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View Poll Results: I prefer..
Hamilton 61 49.59%
London 55 44.72%
Tie 4 me! 7 5.69%
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Old November 4th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #21
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Not that Hamilton's is anything special, but London does not even really have a skyline, so how is there a comparison?
London has a good skyline for its size and Hamilton does as well. Hamilton has a much more urban feel to it (very Midwestern as Lucky24 said). I think there's like 10 different urban commercial BIAs scattered throughout Hamilton. Downtown London is nice but the majority of London outside of downtown is ugly sprawl.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 01:08 AM   #22
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show this man some pictures, london does have a skyline. one really good spot to see it from is up the hill on riverside. my vote goes to london, but im biased. hamilton has the escarpment, and one tall building, well taller than londons tallest
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Old November 5th, 2005, 06:15 AM   #23
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London has a good skyline for its size and Hamilton does as well. Hamilton has a much more urban feel to it (very Midwestern as Lucky24 said).
Whoa...I'm new here, but who are you people? Hamilton "Midwestern?" Have you ever been to Battle Creek, Michigan or Elkhart, Indiana or Dayton, Ohio, etc?

Hamilton is as Northeastern as they come. Midwestern? Do you even know from Midwestern?
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Old November 5th, 2005, 08:18 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Worldwide
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show this man some pictures, london does have a skyline. one really good spot to see it from is up the hill on riverside. my vote goes to london, but im biased. hamilton has the escarpment, and one tall building, well taller than londons tallest
































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Old November 5th, 2005, 08:47 AM   #25
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I think Hamilton carries more of a northeastern feel to it as well, rather than midwestern feel. Windsor is more midwestern. You can easily compare it to cities like nearby Buffalo or Rochester, and a lot more where that came from, heck maybe even Pittsburgh or Cleveland.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 07:39 PM   #26
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I still don't think its a fair comparison. They are totally different cities.
Its like comparing Sarnia and Guelph.
Same basic size but they couldn't be more different if the tried.
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Old November 5th, 2005, 08:29 PM   #27
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^ Since the votes are so close, it's safe to say this was a fair comparison. Size is the main way to compare two cities.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #28
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I kinda like London. The residential area east of Richmond Street is quite nice. London has a very clean, very bland feel to it. In a good way, I mean.

But I still don't see how London's skyline is even in the same league as Hamilton's, much less "better." Take the 403 down the mountain and wait for Hamilton to come into view. London doesn't compare.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 06:16 AM   #29
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IMO Hamilton's skyline creams all over London. Hamilton is one of the densest cities in Canada..







not to mention Hamiltons alter skyline-ego



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Old November 6th, 2005, 07:59 AM   #30
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I definatly like London better but Hamilton has a better skyline handsdown.
I'm not totally down on Hamilton. I like the escartment and Hamilton has some nice older building. Hamilton also has a downtown and you know when you're there unlike Kitchener.
Hamilton has an umph to it that I have always liked.
Not by first choice for a city and I far prefer London but I'd live in Hamilton way before I'd live in Windsor, Kitchener, or Oshawa.
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Old November 6th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #31
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You could have mistaken that picture for some city in China showing how dense Hamilton is.
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Old November 21st, 2005, 08:41 PM   #32
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Hamilton all the way!

Look at this pic, its insane.. not just because i took it, but looking at this pic you would thinkit was a huge us manufacturing city. Houses right up to the mills its so dense.



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Old November 22nd, 2005, 05:37 AM   #33
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If you drive down on Highway 6 to Highway 403. You will notice major, I mean MAJOR clutter of highrises Downtown Hamilton along the Bay area. Really amazing view! I didn't realize that Hamilton do have their own "signature buildings" that makes the city so unique and that we cant forget what they look like. It's like a dream. LONG LIVE the CITY of HAMMMMILLLTOON!!!
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Old November 22nd, 2005, 07:00 AM   #34
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Hamilton is awesome, I just wish it wasn't trapped like Detroit in 1925 Industrial epoch.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:24 AM   #35
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One thing about London't skyline is that you rarely see picutres of the area along RichmondRow where there are quite a few office towers and many condos/apt.
Any pic of that area of London.
I wish there was a REAL aireal shot of London like there are of many cities to show the entire downtown area. It is a lot denser and more imprtessive than one might think.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 04:47 AM   #36
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Hamilton's setting alone puts it in first place.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #37
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^ on the Niagara escarpment, yeah. You can get awesome views of Hamilton's skyline from anywhere on the mountain. I love the view after you come out of a nice forested area on Highway 8 and come down the huge hill to Dundas. I've been on that road on my bicycle a couple of times in fact.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #38
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Even though I visit Hamilton far more often I still have to vote for London.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #39
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Here's some more pics of London that i've taken over the years:










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Old December 1st, 2005, 05:56 AM   #40
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Hamilton's setting alone puts it in first place.
agreed.

The escarpment provides countless vistas, views, winding roads, interesting and bizzare infrastructure, and tons of greenspace. No other city in Canada is anything like it. I can drive 20 minutes from my house and think I'm in Pennsylvania, or Northern Ontario. Most people have no clue as to how much Hamilton has to offer.
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