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View Poll Results: rate Canada's capitol city
10 51 17.17%
9.5 10 3.37%
9 29 9.76%
8.5 17 5.72%
8 33 11.11%
7.5 33 11.11%
7 28 9.43%
6.5 16 5.39%
6 23 7.74%
5.5 8 2.69%
5 12 4.04%
4.5 5 1.68%
4 7 2.36%
3.5 9 3.03%
less than 3 16 5.39%
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Old August 25th, 2015, 06:56 AM   #261
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Old August 25th, 2015, 07:06 AM   #262
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Great pics on your Flickr, geniusdevil!
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Old August 26th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #263
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Ottawa is indeed very beautiful. You must visit. You'll love it.
I was 2 years ago in Ottawa for 1 day and was quite disapointed from the city and had much more expectations that what I saw at the end.
The city center can be visited in a half day, only thing remarkable are the government buildings (looking old style) with the tower reminding at Big Ben and the national museum in Gatineau (neibhbour city at Quebec side) but there is not much more to see.
The city center is very small, just some blocks, looks very artificial and exchangable and not to compare if you are coming from Montreal and visit Toronto going through Ottawa. Sorry to say this.
Interesting is the language border and that people on Ontarios side, at least the government ones, try to speak also French.
But Ottwawa as well as Gatineau, I don`t now what should be beautiful, expect the few old style built parliament buildings and their location on the water.
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Old September 1st, 2015, 08:22 PM   #264
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8.5/10 elegant Old Ottawa.
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:33 PM   #265
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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:17 PM   #266
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Old January 8th, 2017, 11:32 PM   #267
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The Parliament Building is stunning....... BUT otherwise WHAT skyline...... sorry Ottawa - your modern skyline is pretty [insert word]
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Old January 8th, 2017, 11:56 PM   #268
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Ottawa will likely never have a skyline in the traditional north American sense. There are tall towers proposed just outside the traditional core but it's too early on to imagine any cluster there.

The Parliament buildings, Supreme Court, National Gallery, Chateau Laurier, and setting are gorgeous though. I look forward to plenty of amazing 'Canada 150' photos in Ottawa this year.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 05:45 PM   #269
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Old March 25th, 2017, 08:16 AM   #270
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Beautiful city and setting 8/10
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Old July 14th, 2017, 10:55 PM   #271
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Old July 15th, 2017, 04:34 AM   #272
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7/10. Good density, needs more height and diversity.

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At the bottom left you can see the home of the Prime Minister (24 Sussex Drive) and to the right of it is the French embassy.


Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa actually has pretty solid density both in the core and surrounding neighbourhoods.
It will never have a "skyline" in the traditional sense as there is a height limit where no building can be higher than the parliamentary Peace Tower. That allows about 30 stories maximum as parliament is elevated hence the term "Parliament Hill".

I thinks that great, Ottawa should keep it's character. I lived in Ottawa and it is a beautiful city and a newer capitol but didn't {thank god} follow the non-urban city planning form of Canberra, Washington, or Brasillia.
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At the bottom left you can see the home of the Prime Minister (24 Sussex Drive) and to the right of it is the French embassy.


Ottawa, Canada
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This is a great angle and photo of Ottawa
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Ottawa actually has pretty solid density both in the core and surrounding neighbourhoods.
It will never have a "skyline" in the traditional sense as there is a height limit where no building can be higher than the parliamentary Peace Tower. That allows about 30 stories maximum as parliament is elevated hence the term "Parliament Hill".

I thinks that great, Ottawa should keep it's character. I lived in Ottawa and it is a beautiful city and a newer capitol but didn't {thank god} follow the non-urban city planning form of Canberra, Washington, or Brasillia.
Ottawa does have 3 times the population of Canberra too. Canberra is a big country town to be honest.
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I lived in Ottawa and it is a beautiful city and a newer capitol but didn't {thank god} follow the non-urban city planning form of Canberra, Washington, or Brasillia.
It's capital not capitol.
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Ottawa was together with Niagara Falls the disappointing stop during my trip through northeast US coast, Quebec, Ontario and back to US in 2013.

Except the Canadian government buildings, no attaction, nothing worth to see in Ottawa. Funny point, also for the national museum (=national institution) in Gatineau you have to pay VAT, and the high VAT is not declared if you buy something in this funny land.

Really, Canada knows to get the last money for nothing from the tourists, Niagara Falls is with their Casinos and chip attractions another good example. At least the VAT is lower in US, whereas you have to pay tons of VATs in Canada, province related and you don`t know for what.

Worth cities to see in East Canada, Quebec and Montreal, the more to going to west in direction of Toronto and Niagara Falls, less worth things to see.

Ottawa and the skyline get a 4.5.
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