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View Poll Results: Your Favorite Canadian Skylines
Toronto 57 62.64%
Vancouver 29 31.87%
Montreal 30 32.97%
Calgary 21 23.08%
Edmonton 11 12.09%
Winnipeg 5 5.49%
Ottawa 4 4.40%
Halifax 2 2.20%
Niagara Falls 3 3.30%
Mississauga 6 6.59%
Saskatoon 1 1.10%
Regina 1 1.10%
Quebec City 7 7.69%
Gatineu 1 1.10%
Burnaby 3 3.30%
North Vancouver 2 2.20%
New Westminster 1 1.10%
Coquitlam 1 1.10%
Victoria 1 1.10%
Surrey 2 2.20%
Others 4 4.40%
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Old January 1st, 2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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Your Favorite Canadian Skylines 2019/2020

Ok, 2 years has came and gone, we are going to have a new poll for the next 2 years and as before you can pick as many cities as you want on the list. My prediction for this time would be Toronto will of course remain the run away winner, Calgary and Montreal will fight for the 2nd, Vancouver will drop to the fourth but Edmonton won't be far behind and could surpass Vancouver in 2021 season.


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This and next year will be the huge breakthrough years for Edmonton and Winnipeg. There will be some office towers added to downtown Vancouver but due to the dumb height limit, it won't have a big impact to its rather flat skyline while Burnaby's 3 major clusters, New Westminster and Surrey will improve dramatically, the proposed tallest building in BC will be in Brentwood, Burnaby and the second tallest will be in Surrey.
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Those satellite cities on the periphery of Vancouver need a few more years imo. Agree 100% about Edmonton. Despite being much smaller I like it more than Calgary's from some angles. Edmonton's skyline benefits from being perched atop a hill. It makes the buildings look a lot taller than they are.
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Agree, Calgary's downtown is in the valley, its skyline looks average from the distance until you look down when you get to the top of the hill, then you would say "Wow, its awesome!"
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I've been to Calgary but never to Edmonton. Does Edmonton feel the same size despite having the smaller skyline?
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Not my favorite skyline, but there you go, Edmonton:
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I've been to Calgary but never to Edmonton. Does Edmonton feel the same size despite having the smaller skyline?
Both cities have about the same population but Calgary has a much bigger, denser and busier downtown due to the fact that Calgary is the second with the most head offices in the country after Toronto. Calgary has a bigger and nicer looking Chinatown as well.
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Sure but some cities with next to no skyscrapers still feel big: Quebec City, Barcelona, London up till about 1990.
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Well, if you don't go downtown then both cities feel the sames size. Quebec doesn't feel big to me while I was there, there was no traffic jam during what supposed to be the rush hours and downtown was pretty quiet even on the weekdays, the only busy part in QC I noticed is the Old town section which is always full of tourists. On the other hand, Ottawa and Winnipeg seem a lot bigger than they actually are.
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The pearl of the Prairie, Saskatoon

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Regina, the Capital of Saskatchewan

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Victoria, the capital of beautiful BC

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Nanaimo, the 4th largest city in BC

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Kelowna, the 3rd largest city in BC.






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Winnipeg, the largest city and the capital of Manitoba.


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Love the 'Peg!!


Toronto, as seen from the lake in a telephoto picture:


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Was born in the Peg and relatives have told me great things are happening in neighbourhoods. The Peg punches way above it's weight in creative arts, music (and of course Canadian music history).

In a skyscraper forum... looks the same after my last visit 20 years ago.

But special town, just have to zoom in ;-)
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Toronto, as seen from the lake in a telephoto picture:
Ummm... wow. How do you spell megaloposis?
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Old pic but still looks ok, need to move the mouse to the right quite a bit to see the whole image.


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Winnipeg was planned as a huge metropolis of 8 million so was built on a large scale. You see it in the width of Main Street and you see it reflected in the Manitoba Legislature. Looking at that aerial, one can see how the footprint of downtown is similar to that of Chicago. Winnipeg just never grew as expected.

That said, downtown Winnipeg has tons of room to get denser and grow vertically.
I remember driving from the west toward dt Winnipeg on busy Portage Avenue with many shops, restaurants and stores already on both sides of the street and then saw the sign said "Downtown 8 miles", what a long commercial artery road in the city, we don't even have that in Vancouver.
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