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Chadillaccc Aug 22, 2013 6:23 PM

Great Canadian Suburban Skyline Thread!
At the suggestion of Beedok, I decided to make a suburban skyline thread, since Canada has a LOT of skylines, not just in our urban cores.

I'll start out with some of my shots of Calgary's urban/suburban clusters.

Beltline - 90%(?) of buildings not in frame
Beltline by Chadillaccc, on Flickr

Westbrook - Several buildings not in frame

Brentwood - University - Complete skyline in photo
Brentwood by Chadillaccc, on Flickr

Anderson - Heritage - Eight highrises over a kilometer of road with at least 2 more in the near future, likely more.
Heritage - Anderson by Chadillaccc, on Flickr

another photo of Anderson - Heritage, but only the areas office towers/buildings are photographed
Anderson - Heritage by Chadillaccc, on Flickr

SignalHillHiker Aug 22, 2013 6:38 PM

Elizabeth Avenue, St. John's. This little cluster of taller buildings (which is also where the tallest towers in the city, after the Confederation Building, will soon be built) is located basically on the border between the Churchill Park, Mount Cashel, and Little Canada neighbourhoods. Not technically suburban, but certainly not connected to our Downtown West End modern tower core.

It looks close to Old St. John's in this photo because of the zoom lens.

The Confederation Building is located even farther from the Downtown West End core. It includes the West Block building immediately to the right of the original Legislature built in the 1950s.

If you look to the upper-right, you can see the Basilica's green roof and grey towers. The Downtown West End is even farther than that.

This is also an interesting shot to see the full extent of Old St. John's. Immediately below the Basilica, you can see it's still dense and colourful rowhouses. Visitors to here often don't realize the Old Town extends up and over the first hill. Old Town ends like a brick wall at Empire Avenue. Pre-Confederation rowhouses on one side, typical Canadian/American homes on the other. Empire Avenue was the ring road for St. John's in 1949, that was basically the full extent of the city.

Here's an aerial shot from Bing as an example. Empire Avenue is the unlabelled, vertical street in the centre of the photo. To the left is post-Confederation, to the right is pre-Confederation. It's kind of cool how quickly it changes - but I'd still like to see the left fill in a bit more.

And, again, it's not as though we lost any heritage structures or anything on the left side. It was just all farms.

Chadillaccc Aug 22, 2013 6:43 PM

Not bad! I like it. No worries even if it was close to downtown, I'm the one who posted a picture of the Beltline which is a COMPLETELY urban neighbourhood :P

Innsertnamehere Aug 22, 2013 7:00 PM

I don't think I would consider the Beltline suburban.. it is about as suburban as yonge + bloor is..

flar Aug 22, 2013 7:24 PM

Dundas from a few years ago. Add at least one more building since then.

Stoney Creek and its scattered commie blocks:

Burlington (from the beach in Hamilton)

caltrane74 Aug 22, 2013 7:32 PM

North York City Centre
Memph - City Data

Bathurst and Steeles | Massive Commie Block Cluster

Islington Village | Etobicoke

Rico Rommheim Aug 22, 2013 7:35 PM

Can't wait to see Laval.

Chadillaccc Aug 22, 2013 7:39 PM

North York is going to be really impressive once Hullmark Centre and Emerald Park are up!

haljackey Aug 22, 2013 7:45 PM

Here's a photo I took of Mississauga from Pearson Airport:

(From inside Terminal 1)

J.OT13 Sep 1, 2013 8:00 PM

Hull, Qu├ębec. Too be fair, it's directly across the river from Ottawa and could be considered an extension of Downtown Ottawa.


Left half.

Lac Leamy Casino and Hilton Hotel.

Chadillaccc Sep 6, 2013 1:18 AM

The mini skyline of Coach Hill, with 3 very nice condo towers (very nice by suburban standards)
Coach Hill by Chadillaccc, on Flickr

and Brentwood/University
Brentwood/University by Chadillaccc, on Flickr

Beedok Sep 6, 2013 2:46 AM

Ooh, there's so many to see in Ottawa. Also coming in for a landing at Toronto Island Airport Mississauga's skyline looked very impressive, though sadly I didn't get to take a picture. :(

Cambridgite Sep 6, 2013 3:10 AM


Chadillaccc Sep 6, 2013 3:13 AM

That's not a suburban skyline, that's the core skyline of a metro over 1 million people. They belong in the main skyline thread! That first shot is gorgeous though!

Cambridgite Sep 6, 2013 3:24 AM


Originally Posted by Chadillaccc (Post 6256617)
That's not a suburban skyline, that's the core skyline of a metro over 1 million people. They belong in the main skyline thread! That first shot is gorgeous though!

Yeah I know. It's not meant to be a slight against Edmonton. I still have jet lag and didn't read the title carefully enough. Thanks though!

Chadillaccc Sep 6, 2013 3:48 AM

No worries! didn't mean to be rude.

libtard Sep 6, 2013 5:00 AM

The beltline is a suburb?

MTLskyline Sep 6, 2013 6:05 PM


flar Sep 6, 2013 6:15 PM


Originally Posted by MTLskyline (Post 6257328)

Looks like Mississauga's bastard child

Chadillaccc Sep 6, 2013 6:18 PM

There'd need to be at least a half-interesting looking building for that... it's more like Burlington's autistic half-brother. LMAO! :P

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