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Old November 22nd, 2014, 10:13 AM   #801
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I know you've been to Toronto, because we had a great time together! However, I think there are many more of these denser developed old neighbourhoods within the larger downtown Toronto area than you may be aware of. Certainly not dissimilar to Montreal at all. In fact, the general downtown population and development density here is higher than Montreal's. Next time you come I will take you around to neighbourhoods like Queen West, King West, College West, Bloor West, The Annex, Greektown, Chinatown, Corktown, the Beaches, Riverdale, Leslieville, etc... Plus, that would be a good excuse for another visit!
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 09:00 PM   #802
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The low slung area in the pic being discussed is the Annex, one of Toronto's most celebrated residential neighbourhoods. Jane Jacobs lived there.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 07:49 AM   #804
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Great shot of Vancouver's new Trump hotel. Just a few more floors to go!
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The bottom photo is taken from midtown, which is my neighbourhood!

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Great shot of Vancouver's new Trump hotel. Just a few more floors to go!
10 more floors to go. It'd be 10m shorter than the Shangri La when its done.
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Does anybody know why is clear glass so prominent in Canadian condominiums? Why not use reflective glass? With the clear glass, you can always see the different types of curtains, blinds, and window dressings.... this gives buildings a disorganized and cluttered look. *sighs*
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Does anybody know why is clear glass so prominent in Canadian condominiums? Why not use reflective glass? With the clear glass, you can always see the different types of curtains, blinds, and window dressings.... this gives buildings a disorganized and cluttered look. *sighs*
don't know but probably clear glass is cheaper.
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I'm not sure which buildings you are specifically referring to, but requirements are different for residential buildings and commercial office towers. Clear glass works better for seeing the view from your home unit, and in many of those tall towers the view is quite spectacular and something the home owner is rather proud of. Reflective glass does not give such a good view, and is more suitable to an office environment. Add onto that the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere you want to take advantage of daylight as much as possible. That is quite different if you live near the equator in a more southerly location like Hawaii. For example at this time of year, it gets dark at 5 o'clock in the afternoon here. Even if you think about your own home, wouldn't you rather have clear glass windows than reflective ones that are difficult to see out of? Office buildings are more neat and standardized because there are no balconies. Residential buildings are a little messier looking because people live in them, and want to have a bit more individuality! Wherever you have people living, you are going to see expressions of their individuality. Take away those and you infringe upon the pleasures they get from their home life!
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Great density there.
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Old December 11th, 2014, 04:51 AM   #819
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Other than the obvious size difference, Edmonton and Calgary are very similar in appearance. Does anyone know if that blue crane is for the Delta-Stantec-arena site?
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