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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 January 15th, 2016, 07:27 PM   #261
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Old January 15th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #262
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Old January 15th, 2016, 09:09 PM   #263
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Old January 16th, 2016, 11:04 PM   #264
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Old January 17th, 2016, 02:18 AM   #265
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Old January 17th, 2016, 03:57 AM   #266
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Ottawa really is a pretty city!
We have a beautiful capital for sure. I'm impressed by it every time I visit.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 02:51 AM   #268
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Old January 19th, 2016, 03:18 AM   #269
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Old January 19th, 2016, 04:29 AM   #270
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But, most major cities of the world have a central train station, and tracks always go along with them!
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Old January 19th, 2016, 04:31 AM   #271
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A gash? I like watching the trains come and go. With the island airport and ferries, the waterfront area has lots of modes of transportation happening.
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Old January 19th, 2016, 06:45 PM   #272
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Toronto will always get criticized for the Gardiner and rail tracks till it becomes less of a physical and visual barrier. It's true that all major cities have these key pieces of infrastructure but they're less noticeable in other cities. We have both a major rail corridor and a major highway side by side which makes things doubly problematic. We've also only recently started to mitigate their impact. Other cities are much further ahead (Boston, Melbourne) or their downtowns are so big that you don't notice them right away (Manhattan, London, Paris). One should note that even in Manhattan the rail corridors are being addressed: Hudson Yards, the High Line, etc.

A tunnel for the Gardiner (highway) looks like it is just not in the cards so we'll have to hope that the boulevard design isn't more than 3 lanes in each direction. If it is we'll have accomplished little. We'll have replaced one barrier with another.

The rail tracks aren't going to be buried any time soon either so we'll have to hope that the mass of construction abutting the tracks, rail decking, and strengthening north-south car/pedestrian access will lessen its impact to an acceptable level. The criticism levelled against Toronto is warranted imo. The important part is that we acknowledge that it is a problem and that we take steps to fix it.... which we are.
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I agreed with JuanPaulo, it just looks cold and uninviting.

If Toronto isn't willing/can't afford to bury the tracks like the Gardiner highway, maybe beautifying them is more cost effective? Like grass rail tracks from Fort York to the Distillery district?



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Old January 20th, 2016, 03:00 AM   #274
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Get rid of the Gardiner, please!, but leave the trains!
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Old January 20th, 2016, 10:16 AM   #275
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Old January 20th, 2016, 02:06 PM   #276
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Canadian skylines are amazing. Can give alot more positive adjectives but I assume you get my point.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 03:15 PM   #277
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Canadian skylines are amazing. Can give alot more positive adjectives but I assume you get my point.
Thanks, cousin! Australian skylines are awesome, especially Melbourne!

Melbourne & Toronto = Awesome skylines!
Sydney & Montreal = party, anyone?
Brisbane & Vancouver = surfing or snowboarding?
Perth & Calgary = iron ore or oil?
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Old January 20th, 2016, 03:55 PM   #278
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Canada has such great skylines! I specially love those of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Ottawa is very impressive too, so beautiful.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #279
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Canada has such great skylines! I specially love those of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Ottawa is very impressive too, so beautiful.
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Old January 20th, 2016, 04:48 PM   #280
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