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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 June 24th, 2015, 11:19 PM   #1141
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the same ranking here but in couple years Edmonton will over take Vancouver for the #4 spot.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 01:57 AM   #1142
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Old June 25th, 2015, 02:53 AM   #1143
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Aww inspiring, yet quite drab looking at the same time. The old buildings are all beige and forgettable. The new buildings are all shoddy-to-average blue glass and forgettable. Somebody needs to inform Toronto that variety is the spice of life. It's like the city's MO is to look as dull as humanly possible. The "Vancouverization" of Toronto!!!
The Vancouverization of Toronto is thankfully coming to an end. I believe the city passed new regulations that restrict the amount of glass that new condo towers can incorporate into their facades and locals are getting quite sick of those sterile exteriors. A few here and there can do wonders for an area but we have far too many all concentrated together.

It should also be noted that Toronto has historically been blue collar and industrial (like a giant Pittsburgh). It fostered an extremely pragmatic culture where beauty and luxury where ridiculed and/or viewed as frivolous. The city has evolved rapidly into a white collar cultured place that's become a magnet for global capital and talent.

What we're seeing now is a tug of war between that old traditional Toronto culture that paid little attention to design and the new cosmopolitan city that's emerged. It takes a while for the culture of a city to adapt to its new reality but it is happening. One can't make over an entire city in 20 years but it is happening at break neck speed. Perhaps to an outsider it's not readily apparent but it's clear as day to any one walking about the core for a day or 2.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #1144
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To play the Devil's Advocate, if other cities had grown as rapidly as Toronto has in the past ten years they too would have more glass towers. Many of the skylines we see in North American threads barely have any towers built in the past decade or so.
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Old June 27th, 2015, 07:25 AM   #1145
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Old June 29th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #1146
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Monkey found an awesome shot of Toronto:

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and these two shots are nothing short of magnificent!!

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Old June 29th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #1147
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Old July 1st, 2015, 12:59 AM   #1148
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I think this picture of Montreal makes a strong case for it being the second skyline in Canada. Anybody agree? or Vancouver's is number #2?
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Old July 1st, 2015, 01:33 PM   #1149
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For me, Calgary is the second best Skyline in Canada.

1. Toronto
2. Calgary
3. Montreal
4. Vancouver
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 07:21 AM   #1150
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 07:45 AM   #1151
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I think this picture of Montreal makes a strong case for it being the second skyline in Canada. Anybody agree? or Vancouver's is number #2?
I waffle between Montreal and Vancouver for second spot..... I put Calgary at a solid #4
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 11:57 PM   #1152
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Old July 5th, 2015, 10:38 PM   #1153
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Old July 7th, 2015, 03:47 AM   #1154
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This is VanCity's best angle imo and very comparable to Toronto's waterfront shot above



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Old July 8th, 2015, 12:28 AM   #1155
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Old July 8th, 2015, 09:50 PM   #1156
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Old July 9th, 2015, 04:42 AM   #1157
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To play the Devil's Advocate, if other cities had grown as rapidly as Toronto has in the past ten years they too would have more glass towers. Many of the skylines we see in North American threads barely have any towers built in the past decade or so.
Yes, it's obvious that's exactly what happened. Cities tend to build based on the prevailing styles or trends of their era, and when cities built a lot, they build a lot in that particular style. It might seem like cities such as Montreal or Boston place this huge emphasis on variety due to their eclectic highrise stock, but if they had added huge numbers of highrises in the last decade the results would have been basically the same.

I mean, when you look at new (since around year 2000) highrises all around the world, it seems like 90% have features blue glass cladding.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 08:20 AM   #1158
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I mean, when you look at new (since around year 2000) highrises all around the world, it seems like 90% have features blue glass cladding.
Absolutely. But when people live in towns where only one or two buildings go up a decade they don't always know that, and Toronto has had what... something like 150 towers go up? Of course most of them are going to be glazed. Even in most of those cities the new towers going up are glazed; it is quite the norm nowadays around the world as you can see by visiting the development sections here on SSC.
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Old July 10th, 2015, 05:13 AM   #1159
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1} Toronto
2} Montreal
3} Calgary
4} Vancouver
5} Edmonton
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Forgot to ask................what exactly did Toronto do with it's maximum glass amount for buildings? It's long overdue but you look at most new Toronto proposals and they are still overwhelmingly solid glass structures.
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