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flar Mar 15, 2010 4:08 PM

Maybe not quite canyons,

Dundas St. in London
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ndon/00194.jpg

Richmond St. in London
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ndon/00119.jpg

Traynor Mar 15, 2010 4:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4746490)
Dont let Traynor get in your head man... First he'll be like, ok you've posted a picture with tall buildings on both sides, but thats crap cause its not consistant like in Ottawa. Then when you post a solid streetwall like they have in Ottawa, he'll be thats too short.. then post a picture of Calgary for effect.

Those pictures of Montreal are CANYONS to me... no worries man. Im gonna do a wild photo tour of Montral in a second. Old Montreal...

:haha:

You're a great sport Cal.

I know I'm a bit persnickety, I'm sorry, but I have high standards for canyons!

All your hard work and photos are not going unnoticed. Keep it up! I'll let you know when you capture the ultimate Toronto canyon photograph.

(If it exists :P )

Vaillant Mar 15, 2010 6:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MolsonExport (Post 4742755)
ah, I miss St paddy's day parades in Mtl.:(

me too i was in Toronto

someone123 Mar 15, 2010 9:22 PM

Halifax has a few that almost qualify.. Barrington, Granville, and Hollis. First photo by me, next two by Serge Lacasse:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/...75165acf_o.png

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/122/2...6dd78b33_o.jpg
Source

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/2...72457352_o.jpg
Source

There are a few other candidates but I don't have good photos of them.

caltrane74 Mar 15, 2010 9:33 PM

wow.. didn't know halifax rolled like that!!

more by me

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/2736/sany0147u.jpg

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4577/sany0163k.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/4034/sany0165.jpg

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9422/sany0167.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4013/sany0146f.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2638/sany0171h.jpg

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/5449/sany0125p.jpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7003/sany0123g.jpg

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/5514/sany0129.jpg

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2006/sany0134.jpg

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1595/sany0135.jpg

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9783/sany0138k.jpg

Traynor Mar 15, 2010 10:18 PM

Those are all great attempts Cal, but I just don't think Toronto is a city of canyons. It's just my opinion but if Toronto had stuff like my quick redo of one of your bay street shots below, then I would agree.

:D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/...5f410b86_o.jpg
(Original courtesy of Caltrane74)

caltrane74 Mar 15, 2010 10:30 PM

thats impossible, outside of New York or Dubai, no city could really do that..

caltrane74 Mar 15, 2010 10:52 PM

bloor street, south to college next....

francely57 Mar 16, 2010 2:50 AM

OK I'll help caltrane74 a little bit with some of my (old) Toronto Pictures


June 29, 2008

Dundas Street looking west
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5867.jpg


June 30, 2008

Carlton looking east
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5912.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5913.jpg

Bay Street looking south
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5955.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5978.jpg

Adelaide Street looking west
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5982.jpg

Bay Street looking north
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_5992.jpg

Wellington Street looking west
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_6013.jpg

EXCLUSIVE: Bay Street canyon from the lake!
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_6166.jpg




Don't worry, more Montreal canyons still coming...

MTLskyline Mar 16, 2010 3:35 AM

Nice shots Francely! I always find that an outsiders' eye captures a city best.

Dr Nevergold Mar 16, 2010 3:48 AM

Of course Toronto has urban canyons, they just aren't as "grand" or massive as NYC for obvious reasons. But of course a growing city will continue to have more as time progresses.

Traynor Mar 16, 2010 3:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTLskyline (Post 4748099)
Nice shots Francely! I always find that an outsiders' eye captures a city best.

^Agreed

This one of francely57's seems the most canyon-like to me. Nice even building heights on either side of the street, plus the illusion that the buildings carry on to the horizon.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_6013.jpg
(Courtesy francely57)

Ramako Mar 16, 2010 9:11 AM

This is the west side of Bay Street looking south. A year from now, four of the towers comprising this "little" streetwall will be over 200 metres tall.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/...4db51ace_b.jpg
By: steveve on UT (March 15, 2010)

Nouvellecosse Mar 16, 2010 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 4747630)
Those are all great attempts Cal, but I just don't think Toronto is a city of canyons. It's just my opinion but if Toronto had stuff like my quick redo of one of your bay street shots below, then I would agree.

:D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/...5f410b86_o.jpg
(Original courtesy of Caltrane74)

That's awesome! Toronto should really build on a scale similar to that.
Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4747650)
thats impossible, outside of New York or Dubai, no city could really do that..

Only because the NIMBYs would be so mad that they'd work themselves into a frenzy and start dismantling structures brick by brick with their bare hands. :rolleyes:

Ramako Mar 16, 2010 5:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 4747630)
Those are all great attempts Cal, but I just don't think Toronto is a city of canyons. It's just my opinion but if Toronto had stuff like my quick redo of one of your bay street shots below, then I would agree.

:D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/...5f410b86_o.jpg
(Original courtesy of Caltrane74)

Once the Four Seasons, U Condos, 1000 Bay Street, 880 Bay Street, and Burano are all built, we'll have something very much like that.

caltrane74 Mar 16, 2010 10:15 PM

for Traynor's Entertainment.......

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2230/sany0182j.jpg

to keep his ass in check......

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/9228/sany0183s.jpg

just in case he wants to play games..

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9490/sany0184.jpg

Don't ask me whaat's up with that lady... I went to the curb to take the picture and all of a sudden she thinks this is America's Next Top Model (Geriatric Edition) taking pictures and shit.. good loard. And the kid on the right too.. she also wanted to get in the shot.. went chest to chest with her when I was catching the subway out..

Traynor Mar 16, 2010 10:45 PM

I love all the shots Cal, you're getting closer.... (And please don't be insulted), however after studying many canyon shots of New York I see three things in common:

1) Perspective - Don't stand in the canyon to take its picture. Stand farther outside it and use high powered telephoto. This compresses the perspective and adds to the illusion of density and height.

2) Lighting - Either late day or early morning are always good. The long shadows exaggerate distances and height. Overcast days are also good, with interesting cloud formations. It adds to the urban gloom.

3) Altitude - For this you have to finagle your way into mid-floor offices of a building to capture the best angles. (I'm sure you can use your suave, debonair, machismo to charm some pretty receptionist somewhere.)

:cheers:

Nouvellecosse Mar 17, 2010 6:56 AM

Again, a canyon doesn't need to look like those in NY (ie highest caliber in the world) in order to be considered a canyon. That's like not accepting pictures of medium and small mountains as being real mountains because you compare them all to the Himalayas.

IMO, any corridor lined mostly with highrises or skyscrapers giving a deep/dark/canyon-like effect can be called and urban canyon. Some are just more impressive than others.

Jimby Mar 17, 2010 6:18 PM

5 X 8 SW eastbound

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/...1d6f1f6a_o.jpg

6 X 7 SW westbound

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/...1c06ace9_o.jpg

7 X 7 SW transit corridor

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2795/...7643bf83_o.jpg

Betelgeuse2855 Mar 18, 2010 3:05 AM

How DARE someone question that Toronto has the best urban canyons in Canada?! Toronto is the pinnacle of human civilization!


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