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Old April 28th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #81
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Old April 29th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #82
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Photo #47 - Canadian International Air Show


The Canadian International Air Show is held every summer at the end of the Canadian National Exhibition (see photos #22 and #23). Started in 1949, a series of aircraft from Canada, the U.S. and other countries around the world participate. The aircraft pictured here are 9 of the Snowbirds, which are military aerobatics planes that usually conclude the show.



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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #83
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thanks, i didn't know scotiabank was a concrete tower...i had always assumed it was steel because it looks posh enough. you learn something new everyday!
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Old April 30th, 2008, 06:16 AM   #84
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Keep the pictures coming, I am enjoying them.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #85
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Photo #48 - Concord CityPlace


Cityplace is a 20 tower residential complex under construction near the lakeshore and south of the railway. Developed by Concord Adex and at 44 acres, it is the largest residential project ever undertaken in the city. 13 buildings have been fully completed today, with 7 more on the way. The final and tallest tower, Signature, is due for completion in 2011. The following picture was taken last May, so two more towers (Montage and Neo) have topped out since then. Please refer to the CityPlace thread in the Highrises section for full information: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=283836

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Old May 2nd, 2008, 12:46 AM   #87
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Photo #49 - Ontario Place


Ontario Place is a multi use entertainment complex and seasonal amusement park that opened in 1971. The complex sits on three artificially created islands with attractions spreading across all. The attractions mainly consist of family based activities (basketball courts, paddleboats, Wilderness Adventure ride, Megamaze, SoakCity) while there are other restaurants, marinas etc. The Cinesphere is an 800 seat IMAX theatre in the shape of a sphere which sits in the water (pictured here). The Molson Amphitheatre is another popular attraction, which acts as a concert venue. The capacity of the amphitheatre is about 16,000. Ontario Place also holds the Chinese Lantern Festival in autumn, which I will talk about tomorrow.



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Old May 2nd, 2008, 11:18 PM   #88
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Photo #50 - Chinese Lantern Festival


The Chinese Lantern Festival is held at Ontario Place and was started in fall 2006. Chinese craftsmen design these art pieces which are located throughout the park. Performing groups from China, a Chinese marketplace, and Chinese based IMAX movies are all some of the features. The festival will return again this year, due to its extreme popularity.


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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:32 PM   #89
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Photo #51 - Eaton Centre

The Eaton Centre is a large shopping mall downtown which was named after the now non existent Eaton's department store. It is the largest shopping mall in Eastern Canada and the third largest in Canada. As one of North America's first downtown malls opened in 1977, it became a huge success. The mall contains a total of 330 stores with an office component of three highrise towers. It remains to be one of Toronto's most popular destinations.


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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #90
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The Chinese Lantern festival is absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend it to anyone in town in the late summer.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #91
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Photo #52 - View Looking North from TD

This is the view from the 54th floor of the TD Centre. This shot is looking north toward City Hall (see photo #8) and Yorkville (see photo #19). The photo was taken last May during Doors Open Toronto.


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Old May 5th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #92
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Toronto is beautiful!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #93
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Photo #53 - TD Centre

The TD Centre is a large cluster of skyscrapers downtown. It is home to the Toronto Dominion bank and 21,000 people work in the complex. The complex consists of 6 towers covered in bronze tinted glass and black steel. A courtyard sits in the middle of the towers, the location of this photo. Mies van der Rohe designed the complex which was built in 1969. The tallest building to the right is 56 floors (223 metres) and was the first out of the 6 towers to be built. The last building was built in 1991 and is inspired by Mies' other towers in the complex. Although the shape of the towers are simple, they are quite iconic in Toronto.

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Photo #54 - St. Michael's Cathedral

St. Michael's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral and one of the oldest churches in the city. It was built by William Thomas in 1848 and was financed mainly by Irish immigrants. On May 8, 1845, Bishop Power laid the cathedral's cornerstone, and dedicated his cathedral and city to St. Michael. In the cornerstone, some fragments of a stone pillar of the old Norman York Minster Cathedral in England and some small pieces of the oak roof of that same cathedral were sealed. St. Michael's is a 19th century interpretation of the Minster's 14th century English Gothic style. The cathedral is served by the world-famous St. Michael's Choir School, located next-door. Choirs from the school sing every Saturday and Sunday during the school year.


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Photo #55 - St. Michael's Cathedral

This is from inside St. Michael's Cathedral.


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Photo #56 - Toronto in the Winter

Shot from Humber Bay Park in January 2007.


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Photo #57 - Another view from TD

Another view again, looking north towards Yonge and Bloor.


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Photo #58 - CN Tower

The CN Tower peeking through the buildings from the TD courtyard.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #99
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St. Michael's Cathedral is nice. I got a chance to listen to the choir when I was up there last year. I took a couple pictures of the cathedral and they happened to be having a Vesper service, so I sat and listened for a while.
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great pics as always, thanks!

trivia: the TD Centre is where that dude famously plunged to his death while demonstrating the strength of his office windows to a bunch of students.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/window.asp
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