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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 March 2nd, 2015, 08:44 AM   #961
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Canada - Toronto - sky and land views



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You may need to watch the full video in youtube directly, author have had restricted the video audition but is worth it, sorry.
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 09:21 PM   #962
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 03:09 AM   #963
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Vancouver has the density and certainly the backdrop but it underwhelms. There are a lot of building but almost all of them are non-descript condo towers and all look very stunted.

In many ways it reminds me of a Latin American skyline............lots of building but surprisingly lackluster skyline.
I do like the old CBD. It has a richer tapestry of colour, texture, and architecture than the rest of the downtown peninsula. Shangri-La and Trump have made a big difference in height but the downtown core desperately needs more architectural interest too. In other words, a break from all that glass.

I always assumed that Vancouver would replace Montreal as Toronto's big rival within Canada but I'm not so sure anymore. Calgary looks like it will move firmly into the #2 spot in Canada and Edmonton's skyline is finally starting to take off. I wouldn't be surprised to see Edmonton's skyline challenge for 3rd within 15-20 years. It's a distant 5th at this point.

That said, we're witnessing a building boom that's now national in scope. It's not limited to Toronto any more and that's wonderful to see. There's even a 250m+ proposal for Quebec City of all places.
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 03:16 AM   #964
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 04:23 AM   #965
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Old March 3rd, 2015, 04:31 AM   #966
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And this is why Calgary could soon be #2 skyline in Canada


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Old March 4th, 2015, 08:39 AM   #970
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Quantitatively Calgary, Montreal, and Vancouver are almost in a dead heat.
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I think Calgary is No 2 at the moment, for the proximity of the buildings to each other.


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Old March 4th, 2015, 02:08 PM   #972
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Looking southwest towards downtown Toronto from the Don Valley Parkway. This is the route that people take south to the downtown on the eastern edge of downtown. Toronto is criss crossed with ravines and backing on to one is considered very desirable. Some of the city's choicest neighbourhoods are located next to ravines.


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I think Calgary is No 2 at the moment, for the proximity of the buildings to each other.
Calgary's skyline is taller while Montreal's is more expansive but overall I'd give the edge to Calgary as well.
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So is the consensus that Calgary is already #2 in terms of skyline? Over Montreal and Vancouver?
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Not on my end. I'd say Vancouver is 2, Montreal is 3 and Calgary is 4th. I think Montreal has a more interesting mix of architecture styles and Vancouver beats them by sheer volume.
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Lets put it this way, in term of height and style, Calgary is number 2, Montreal is number 3 and Vancity is the fourth, but when we talk about which city has the most number of high rises, Vancouver would take the second spot, Calgary hold the third place and the Habs city is the fourth.
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I guess I go by first impression gut feeling. Vancouver's skyline strikes me as sweeping and a bit breathtaking. I like the mix of old and new in Montreal's, and that is why I put them ahead of Calgary.
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Looks like we have some great arguments for all 3 with Toronto out in front. I'm hoping Edmonton will work its way into the mix over the next 10-15 years. There aren't too many countries that have 4-5 good skylines to squabble over. The US, China, Canada, Australia and that's about it. Japan and Brazil have some expansive ones but I can't say that I like any of them.

Canada and Australia have no business being in that grouping, but we are.
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Old March 5th, 2015, 04:47 PM   #979
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I voted for Clagary

Actually Toronto is my nr. 1, but I didn't know, that calgary has such a nice skyline together with that great landscape this city looks awsome!

so:

Top3:

1) Calgary
2) Toronto
3) Montréal
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Somewhere in the Vancouver metro area (Burnaby?)


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