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vid Jan 5, 2009 9:09 PM

Please don't quote an entire post full of photos without removing the photos. Especially when they're larger than 800x600.

Thunder Bay is similar to Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph. Two (or three) downtowns all lined up, two separate cities, and people from one city rarely go to the other, but unlike KW, we have a place between the two cities where everyone meets. It's basically two separate cities with one overlapping big box area. (We have less big box stores per capita than other cities this size, since they're all optimally located in the middle of the city.) In that aspect it is better because we have less urban sprawl dedicated to shopping areas, and have got sort of a downtown out of it as well. The downside is our residential areas aren't very dense. Like KW, an LRT line (or at least BRT) would be somewhat feasible here. (Especially since we already have a rail corridor linking both downtowns, Intercity including our largest mall, and the airport.) Our university and college don't line up though. Each of our downtown areas has its own thing going, so there is more variety in downtowns, unlike Toronto which really only has one actual downtown.

There are benefits and negatives to this urban model. It's pretty common in Europe, the metro area of Frankfurt is really hundreds are cities, Frankfurt proper probably isn't much bigger than KW itself but the region has millions of people.

sparky212 Jan 5, 2009 9:12 PM

I like the building with the green roof.:tup:

Migs Jan 6, 2009 8:35 AM

Here are some more of Saskatchewan's Capital city, Regina. Population 210,000. Oh and be sure and check out my Regina photo blog. Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com

:cheers:

http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/4538/13734/269498.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/4538/13734/269497.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/4538/13734/269499.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/4538/13734/269500.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/4538/13734/269501.jpg
http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/4538/13734/269502.jpg

(all photos are mine)

Elmira Guy Jan 6, 2009 8:38 AM

Sorry

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 4007896)
Please don't quote an entire post full of photos without removing the photos. Especially when they're larger than 800x600.

Thunder Bay is similar to Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph. Two (or three) downtowns all lined up, two separate cities, and people from one city rarely go to the other, but unlike KW, we have a place between the two cities where everyone meets. It's basically two separate cities with one overlapping big box area. (We have less big box stores per capita than other cities this size, since they're all optimally located in the middle of the city.) In that aspect it is better because we have less urban sprawl dedicated to shopping areas, and have got sort of a downtown out of it as well. The downside is our residential areas aren't very dense. Like KW, an LRT line (or at least BRT) would be somewhat feasible here. (Especially since we already have a rail corridor linking both downtowns, Intercity including our largest mall, and the airport.) Our university and college don't line up though. Each of our downtown areas has its own thing going, so there is more variety in downtowns, unlike Toronto which really only has one actual downtown.

There are benefits and negatives to this urban model. It's pretty common in Europe, the metro area of Frankfurt is really hundreds are cities, Frankfurt proper probably isn't much bigger than KW itself but the region has millions of people.


Distill3d Jan 6, 2009 9:16 AM

Regina is pretty impressive for a city that size. i didn't realize its downtown was so dense

Cambridgite Jan 6, 2009 1:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Distill3d (Post 4009011)
Regina is pretty impressive for a city that size. i didn't realize its downtown was so dense

Yeah I know. When I first saw the photo, I was like 'damn, that's one good skyline shot of Edmonton'. (ducks to avoid cinderblocks being thrown at my head by Edmonton forumers)

patboy Jan 7, 2009 5:10 PM

My bornplace.

Rimouski, in eastern Québec
Pop. 42 000
http://inlinethumb01.webshots.com/17...600x600Q85.jpg

Biff Jan 7, 2009 5:38 PM

Regina has to have, hands down the best skyline of any city of comparable size, anywhere!

Hootch Jan 8, 2009 7:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 4007896)
Please don't quote an entire post full of photos without removing the photos. Especially when they're larger than 800x600.

I know! God, it just REALLY gets on my nerves!

vid Jan 8, 2009 10:01 PM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3459/...eb547405_b.jpg
© Me!

If things go well, either the spot between the old red building and the 1950s blue one or the part on the left near the dirty little building (our city bus terminal) will become a shiny new highrise in a couple years. The province will announce the location of the new court house later this month, and that is where the city wants to put it.

A4Regina Jan 9, 2009 12:35 AM

Heres one i took from last summer. I miss summer :(

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/7026/dsc04067aj7.jpg
credit:me

401_King Jan 9, 2009 2:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flar (Post 4006850)
There are really no tall buildings southwest of London (other than Windsor of course). There are a few "high rise" apartments in Chatham and Wallaceburg but I don't think any of them are more than 12 storeys. So Sarnia has a kick ass skyline for that part of the country.

u should try to find a pic with those buildings and the bluewater bridge!

ErickMontreal Jan 9, 2009 2:22 AM

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Ruckus Jan 9, 2009 4:10 AM

Saskatoon - CMA population 233,923

All photos by me, except where indicated.

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6...3480573jw2.jpg

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9...picsrivms3.jpg

http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/6...3518690ak4.jpg

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/2...3527860at8.jpg

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/9...kyline5zs5.jpg
Credit: Chris Davis (Friend of SASKFTW)

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/7...3468387zs9.jpg

http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/7...3494285al8.jpg

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/542...3505142ca8.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/...8dc0cf27_b.jpg
photo by: Tom™5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomtheman5/3087105861/

Future skyline with proposed developments
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/5...3549310zr4.jpg
Credit: CtrlAltDel (Original photo by: Tom™5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomtheman5/3087105861/)

Combined future and fantasy skyline
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/383...tial354pd4.jpg
Credit: CtrlAltDel (Edited by SASKFTW)

Distill3d Jan 9, 2009 6:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SASKFTW (Post 4014439)

what is this complex? it looks like a hospital or maybe even a prison

Ruckus Jan 9, 2009 7:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Distill3d (Post 4014704)
what is this complex? it looks like a hospital or maybe even a prison

Royal University Hospital...prison like indeed.

Nathan Jan 9, 2009 7:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Distill3d (Post 4014704)
what is this complex? it looks like a hospital or maybe even a prison

It's on the U of S campus I think... I don't know what building it is though... it appears SASKFTW narrowly beat me...

ReginaGuy Jan 9, 2009 7:51 AM

Here's one of Regina I took it last summer. Taken about 8km from the eastern edge of the city, near Pilot Butte

http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/3...2007014ou1.jpg

Distill3d Jan 9, 2009 9:39 AM

i'll say it again, Regina is really impressive.

i keep hearing about how its the "city that time forgot" from friends and family that have been there recently, but i think i may have to come and check it out.

Elmira Guy Jan 9, 2009 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hootch (Post 4013430)
I know! God, it just REALLY gets on my nerves!


Okay, okay. Only one sorry, and a vow to never do it again!

Fair enough?


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