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View Poll Results: Best Canadian Skyline
Toronto 379 59.78%
Calgary 54 8.52%
Vancouver 123 19.40%
Edmonton 7 1.10%
Montreal 65 10.25%
Winnipeg 6 0.95%
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Old January 26th, 2010, 02:49 AM   #341
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Old October 26th, 2011, 06:26 AM   #342
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^ No, I've put a link to the photographer's page below the image. Yes people do ice skate and play ice hockey on Lake Ontario at winter.

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this is an awesome shot of toronto with the hockey game goin on!!!!
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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:04 AM   #343
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Coming from the UK, near London, we do not have many skyscrapers - with the exception of those in London.
There are one or two in cities like Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, but really that's it!
It would be great to have decent skylines like those of Canadian cities.

My personal faves are:

Toronto
Calgary
Vancouver

but i like smaller skylines such as:

Edmonton
Halifx
Regina

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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:34 AM   #344
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Things have changed since this old thread opened! Updated picture of Toronto; note all the cranes:

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Is it a metropolis or a rain forest?


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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:51 AM   #345
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simply awesome!
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Old August 21st, 2012, 08:28 AM   #346
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That angle is probably my favourite!!
From the Toronto Islands, yesterday:







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Old August 21st, 2012, 08:31 AM   #347
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niiiiice!!
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Old August 24th, 2012, 06:30 AM   #348
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01. Toronto
02. Vancouver
03. Montreal
04. Calgary
05. Edmonton

06. Winnipeg
07. Mississauga
08. Hamilton
09. North York
10. Halifax

11. Ottawa
12. Quebec City
13. Niagara Falls
14. London
15. Victoria

16. North Vancouver
17. Regina
18. Burnaby
19. Windsor
20. Saskatoon
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Old August 25th, 2012, 07:38 AM   #349
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I think Toronto's skyline takes first place for its sheer height and overall size. Also, Toronto has a trump card in the form of the CN Tower. Montreal and Vancouver also have very nice skylines, but just not as extensive and recognizable as Toronto's.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 08:00 AM   #350
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My personal rankings:

1. Toronto
2. Vancouver
3. Calgary
4. Montreal
5. Mississauga
6. Edmonton
7. Winnipeg
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Old August 25th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #351
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16. North Vancouver
17. Regina
18. Burnaby19. Windsor
20. Saskatoon
I'm sure you mean Metrotown in Burnaby. There are 4 separate skylines in Burnaby, of which Metrotown is by far the largest and is currently seeing the most development, the others are Brentwood, Highgate, and Lougheed. The tallest project under construction is the Sovereign, which when complete will be 155.8 m (511 ft), the 4th tallest building in British Columbia. But the taller is yet to come and its already approved. It is the 5 towers project of Station Square and the tallest one will be 55 floors and the tallest highrise outside of Vancouver.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #352
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all photos by me...


downtown vancouver





metrotown of burnaby (only part of its skyline)




coquitlam (20 min from vancouver)

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Old August 26th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #353
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Oooooooooooh! Nice shots, YF!! Well done!
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:17 PM   #354
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1 Toronto
2 Calgary
3 Vancouver
4 Montreal
5 Edmonton
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Old August 27th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #355
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #356
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Surely Torronto.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #357
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Surely Torronto.
It would likely be considered the best by many people. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th is a close call though.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #358
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Toronto is just way ahead. Calgary imo is the second best. Very compact skyline and beautiful buildings. But I wish Montreal and Vancouver would step up their game, esp the latter since density is not a problem there but height
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Old September 8th, 2012, 04:13 AM   #359
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Height is an issue in both Montreal and Vancouver. Of the two, Vancouver is more likely to relax height restrictions. That said, development seems to be ramping up in Montreal after decades of next to nothing significant (only 2 tall buildings built). Montreal looks eerily similar to how it did in 1964.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #360
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My favorite is Toronto - a dynamic city with an impressive and stunning skyline that is still developing.

Vancouver would be my second choice. The natural beauty of the setting is inseparable from the skyline - they have to be considered together. That is always an interesting question: how large a role does the natural setting play in a skyline?

I will add my personal special favorite - Halifax. I live in New England and the Maritimes are so close to us in many ways. Halifax is an under-rated city with an under-rated skyline.
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