another topic in the Canada section, they were posting rate Canada's top ten city skylines, and a lot of people were debating whether or not to include Mississauga separately from Toronto, although most of the time when they say cities, they mean METRO AREAS/CITIES, which it seems to be, so those guys mainly decided to include Mississauga on their top ten list, and I figured since Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver (I think) is on here, why not Mississauga, and give Metro Toronto's cities a shot at it.

There is NO sense of URBANITY within too many of Metro Toronto's communities, unless you count maybe Oakville, Orangeville, or Newmarket, all three of those cities/towns have an actual historic-like downtown, making it feel like a real city/town, but Orangeville is way over in the Northwest end of Metro Toronto and barely within that area, Newmarket is 40 km North of Downtown Toronto and Oakville. Those are the only three towns/cities that have more urban-like downtown, and feel more like true towns/cities separated from Toronto (but still in the metro area), but their populations are 23,000 (Orangeville), 70,000+ (Newmarket), and 100,000+ Oakville.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 08:16 AM   #15
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Chatswood in Sydney makes Mississauga look third world.

The only pic thats does any justice is the pic as many mention of Hurontario Steet - the rest is bleak and barren and looks like a horrible place to be. Sydney has several suburban skylines that would rate above it, esp with respect to height and appeal. They should try densifying it a big more and get rid of those rundown pockets of land. I have to say your roads look great though, Canada really does well with freeway and road infrastructure.

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Old November 26th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #16
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its not like its the only suburb...if you dont like the ways looks, you can always go somewhere else. And lets not forget Toronto along with its suburbs have like 2000 highrises, so there is plenty of seperate skylines to go around.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 08:21 PM   #17
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Chatswood in Sydney makes Mississauga look third world.

The only pic thats does any justice is the pic as many mention of Hurontario Steet - the rest is bleak and barren and looks like a horrible place to be. Sydney has several suburban skylines that would rate above it, esp with respect to height and appeal. They should try densifying it a big more and get rid of those rundown pockets of land.
I'm just saying that Mississauga is not a great skyline city, but after looking at Burnaby, BC, it beats it hands down. I couldn't even find many highrises in the Burnaby part of Metro Vancouver.

Regarding Chatswood making Mississauga look thirld world, that is insane. We're just saying that it doesn't have a great downtown, but otherwise, metro Toronto is one of the most modern and livable cities in North America. Metro Toronto also does a good job with density.

I personally don't know why you have to live so scrunched up together when you are in the second largest country on the planet, but Canadians seem to like to do it.
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Old November 27th, 2004, 10:02 AM   #18
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Yeah 3rd world was a bit low! I just was refering to the degradation around the freeway and that vacant space. I think it looks a little desolate to me, lacking in vegetation and a little bland.

I guess Australia is one of the most urbanised populations in the world - it costs too much for us to spread out... not enough people, hense taxes and money to fund massive freeways and transport all over the nation. POV I know but its the truth.

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Old November 27th, 2004, 05:16 PM   #19
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that Chatswood place doesnt look like a suburb, it's a little close to downtown Sydney to be suburb, kind of like Toronto's North York...Mississauga is pretty far from downtown toronto


Scroll right, thats North York
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Old November 27th, 2004, 10:45 PM   #20
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Not bad!

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