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Old November 17th, 2012, 03:18 AM   #1901
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doubt it, there is a height restriction because of the municipal airport is so close to the city centre.
I heard that the municipal airport is closing and the height restrictions are being lifted. Btw, Edmonton is the size of Buffalo so I wouldn't classify it as a major north American city. Same goes for Calgary and Ottawa.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 03:32 AM   #1902
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I heard that the municipal airport is closing and the height restrictions are being lifted. Btw, Edmonton is the size of Buffalo so I wouldn't classify it as a major north American city. Same goes for Calgary and Ottawa.
They have been talking it for years and nothing seems to be done but I could be wrong tho.

I thought any city with over a million people is a major city in north american standard.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #1903
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We all have our own definitions. My cut off is around 3 million, but who's counting.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #1904
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We all have our own definitions. My cut off is around 3 million, but who's counting.
In this case Vancouver isn't a major city either.

In Canada, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa and Winnipeg are "huge" metropolis to most Canadian. Even Quebec city, Hamilton, Halifax, Saskatoon and Regina are considered big while in China, any city under one million would be classified as town and village.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #1905
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In this case Vancouver isn't a major city either.
Correct. When I moved to Canada, I considered Toronto and Montreal small cities. Vancouver a large town developing into a small city. My mum thought she's qualify for isolation pay if she took a job in the Maritimes. We've since acclimatized.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #1906
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We all have our own definitions. My cut off is around 3 million, but who's counting.
I presume you are talking about Metro population, because Toronto has 2.6 million unless you count the metro, and I would have a very hard time not counting Toronto as a big city!
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #1907
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Toronto does, in many respects, still feels like a small city. However, yes, I am assuming that he meant the total metro population.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #1909
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Old November 18th, 2012, 05:36 AM   #1910
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I presume you are talking about Metro population, because Toronto has 2.6 million unless you count the metro, and I would have a very hard time not counting Toronto as a big city!
Yes metropolitan area. City populations are often very misleading as they're simply political boundaries. Toronto had below 700,000 people before amalgamation with adjacent cities in 1998.
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Vancouver itself has just over 500,000 citizens and its suburb, Surrey, is projected to surpass Vancouver to become the largest city in the metro area in the next 5 years.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #1912
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Exactly.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 07:44 AM   #1913
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Today's banner is Edmonton, from this vantage point its skyline looks short and small. Infact, Edmonton's skyline hasn't changed much in the last 20+ years.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 08:11 AM   #1914
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Old November 19th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #1915
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Those 3 floor houses in the bottom right look cute!
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When did they repaint the top of the space needle orange?
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Vegas looks great! Its about time for me to visit the SinCity again.
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