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View Poll Results: Your favorite skylines
Toronto 112 55.45%
Vancouver 65 32.18%
Calgary 60 29.70%
Montreal 44 21.78%
Mississauga 14 6.93%
Edmonton 11 5.45%
Quebec City 6 2.97%
Niagara Falls 6 2.97%
Winnipeg 6 2.97%
Halifax 6 2.97%
Ottawa 6 2.97%
London 5 2.48%
Burnaby 4 1.98%
Victoria 4 1.98%
Regina 3 1.49%
Hamilton 3 1.49%
Saskatoon 2 0.99%
Others 1 0.50%
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:11 PM   #181
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I flip flop for the second place between Vancouver and Calgary. I put Montreal at #4.
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Old December 21st, 2015, 09:12 PM   #182
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Old December 21st, 2015, 10:14 PM   #183
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I flip flop for the second place between Vancouver and Calgary. I put Montreal at #4.
The reason I give Montreal a bit of advantage over Vancouver or Calgary is that although I've not been too keen on the newer architecture built after 1970, Montreal used to be Canada's financial capital and it has some pretty amazing "skyscrapers". In 1962, just at the end of the domination of Montreal over Toronto for financial capital, a rather stunning International Style crucifix-shaped four sided office tower soared above downtown; it was completely unlike anything else in Canada at that time and is still considered by many to be the single most distinctive modern tower in Montreal over half a century later (all photos are my own):





Today, clearly Bay Street in Toronto is Canada's financial powerhouse (our version of Wall Street in New York, or The City in London), but going back further in history, St Paul Street (now called Rue St Jacques) was the country's main Central Business District. It is no longer particularly important in the financial world, but Rue St Jacques still has the most beautiful turn of the century office towers in all of Canada:













































































And last, but not least, Canada's first true "skyscraper" went up in Montreal back in 1888. Doesn't look too high by today's standards, but in
1888 it was positively "scraping the sky"!










So, although these old office tower beauties don't really stand out much in the modern skyline, I know they are there and I guess that is why
I will always have a soft spot for Montreal's skyline! Plus, I am a sentimental old goat!!
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Old December 21st, 2015, 11:07 PM   #184
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One city's loss is other city's gain. In term of business Calgary is Canada's second city now
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 01:06 AM   #185
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I wonder if that is actually true. In many financial city rankings Montreal outperforms Calgary (and even Vancouver) and has a larger global presence. Calgary has risen much in the past decade but I still think Montreal is Canada's second city.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 01:54 AM   #186
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Yeah, I'd disagree, too. Calgary has the most head offices for oil and gas companies, but I think it trails Montreal for second spot in the country.
http://www.montrealinternational.com...ater-montreal/

Personally I'd say Montreal is still considered Canada's second city in terms of size/economic/cultural/international recognition. Remember, Montreal has (all Metropolitan city figures) 4,027,100 people and is almost three times larger than Calgary, which has only 1,406,700. At 6,055,700 Toronto has the most, of course.

Calgary is perhaps the economic capital of Western Canada, though... although even that I am not sure of because of the crash in oil prices has very negatively affected the oil sector and Calgary's economy as a whole. Vancouver is certainly Western Canada's high end luxury/retail market and second only to Toronto in that respect.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 06:40 AM   #187
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 07:33 AM   #188
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this is the true skyline I'd like to see in Vancouver.
Or futuristic Vancouver in Mass Effect 3 games, the capital of United Earth.
Unfortunately, it's invaded by the alien



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Old December 22nd, 2015, 02:30 PM   #190
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 02:31 PM   #191
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 01:37 AM   #192
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 08:22 AM   #193
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Love that!
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Old December 24th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #194
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Old December 24th, 2015, 05:59 AM   #196
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Mount Baker looks so close to Vancouver in that photo but it is 70 miles away in Washington State! Must be a telephoto lens effect....
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Old December 24th, 2015, 06:34 AM   #197
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There are 5 skylines in this photo, the forefront is Vancouver, the one right behind it is Metrotown, the third one is Edmond, the forth one is New West and the furthest one is Surrey.
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the third one is Edmond
I quickly read that as "Edmonton" and thought that must be one hell of a telephoto lens!
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Old December 24th, 2015, 07:16 AM   #199
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Love Toronto's then Vancouver. Think/hope Montreal has great potential
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Old December 24th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #200
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old pic but never seen it from this angle.

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