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Old October 17th, 2009, 12:47 AM   #161
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I suppose Toronto is building heavily on the waterfront, with new residential highrises. Am I right?
In part. There are many, many residential highrises going up along the waterfront in Toronto. There is also, however, a push to create mix-use communities along that area as well. For instance, there is going to a college campus (George Brown) on the waterfront a bit east of harbourfront. Also Corus Entertainment (a media company) is finish construction of their new headquarters on the waterfront as well. The East bayfront they hope will develop into something like this:


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Old October 17th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #162
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Thanks for the information!

Toronto's booming. Its skyline will probably get wider and will loose a bit of the cluster look. Anyway, it'll still be great.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 09:56 AM   #163
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It is interesting to see the massing model proposal for the waterfront, but that computer generated rendering is ugly.
People will be confusing it with the real thing.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 07:46 PM   #164
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Old October 18th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #165
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Montreal skyline, the classic .

Always good to see it.
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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #166
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It is interesting to see the massing model proposal for the waterfront, but that computer generated rendering is ugly.
People will be confusing it with the real thing.
Is there a smaller version of that render. It's easier to process it in its entirety rather than having to scroll. I do like a number of elements in that render, but not all of it. The repetitive buildings, one with a curved corner look the most promising. They could be a few floors taller, but overall they the scale and density is very reminiscent of what one sees in many European cities. Perhaps, a larger version of Winnipeg's Exchange District only with modern construction.

Quality, material, and execution will of course be key.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 02:42 AM   #167
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Flying out of Montreal on a clear sunny day, I had the chance to make a short video of the downtown skyline just like I did while flying onto Toronto on a beautiful sunny clear day either.

As soon as I upload them to my youtube channel, I ll post the link for all of you to see them and enjoy as much as I did.

Honestly, I was so amazed that I forgot to switch my camera on earlier and was first watching it myself and enjoying, trying to never FORGET the precious moments!

And yes boys, I 'd all of you on my mind while doing that! wish you were there.
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Can't wait to see them!
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Old October 21st, 2009, 09:40 PM   #169
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A good find by Christos!!

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The buildings popping directly from the water....
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 12:08 AM   #171
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Can't wait to see them!

Here is the link, I just uploaded one of the video's I made to my youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV9tXG_NHu0

Zo dazzlingly beautiful ...
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 09:07 AM   #174
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Here is the link, I just uploaded one of the video's I made to my youtube.

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Zo dazzlingly beautiful ...
Charlotte! stunning little film! Well done!
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 11:47 AM   #175
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Vancouver is just a wall of condos that are the same height. Toronto is cool with the CN Tower, but its downtown is a small patch of financial district in a sea of condoland. Calgary is growing but the buildings are mostly bland boxes. The most pleasing skyline is Montreal's. It looks and feels like a city of substance and history and not like Honolulu.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 05:00 PM   #176
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Charlotte! stunning little film! Well done!
You are most welcome TB! I truly enjoyed those 15 minutes and hopefully next time my flight will be landing sometime around the sunset so I can make a movie of the glitter and glamour of a city that surprises me each time.

Did you check out my really short movie of flying over Montreal?
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Vancouver is just a wall of condos that are the same height. Toronto is cool with the CN Tower, but its downtown is a small patch of financial district in a sea of condoland. Calgary is growing but the buildings are mostly bland boxes. The most pleasing skyline is Montreal's. It looks and feels like a city of substance and history and not like Honolulu.
DesertPunk,
I just returned from Montreal. Honestly, although the city is very pretty, but somehow or another is a mishmash of roads and they 've been going to look VERY MUCH like an EUROPEAN city such as Paris or Rome and the traffic jam is truly a problem. The city seems to be cought in a cage and can't grow much more than it should be and wherever you go on the places of interest, they are busy constructing roads and refurbish/reshape the city's planning and they do it exactly THE EUROPEAN WAY!!!!You might wonder how that is? well, doing it ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!! horrible...
Making pictures of the city's skyline, I 'd to be very careful or I ll be dead or overrun by a car that also appear to be driven by some FRENCH or ITALIAN like city boy/girl.
The nightlife is amazing, but I am sure Toronto 's got the same vibe too.
The pavements are considerably narrow and can't answer the masses who are shopping or running around to get home or to work and the roads are smaller too in comparison to Toronto.
Believe me, if I visit Montreal again, it will just be for a short weekend and I wont be driving.
Regarding shopping, as a real insider and a young woman who LOVES AND LIVES to shop, I was VERY VERY MUCH DISAPPOINTED!!!!!!
While Holt Renfrew and even Hudson Bay in Toronto offer some stuff of luxuarious brands I wear or use, Ogily appeared to be the only one that MIGHT have them and oh girl, I was disappointed again at Ogily.
They got only van Van Kleef & Arpel perfume for example and that one was the very first number of a few years ago!!!
They haven't even heard of the names I was asking them if they ll have it and then a lady told me that I should GO TO TORONTO!!!!
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Montreal is beautiful, the people are truly kind and fun and I made friends with a couple who are born and bred in Montreal and are such a sweethearts and invited me to a fun luch at L'arrivage but even they are not happy with the way the city is walking along to become more popular.
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Let's keep Montreal as a city of just to visit and have some fun, but live in Toronto or Ottawa!
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regarding skyline, that is beautiful but sad they can't add up more to it or build any taller or else they should first evacuate the whole city and close down the whole downtown for a year or two and finish their job.
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I love Canadian Chateau Style. I wish more of them were built.
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WpgGuy, how the heck do you get such AMAZING shots! My god you should be a professional photographer, if you are not already!!
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