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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 September 9th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #361
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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.
So the debate is still ongoing whether to increase the height restriction? Are the chances good?
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Old September 9th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #362
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In Montreal the chances are next to zero that height restrictions will be relaxed. They seem content with becoming a mid-rise city with a bigger downtown footprint.

Vancouver would like to follow in that path, but they don't have much choice other than to go drastically taller. There are few sizable lots left in the downtown. They'll either have to significantly relax height restrictions, start building outside the core, or see growth go to other cities.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #363
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Vancouver would like to follow in that path, but they don't have much choice other than to go drastically taller. There are few sizable lots left in the downtown. They'll either have to significantly relax height restrictions, start building outside the core, or see growth go to other cities.
Thats exactly whats going to happen in metro Vancouver, there's a proposal of building a tallest tower in BC with 70 stories in Burnaby that has already a few 45-55 stories highrises under construction currently.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #364
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That''s good to hear. 70 storeys, I'm assuming residential, would translate to about 230m-240m. Perhaps, we'll eventually see tall buildings in downtown Vancouver. The current height restrictions make little sense to me. A 150m building or a 350m building doesn't make much difference as far as views of the mountains. Both are going to block the view if you're on the street. Besides, does Vancouver want to be a viewing platform for mountains or a properly functioning city.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 06:51 AM   #366
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I like the variety of buildings and the layout. I didn't realize Calgary was so impressive.
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Old September 11th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #367
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It's doubly impressive when one consider that metropolitan Calgary is the size of Hartford, Connecticut. It's gone from open prairie 100 years ago, to this:


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Calgary's skyline is the 2nd best in Canada after Toronto.



Vancouver for now is still the number 1 in BC but will soon be replaced by its smaller neighbour, Burnaby.

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Old September 11th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #369
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I made a video about the world's best skylines. Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ymgQFPmro&feature=plcp

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Old September 11th, 2012, 08:20 PM   #370
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You're in the wrong thread.
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This is a thread about Canadian skylines, and your video appears to be about American and Chinese skylines. I do hope you will not use your new profile here to spam advertise your Youtube video.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #372
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An old one, but shows the depth of the skyline. This will bulk up considerably over the next 3-4 years, especially Yorkville. The Four Seasons U/C in this photo (centre left) might only be the 4th tallest in Yorkville in a few years. One Bloor, Holt Renfrew, and 37 Yorkville will all be taller.

AURA, U Condos, 460 Yonge, and 501 Yonge will bulk up the middle between Yorkville and the CBD.


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Old September 13th, 2012, 02:23 AM   #373
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1) Toronto
2) Calgary
2) Montreal
4) Vancouver
5) Edmonton
5) Halifax
7) Quebec City
8) Mississauga
9) Winnipeg
10) Ottawa

Honourable Mention: North York.

Yes, the skyline ranking is not entirely based on size; that is simply one aspect. Other aspects are aesthetic including the style/quality of the buildings, and the arrangement. I tend to have a preference for skylines with a wide variety of styles, shapes, materials, etc.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #374
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I really like the picture with the orange moon! Skyscrapers are so beautiful ... Thanks for the pics!
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Old February 8th, 2013, 02:59 AM   #375
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1)Toronto
2)Montreal
3)Calgary or Vancouver
4)Calgary or Vancouver
5)Mississauga

Mississauga's skyline is slowly starting to rank its self higher and higher with all their new cool looking high rises
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Old February 8th, 2013, 03:13 AM   #376
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I can never decide between Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. You could make an argument of Mississauga in 5th, but I'd go with Edmonton.

01. Toronto
02. Montreal
03. Calgary
04. Vancouver
05. Edmonton

06. Mississauga
07. Winnipeg
08. Halifax
09. Quebec City
10. Niagara Falls
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Old February 8th, 2013, 04:59 AM   #377
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Canadian skylines aren't too bad. Though I have to say every skyline from Edmonton down IMO is just so-so.

1. Toronto
2. Calgary
3. Vancouver
4. Montreal
5. Edmonton
6. Quebec City
7. Mississauga

I do like how Toronto's skyline intrudes inland into North York. I hope there are more developments in that area in the future.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:28 PM   #378
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1. Toronto (no doubt)
2. Calgary

I'm not sure about Vancouver, I've only been in the airport..
Will be there in the summer. I can see for myself if it's better than Calgary.


** I really don't like Edmonton's skyline....
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I can never decide between Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. You could make an argument of Mississauga in 5th, but I'd go with Edmonton.
Calgary and Montreal is tough to decide, since Calgary is quite consistent, while Montreal can look either amazing or quite "blah" depending on the angle of the picture.

Vancouver on the other hand has really slipped (in a relative sense) in my personal ranking during its recent boom. Before the boom, there was both the office side facing Coal Harbour, and the residential side facing False Creek. But now the office side has been largely smothered by repetitive and bland condos, which for me has completed canceled out the positive effect of the increased height.

And 90% of the new additions (visible from any angle) have been blue glass. It's just too homogeneous now. It's gotten to the point that it could slip even further depending on the progress of other cities. Edmonton has some major proposals so who knows what'll happen.
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1. Toronto
2. Calgary
3. Montreal
4. Vancouver
5. Edmonton
6. Winnipeg

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