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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 August 21st, 2009, 07:32 AM   #41
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Great angles! What's that building with the 'Bell' written on it called?
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Old August 21st, 2009, 08:01 AM   #42
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Great angles! What's that building with the 'Bell' written on it called?
Five Bentall Centre
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 01:00 AM   #43
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 03:27 AM   #44
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 03:29 AM   #45
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 04:49 AM   #46
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Old August 22nd, 2009, 04:56 AM   #47
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I've already said here that my favourite is Toronto by far but I would like to put the skylines in my personal ranking.

1) Toronto: it's the best when it comes to height, I like the architecture of most skyscrapers, the CN Tower makes it the most iconic, it's just massive. At street level it's a bit too dense.

2) Vancouver: it ranks second in terms of «being massive». The towers are not particularly good looking for me but as whole, they make a wonderful cluster.

3) Calgary: seems very wide and the buildings are nice, with different styles. Being balanced it's also a good point

4) Montreal: there isn't a skyscraper that stands out, the buildings look a bit cheap but I love it's density. It's also the most balanced.

I can't really say too much about the others.
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Old August 23rd, 2009, 01:37 AM   #48
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Ottawa deserves some love, yet it is sadly not part of the rankings even though it is the 4th largest city in the country.

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Old August 26th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #49
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Old August 26th, 2009, 12:14 PM   #50
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Love Montreal! The most interesting, textured skyline in Canada.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #51
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Agree.

Montreal would garner more attention if it had 2 or 3 taller buildings though. When it comes to skylines, size does play a large part in people's decisions.
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Old August 27th, 2009, 09:01 PM   #52
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I quite agree with you, but I don't think they will build soon, with those height resrictions that are only getting stricter.

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Old August 28th, 2009, 04:42 AM   #53
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Montreal is a beautiful city but what its skyline lacks, in my opinion, is something signatory, something to make it unique. Great pictures, FFJ!
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Old August 29th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #54
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I don't understand why so many people think Montreal's skyline is lacking! Its perfect sized, many nice designs, nice layout, Buildings aren't too short, i just don't get it. Can someone explain to me how Montreal's skyline is lacking? Its one of North Americas best imo
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Old August 29th, 2009, 06:01 PM   #55
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From reading the comments I think what people are saying is they know there are height restriction bylaws, but would still like to see a few taller, "iconic" (as overused as that term is) structures to give the skyline some variety, and height density. I think in general most people like Montreal's skyline, but it would be exciting to see some new towers shoot up!

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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #56
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I don't understand why so many people think Montreal's skyline is lacking! Its perfect sized, many nice designs, nice layout, Buildings aren't too short, i just don't get it. Can someone explain to me how Montreal's skyline is lacking? Its one of North Americas best imo
I agree with you, even tough the city has height restriction, the skyline isn't really short, I like the 650 foot line that make the buildings, and the design of the towers are different and not boxy.. it's my opinion, but I prefer these kind of skylines, I like the skyline of Montreal as it is.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #57
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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #58
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the design of the towers are different and not boxy...
what shape are they? a few are anglled at the top but the most are boxy



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Old August 30th, 2009, 07:21 PM   #59
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There are a lot of shape, there are circular shape, triangular, pyramidal, in a crucifix form, hexagonal.. and a lot of other that I don't know how to call

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of course, there are boxy buildings, but there is a lot of buildings that are not boxy, I posted just a few examples because I'm too lazy.

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I just realised half of the pictures aren't working so here are few others

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