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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 February 9th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #381
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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.
Good summation. Vancouver has slipped in my eyes as well. The skyline is bigger, but has lost its elegance. That said, Toronto is in danger of the same if it can't wean itself off its addiction to cookie cutter glass boxes.

City Place and Southcore have added bulk and height to Toronto's skyline, but have created a relatively sterile sea of blue/green glass. This area of Toronto is in desperate need of colour, texture, and creativity.
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Old February 9th, 2013, 11:21 PM   #382
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1 Toronto
2 Calgary/Vancouver
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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #383
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Best Canadian Skylines

In my opinion the best Canadian Skylines are:

1. Toronto
2. Vancouver
3. Calgary
4. Edmonton (catching up to Calgarys, especially with the new arena deal)
5. Montreal
6. Mississauga
7. Hamilton
8. Winnipeg
9. Regina
10. Saskatoon
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Old February 17th, 2013, 07:58 AM   #384
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1. Toronto
2. Calgary
3. Edmonton
4. Vancouver
5. Montreal
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Old February 19th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #385
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I picked Calgary, but after looking more at the skyline pictures I regret not having chosen Vancouver. I think tall residentals are good by the way.

Montreal is also better than I had first thought. All in all it is hard to choose which one in this poll. Toronto is deffinately the largest, but its so dull!
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #386
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1. Toronto
2. Vancouver/Calgary
3. Edmonton/Montréal
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Old February 20th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #387
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1. Saskatoon

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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:36 PM   #388
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I'd consider you are trolling!
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #389
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1. Toronto
2. Calgary
3. Edmonton
4. Vancouver
5. Montreal
You put Edmonton ahead of Vancouver, not that I mind but can you give the reason?
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #390
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It's height is way too uniform for my liking. I prefer staggered skylines like Edmonton and Calgary.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:58 PM   #391
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my tops...

1. Toronto (based on sheer volume/density)
2. Vancouver (setting improves ranking for skyline)
3. Calgary (future #1 in perhaps?)
4. Montreal (best mix of old and new)
5. Edmonton (needs to build taller)
6. Mississauga (shows most promise but lacks office towers)
7. Ottawa (denisty, but not a lot of height/setting is nice)
8. Quebec City (best historical skyline)
9. Halifax (moves to 6th or 7th if the United Gulf twin towers get built)
10. Winnipeg (best preserved downtown buildings in English Canada)

Honourable mentions Regina (best for a city under 200,000 pop./Niagara Falls.. (new proposals should help)
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Old February 20th, 2013, 10:59 PM   #392
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I like Regina as well.


@Mystic, you make a valid point and I think Edmonton could jump to the third place on my list if they can add a few 200m or more towers to its current skyline. Until then, this is my list of the top six.

Toronto
Calgary
Montreal
Vancouver
Edmonton
Winnipeg
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Old February 20th, 2013, 11:16 PM   #393
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Old February 20th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #394
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I'd consider you are trolling!
why? I have to love my city first.. right?

seriously, of course it's not number 1...
but Saskatoon skyline might be small.. but with the river setting + bridges makes it very charming.
even more attractive than say.. Winnipeg.. IMO.
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Old February 20th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #395
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It's too bad that the demand of the office space is not great in Saskatoon. Otherwise it'd look quite nice with some 25-30 stories towers along the river in downtown.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 12:07 AM   #396
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yeah i agree with you.
The demand for office space has been improving in the past years.. but not that big yet compared to bigger cities.
but the city is booming, if it gets sustained, maybe in the future we'd get more highrises. hopefully

just want to share an old photo of Saskatoon by jphphotography
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Old February 21st, 2013, 01:50 AM   #397
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I have to admit that Toon town can look awful pretty.
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Old February 21st, 2013, 01:56 AM   #398
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The demand for office space has been improving in the past years.. but not that big yet compared to bigger cities.
but the city is booming, if it gets sustained, maybe in the future we'd get more highrises. hopefully
Saskatchewan reminds me of a mini-Alberta. If it can keep booming maybe we'll see 500,000 residents in both Saskatoon and Regina 25 years from now.
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Regina is smaller and less pretty than Saskatoon but its skyline is quite impressive for a city of around 200,000.

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Old February 23rd, 2013, 08:20 PM   #400
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the region's capital of where I live also counts 200.000 and wish we had Regina's skyline too. at least there are over 20+floors something there.
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