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citizen j Mar 11, 2010 5:45 PM

Some great shots here. Thanks for the posts.

caltrane74 Mar 11, 2010 6:30 PM

more of me scodoodling in yorkville..

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There is a point in which I mistakenly call the intersection bloor/yonge

ha!

Calgarian Mar 11, 2010 6:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flar (Post 4740619)
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.

I would say Calgary takes the cake, we have one on pretty much every street downtown, especially 5th and 6th.

flar Mar 11, 2010 8:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 4741143)
I would say Calgary takes the cake, we have one on pretty much every street downtown, especially 5th and 6th.

I haven't walked the streets of Calgary, but I wonder if Ottawa doesn't make up in number of buildings what they lack in height. It's pretty solid on every street.

dancinb Mar 11, 2010 8:08 PM

Jasper Ave in Edmonton:
http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governme..._sky_shot.jpeg
from http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governme...ew-vision.aspx

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/...6abb207e90.jpg
from http://www.flickr.com/photos/37842237@N07/4002515388/

101 Street - will show a little better when Epcor is done. It's located at the end of these buildings on the right.
http://www6.worldisround.com/photos/28/278/609.jpg
from http://www.worldisround.com/articles...1/photo45.html

Wooster Mar 11, 2010 8:46 PM

Calgary's Stephen Ave canyon - fairly low- to mid-rise historic fabric.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...5/IMG_0131.jpg

niwell Mar 11, 2010 9:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flar (Post 4741276)
I haven't walked the streets of Calgary, but I wonder if Ottawa doesn't make up in number of buildings what they lack in height. It's pretty solid on every street.

Ottawa wins in this case IMO. Downtown has a very solid and almost uninterrupted wall just about every street. The buildings tend to fill out the entire envelope and open plazas at grade are a rarity (thanks in part to the lack of height if I had to guess). It also helps that the streets themselves tend to be a fair bit narrower than Calgary.

Calgarian Mar 11, 2010 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niwell (Post 4741452)
Ottawa wins in this case IMO. Downtown has a very solid and almost uninterrupted wall just about every street. The buildings tend to fill out the entire envelope and open plazas at grade are a rarity (thanks in part to the lack of height if I had to guess). It also helps that the streets themselves tend to be a fair bit narrower than Calgary.

Never been to Ottawa, but Calgary has some very high, very long canyons downtown, maybe I'll use google to get an idea when I have time.

Metro-One Mar 11, 2010 10:39 PM

This is probably my favorite "winding" urban canyon in Vancouver.

Pics are my own!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2215/...58a2cfc0_b.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/...ffdd7547_b.jpg


My flickr account:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30634635@N03/

Cheers

Calgarian Mar 11, 2010 10:55 PM

Streets in Vancouver seem to have so much more character than the ones here...

caltrane74 Mar 11, 2010 11:21 PM

That is a beautiful streetwall. One of the prettiest ive ever seen, well at least outside of home, or manhatten.

Cowtown_Tim Mar 11, 2010 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flar (Post 4741276)
I haven't walked the streets of Calgary, but I wonder if Ottawa doesn't make up in number of buildings what they lack in height. It's pretty solid on every street.

It depends on what you're looking for in. Calgary's got a few avenues that are almost completely filled + height on their buildings.


From Flickr

4th Ave
From Flickr Default user
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2563/...54604137_o.jpg

From Flickr Surrealplaces
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/...5c92da0c_b.jpg



5th Ave
Fro Defaultuser on flickr
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2596/...503fb6aa_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/...bf7fb5fd_o.jpg


6th ave
From Flickr surrealplaces
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2609/...70f2144c_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/...d9c0da61_b.jpg


7th Ave
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2690/...f1dcc0d2_b.jpg

Ramako Mar 11, 2010 11:47 PM

Various shots of the Bay Street canyon looking north:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/...7c52df20_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2325071...25353/sizes/l/



http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x.../murano1-1.jpg
By: confusion on UT



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3389/...5b11dde8_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyvdm...19611/sizes/o/

Calgarian Mar 12, 2010 12:13 AM

Those Calgary shots are money, that was what I was referring to.

Ramako Mar 12, 2010 12:19 AM

King Street looking west.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/...ef9f6cc0_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomms/4353869876/


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/...cfecd194_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greyvdm/

Ramako Mar 12, 2010 12:38 AM

Here's a twofer. Front Street and Wellington Street looking west.

http://i48.tinypic.com/v3lv9i.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcos_...7622881761932/

le calmar Mar 12, 2010 12:52 AM

http://www.axelrd.com/photos/montrea.../Img_37648.jpg

http://www.axelrd.com/photos/montrea...306_c53136.jpg

http://www.axelrd.com/photos/montrea...410_c53462.jpg

axelrd.com

caltrane74 Mar 12, 2010 1:00 AM

Those Bay/King Street shots Are Schoolin'em, son!!



Here is me on Wellington!!!



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Jeff Mar 12, 2010 3:46 AM

the exchange district in winnipeg has a few "mini" canyons.. or let's say gullies maybe?

[all photos by myself]

rorie street:
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...51364_7035.jpg

king street:
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...02114_9581.jpg

portage ave. can be canyon-esque at moments:
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...51377_8691.jpg

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._4058175_n.jpg

south down main street:
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...51378_9012.jpg

Deepstar Mar 12, 2010 3:52 AM

Even Calgary's Beltline district (south of downtown) has canyons forming. Half of these buildings weren't in this view 3 years ago.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Surrealplaces (Post 4741408)
Beltline Canyon Think of how different this view would have looked 5 years ago. http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/6...e022710152.jpg

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