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francely57 Mar 11, 2010 2:58 AM

Canadian Urban Canyons
I saw the "New york discussion" in the Tallest U/C thread and wondered if there were a thread exclusively about our skyscraper canyons. I couldn't find one (maybe it's very old), so here it is.
We can include skyscraper walls (like Sherbrooke in front of McGill U, Queen in front of Nathan Philips Sq, etc.)

I think Canada has very impressive walls/canyons considering the size of our cities.

Let's start with this one:

Albert Street, Ottawa, March 5, 2010

WhipperSnapper Mar 11, 2010 3:08 AM

Ramako Mar 11, 2010 4:00 AM

Re-posted from the Top 10 U/C thread:
By: tomms on UT (January 7, 2010)

This is looking west on Adelaide in Toronto. The streetwall will really solidify once Trump (282m), Shangri-La (214m), 100 John Street (135m), Bay-Adelaide East (196m), and Richmond-Adelaide III (183m) are built.

Phil McAvity Mar 11, 2010 4:06 AM

Holy crap.

I guess what Ottawa lacks in height, it more than makes up for with volume and density.

eemy Mar 11, 2010 4:55 AM


Originally Posted by Phil McAvity (Post 4740233)
Holy crap.

I guess what Ottawa lacks in height, it more than makes up for with volume and density.

It's a strange thing - if you consider the total office inventory, Ottawa still has one of the highest in the country, only trailing Toronto and Montreal if I recall correctly. You would never guess from the skyline though.

Dmajackson Mar 11, 2010 5:22 AM

Halifax has a real canyon if that counts ... mind you its a rail cut.

Other than that we have no real impressive ones though Bedford Row has one; Bedford @ Prince

Granville Street Mall has one; Granville @ Duke

Hollis has a small one; Hollis @ Prince

And finally its not a street but; South Park St Looking East Towards Park Lane

SpongeG Mar 11, 2010 5:29 AM

howe street vancouver
flickr BC Robyn

trueviking Mar 11, 2010 5:34 AM

no real canyons in winnipeg....i guess this is as close as it gets....

mike474 Mar 11, 2010 6:46 AM

Even though it's not really a canyon, it's a nice Winnipeg shot.

1ajs Mar 11, 2010 6:55 AM

what about this viking?

and this

Jimby Mar 11, 2010 7:19 AM

Looking north on 3rd Street SW, aka Barclay Mall.

picture by me

harls Mar 11, 2010 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by Ramako (Post 4740220)
This is looking west on Adelaide in Toronto.

Hey, I used to work in that brick building on the left. Good times.

Some more Ottawa canyons/streetwalls (by me - click most for big size)

and a Canada day canyon to close 'er up.

flar Mar 11, 2010 1:16 PM

I think downtown Ottawa has the most solid canyons in Canada. No set backs and step ups here, barely any sidewalks either, just concentrated walls of concrete and glass. If you don't look up too high, you'd think you're in a huge city.

Coldrsx Mar 11, 2010 3:43 PM

Edmonton has maybe 2-3 canyons:

101st from jasper to 103ave

102ave from 102st-100st

jasper from 100st-103st

Bigtime Mar 11, 2010 3:45 PM

The Calgary canyon I posted in the other thread:

caltrane74 Mar 11, 2010 3:55 PM

Video Link

Video of me in the streetwalled corridors of yonge street.

MolsonExport Mar 11, 2010 4:35 PM

Boul Rene Levesque (formerly, Dorchester), Montreal:
photo c/o Steve Brandon

Jimby Mar 11, 2010 4:46 PM

boulevard Rene Levesque!

David1gray Mar 11, 2010 5:10 PM

here one of halifax i took a year ago

Darkoshvilli Mar 11, 2010 5:14 PM

St Catherine

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