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View Poll Results: What are your favorite Canadian skylines
Toronto 38 63.33%
Vancouver 19 31.67%
Calgary 17 28.33%
Montreal 18 30.00%
Edmonton 6 10.00%
Mississauga 5 8.33%
Halifax 4 6.67%
Winnipeg 3 5.00%
Quebec City 7 11.67%
Niagara Falls 2 3.33%
Ottawa 3 5.00%
London 2 3.33%
Hamilton 2 3.33%
Gatineu 2 3.33%
Burnaby 4 6.67%
North Vancouver 2 3.33%
Victoria 3 5.00%
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Old August 5th, 2017, 07:27 AM   #81
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Ok, its official, the second tallest building in metro Vancouver region will be in Surrey, the Surrey Education Center Tower will rise up to 625 ft, its only 20 ft shorter than Shangri La but 9 ft taller than the Trump and its not a condo or hotel.



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That's terrific news. Does Surrey have a downtown or plans to build one? Are there height limits in Surrey?
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That's terrific news. Does Surrey have a downtown or plans to build one? Are there height limits in Surrey?

https://www.google.ca/search?q=Surre...LzRK0yNK6tXsM:

This is the current skyline of Surrey downtown, the tall building under construction will become the tallest tower (over 160m) between Calgary and Burnaby once its finished but in a few years time,it will give that title to the approved Surrey Education Center which will be almost 100 feet taller.
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New Westminster, the smallest city in the metro region also has an aggressive plan to transform its current skyline into a modern one.





Two towers have been proposed to be built in its river front, one is 581 feet and the shorter one will be almost 500 ft'.
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Are there height limits in Surrey?
No, few years ago there was even a rumor to have a supertall over 1,000 ft built in Surrey city center.
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Well, that would've been exciting!
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No, few years ago there was even a rumor to have a supertall over 1,000 ft built in Surrey city center.
If Vancouver won't budge on its current regulations other cities in the Lower Mainland should take the lead. After Stantec in Edmonton goes up there will be 4 other cities in Canada with taller buildings than Vancouver.

In 6-7 years it might be Toronto, Edmonton, Quebec City, Calgary, Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Montreal, Ottawa, and then Vancouver.
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If my prediction is right, Surrey will be the center of the Lower Mainland in the future in term of the pop, land area (it already is) and the tallest buildings.
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Sorry to contradict your post but the photo above is of the Humber Bay shoreline in Toronto, not Mississauga. The photo below shows Humber Bay condos in the foreground and the Mississauga skyline in the background.


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https://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2...rio_views.html

The Lago Tower (above) which is featured in the initial Humber Bay photo was not
yet built when the Humber Bay foreground, Mississauga skyline background shot was taken.

All that said, both the Humber Bay area in Toronto and Mississauga are developing impressive skylines IMHO.
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Downtown Toronto, Thunder Bay, and Mississauga


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You can't see downtown in that picture, nor can you see Thunder Bay. Unless you mean Humber Bay?
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It makes me ponder what the western edge of downtown would be these days. The boundaries in all directions shift from time to time. Some people say that downtown's western edge is Spadina, some say Bathurst, while I'd argue that Liberty Village (depicted in that shot) could be viewed as the western edge.

From Liberty Village heading east down King West it's starting to feel very built up and connected all the way to the CBD. JuanPaulo is sort of right except for the Thunder Bay part.
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It makes me ponder what the western edge of downtown would be these days. The boundaries in all directions shift from time to time. Some people say that downtown's western edge is Spadina, some say Bathurst, while I'd argue that Liberty Village (depicted in that shot) could be viewed as the western edge.

From Liberty Village heading east down King West it's starting to feel very built up and connected all the way to the CBD. JuanPaulo is sort of right except for the Thunder Bay part.
For me, I tend to use terms like downtown and CBD in a very limited way compared to the other terms like inner city, or city center or core. In Toronto's case i'd describe the former as including no more than between Shelburne and Spadina on an east-west basis. What you describe is what I'd probably call he city centre or core, while I'd describe a good 2/3 of the former pre-merger city as being inner city.

A downtown to me has to be more than a dense residential area or trendy district, and has to be a shared areas used as much or more by visitors from outside the area as it is by local residents. Half (or more) of the people in the area during a given day would be there to access to jobs, shopping, institutions or other amenities. Places on the edge of downtown that become very dense due to their proximity to downtown would not be included until their use changes no matter how built up they look. Now this isn't on a block by block basis of course as there will always be enclaves within the larger area that are exceptions to the rule. You may have a few streets or blocks within a downtown that are mainly the domain of immediate locals, but only if they're mostly surrounded by areas that qualify rather than just adjacent to them.

Perhaps a larger area in central Toronto displays these characteristics than I realise. But that's the impression that I've gotten.
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I use the term downtown and core interchangeably. Inner city would be more expansive.

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Perhaps a larger area in central Toronto displays these characteristics than I realise. But that's the impression that I've gotten.
That's the crux of it. The city is changing so quickly that what was once definitely not downtown is starting to take on traits of the downtown. Liberty Village on the west and the East Bayfront/Distillery District on the east both seem to be evolving into extensions of the downtown. People live there, commute to work there, and tourists head there as destinations to shop/look around. What's in between them and the CBD is filling in at the same time.

It might take 10+ years for them to integrate fully but one can feel it heading that way.
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Sorry to contradict your post but the photo above is of the Humber Bay shoreline in Toronto, not Mississauga. The photo below shows Humber Bay condos in the foreground and the Mississauga skyline in the background.


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Thanks for the correction! I had thought that didn't look like Mississauga and more like western Toronto, and had scoured through the photo's Flickr page, which consistently claimed the photo was of Mississauga.
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