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vid Aug 22, 2009 5:10 PM

You can see them from the Sleeping Giant. :)

City's always look bigger than you expect from above at night. Read the comments.

koops65 Aug 22, 2009 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Phil McAvity (Post 4419121)
^Actually K-W's population is closer to half a million according to wikipedia which makes it's skyline even sadder. It's skyline reminds me a lot of Victoria-low, flat and uninspired.

Waterloo Region is close to 500 000, but just Kitchener and Waterloo is about 333 000. You need to add Cambridge to get up to that half a million, and none of the pics shown in the recent posts had Cambridge in them, except possibly off in the far distance as just a blur. Thats why I said KW is 1/3 of a million.

vid Aug 23, 2009 12:27 AM

It's like two cities beside each other. KW being one, Cambridge (itself three cities in close proximity to each other) the second. You could probably throw in Guelph, too, it's not too far away and there is a fair bit of traffic between the two.

Cambridgite Aug 23, 2009 1:45 AM

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Originally Posted by koops65 (Post 4419676)
Waterloo Region is close to 500 000, but just Kitchener and Waterloo is about 333 000. You need to add Cambridge to get up to that half a million, and none of the pics shown in the recent posts had Cambridge in them, except possibly off in the far distance as just a blur. Thats why I said KW is 1/3 of a million.

In some approaches into the region, such as coming into Cambridge from Guelph on hwy 24, the sign says 522,000 for the Region of Waterloo. It is probably about a year old at the most. I would say 525-530k is a good estimate for now. The CMA measurement is a fair bit less though (~470-480k).

I tend to count Cambridge in as part of the 'tri-cities'. There isn't much of any development gap between downtown Kitchener and downtown Preston (nearest downtown in Cambridge). It's a lot more distant and more sparse an area in between (~15km), but it's still pretty solid development all the way through.

That said, that just gives an idea of the scale I was talking about. Having highrises throughout the whole urban area gives it a feeling of vastness you don't get in cities where all the tall buildings are in one little part of downtown (i.e. Saint John or St. John's). The pictures WaterlooInvestor showed don't even include the cluster around Fairview Mall and mostly just showed the pre-WW2 parts of the two cities.

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Originally Posted by vid (Post 4419752)
It's like two cities beside each other. KW being one, Cambridge (itself three cities in close proximity to each other) the second. You could probably throw in Guelph, too, it's not too far away and there is a fair bit of traffic between the two.

If we're only talking about the urban area, Guelph is definitely very separate, and you can't see it at any point in the tri-cities (you can see Cambridge). Not an overly long commute though. It's considered to basically be pretty local by a lot of people. No transit between the 2 regions though, unfortunately.

vid Aug 23, 2009 3:22 AM

All of Thunder Bay's highrises are outside of downtown, except for the one on the cliff behind downtown. And we have "highrises" (6 storey buildings) on the very edge of the "urban area". It's not unique to KW. I think Winnipeg even has highrises stretching along the river to its northernmost point.

le calmar Aug 23, 2009 4:58 AM

Idem for Sherbrooke, very few highrises in downtown, most of them are scattered around the city.

Jimby Aug 23, 2009 9:00 PM

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bulliver Aug 23, 2009 9:08 PM

^ Yeah, that's Metrotown

vid Aug 23, 2009 9:11 PM

Yeah, that's not really a city with less than 500,000 people...

Jimby Aug 23, 2009 9:27 PM

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ue Aug 23, 2009 9:31 PM

nice shot jimby. i really like the look of the sky

Jimby Aug 23, 2009 9:47 PM

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vid Aug 23, 2009 9:51 PM

What I meant was, it's just a political subdivision within a city of 2.2 million people, so it shouldn't count.

Jimby Aug 23, 2009 10:50 PM

Ok, what about the skyline of downtown Snug Cove (population 158) on Bowen Island?
It is part of the GVA, so I should post it with the big city skylines?

Phil McAvity Aug 24, 2009 1:27 AM

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Originally Posted by vid (Post 4420750)
What I meant was, it's just a political subdivision within a city of 2.2 million people, so it shouldn't count.

I actually agree with Vid (get out a calendar and mark this date), Burnaby is part of greater Vancouver so it doesn't belong in this thread any more than Etobicoke does.

Surely you agree Sparky.

koops65 Aug 24, 2009 1:41 AM

I went on a Thousand Islands Cruise last weekend and snapped these shots of Kingston:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3476/...a3a5d19d_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/...0689c4e8_b.jpg

I think the second one is the Royal Military College.

Jimby Aug 24, 2009 1:41 AM

Etobicoke isn't a municipality, Burnaby is, so that isn't a very good comparison.

Ruckus Aug 24, 2009 6:24 AM

(I intentionally shot these out of focus...:P ).

Prince Albert skyline...if I would have got out of the car and included the North Saskatchewan River in the foreground it might look more..., more something (better?).
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2...0189592096.jpg


Saskatoon - These images were captured between late May and middle of August.

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/236...1519577121.jpg

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/276...2629609728.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9...2669627835.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/507...2879643880.jpg

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/1...3019661871.jpg

Complementary obstructions (this is what I do).
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1...4159680643.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/121...4239696216.jpg

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/514...4249712716.jpg

Now forget those gloomy ones above, here's a few from 2007 :)

Broadway Bridge (out of character)
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/3...0623712893.jpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/672...9553690246.jpg

Obligatory
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/7...2405572898.jpg

MolsonExport Aug 24, 2009 1:16 PM

wow, never would have imagined that Prince Albert would have a skyline. But it most certainly does. Very interesting.

MolsonExport Aug 24, 2009 1:19 PM

With KW, I can see a line, and I can see the sky, but skyline? Needs bulking up. A scattering of midrises is not necessarily a skyline.


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