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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%
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Old March 5th, 2015, 09:37 PM   #981
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Old March 5th, 2015, 11:57 PM   #982
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Somewhere in the Vancouver metro area (Burnaby?)
yes, its Burnaby, the cable suspension bridge is Alex Fraser bridge which I used it almost everyday during the days I was driving. The background with the highrises is High Gate regional centre.
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Old March 6th, 2015, 06:38 AM   #983
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Old March 6th, 2015, 08:02 AM   #984
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Old March 6th, 2015, 03:35 PM   #985
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I bet the mist makes Niagara Falls super cold in the winter. Regarding Edmonton: it has 2 skylines?
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Old March 6th, 2015, 09:37 PM   #986
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Regarding Edmonton: it has 2 skylines?
I noticed the same thing. I most pictures of Edmonton that I have seen the skyline always shows as one continuous long strip. Maybe we had never seen a view from this vantage point? That isolated cluster looks like it is exclusively residential.
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I just had to post this one at a larger size than usual. It is such a breathtaking view!

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Old March 6th, 2015, 11:59 PM   #988
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Although I'm an eastern north American at heart I readily admit that the West coast is the most spectacularly beautiful region of the continent. Everything on the Pacific is jaw droppingly gorgeous. In the US do you get that home improvement show 'Love It Or List It: Vancouver'? I've been watching it for a few months now and just bowled over by how people out there live. The West Coast just feels wealthier.

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I noticed the same thing. I most pictures of Edmonton that I have seen the skyline always shows as one continuous long strip. Maybe we had never seen a view from this vantage point? That isolated cluster looks like it is exclusively residential.
I've been looking at posted Edmonton skylines for years and this is the first time I've noticed that 2nd cluster. It must be completely new. It's a bit weird considering how expansive the current skyline is. I assumed they'd be 30 years of filling in before another one cropped up somewhere.
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I lived in the area that the "second" skyline is located, its far from downtown. I believe the main reason they built the condos there is because its close to the LRT station and the Commonwealth Stadium.
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Old March 7th, 2015, 09:26 AM   #991
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Love the Hotel Vancouver. Canadian Chateau style is one of the best architectures ever. It's too bad we only had a brief flirtation with that aesthetic. Our downtowns would be amazing if we had experimented with it for a couple decades.
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That is breathtaking!!!


To me, this photo clearly cements Vancouver's standing of number two in Canada. This is what I was trying to articulate when saying it has something that Calgary's skyline does not:

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Old March 9th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #994
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Oh Toronto the best! Very good skyline
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:55 AM   #995
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That is breathtaking!!!


To me, this photo clearly cements Vancouver's standing of number two in Canada. This is what I was trying to articulate when saying it has something that Calgary's skyline does not:
as I always said, when it comes to density, Vancouver beats Calgary easily, but in term of the quality of the highrises and office towers, Calgary is clearly the number two imo.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 09:38 AM   #997
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Old March 13th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #998
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To me, this photo clearly cements Vancouver's standing of number two in Canada. This is what I was trying to articulate when saying it has something that Calgary's skyline does not:
To me, it looks like they used the same 3 shoddy architectural templates to construct 80% of the city. It's mostly just a sea of forgettable buildings. Not a single nice looking building to the left of One Wall Center in that shot. Vancouver's bread and butter appears to be an ocean of small-scale mediocrity.
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I don't like a single building to the left of One Wall Centre either. Vancouver's skyline looks impressive from a distance. Up close I'd rather not look at it at all and why I drop it to 4th despite the scale. Similarly, Toronto's skyline dropped a notch in my eyes when City Place went up but has enough beyond it that it doesn't bring the whole thing down.
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To me, it looks like they used the same 3 shoddy architectural templates to construct 80% of the city. It's mostly just a sea of forgettable buildings. Not a single nice looking building to the left of One Wall Center in that shot. Vancouver's bread and butter appears to be an ocean of small-scale mediocrity.
I didn't say it wasn't. I was simply ranking it in relation to Calgary, which I rank after Montreal. Calgary's density is just so much less with oodles of room to park:





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as I always said, when it comes to density, Vancouver beats Calgary easily, but in term of the quality of the highrises and office towers, Calgary is clearly the number two imo.

I respect all opinions so we will just have to agree to disagree on the definition of quality!
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