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Thunder Bay's Skyline?

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Thunder Bay - Canada

13417 Views 77 Replies 74 Participants Last post by  jim kharisma
Northwestern Ontario's most isolated and largest city, Thunder Bay. Home to over 120,000 in the area, is located on the edge of Lake Superior, home to Lakehead University, Terry Fox Monument (where he ran his legendary run to from St. John's Newfoundland), and is a huge industrial city as well. It is known as Canada's newest city as the towns of Fort William and Port Arthur formed into one city in 1970. It is a hot spot for boating, fishing, and is one of the most scenic spots in Ontario and perhaps all of Canada. It is also the hometown of "Late Show with David Letterman" 's Paul Schaffer.

Population: 114,000
Metro: 128,000

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Could certainly use a lot more buildings, because the city has TWO downtowns not one, since the cities amalgamated in 1970. The scenery adds to the skyline though. Very nice looking city, believe me in that.

5/10 The whole area seems like it's a lot less than 120,000 people. It does look like a nice Great Lake town though, with a beautiful marina.

By the way, what is that enourmous rock-like formation across the bay?
Looks quite a nice city, and Neil Young wrote a song about it so it must be cool!

There is a town in north Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.

Blue, blue windows behind the stars,
Yellow moon on the rise,
Big birds flying across the sky,
Throwing shadows on our eyes.
Leave us

No real skyline to speak of though 6/10
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Nice little city, though a few more tall buildings couldn't hurt. I give it a 5/10.
I always admire a city where you live live urbanly but still be able to drive 15 minutes out of the city and have a nice nature hike. :) 8
Nick in Atlanta said:
By the way, what is that enourmous rock-like formation across the bay?
That is the "sleeping giant" mountain there.

Again, it's my test of the Northern Ontario cities to see how they fare out in terms of downtown/skylines. Nobody told me I couldn't do that, could they? :)
Beautiful city, and it would seem hard to have many tall buildings when you have 2 competing downtown areas..

Looks spiffy, 6/10. :banana:
3/10. Skyscraper-wise Thunder Bay is not even on the map.

However for quality of life the city is 9.5.

Like a previous poster said, you have nature at your doorstep in Thunder Bay. You also have quality skiing with extremely reasonable lift-pass rates - a third of the average price on much shorter hills in Southern Ontario.
I won't even try and hold it on a skyscraper type of skyline scale, but I love small cities with lots of character and I really like how the occasional steeple is the prominant structure in heaight.
9/10 for a good lowrise feel.
beautiful but there is no skyline indeed !..............5
I know a hottie from Thunder Bay... for that I give 7/10.
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